YouTube home #YouTubeRewind


A Worcester EJ Story





The interactive transcript could not be loaded.



Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Apr 15, 2010

Sixteen-year old Janice Serrano grew up in the Main South neighborhood in Worcester, MA. There is an almost invisible danger that strikes Janice close to home: tests find that the very yard where she has lived and played in since she was a child is contaminated with dangerous levels of lead from chipping paint. Janice knows that she was just one of many children put at risk of brain damage, learning disabilities, stunted growth, and reproductive problems caused by lead poisoning. Janice and a group of youth who are forming a business that runs cooperatively with no bosses the Toxic Soil Busters Co-op decide to take matters into their own hands. Their challenge: to make Janice's yard safe; their best weapons: plants that pull up lead as they grow and hand-powered landscaping techniques.

  • Category

  • License

    • Standard YouTube License


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...