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Carbon Sponge


Learning from the soil since 2018


A group of artists, scientists, agroecologists, gardeners and educators created Carbon Sponge, a project that researches the potential for urban soils to sequester carbon, decrease greenhouse gases and build healthy soil. We designed an automatic Blumat irrigation system for their exhibit/experiment at the New York Hall of Science.

This supported research for a dissertation addressing the legacy of lead in the soil.