Our Soil and Nuestros Suelos are community-based participatory research projects centered around soils and heavy metal contamination in Troy, New York, USA, and Arica, Chile, respectively. The participants in this project include individual residents, local organizations, and university researchers.
In both communities, there is little access to soil testing. Therefore, Our Soil and Nuestros Suelos aim to fill a knowledge gap and enable people to take action toward safer soils.
The resources on these pages are intended to answer questions about the research objectives of Our Soil, the people and organizations involved in the project, and the two community soil study locations.