Free soil testing is available for residents of View Royal, Colwood and Langford through a partnership between Royal Roads' Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science program and the Compost Education Centre.
Applications to participate in the Healing City Soils project are open to urban agriculturalists and those aspiring to grow food on their property, boulevard or community plot.
Urban soils can contain heavy metals or contaminants, which can turn up in produce. The goal of the project is to empower people to grow food safely and heal the soil with compost, plants and mushrooms.
Apply by March 27, 2018.
Learn more about Healing City Soils.