About Our Community Garden
Our community garden has come about through an initiative launched in 2016 dubbed Eco-Auburn, a collaboration between the church and community members.
A plot about 50 by 40 feet on Church land abutting the Pappas Recreational Complex has been tilled (with thanks to Luke and Whitney Slepin of Abundance Family Farm in Charlton) and subdivided for interested individuals or groups to cultivate (with thanks to Chris Connole). Years ago, this land was used for pasture and haying. A soil sample sent to UMass Amherst for analysis has confirmed that the soil is in good shape for supporting crops.
Plots measure approximately 9″ by 12″ and are available to anyone who is willing to make a commitment to work the plot. Any produce grown is for the “farmer’s” own use, or to be donated at his or her choice. Written guidelines are in process, but a main requirement is that the land be maintained chemical free. Water is available at the Church building, and plans are laid out to collect rainwater as well. There is ready access to the property, with ample parking.
How to get Involved
Available plots for the current growing season have all been claimed! However, there has been enough interest in the garden that expansion plans are already being considered for the fall. To learn more or to reserve a spot on our waiting list, please direct any inquiries to the Church office by email or phone (508-755-8718).
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