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.
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!
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).
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.
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
“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.
We will have three plot sizes to choose from:
5 X 30 $15 30 X 30 $25 60 X 30 $35
We’ve got effective fencing, a good water supply, really good dirt, and a fantastic community of gardeners to offer support. Returning community gardeners get first dibs on plot size and location, then it will be determined by the order forms are received. To download a form, click on the link below:
We’ve got a garden plot for you!
Check back to learn about the garden classes we’ll be offering this summer in the Growing Together Garden! We’ll be growing food for the Cable Area Food Shelf and Free Food Mondays.