Can you write in Haitian Creole and/or Portugese? Help needed by this Saturday, May 11th with a brief translation!

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May 9th, 2013

CFF Flyer

Are you able to write in Haitian Creole or Portugese? A translation of the below text in these two languages is needed by THIS SATURDAY, MAY 11th. It will be used to communicate safe gardening practices in urban gardens (lead concerns), as part of a soil testing/consultation event BU is offering at the City Farm Fest (see above flyer).

Interested students should contact Ashley Miller at akmiller@bu.edu.  

Please translate this – or a slight modification of it:

 ”Good Gardening Practices:
 The following guidelines will help protect you from lead (Pb), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and other contaminants commonly found in urban soil:
 
When Designing & Building Your Garden:
·      Select a garden space that is not right next to your house (avoid the “drip line” along the edge of your home)
·      If you do not know the lead level of the soil where you’re gardening, test it
·      If you want to garden without testing soil, build a raised bed with a barrier of landscape fabric between the ground and fill with GOOD/CLEAN soil
·      Don’t use railroad ties or pressure treated (CCA) wood for bed dividers
 
Once Your Garden Is Built:
·      Wear gloves while gardening
·      Wash hands after gardening and before eating
·      Wash root and leafy vegetables before eating
·      Change gardening shoes before entering home (don’t track dirt indoors)
·      Don’t let children eat soil
·      Add compost or other organic matter to soil every year (or more often)
·      Till soil only to a depth of 6 – 8 inches
·      Avoid deep digging or double digging
·      Use mulch on bare soil to lessen splashing soil onto plants
·      Work in garden soil only when it is moist (not dry and dusty)
 
 GOOD/CLEAN means that lead and nutrients have been measured and lead levels are less than 150 ppm.”