ENVS Colloquium: Seeking Justice, Eating Toxics - Overlooked Contaminants in Urban Community Gardens
Join us on Zoom on Monday October 26 for our Fall 2020 departmental colloquium series!
Dr. Melanie Malone is an Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell.
Her research draws on critical physical geography to examine the biophysical, institutional, political and cultural dynamics of environmental challenges. In previous years she has worked as an environmental geologist in the Portland Harbor Superfund site cleaning up contamination. She has also worked in remote locations in the Pacific Northwest investigating how agricultural conservation management techniques affected sediment runoff, herbicide use, and cultural farming practices. In her current research, she explores the concentration levels of contamination and lack of health regulations in urban community gardens in soils and plants in Seattle, Washington and Brooklyn, New York, as well as the social and environmental justice concerns of gardeners in community garden spaces.