The Urban

SoiL Handbook:

FIELD AND LAB MANUAL

"My mission is to bring awareness to communities about the critical importance of soil health for growing nutritious food and medicine, for supporting healthy contaminant-free ecosystems, and for helping to safely store harmful greenhouse gases"

- Anna A. Paltseva, Ph.D

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Learn all about soil and the amazing world beneath your feet from award winning educator Dr. Anna A. Paltseva, The Soil ProtectorTM.

Dr. Paltseva’s book- The Urban Soil Handbook: Field and Lab Manual, showcases 20 easily accomplished activities geared toward providing the information, about soil, you’ll want to understand before  planting an urban vegetable or medicinal  garden. 

Soil structure, texture, water retention, acidity and metal contamination are legitimate factors to be considered when determining the best use and highest nutritional crops suitable for the soil available in urban environments. Each activity is a stand alone and does not require sequential completion. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Anna A. Paltseva's first degree in Ecology and Nature Management was earned from the North Caucasus Federal University in Russia. Her studies in the United States began at Brooklyn College of The City University of New York where she earned her B.S. degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Recently, she received a Ph.D. degree from The Graduate Center of The City University of New York in Earth and Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Geology. Her dissertation thesis focused on understanding the levels of contamination and risks of consuming vegetables grown in soils with lead and arsenic. Dr. Paltseva was recently awarded the City of New York, 2019 Graduate Center Award for Excellence in Teaching

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