- ILRiverHort Blog
Includes a category dedicated to community and other food gardens.
- Food Safety in Your Home Vegetable Garden
California Master Gardener tip sheet.
- Growing Gardens in Urban Soils
EPA 12 page fact sheet.
- Lead Poisoning Prevention Website
Illinois Department of Public Health website with information including lead poisoning, lead abatement, and lead testing.
- Sources and Impacts of Contaminants in Soils
Cornell Waste Management Institute, Department of Crop and Soil Science fact sheet.
- Taking a Soil Sample Video
One of the best things a first-time gardener can do is have a soil sample taken. Learn how to properly take a soil sample.
- Soil Testing Labs
This website from University of Illinois provides contact information for soil testing labs throughout the state of Illinois.