A pilot program studying the use of clean native soil from the NYC Clean Soil Bank to improve soil quality in community gardens was completed in Fall 2015 and showed excellent results in three community gardens in Brooklyn. The soil bank enabled reduction of lead content by up to 97% in garden soil. The addition of compost to the soil enabled high yield of test crops. The study was a collaboration of OER, Brooklyn College and Green Thumb/NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. Special thanks to York Laboratories, which provided pro bono analytic services for the pilot program. For more information, contact Alysha Alfieri at contact OER.