EQLT Community Garden at Wendemuth Meadow

No-till Community Garden at Wendemuth Meadow

25 Bates St., North Brookfield

Practice regenerative, carbon-positive gardening with straw bales.
Virtually no weeding all summer long!

  • Price: $30 for 4 strawbales – each bale can hold 2-3 veggie starts. Seeds can be sown using recommended spacing for each variety.
  • What’s provided: water, conditioned strawbales, and guidance on planting in strawbales.
  • What you can plant: any veggies you’d like! Tomatoes, zucchini, beans, leafy greens, carrots, and peppers grow wonderfully in strawbales. Squash will be grown separately by EQLT and shared with all garden members.

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Why No-till?

Tilling damages soil health and contributes to climate change.

  • Soil microbes, including bacteria and fungi, help store the excess carbon absorbed by plants through photosynthesis.
  • When soil is tilled, CO2 releases into the atmosphere.
  • Carbon loss reduces soil’s ability to retain water and disrupts microbial activity, which decreases soil fertility.

Benefits of No-till Gardening:

  • Increased carbon and organic matter improves soil health

  • Healthier and more productive plants

  • Decreased need for water and fertilizer

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