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 parties to cultivate. 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.
How to get Involved
Available plots measure approximately 9″ by 12″ and are available free of charge to anyone who is willing to make a commitment to work the plot. Any produce grown would be 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. Fencing is on the list of “improvements” that will be made as this project develops.
Any bit of volunteer help, spreading compost and mulch, working on the rain barrel project, or just seasoned experience with gardening are most welcome. Please direct any inquiries to the Church office by email or phone (508-755-8718), and check our homepage and Facebook page for updates.