GloucesterCast 409 with Warren Waugh, Karen Hanson, Drew Hale, Scottie Mac and Joey C taped 4/30/20

GloucesterCast 409 with Warren Waugh, Karen Hanson, Drew Hale, Scottie Mac and Joey C taped 4/30/20

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Topics Include:

Thank you to the people on the front lines of the crisis that are sacrificing being away from their families- First Responders, Health Care Workers, Grocery Store People, Truckers and anyone else sacrificing to keep things moving.

GloucesterCast Virgins Death Row Meal/Sub Picks Drew Hale and Karen Hanson

Warren- What led your decision to move to Gloucester?

What went into the decision to put off the Bluefin Blowout this year besides the obvious?

Press release here

People probably most associate you with Lyon Waugh Auto Group but in recent years more and more people are probably associating you with The Bluefin Blowout and you have many other businesses like Nauset Farms.

https://nausetfarms.com/

What led you to get into the food business?  thank you for the Key Lime Pie and award winning beef and chicken pot pie.  We’re going to eat for a week.

Engel and Volkers- https://www.facebook.com/engelandvolkersbythesea/ Can you pronounce it correctly for people?
How are you handling Real Estate Sales in the current situation?
What led the decision to open up shop in downtown Gloucester? Is The Gloucester branch Called Engel and Volkers Gloucester or does it fall under the umbrella Engel and Volkers by The Sea?
What does it mean to be associated with such a high end brand?
Do Engel and Volkers agents receive any different types of training than a traditional Real estate agency?
Hale Design Build Corporation has completed projects ranging from custom home additions to large scale commercial restaurant, hotel, and resort remodeling jobs. We can provide in-house design and planning services, or we can work with the architect or designer of your choice. Our longstanding relationships with service providers in every field enables us to keep your project under one umbrella, cutting down on unpredictable expenses and surprises.
What is your current role in the Bluefin Blowout?  Can you enjoy it a little more now that the powerhouse that is Cidalia Schwartz and Kruti have taken on a huge role in the planning and execution?
Drew can you speak to some of the projects around town that your company has worked on?  Are there projects that are too big or too small?  What is the biggest tyes of projects you feel comfortable taking on and is there any that are too small to look at?
Thursday at 11AM We will be livestreaming with Warren Waugh, Karen Hansen, Drew Hale and Scottie Mac

 

 

THE CUT

Photo by Marty Luster 2011

By Jude Seminara

Gloucester Harbor’s importance as a safe harbor was established early in the history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  The passage around Cape Ann was perilous in heavy weather, as the loss of several vessels on our rocky shores in the 1630s can attest.  As early as 1638, the leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony considered opening a canal through the marsh at the head of the Annisquam River.  The General Court designated three men to determine whether the marsh could be cut through efficiently, yet no work was initiated for five years. 

Richard Blynman, the minister then at Gloucester, was given permission in 1643 to dig a canal through the beach and to maintain the passage through to the harbor.  Passage was free.  Blynman’s canal was wide enough only for small shallops with bulkheads of field stones and spanned by a bridge which swung on a pivot.  The canal was a great convenience to the masters of small vessels spared from making the sometimes treacherous passage around the cape.

After Blynman’s removal to New London, responsibility for maintaining the Cut passed to William Stevens. Apparently, vessel operators were remiss in their obligation to close the bridge, much to the disdain of land-bound travelers.  As a result, in 1704 a fine of six shillings was imposed upon those who failed to close the bridge.  This issue was moot a few years later, however, after a storm and the attendant high tide filled the canal and rendered it unnavigable.  Nathaniel Coit owned the Cut at this time, and he neglected the clearing of it until compelled to do so until compelled by the General Court.  He charged a six shilling toll for its use.

Again, in 1723, a storm and attendant high tide (recall that the harbor did not have the protective bulwark of the Dog Bar Breakwater to prevent southerly swells until 1905) again filled the canal with sand.  Again, the owner, now Samuel Steven, Jr., neglected to have it cleared out; and again, a resolution to the controversy fell upon the government.  The townspeople threatened a lawsuit in 1727, and the selectmen discussed whether the town should pay for the upkeep of the canal but this was voted against.  In 1728, the town gave liberty to any person who cared to clear and maintain the cut.  This must have been a daunting undertaking, since no person came forth, and the canal remained unnavigable for the next 95 years.

The early nineteenth century saw a marked increase in coastal commerce as well as the advent of steam power. Coupled with the depredations of the Royal Navy which ravaged New England’s maritime trade during the War of 1812, these factors inspired the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to enter into a contract with the stockholders of the Gloucester Canal Corporation.  In 1822, the stakeholders in opening the canal raised $13,500: the Canal Corporation’s stockholders provided $600 each, which was matched by the United States Government. The Commonwealth provided $1500.  Work on clearing the canal and installing the drawbridge was completed in August 1823.  The canal was two hundred feet in length and twenty-five feet wide. William Pearce, one of the wealthiest men in town, was first to pass over the bridge; to commemorate the occasion, he held a celebration with cheese, bread, and liquor for the spectators.

Six years later, in 1829, on its passage around Cape Ann, the “Tom Thumb” became the first (and only) steam vessel to pass through the canal. The vessel barely fit between the bulkheads.  Despite the large investment of money and effort, the canal was too narrow and too shallow to be of any use to the vessels of the day, and it once again fell into disuse.

The following year, a fixed bridge replaced the drawbridge, and in 1848, after the construction of the fixed railroad bridge near Dunfudgin rendered the canal useless, it was filled in altogether to make a solid roadway.  Four citizens of the town received land abutting the Cut as compensation for their efforts.  The Cut remained that way for the next two decades until the Aberdeen Granite Company, then working the quarry at Wolf Hill, had it reopened.

In the 1880s, following troubles with the City water supply which inspired the use of the West Gloucester ponds, a water main from the Bond Hill reservoir was installed under the canal.  A hand-cranked drawbridge (which opened upriver) was built in 1900.  Increased pleasure boat traffic on the Annisquam resulted in the dredging of the river, and the canal was deepened and widened from Hangman’s Island (the mainland embankment of the railroad bridge) at Dunfudgin to the harbor.

From 1643 until 1953, the Blynman Canal bridge was the only road into Gloucester until the A. Piatt Andrew bridge brought Route 128 into Gloucester.  The Joan of Arc statue in front of the Legion Building attests to this — modern travelers using Rte 128 approach the horse rump-first; travelers before the opening of the highway would have come into town up Middle Street from Western Avenue (once Canal Street).  Interestingly, the Cut, used by hundreds of boaters each day in the summer, spanned by one of the busiest drawbridges in the country, was closed for almost two hundred years of its existence.

Sources

Babson, John. History of Gloucester

Copeland & Rogers. Saga of Cape Ann

Garland, Joseph. The Gloucester Guide

Pringle, History of Gloucester

EXTENDED HOURS + ITALIAN PASTA DINNER KIT at FEATHER and WEDGE!

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Feather & Wedge is now open THURSDAY – SUNDAY from 4-7pm!
Show your family some love with the NEW ITALIAN PASTA DINNER KIT from F&W! Dry pappardelle, housemade Bolognese, grated Grana Padano, mixed greens, vinaigrette and garlic bread
Full menu (including discounted wine + beer!) available at www.featherandwedge.com
Accepting phone orders 978-999-5917 from 4 to 7 PM
PRE-ORDER ONLINE starting at 10am!
Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

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Updates from Cape Ann Whale Watch

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I knew this delay of the whale watching season was coming, but it still hurts. Good to know Cape Ann Whale Watch staff is on top of the sightings and planning for a great season! I can’t wait to get back out there! Here’s the update from the Cape Ann Whale Watch Facebook page:

Happy Thursday, folks! We have some good news & bad news….

The good news first: We have been receiving first hand reports from our fisherman friends that there are plenty of Humpback whales in the area!! Capt. Mike Tupper aboard the F/V Fremantle Doctor, reports “several Humpbacks frolicking around Thachers Island” – just a few miles off the coast of Rockport! Another report from Capt. Joe Jurek from the F/V The Mystique Lady, “Humpbacks & Finbacks feeding up off the coast of Ipswich Bay”, which if you remember correctly, is up toward Jeffreys Ledge! And one last report from our friend, Capt. Mike Ring aboard the F/V Stanley Thomas, reports seeing Humpbacks, dolphins & even some Pilot Whales on Saturday, just 8 miles off Gloucester!!

As positive as these reports are, now we have some bad news…. Governor Baker has just extended the stay at home advisory in Massachusetts until May 18th. That being said, we have again pushed back the start of our 42nd season to June 6th. Even if things start to open up on May 18th, we want to give ourselves and our customers some time to get used to the every day norm of being in public again with friends and family.

In closing, will end positively! If the stay at home advisory does in fact get lifted on May 18th, our six passenger vessel, “Lady D”, which we use for our Ultimate Whale Watch and fishing charters, will be available for private trips up to six people! If you are interested in booking this trip, please call our office directly at 1800-877-5110. This is the perfect opportunity for a family outing to enjoy fresh air and post importantly, the WHALES!

Here’s to everybody’s health & safety! Please know that we WILL get through these trying times and things we be back to normal soon! I try to stay positive in everything I do, because my glass is always half full!

Cheers,
Capt. Jim Douglass

So, I will re-share one of my favorite whale photos from last fall (was is only 7 months ago?) Just a whale calf having a zen moment…..

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Teachers are stepping up to the plate

Dear Friends,
All of us at Gloucester Education Foundation hope that you’re well and safe at home with loved ones.
GEF’s work is made possible by you, our community of supporters and friends, including a recent project we’ve spearheaded to make Personal Protective Equipment in our school 3-D printer labs for front-line workers.
See below for details about this important project.
Click here to contribute now. Thank you for helping to make it happen with your past and ongoing support.
We appreciate you, we miss you, and we are looking forward to a time when we can all be together again.
With Gratitude,
Aria McElhenny
Executive Director
Gloucester Face Shield Project
Gloucester Education Foundation has organized an effort to manufacture face shields and provide them for free to protect local front line workers against the coronavirus.
Teachers Amy Donnelly and Dave Brown at O’Maley Innovation Middle School, and Kurt Lichtenwald, Tim Quinn and John Barry at Gloucester High School are making 100 shields per day using 3-D printers in the school STEM and engineering labs. Gloucester High School engineering program graduates have recently joined in the effort and are volunteering their time to help.
Thanks to our incredible teachers and volunteers, over 500 shields have been distributed to local agencies and families, free of charge. Often those delivering the shields are met with tears of relief and gratitude from the recipient.
If you know someone in need of face shields, please email larissa@thinkthebest.org
To support purchase of supplies and equipment for the project, please consider making a donation on our GoFundMe Campaign.
Recipients so far Include:
Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester Healthcare, Seacoast Nursing Home, SeniorCare, Den-Mar Health, The Open Door, Blackburn Primary Care, Harvard Vanguard, Willow Rest, Bayview Post Office, Seasons of Danvers, Gloucester Police Department, New England Center for the Deaf and more.
We need your help
to get more face shields out to front line workers! Click below to give.
Thank you.
MANY THANKS to our hard working teachers, volunteers and partners, without whom this project would not be possible.
John Barry
Gregg Bach
Lynne Beattie
Dave Brown
Carol Cafasso
Kathy Clancy
James Cook
Ted Costa
Mark Decristoforo
Amy Donnelly
Kurt Lichtenwald
Austin Monell
Tim Quinn
Joe Rosa
Maggie Rosa
Dr. Richard Safier
Senator Bruce Tarr
Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
!
Gloucester Education Foundation | http://www.thinkthebest.org | 978.282.5550 | emailus@thinkthebest.org

Inns of #RockportMA Virtual Open House tours start tomorrow!

From Beth Roenker, owner of theSeafarer Inn in Rockport:

“Our Artweek open house was (of course) postponed indefinitely, but Artweek is going virtual, so we are joining in. Follow along from May 1 through May 10 as we tour Rockport’s historic inns!  Innkeepers will provide you inside access to their beautiful properties.

To join the tour, find us on Facebook.   Inns of Rockport. HERE

Schedule:   May 1 Beech Tree B&B; May 3 Rockport Cottages; May 5 seafarer Inn; May 7 Addison Choate; May 8 Periwinkle Cottage,; May 9 Pleasant St. Inn; May 10 Linden Tree Inn.

 

courtesy photo Inns of Rockport Virtual Tour 2 (2)

courtesy photo Inns of Rockport Virtual Tour 2 (1)

Toodeloos remember to shop local

If your child is having a birthday in these times of social distancing we can help! Contact us at 978.281.2011 and set up a birthday registry that you can then share with family and friends, near and far. We will manage all the purchases, wrap all the presents, and deliver the gifts to the birthday recipient’s door. A magical surprise for your child! 😊🌈🦄

Changes on Fort Square

The building on the corner of Commercial St. and Fort Square has been demolished this week.  I am not sure what will be going in there. I hear perhaps condos but I do not have this confirmed yet.  Moody sky and rain soaked debris seemed to match the mood.  Sure is going to change the look down there!

GloucesterCast 409 with Warren Waugh, Karen Hanson, Drew Hale, Scottie Mac and Joey C taped 4/30/20

GloucesterCast 409 with Warren Waugh, Karen Hanson, Drew Hale, Scottie Mac and Joey C taped 4/30/20

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Topics Include:

Thank you to the people on the front lines of the crisis that are sacrificing being away from their families- First Responders, Health Care Workers, Grocery Store People, Truckers and anyone else sacrificing to keep things moving.

GloucesterCast Virgins Death Row Meal/Sub Picks Drew Hale and Karen Hanson

Warren- What led your decision to move to Gloucester?

What went into the decision to put off the Bluefin Blowout this year besides the obvious?

Press release here

People probably most associate you with Lyon Waugh Auto Group but in recent years more and more people are probably associating you with The Bluefin Blowout and you have many other businesses like Nauset Farms.

https://nausetfarms.com/

What led you to get into the food business?  thank you for the Key Lime Pie and award winning beef and chicken pot pie.  We’re going to eat for a week.

Engel and Volkers- https://www.facebook.com/engelandvolkersbythesea/ Can you pronounce it correctly for people?
How are you handling Real Estate Sales in the current situation?
What led the decision to open up shop in downtown Gloucester? Is The Gloucester branch Called Engel and Volkers Gloucester or does it fall under the umbrella Engel and Volkers by The Sea?
What does it mean to be associated with such a high end brand?
Do Engel and Volkers agents receive any different types of training than a traditional Real estate agency?
Hale Design Build Corporation has completed projects ranging from custom home additions to large scale commercial restaurant, hotel, and resort remodeling jobs. We can provide in-house design and planning services, or we can work with the architect or designer of your choice. Our longstanding relationships with service providers in every field enables us to keep your project under one umbrella, cutting down on unpredictable expenses and surprises.
What is your current role in the Bluefin Blowout?  Can you enjoy it a little more now that the powerhouse that is Cidalia Schwartz and Kruti have taken on a huge role in the planning and execution?
Drew can you speak to some of the projects around town that your company has worked on?  Are there projects that are too big or too small?  What is the biggest tyes of projects you feel comfortable taking on and is there any that are too small to look at?
Thursday at 11AM We will be livestreaming with Warren Waugh, Karen Hansen, Drew Hale and Scottie Mac

 

 

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT THIS YEAR’S BLUEFIN BLOWOUT TOURNAMENT

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Good day Bluefin Blowout fans, sponsors, supporters and of course our amazing captains and crews:

With much deliberation, Cidalia, Drew and I have decided to cancel this year’s Bluefin Blowout for one year. This is very difficult for all of us as we are so proud of what has been accomplished over the last 9 years. Amazing amounts of money, goodwill and fun have driven our love for Gloucester and the tournament. The party atmosphere that surrounds the three days of entertaining, fundraising, dining and fishing has made this the best tournament in New England year after year. I have always said the captains and crews are our athletes and we just simply supply the venue. When the mighty bluefin tuna cooperate, it makes it even better. To think we raised $366,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association last year was a fete that I simply never thought could be accomplished.

With the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, we all have more on our minds these days. Good health, a safe environment and getting back to work seem far more important right now. To our captains and crews thank you for your participation and helping grow this event. For all our advertisers, your donations and your spirit for helping us find a cure was the motivation that helped drive this event. To all the fans of the Blowout who come from near and far, a great big thank you and we will be back. Thanks to Rob and Drew for your vision, spirit and personalities that are another driving force for what is fun and special in Gloucester. A very special thanks to the Cape Ann Marina and Resort for supplying such a perfect venue and providing a staff that helped put this event on the map. Mayor Sefatia, your participation and inspiration for what is good for this community also drives all of us to over-achieve.DJ Scottie Mac keeps playing the platters that matter as you are the voice of the Blowout. And never last, the organizers of the Bluefin Blowout, Cidalia and Kruti who both work tirelessly year after year planning, recruiting, selling and creating the best tournament around. We all love them dearly.

As mentioned, we will be back. The Blowout provides far too much for it to be forgotten. The record donation, the recognition for the Alzheimer’s Association, and the wealth of support and knowledge for this dreaded disease are just some of the attributes of the Bluefin Blowout.

We wish you all well and hope that you and your families get to enjoy some warm and sunny days on the water this summer. This city of Gloucester is a very special home for our tournament. Support your local fishing guides, merchants, hotels and restaurants as they open up very soon.

Thank you and stay safe team Bluefin Blowout,

Warren Waugh

Nicolo “Nicky” Vitale Obituary | Gloucester Fisherman

Nicolo Nicky Vitale obituary

Nicolo “Nicky” Vitale obituary

Gloucester – In loving memory of Gloucester Fisherman Nicolo Vitale 49, who passed away on April 20, 2020 at Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Known fondly as Nick or Nicky to many, he was born in Gloucester, MA on April 24, 1970. He was the son of Maria (Groppo) Vitale and the late Giuseppe Vitale of Trappeto, Sicily.

He grew up in Gloucester until the early eighties before he moved to Trappeto, Sicily with his parents and his younger sister. He returned to Gloucester in 1988 where he remained living until the sea winds called upon him.

Nicky was a fisherman for most of his adult life. Nicky deeply enjoyed being a fisherman on the open ocean, especially with a crew of friends or family. Anyone that knew Nicky personally, was lucky enough to experience his hearty laugh and infectious and bright smile. He was always happiest when he was surrounded by his closest friends and family, as well as, making his rounds in visiting with people at a local coffee shop, or at the St Peter’s Club, or his favorite pizzeria or at someone’s house for espresso. He loved to joke around with the best of them and just cared to make people laugh and smile and enjoy each other’s company! Continuing with his Sicilian traditions always remained important to Nicky, such as being with family and friends for St. Joseph’s Day and the St. Peter’s Fiesta. No one can deny the enormous and genuine heart Nicky had; he would do anything for anyone if they asked or if he saw they needed help, he’d just jump right in, no questions asked!

In April 2001, Nicky earned his 100 – ton captain’s license, an accomplishment he was very proud of. In 2003, he earned his GED from Gloucester High School. Following his return back to the States, Nicky mainly built a life out at sea as a local fisherman and he fished on the following fishing vessels: Stella Del Mare, Angela & Rose, Christina Eleni, Miss Trish, Miss Sandy, Miss Trish II, Cathy C, Sabrina Maria, Razo, Kayla Maria, and the Helen S III.

He is survived by his loving mother Maria, sister Angela (Vitale) Regina, beloved nephew Antonio Regina who he adored with every fiber of his being, brother-in-law Paride Regina and maternal grandparents Giuseppe and Lucia Groppo, all of Trappeto, Sicily. He also leaves behind his Uncle Leonardo Vitale and aunt Rosalie, Uncle Pasquale Vitale and aunt Giovanna, Uncle Francesco Groppo and aunt Crocetta, all of Gloucester and Aunt Piera Vitale of Terrasini, Sicily. He will be remembered fondly by cousins Nicolo Vitale of Naples, FL and wife Angela, Rosa (Vitale) Geomelos of Danvers and husband Lenny, Paul Vitale of Gloucester and wife Justine, Angela Vitale of Gloucester and fiancé Rick, Nick Vitale of Gloucester, Fabrizio Vitale of Clearwater, FL and fiancé Sally, Maria (Groppo) Carpenter of Gloucester and Daniel, Enza Groppo of Gloucester, Nicolo Vitale of Brussels, Belgium and wife Enza, Mario Vitale of Terrasini, Sicily and wife Fanny and Daniele Vitale of Terrasini, Sicily and wife Gessica. He also adored his godchildren Kayla Collibee and Ava Vitale. He had many cousins, including in California, Germany and Sicily, and some wonderful friends that treated Nicky like family.

He is predeceased by his father Giuseppe Vitale, uncle Antonino Vitale, grandparents Nicolo and Angela Vitale, and cousin Angela A. Vitale.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, visiting services with his family were held privately. A memorial mass and Celebration of Nicky’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Nick’s Fishermen’s Safety Fund through Cape Ann Savings Bank, 109 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 to help provide personal safety devices to fishermen. Arrangements by Greely Funeral Home 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit http://www.greelyfuneralhome.com.

Gloucester Daily Times published the obit on April 27, 2020

Tributes for Nicky at St. Peter’s Club (Donations left at St. Peter’s club for covid-19 with tributes to Nicky since last week. His death came just shy of his 50th.)

 

Updated – with message from Rose

“It’s been so wonderful to see how the community of Gloucester has found their own ways to remember my cousin Nicky in an honorable manner. Seeing the flowers on the benches at the St. Peter’s Club, the flags flying at half mast in his rememberance, and the many nice things people expressed about him on Facebook or verbally, has been heart-warming during this difficult time for my family. What’s been lovely to hear or see are all the common themes expressed about my cousin Nicky ~ he had a huge heart, would do anything for anyone, and donned even bigger smile! Those sentiments mean so much to all of my family because they most certainly are true! Someone I was speaking to the other day said something that really clicked with me and choked me up a little and I thought it was truly special when she said, “You know Ro, Nick was like the son of Gloucester!”… I LOVED that because he loved going around town to visit with, chat with and have his espresso with people he truly cared about and enjoyed seeing. He did often drive around Gloucester and became a staple in many family’s homes or at the various wharfs around town, or the St. Peter’s Club, or Sebastian’s Pizza, or where ever he popped in to say hi, joke a bit, laugh a bit or just wanted to plain say hello to someone. When I think about it I can only smile because I guess all that matters is that it made my cousin’s day when he received the smiles back at him! R.I.P Nick Your hearty laugh and big smile was taken away much too soon from Gloucester!” 

 

“He Was the Type of Guy Who Would do Anything for You” Gloucester Daily Times, 4/22/2020 by Sean Horgan: Read the article here;  and another short piece by Horgan, with photos by Paul Bilodeau, also Gloucester Daily Times

#DIYGRAND + Win a Festool Sander!

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WE’RE HAVING A CONTEST.

With all this time at home, we finally have the opportunity to get to those DIY projects we’ve been aspiring to. Whether it’s creating a home office, re-tiling the bathroom, building shelves or anything else you want for your home, now is the time to get it done. In addition to creating the space you’ve been dreaming about, you could also be the proud new owner of a Festool Sander. It’s win-win.

We welcome projects large and small. This contest is open to everyone! Share it with your friends!

TO ENTER:

  1. Follow @grandbanksbp on instagram.
  2. Submit a before & after photo by posting it to instagram with the hashtag #DIYGRAND, and tagging @grandbanksbp. Use the caption to describe your project, what you wanted out of this space, and how the project went. There are no wrong answers, just tell us what this project means to you.

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Gardening for the Zombie Apocalypse: an online workshop with Backyard Growers

Cape Ann Community

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It’s spring, and even though it’s the zombie apocalypse out there, we have people to feed! So what to plant? What crops will produce the most food? With the most calories? And the most beneficial nutrients? With the best storage capacity? In the least amount of time?

To find out, register for Backyard GrowersGardening for the Zombie Apocalypse on-line workshop, which will take place on Tuesday, May 5 from 9-10:30 AM.

Your workshop fee of $20 will help support our urgent zombie apocalypse work in the community. You’ll receive an overview on how to:

🌿 Plan a small urban garden for the greatest yield in terms of calories and amounts of veggies

🌿 Maximize small growing spaces with the square foot gardening method and succession planting

🌿 Sheet mulching and container gardening to grow food anywhere

🌿 Harvest water, save seeds, find free local growing resources, and be…

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