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Community Stuff 3/23/14


Volunteer Opportunities & Farm Shares Available this Season


Moraine Farm, a property of The Trustees of Reservations, begins its fourth season as a community farm. Located in North Beverly, just minutes off 128 at exit 20, the farm provides local residents, area school children, and local food pantries with seasonal farm-fresh produce and provides community members of all ages meaningful volunteer opportunities.

With seedlings already sprouting in the greenhouse, Moraine Farm Manager Gretta Anderson looks forward to another successful growing season – and hopes to top last season’s $12,000 worth of organically-grown produce donated to Beverly Bootstraps. The farm will also continue to provide Beverly and Salem public schools with seasonal fresh produce.

Farm Shares, also known as Community Supported Agriculture or CSA shares, are available for the 2014 growing season. Members purchase a “share” of the upcoming season’s harvest. From early May to the end of October, members come to the farm to pick up their share of the harvest, explore the pick-your-own garden, and enjoy the historic Olmsted designed landscape.

A member of the community farm since 2012, Paula V. notes, “Good produce is not my only benefit from Moraine. I’m volunteering on the farm a couple of days each week, for just a few hours each day, and this new experience is such a pleasure! I get to do work of value, and I’m meeting wonderful people.”

Volunteers are an integral part of the Moraine Farm landscape – making it truly a community farm. The volunteer opportunities are plentiful, whether you are looking to roll up your sleeves and dig in or want to help support the farm’s Food for All program. Currently, volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plants from the property, spruce up the antique red barn and plant seeds in the greenhouse. When the season is underway, the farm will need volunteers to help deliver produce to the Beverly High School, Bentley school in Salem and Beverly Bootstraps Mobile Markets.

Sign on today to be a part of the Moraine Farm community! To Purchase your Farm Share and to learn more about the farm visit http://www.thetrustees.org/morainefarm or email Farm Manager Gretta Anderson, ganderson@ttor.org.  For a complete list of volunteer opportunities visit www.thetrustees.org/volunteer.

brochure interior updated 2014

Hello Kim and Joey,

I hope you can post this on Good Morning Gloucester.  We all need to think Spring and flowers.  I have attached the brochure and hopefully you can post that with the announcement. 

The Gardeners of Cape Ann are halfway to reaching the “Plant Grant” goal of raising $90,000 to refurbish, replant, and beautify Grant Circle this Spring. Whether you live, visit, work, garden, or simply want to assist with this grassroots volunteer initiative to improve the “gateway” to Cape Ann, we welcome your support.

Please “DIG DEEP” NOW to insure the success of this project.  Meeting our fundraising goal will allow planting to begin by late May.  Let us band together to create a meaningful legacy to ensure Grant Circle becomes an enduring source of beauty and pride for our entire community.  Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Plant Grant, PO Box 712, Rockport, MA 01966. Visit our website: www.plantgrantcircle.org and “LIKE” us on our Facebook page: Plant Grant Circle. Thank you!

Susan Kelly


Spring 2014 SEED SWAP Event

Join Backyard Growers and Burnham’s Field Community Garden for our first annual SEED SWAP event! Come for new seeds, bring your own from last year to trade with friends and neighbors, and get some support perusing this year’s seed catalogues and dreaming of the harvest you will reap from your vegetable garden.

We’ll also be offering a couple demonstrations: seed starting basics and how to make a plastic bottle sub-irrigation system.

WHO: Past and present Backyard Growers participants and mentors, Burnham’s Field gardeners, and the great community of Gloucester gardeners!

WHERE: City Hall Auditorium

WHEN: Tuesday, April 1 from 6:30-8 PM

BRING: Seeds to swap!

RSVP on Facebook:
Backyard Growers and the general community
Burnham’s Field gardeners (only!)

Questions? Email Lara or Courtney



Community Stuff Friday

Hi Joey,
Long time reader and supporter of Good Morning Gloucester Kris Juncker suggested that I send this to you.  Perhaps you could get this on your web site as a community service and fund raiser for the Boy Scouts.
This runs for the first three Saturdays after Christmas.  I would appreciate your consideration and support in the project.
Thank you very much in advance.
Assistant Scout Master
Troop 20
Roger Carter

Christmas Tree Service

We will take your old Christmas Tree and recycle it for use in local gardens.

Why get pine needles all over your car?

Don’t let your trees dry brittle branches scratch the paint !

Tree pick up on Saturday December 31, January 7, and January 14
Between 8 AM and 2 PM.

Trees must be free of ornaments, lights, and tree stands.
Trees should be put outside prior to our arrival.

A $4 donation will go to support local Boy Scout Troop 20.
Money will be used to go on Scouting trips, outings, and/or equipment.

If you would like us to pick up your tree please call 978-546-9501 with your name, address, telephone number and which day is best to pick up your tree. Or, E-mail with the same information to treepickup@verizon.net

Rockport and Gloucester only please.

Cape Ann YMCA 21+ Basketball League Standings

Here are the scores from Wednesday night’s games:

Stones Pub- 57 vs Espressos- 41

Fleet Machine- 66 vs Roberts Catering- 68

Roy Moore Lobster- 72 vs Rockport Mortgage- 60

Audrey’s Flower Shop Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Boxwood Tree

Hi Joey….Just wanted you to know that we are on to the CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN…— 3 More Days! We have SAME DAY DELIVERY on all Christmas Arrangements, Centerpieces, Boxwood Trees, Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, Plants, Amaryllis and fresh cut blooms! Starting at $15 on up…THINK FRESH! OR Come on by cause we are FRESH! LOL. Call 978-283-2171 and we will help you complete your Christmas List.

Christmas Centerpiece

Community Stuff




Lanes Cove Fish Shack Restoration Fund Drive

Built in the late 1800’s, the Lanes Cove Fish Shack is very much a part of the living history of Lanesville and all of Gloucester.  With your help, we will restore the Fish Shack to its appearance when it was last actively used by fishermen in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  The restoration will employ traditional materials, including cedar shingles, roll roofing, and rough sawn lumber.  The Shack will be restored for use by commercial fishermen.  Work will begin Spring 2012.

This is a community project that needs your active support. Please share copies of this flyer with your neighbors and encourage them to join you in contributing to this historic project so that together we can reach our $80,000 goal. 

Contributions should be sent to:

The Gloucester Fund, Inc.

45 Middle Street Gloucester, MA 01930

Be sure to note in the memo line of your check that your contribution is for the Lanes Cove Fish Shack.

Your canceled check is your receipt for this tax deductible contribution.

We also seek skilled and supervised workers to keep down the cost of restoration.  Let Arnie Shore know that you will lend a hand with the work of restoration.  You can reach Arnie at arnold.shore@gmail.com.

At future community meetings, we will update you on contributions, volunteers, and restoration progress.

A safe, secure, and appropriately restored Lanes Cove Fish Shack is in our future and in the future of our children.


All are invited to Lanesville Community Center at 7 pm on Thursday, December 8, 20011 to discuss progress and fund raising.

Thank you !