[permaculture] city pollution -one little idea

Kelly Lockamy garden_muse at bellsouth.net
Tue Mar 30 19:33:58 EST 2004


Many Many thanks Graham, I'll check out those sites.
kelly
----- Original Message -----
From: "Graham Burnett" <grahamburnett at blueyonder.co.uk>
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] city pollution -one little idea


> Same questions apply to rural growing as far as I can see... i think it's
a
> misnomer to assume that urban growing is intrinisically more prone to
> contamination and pollution than growing in that giant factory pharm known
> as 'the countryside'. Urban Permaculture projects such as naturewise
> http://www.naturewise.org.uk/ even argue that growing in cities is
probabaly
> MORE healthy for us. Tara Garnett also did a report on growing food in
> cities which looks at some of these issues, see
>
http://www2.essex.ac.uk/ces/ConfsVisitsEvsGrps/LocalFoodSystems/localfoodtg.
htm
>
> Cheers Graham
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kelly Lockamy" <garden_muse at bellsouth.net>
> To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 11:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] city pollution -one little idea
>
>
> > thanks for the suggestion, however, soil testing is only one small facet
> of
> > an environment under constant onslaught.  soil testing is the first step
> to
> > even see if the area is worth developing, but my real concern is how far
> > away from traffic is it safe to plant, what about air borne overspraying
> > from neighbors, what about water runnoff from neighboring areas, what
> about
> > rainwater and it's contents?  can a garden with healthy produce be
created
> > in an urban environment?
> > any reference materials you all know about would be helpful.
> > thanks again,
> > kelly
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Elliott M" <melliott at stuartholme.qld.edu.au>
> > To: <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 4:24 PM
> > Subject: [permaculture] city pollution -one little idea
> >
> >
> > I think you'd have to get some soil tests done. Plant heavy metal
> > accumulators (beetroot ??)and then get them tested to see what they've
> > accumulated.
> >
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