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How urban gardeners can lower their risk of contact with soil contaminants

 

Last updated 3/7/2019 at 11:55pm

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Urban gardening has grown in popularity as more and more city folk have looked for ways to increase their access to healthy, low-cost produce.

TEMECULA – City dwellers may once have thought that gardening was a hobby for suburbanites or those living in rural areas. But urban gardening has grown in popularity as more and more city folk have looked for ways to increase their access to healthy, low-cost produce.

Urban agriculture may seem like a relatively new idea, but according to National Geographic it actually dates back to the 19th century, when former Detroit Mayor Hazen Pingree devised a plan to help the city's unemployed laborers during a period of economic crisis. Pingree developed an idea to use acres of vacant and idle...



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