How to participate: The VegeSafe initiative began in September of 2013 at Macquarie University’s Open Day event, where we offered free soil metal testing to attendees. Since then our program has continued to run and has provided free soil metal testing to hundreds of residents in Australia. If you have a vegetable patch or are concerned of metal contamination in your backyard, we encourage you to participate. Follow these three easy steps:
Step 1: Complete the necessary VegeSafe Consent form.
Step 2: Collect your soil samples by following our Soil Sampling Instructions.
Step 3: Together with the completed Consent form, bring them to our next VegeSafe event or send in your soil samples to: VegeSafe, Prof. Mark Taylor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Level 2 Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 Australia.
Our motto is "Carry On Gardening" because this is exactly what we want people to do - in the knowledge that their soils are metal free as is the produce from their gardens.