The Soil Kitchen is an event that provides a free opportunity for food growers to test what is in their soil. Soil testing helps food growers know what nutrients their soil may lack and if harmful heavy metals are present.
Soil from backyard, school or community food gardens is accepted. Soil samples from flower beds, lawns or non-food gardens will not be accepted. All eligible samples will be collected during the event and sent to certified experts who will screen and test the soil for nutrients and for the presence of heavy metals. The results from the testing will be released four to six weeks after the event.