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Urban Soils Symposium

  • The NY Botanical Garden - Luesther T Mertz Library, Ross Lecture Hall 2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY, 10458 United States (map)


Agenda (Keynotes and schedule details will be added as they are confirmed)
Wed., November 29th: Keynotes & Presentations
Thurs., November 30th: Presentations & Roundtables

Session Topics

  1. Soil Fundamentals of Urban Ecology
  2. Restoration & (bio)Remediation
  3. Green Infrastructure and Landscape Design
  4. Soils in the Food System
  5. Soil Art, Outreach & Education

The simple truth about soils is that they are pivotal for all of life. The beauty of this simplicity lies in their complexities; how they develop, how they function and fulfill their services, how we impact them and how they respond, how they can be built.

In cities, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to understand and conserve urban soils, as they are our key to sustainable cities. It is equally important to understand how our interactions with soils in cities impact the soils outside of our city boundaries.

Please join us! The goal of the symposium is to provide a platform to bring all backgrounds and disciplines into the same room to collaborate, discuss, and explore the world of soils, and how our understanding of them leads to better solutions for a sustainable future.

Who should attend: community groups, gardeners, farmers, artists, activists, academia, practitioners, industry, government folk…everyone interested in urban soils!

We look forward to seeing you!

For more information, visit our website:

For Questions, contact Anna Paltseva, or

Later Event: November 29
Training of Trainers*