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Mid-Summer Workshop Saturday July 14th
July 11, 2012
It's mid-summer and thanks to the persistent sun, the sunflowers are doing great this year. We will be at La Finca this Saturday from 11-2pm to discuss the project and phytoremediation. Please join us.
2012 Workshops at the Field Lab
May 17, 2012
We will be spending a lot of time at La Finca del Sur this summer again, testing out some new plants and growing some more of what worked well. We will have a series of workshops on SATURDAY, MAY 19 11 — 2PM SATURDAY, JUNE 16 11 — 2PM SATURDAY, JULY 14 11 — 2PM SATURDAY, AUGUST […]
Opening Day at the Field Lab
April 10, 2012
Saturday, April 14th is opening day at La Finca del Sur. Come launch season 2 at the field lab with us. We will be planting the first new plants, spruce up the exhibition and give out field guides to phytoremediation. We could use some help. Come any time between 11 and 2pm. Directions: 138th & Grand Concourse […]
Lab results for 2011
January 4, 2012
Got a little too busy at the end of the year to follow up and soil sampling results we had sent to the lab in late October. But here they are and they are better than we could have ever hoped for. All four plants have reduced the level of contamination in their respective plots, in […]
Field Guide printed
December 29, 2011
We put together a field guide to phytoremediation based on our research and experience at La Finca del Sur this summer. It’s a 40+ page booklet that translates a lot of scientific research into comprehensible language and graphics. Like for instance, Where did the contamination of soil come from to begin with? What plants work best to remediate […]
October 25, 2011
This past Sunday, we harvested the last standing sunflower, mugwort plants and Indian mustard. We took some soil samples too. So –fingers crossed– soon we will be reporting on the results of the first season of phytoremediation. Especially the sunflowers grew strong roots, so we are hoping they are saturated with heavy metals. but this […]
October 18, 2011
Join Field Lab this Sunday 10/23 at La Finca del Sur for a harvest festival. La Finca will be celebrating Halloween, the harvest, the closing of a wonderful summer with food, activities, and performances. We will be answering questions about phytoremediation for the last time this year, will harvest the remains of sunflowers and Indian Mustard and […]
Field Lab Garden Party
September 14, 2011
thank you all for coming out to the Field Lab this past Saturday. It was great to share some thoughts and ideas about the experiment and welcome everyone at La Finca. We will have more gatherings over next weeks to share the progress and what we have learned so far about phytoremediation.
September 4, 2011
The field lab survived hurricane Irene mostly intact and is getting ready for next week’s opening party. Saturday, September 10, 5 — 8 pm at La Finca del Sur, in the South Bronx 138th Street and Grand Concourse (4,5 train to 138th Street) learn about La Finca, the progress of the experiment and enjoy a drink where infrastructure […]
August 20, 2011
Sunflower, Indian Mustard and Basket Willow have been growing at La Finca for a while now, but last night we finally installed the infographics that explain to visitors and volunteers what phytoremediation is, where contaminants in the soil come from, what they do to our body and how these plants can help.
kickstarter campaign for Field Lab
July 18, 2011
In 2010, youarethecity created the Field Guide to Phytoremediation, a DIY handbook to cleaning up toxic soils in your own backyard, neighborhood vacant lot, or other urban space. We created a kickstarter campaign to expand and share our research on phytoremediation. Working with soil scientists, urban farming activists, community groups, and others interested on (and in) the […]