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Community garden faces the shovel

The Erskineville Road Community Garden could be turfed out, with the City of Sydney proposing to move it to a more “suitable” site. The garden was created in 2009  on a block of land that had been vacant for decades. “It’s kind of like a gorilla garden that the council hasn’t endorsed and it’s been […]

Leichhardt leads on lead contamination

Lead contamination in Leichhardt’s soil is among the worst in Sydney, a recent study has revealed. Yet the local council has relatively little information available for gardeners, families and growers about its dangers. The Macquarie University study, led by environmental science professor Mark Taylor, found one in five backyard soil samples had lead content of […]