Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Michigan Avenue vacant lot prior to garden establishment.

 


Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Michigan Avenue vacant lot and two boarded-up homes to the north and south of the lot.

 


Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Community garden site cleared of all debris, weeds, and woody vegetation.

 


Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Field-portable x-ray fluorescence spectrophotometer sampling for preliminary total soil trace element concentrations.

 


Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Conducting preliminary soil tests for total soil trace element concentrations on the Michigan Avenue vacant lot using the field-portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrophotometer. A handheld GPS was used to record the position of the XRF measurement, and a field notebook was used to record the GPS waypoint and the XRF sampling point number. The data is downloaded from both devices and merged in a spreadsheet.

 


Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Chlordane sample locations and field portable x-ray fluorescence sampling locations with preliminary total surface soil lead concentrations across the Michigan Avenue community garden site. The color gradient reflects an interpolation of the lead values, and was created by using the inverse-distance weighting method in a geographic information systems software package.