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Should I Worry about Heavy Metals in My Garden Soil?

What do we know about heavy metals in soil? What do we know about lead exposure through soil and garden plants? What do we know about cadmium and arsenic in soils? What can I do if I’m at risk for heavy metals in my garden soil?

Jul 2016 | Article

Streamside plan #1, Steep Slope - dry streambank

A design for gardens near streamsides with steeper banks and dryer soils.

Carolyn M. Devine | Jan 2010 | Fact Sheet

Streamside plan #3, Gradual Slope - Wet

A design for gardens near streamsides with gradually sloped banks and wet soils.

Carolyn M. Devine | Jan 2010 | Fact Sheet

Streamside plan #2, Average Slope - mixed wet/dry

A design for gardens near streamsides with average sloped banks and mixed wet and dry soils.

Carolyn M. Devine | Jan 2010 | Fact Sheet

PNW native plants for the streamside garden

Trees and shrubs for the water's edge or drier areas, groundcover, ferns, and other useful tips

Linda R. McMahan | Jul 2018 | Article