What a summer!

It has been an exciting summer at the Cable Community Farm!  We’ve hosted the Drummond School Edventure Club, girl scout groups, 4-H groups, and the Jr. Naturalists from the Cable Natural History Museum.  We’ve grown tons (literally!) of fresh produce, raised chickens and ducks, housed a family of grey foxes, had three terrific interns from Northland College, held classes and workshops, and planted a native plant pollinator garden.  Now we are developing a “Downtown Garden” for residents in downtown Cable.  

Metro Maznio, board member and nature enthusiast, teaches children about bluebirds

Metro Maznio, board member and nature enthusiast, teaches children about bluebirds

25 Community Gardeners had impressive yields of fresh produce!

25 Community Gardeners had impressive yields of fresh produce!

Barb Larson, a volunteer in the Growing Together Garden, harvesting potatoes for the Cable Area Food Shelf

Barb Larson, a volunteer in the Growing Together Garden, harvesting potatoes for the Cable Area Food Shelf

We added a dozen laying hens to the Community Coop and raised Cornish X Broilers and Pekin Ducks for a local source of meat.

We added a dozen laying hens to the Community Coop and raised Cornish X Broilers and Pekin Ducks for a local source of meat.

A family of grey foxes lived under the farmhouse, attracting lots of attention from local wildlife photographers.

A family of grey foxes lived under the farmhouse, attracting lots of attention from local wildlife photographers.

Taylor, Dane, and Rosie, students at Northland College, were our first summer interns.

Taylor, Dane, and Rosie, students at Northland College, were our first summer interns.

Sarah Boles, of Northern Native Plantscapes, led a hands-on workshop to help us install a native plant pollinator garden.

Sarah Boles, of Northern Native Plantscapes, led a hands-on workshop to help us install a native plant pollinator garden.

Kathy Bergin, Caroline Perkins, and Katie Hancock participating in a Food Preservation class.  We made herbed vinegar and vegetable soup!

Kathy Bergin, Caroline Perkins, and Katie Hancock participating in a Food Preservation class. We made herbed vinegar and vegetable soup!

Laura Piehl, Project Director for the Downtown Garden, is looking for gardeners and mentors to provide gardening expertise.

Laura Piehl, Project Director for the Downtown Garden, is looking for gardeners and mentors to provide gardening expertise.