Garden Soil After the Marshall Fire

Soil in garden beds at Louisville, Coal Creek, Fireside, and Superior Elementary Schools was WAS TESTED FOR HEAVY METALS BY COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY’S SOIL, WATER, AND PLANT
TESTING LABORATORY IN FEBRUARY 2022. RESULTS SHOWED THE SOIL IS WELL WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S RANGES FOR SAFELY GROWING BIOACCUMULATING PLANTS LIKE THOSE SEEN IN VEGETABLE GARDENS. GARDEN TO TABLE WILL BE FOLLOWING THE GUIDANCE OF THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT.

A group of Garden to Table interns and an AmeriCorps Member researched best-practices for soil remediation after fires such as the Marshall Fire and have created a document to share their findings. The resources shared here are meant to be informational and should not be considered expert medical advice.