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First Winter Cache Project Work Party of the Season

  • May 5, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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There will be a farm tour and intro/conversation about upcoming season and overview of the garden plan.


So far we have two beds of garlic up and a 4' by 20' bed of peas planted. We will be companion planting radishes with the peas and building 3 more 4' by 20' beds for early season greens and a second planting of peas. We will also be raking up the field and collecting materials for a mulch pile and measuring out/building beds in preparation for onion planting later in may.

Don't forget a water bottle and lunch!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask Kristen at [masked]

Carpool leaving from 200 Anderson street (in front of Urban Farm Fermentory). Meet us at 9:30; we will be leaving at 9:40 for a 10-2 work party!

See you on Sunday!

The Winter Cache Project





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The mission of the Winter Cache Project (WCP) is to free ourselves from a dependence on industrial agriculture and to increase our community food security by developing sustainable local food systems. By growing and storing our own food to last throughout the winter and educating ourselves about agricultural issues, we aim to create a working example of how we can come together as a community to provide for our basic needs by employing the principles of mutual aid, equal access, and self-determination.

The Winter Cache Project
PO BOX 10952
Portland, Maine 04104

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  • kristen

    I went out to the farm today to make sure everything was ready for the rain we are hopefully going to have, if it doesnt rain and anyone feels like going by and watering that would be great, but not super urgent as we watered everything today, there are some watering cans in the hoop house in the field, if you havent gotten on the email list yet, please email [masked], right now thats the best way to stay informed of the goings on at the farm and to be notified of impromptu work parties as well as cancelled work parties

    May 7, 2013

  • kristen

    There isnt an official work party planned for this wednesday but if folks want to go out and the weather is good (chance of rain) I would go out, leave portland at 4 so 4:30-6 workparty, Kind of crossing my fingers for rain but this sunday we will be going out 10-2. We are trying to figure out a good weekday morning and weekday evening so that everyone has a chance to go out and work in a group and we can keep on top of watering and weeding when the time comes.

    I think that as it gets warmer we will be having the wednesday workparty a little later so people who work until 5 can come out too

    May 6, 2013

    • Rachel

      I may be able to go Wednesday as long as there are no emergencies at work. I will meet folks at the farm.

      May 7, 2013

    • kristen

      Rachel, are you on the winter cache email list? you can email [masked] if you havent already it was great meeting you/working with you!

      May 7, 2013

  • Rachel

    This was a great first experience with this group. We worked hard, got a lot accomplished, and enjoyed every minute of it.

    May 7, 2013

  • Rachel L.

    What is the Wednesday work party time?

    May 5, 2013

  • Courtney

    It was great to meet all the inspiring people who came! I can't wait for the next work party, and I'm amazed time and time again by the adage 'many hands make light work' we accomplished so much!

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Erin

    Schedule change--I can come the whole time now! And can bring my car to Anderson St.

    May 4, 2013

  • Rachel

    Hi Erin,
    I live in North Yarmouth so carpooling from Portland isn't going to work for me. I hope you find someone else to commute with. Hopefully I'll see you on Sunday!

    May 2, 2013

  • Erin

    Hi Rachel,
    I need to leave by one, too. Are you located in Portland perchance? We could carpool, and probably find some others in the same situation.

    May 2, 2013

  • kristen

    Hi Rachel, It is ok if you need to leave by 1, Wed'd love to have you out at the farm on Sunday. As the season gets going and folks get more comfortablel on the farm, you would even be eble to come out early if you wanted. the time frame for now is mostly to help with the carpool organizing.

    May 2, 2013

  • Rachel

    I would like to attend but may not be able to stay until 2pm. Is it still ok for me to show up I need to leave by 1?

    May 1, 2013

  • kristen

    If you cant catch the carpool, the address of the farm is
    69 pleasant valley rd, cumberland
    We are at the intersection of valley rd and pleasant valley rd.
    You can park just past the farm house on the side of pleasant valley road.

    April 30, 2013

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