This year, the volunteers at Full Circle Earth are planting a garden at Northgate and Argilla Roads as part of the Town of Ipswich Adopt an Island program. We will be documenting our progress here and providing materials that will help community members learn how they can begin to employ similar measures in their own yards.
Step 1: Welcome to our location | April 2022
Our first step has been to visit our location in order to clean-up the debris, gain an understanding of how much sun we have, and to see what is currently growing. We also took a soil sample which will provide an indication of what we should add in terms of nutrients to keep our garden healthy and provide guidance for our overall plant selection.
NOTE: UMass offers a variety of soil tests specific to our New England region. Click here for information on testing and to download the appropriate form for your garden.