The Cable Community Farm is pleased to present a series of hands-on food preservation classes: Preserving the Harvest. These workshops are part of a series of classes offered by the Bayfield County UW-Extension and will be taught by Liz Lexau, Family Living Educator. Classes will be held at the Cable Community Center. Classes will include take-home samples and food preservation booklets! The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, August 19, 10 – noon Water Bath Basics We’ll learn about water bath canning and make dilly beans.
Tuesday, September 2, 10 – noon Water Bath and Pressure Canning: What’s the Difference? We’ll learn which method of food preservation to use for which foods and make salsa.
Tuesday, September 16, 10 – noon Frozen Assets: Using Your Freezer for Make Ahead Meals We’ll practice with recipes from a “local foods cookbook” using produce from the Growing Together Garden at the Cable Community Farm.
Classes are free of charge, but you must register by contacting Caroline Perkins at 715-798-4268 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may come to one, two, or all three classes! This series is sponsored, in pat, by a grant from the Community Opportunity Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.
The Cable Community Farm is thrilled to be a recipient of a grant from the Community Opportunity Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation! This funding will support our Growing Together Project, which focuses on both growing food for the Cable Area Food Shelf and holding classes to empower people in our community to grow and preserve some of their own food. Look for announcements about about upcoming classes in Cable! When we share our resources, we become a more resilient community, better able to meet our needs locally.
Cable Garden Fest was a day full of family-friendly activity at the Cable Community Farm. And now we have four scarecrows to keep the critters out of the Growing Together Garden! Stop by and visit next time you’re in Cable. We work in the Growing Together Garden every Sunday afternoon, beginning at 4:00, and everybody is invited to lend a hand in growing food for the Cable Area Food Shelf.
Caroline Perkins, our Growing Together Project Director, reading to an eager group of listeners.
Claire with her grandfather and her scarecrow named “Claire”.
Scarecrows ready for the garden.
Carla putting the finishing touches on her Green Bay Packer scarecrow.
CABLE GARDEN FEST
“a celebration of life through gardening”
Saturday, June 21
The Cable area plays host to Garden Fest with activities tucked in every corner of the community, including Big Brook Greenhouse, Art Market 63, The Rookery, The Brick House Cafe, Cable Natural History Museum, and the Cable Community Farm!
Here’s what’s going on at the Cable Community Farm:
10:00 am Garden Storytime
11:00 am Tour of the Farm
1:00 pm Scarecrow Making Workshop
These events are designed to be fun for the entire family and are offered free of charge. Donations gratefully accepted.
What a wonderful spring-like day we had for our first Work Day at the Cable Community Farm. Thanks to everybody who came out to help clean, organize, paint, clear, and learn. Please join us on Saturday, May 17, from 9:00 until 3:00, for our second Work Day. We’ll have a potluck lunch at noon (at Art and Katie’s house), followed by “Composting for Beginners” at 1:00 (also at Art and Katie’s house).
Jennie and Jackie cleaned and organized the entire seed library! The Cable Community Seed Library is a collaborative venture between the Cable Community Farm and the Forest Lodge Library.
Tessah Wickus, UWEX Americorps VISTA intern and co-founder of the Seed Savers Alliance, presented “Seed Saving for Beginners”. Everybody enjoyed the presentation and now we know how to hand pollinate squash blossoms
Sam and Andy prepare the solar-powered electric fence to keep the bee hive safe from predators. Andy Tuttle is our beekeeper.
Andy and Carla got the bees snugly into their hive. Carla Peterson is the steward of the Little Free Library housed at the Cable Community Farm.
Carla and the queen bee
Monte cleared trees and brush. Monte and Kay Lewis are Community Gardeners this year.
Barb, Kay, and Delaina organized the Community Garden Toolshed and painted the handles of all of the donated tools purple so they won’t get lost in the gardens! Barb Larson is one of the Co-Coordinators for the Community Garden this summer.
Thank you, Cecelia Peterson, our “historian” for taking pictures! Cec is one of the Co-Coordinators for the Community Garden this summer. She is sharing a 30 X 30 plot with two other gardeners.
Please Join Us!
Upcoming Work Days
Saturday May 10
8:30 Coffee and Chatter
9:00 Work Projects
12:30 Potluck Lunch
1:00 Workshop: Seed Starting For Beginners
2:00 Work Projects
Tessah Wickus, UXEX VISTA Americorps intern and Chiar of the Seed Savers Alliance, will present “Seed Saving for Beginners” at 1:00 pm on 5/10/14 at the Cable Community Farm. This will also serve as the Grand Opening of the Cable Community Seed Library, a collaborative venture between the Forest Lodge Library and the Cable Community Farm. Please join us as we learn about preserving the past while preparing for the future! Workshop is free of charge and everybody is welcome!
Work Day and Workshop, Part Two: Saturday, May 17, 8:30 – 3:30 Work Projects
Workshop: 1:00 pm Composting for Beginners
Please join us for a Community Conversation!
“Let’s Get Growing!”
Forest Lodge Library
Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 pm
Come and find out why community gardening is good for us and good for the earth. There will be an opportunity to sign up for garden plots at the Cable Community Farm. You may download and complete your 2014 Garden Application prior to the meeting. We’ll have seeds available if you’d like to start some seeds for the Growing Together Garden, an outdoor garden classroom where we will grow food to donate to the Cable Area Foodshelf and Free Food Mondays.