Can Norwood residents safely garden and eat produce from these gardens - or could the soils be contaminated? Sometimes we dig down into the soil a few feet to plant our vegetables is that OK to do and can we eat vegetables if we dug down this deep?
It is safe to play, garden and grow fruits and vegetables in your yard.
Please keep in mind, current research recommends hand washing after play or contact with urban soils where concentrations of contaminants maybe higher than soils in rural areas. In addition, all fruits and vegetables should be thoroughly washed prior to consumption. Additional information on how to safely use your yard for gardening can be found in this EPA Growing Gardens in Urban Soils Guide (PDF).