Working around the legacy of lead: how safe is your veggie patch?

A third of Australian inner-city vegetable patches have unsafe lead levels. Here’s a guide to carry on gardening

A third of veggie patches in Australia’s inner cities have levels of lead that exceed safe guidelines, according to Sydney researchers working in tandem with keen home gardeners over the past eight years.

Happily the VegeSafe team offers solutions so that people can “Carry On Gardening” (for people seasoned enough to remember the British Carry On comedy films), an axiom dreamed up by project lead Prof Mark Taylor from Macquarie University.

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