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Gardenroots

Gardenroots was developed by Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, Superfund Research Program Training Core graduate student and former Research Translation Coordinator. She created the project in response to home gardening concerns in the Dewey-Humboldt, AZ community over possible metal contamination from the neighboring Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter Superfund site. The overall objective of Gardenroots was to determine whether home garden vegetables grown in Dewey-Humboldt had elevated levels of arsenic. By building co-created public participation in a scientific research program, this project also looked to educate, build human capacity, and increase community networking in resource-related issues in the community.

Project URL: http://www.superfund.pharmacy.arizona.edu/projects/community-engaged-research/gardenroots/home

Geographic Scope: local

Project Status: Complete -not recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Data analysis, Data entry, Learning, Measurement, Sample analysis, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 2008

Project Contact: mdramire@email.arizona.edu

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor: NASA, EPA

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

Fields of Science: Ecology and environment, Education, Geology and earth science, Health and medicine, Nature and outdoors,

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Civic and community, Individual learning, Conservation,