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Hear about the progress made in the second year of the MDAR sponsored NOFA/Mass Bioremediation Project that is taking place in Springfield, MA along with partners Gardening the Community (GTC) and Home City Housing (HCH). This 3 year project explores organic measures for remediating contaminated soils in an urban area.

More about the Bioremediation Project:

  • The goal of the project is to examine how natural additions such as fungi, biologic amendments, cover crops and mulch can heal soil and create more safe growing spaces. The project also celebrates the resiliency of the community and rich history of the area.
  • Both project sites are located in Black and Brown neighborhoods with youth leaders that participate in the farming activities of the Walnut Street Farm (Gardening the Community) and the Tapley Court Garden (Home City Housing).
  • This event will feature highlights from 2021 and the youth will discuss what they have learned so far from participation in the project. Andrew Laurion, NOFA/Mass’s Bioremediation Project Coordinator, will share our progress, some of the lessons learned and what we are looking forward to going into year three.

Free to attend this online event. Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwucuioqjIiGNdceRB9udgT58f07ZmJ1-K1

This event is sponsored by MDAR (Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources).

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