DIY Soil Testing

If you would like to test your individual plots for lead, contact University of Massachusetts Soil testing lab (see below). It costs about $10.  Last year the BQLT did some soil testing. Our pathways have some lead in the soil. The community and kids plots have almost no lead. Samples from all the other plots were mixed into one and had a small amount of lead. This may have been from contamination from a single plot. I know some individual plotholders have tested for lead and found no problem.

To test the soil in your own plots email:

Telephone:  (413) 545-2311

Plant Tissue Testing Lab
West Experiment Station
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

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