Online workshop “Gardening for the Zombie Apocalypse” with Backyard Growers – a second session!

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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 the second session of our Gardening for the Zombie Apocalypse on-line workshop, which will take place on Tuesday, May 12 from 4-5:30 pm. 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 a general DIY garden ninja
🌿 Cooperate with the humans around you to support yourself and others
🌿 Kill zombies with gardening implements

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Cape Ann Museum plans illuminated message on new campus to pay tribute to city, front line workers during pandemic

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Rendering Courtesy of Harbor Voices Public Art

GLOUCESTER, MASS. (May 7, 2020) – In an effort to boost the city’s spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cape Ann Museum is presenting a CAM Contemporary exhibition involving the projection of an illuminated multilingual message on the nights of May 6 to 8, 2020, saying “Thank You Frontline Heroes.” The installation is called “In Gratitude.”

“We know many of our neighbors, friends, and families are struggling at this time of social distancing, isolation, and anxiety around health and financial concerns from the coronavirus,” said Museum Director Oliver Barker. “We want to send a message of solidarity, gratitude and hope to our community.”

This “Thank You Frontline Heroes” illumination planned for the side of the White-Ellery Barn at the Cape Ann Museum Green, 245 Washington Street in Gloucester, was created by Stephanie Terelak Benenson, a North Shore artist and founder of the nonprofit, Harbor Voices Public Art. The projection will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Wed. May 6 to Friday, May 8. The message itself will be in several languages – Portugese, Spanish, Italian, and English – and is dedicated to the COVID-19 crisis’s frontline responders such as nurses, doctors, hospital staff and administrators, delivery, teachers, grocery personnel, and the many non-profits supporting our community at this time.

This projection is sponsored by LuminArtz Communications Ink., as part of the “Light Up the Night” series that is bringing rays of light into the community during the pandemic. The group will preview the installation on Luminartz’s Facebook Live event on Wed. May 6 at 9 p.m. Visit harborvoices.com or action@harborvoices.com for more details.

Unlike the Museum’s other events and with a view to current social distancing requirements at present this pop-up projection of thanks is not meant to be attended in person. It is strategically placed and timed for workers to notice when driving home.

Visit capeannmuseum.org for more details.

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The Cape Ann Museum has been in existence since the 1870s, working to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of the area and to keep it relevant to today’s audiences. Spanning 44,000 square feet, the Museum is one of the major cultural institutions on Boston’s North Shore welcoming more than 25,000 local, national and international visitors each year to its exhibitions and programs. In addition to fine art, the Museum’s collections include decorative art, textiles, artifacts from the maritime and granite industries, three historic homes, a Library & Archives and a sculpture park in the heart of downtown GloucesterIn June 2021, the Museum will open a new 12,000-square-foot collection storage and public exhibition space in Gloucester as part of its Cape Ann Museum Green campus. The campus will also include three historic buildings – the White Ellery House (1710), an adjacent Barn (c. 1740), and the recently acquired Babson-Alling House (c.1740) which are located on the site at the intersection of Washington and Poplar Streets in Gloucester.  Visit capeannmuseum.org for details.

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. While temporarily closed due the COVID-19 pandemic, Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $12.00 adults, $10.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. Cape Ann residents can visit for free on the second Saturday of each month.  For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org.

For a detailed media fact sheet please visit www.capeannmuseum.org/press.

MEDIA CONTACTS:          

Diana Brown McCloy
Teak Media

(978) 978-697-9414
Diana@teakmedia.com

Meredith Anderson
meredithanderson@capeannmuseum.org
(978) 283-0455 x15

Happy 269th birthday, Judith Sargent!

🎂 Happy Birthday, Judith! John Singleton Copley’s oil portrait of early American women’s rights advocate and Gloucester native, Judith Sargent Murray, circa 1770-72, captures the 18 year old Judith in an alluring Turquerie costume, which is believed to belong to the artist. In spite of the sensuous, fluid garments, there is no mistaking Judith’s steely and determined gaze. This is a woman of power!

To celebrate Judith’s birthday, another young Gloucester woman recreates Copley’s original portrait, capturing both the sensual and determined spirit of the original subject. Please celebrate with us by sharing your own interpretation of this stunning portrait on social media and using #JudithSargentOnCanvas!

Learn more about Judith and her life in Gloucester at www.sargenthouse.org.

Thanks to model Natalie Zaffiro and photographer Nick Zaffiro!

June Blooms

A fun fundraiser for Seaside Garden Club in these stay-at-home days.

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These are extraordinary times. It is with regret that our club’s annual plant auction is cancelled. The May auction is the main source of revenue for the year to come. It funds our monthly programs, community service projects and North Shore Community College scholarship. At the end of the current year our coffers are bare. We are optimistic that life will return to normal in September, maybe even in June. We are offering an alternative fundraiser to keep Seaside Garden Club alive in its 51st year, a month of prizes in June. Each day there will be one name drawn who will win that day’s prize. The prizes are donated by club members. Calendars are $10 for one or $20 for three. You will find the June in Bloom calendar on our website, https://seasidegardenclub.wordpress.com/ and on FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/SeasideGardenClub.

To enter, please send a check made out to Seaside…

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

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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 a general DIY garden ninja

🌿 Cooperate with the humans around you to support yourself and others

🌿 Kill zombies with gardening implements

 

Click here to purchase a ticket.