Research & Practice

Conducting Surveys to Better Understand Urban Garden Contamination Across King County (Soil Health Justice Initiative Team 1)

In collaboration with two other partner teams, these students worked with the Soil Health Justice Initiative, an ongoing research project that examines soil health contamination in King County community growing spaces. The group helped administer and analyze the results of a survey to assess how gardeners are exposed to soil contaminants in urban gardens. In addition, they translated the survey into Spanish (and its results into English) to increase its accessibility and inclusivity, and created a visualization of previously collected soil sampling data for alternative analysis.

Community Partners: Melanie Malone (UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences), Britt Johnson (UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences), and Kristina Chu (SHJI)

Project Type(s): Undergraduate Capstone

Author(s): Ethan Blight, Oscar Joya-Fernandez, Andy Ma, Hunter Wade

Program(s): Food Systems Major

Year: 2023