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.