Cathrine Stanley, Farm Manager for Cultivation Works, recently attended a two-day course offered by Vermont Technical College in Shelburne, Vermont, and became certified in Growing Winter Greens in Cold Climates. “This was an invaluable experience which afforded me the opportunity to work with great instructors and fellow farmers,” says Stanley. “The course

Our Cultivation Works program is selling handmade wreaths for the holiday season! Created by our program participants with fresh evergreens from the Maine woods, these wreaths are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Drop by one of our locations or download and fill out a handy order form.

Teenie Greenies, the popular microgreens grown by Cultivation Works, will be featured at the eighth annual Harvest on the Harbor on Saturday, October 24. Coordinated by the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau (GPCVB), Harvest on the Harbor is considered Maine’s premier food and wine festival, bringing together over 120 food artisans, wineries,

Teenie Greenies microgreens from Cultivation Works now grace the delicious salads and other dishes at the Sea Glass restaurant in Maine’s luxurious Inn by the Sea. Renowned chef Steve Sicinski agreed to feature Teenie Greenies after being introduced to them by Mary Jo Marquis, Director of Social Enterprise and Community Partnerships at

Cultivation Works, the CWS agricultural social enterprise program, has received a $15,000 grant from the Healthy People Healthy Places program of the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation to expand its growing capacity and other garden facilities. Cultivation Works provides an array of agricultural opportunities for people with disabilities. Its newest product are microgreens,

At the end of February, a contingent from Creative Work Systems visited Cape Abilities, a Cape Cod nonprofit organization that supports people with disabilities. One Cape Abilities program of particular interest to CWS is Cape Abilities Farm, which provides paid employment for people with disabilities who work in every aspect of farm

Cultivation Works was featured in a new book about Maine farms! Entitled Unique Maine Farms, the book chronicles Mary Quinn Doyle’s trek throughout Maine in search of — as the name suggests — unique farms. Her premise for the book was that “various types of farming and gardening can conceivably bring enjoyment

In mid-September, a generous bounty of tomatoes arrived for a week-long farmer’s market at the Portland office, thanks to the Creative Work Systems Community Services program Cultivation Works. Staff and participants picked ripe tomatoes at the Saco greenhouse, then offered them for sale at the market, and even included a recipe for

Allagash Brewing Company employees selected Cultivation Works as the recipient of donations received in lieu of tips at their Portland brewery located at 50 Industrial Way. According to Allagash’s Jill Sacco, customers interested in leaving tips for the brewery and tasting room staff are, instead, encouraged to give a donation to a

Tom is an avid gardener and loves the ample gardening spaces and greenhouse at York Community Services. When he wanted to bring this hobby home and install a greenhouse in the backyard, he and his team set out to find an affordable solution to nourish his interest in gardening. Tom searched online