Field Guide to Phytoremediation

Field Guide to Phytoremediation

Place: New York (USA).
Date: 2010.
Time: Ongoing.
Space: Urban void.
Cost: 4,500$
Public actors: 
Private actors
: youarethecity, Kaja Kühl

According to the New York Department of City Planning, more than 6% of the city’s land is vacant, adding up to approximately 11,700 acres of underutilized land. Many of these lots are plagued with contaminated soil as a result of previous constructions and industrial uses. To educate property owners about how they can initiate cost-effective toxic clean up, architect and planner Kaja Kühl created the Field Guide to Phytoremediation, a do- you-it-yourself (DIY) handbook that is available online and as a downloadable pamphlet. She also launched the Field Lab, an experimental garden in the South Bronx where she tests and demonstrates DIY brownfield remediation techniques to citizens. [from SpontaneousInterventions]
The guide is updated with the latest phytoremediation researches by soil scientists; this handbook provides a useful step by step description of a land clean up process.



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Video:
http://kck.st/lxcxRr

References:
http://www.youarethecity.com