Food and Health
Human Community and Human Condition
Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
Project in progress

What is your wish for this project?

To make more lead-safe yards and gardens. We're looking for more people to get involved in volunteer projects, donated materials for raised garden beds, and for monetary donations to make this project possible.

How are you going to do it?

Worcester's poor neighborhoods suffer disproportionate exposure to urban environmental health and social problems. We mainly work in the Main South and Piedmont neighborhoods, which have elevated exposure to health risks, particularly lead contamination. Soil contamination is an environmental justice issue, because it disproportionately impacts low-income communities of color in Worcester. According to the US census of 2010, 27% of individuals in the Worcester’s Main South neighborhood, more