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 Protector.
Dr. Paltseva’s book, DOWN and DIRTY - The Urban Soil Handbook: Field and Lab Manual, showcases 20 easily accomplished activities geared toward providing information you’ll want to understand about soil before you start planting an urban vegetable or medicinal herb 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 received her first degree in Ecology and Nature Management from the North Caucasus Federal University in Russia. After she moved to the United States, she obtained a second B.S. degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. 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.