We had a lovely time taking a weekend away from the house all together as a group this year for our annual retreat. This time we went to Cape Cod – in Orleans on the outer cape. The house was nice, bedrooms on the bottom and living room / kitchen on the top – with views of the ocean!

We worked for many hours on various things related to a well-functioning cooperative entity. Especially we took time to work on a new “House Norms” document to help us see more clearly the things we expect from each other. Thanks to Yutaka for organizing that.

Nice sunrise on the Saturday morning – coming right out of the ocean!



Thanks to Samantha and Brittany for organizing the whole retreat. It was really a great time. And we even got down to the beach!


Whew! It was still a bit chilly there.



We worked around the living room to discuss issues and broke out into smaller teams to go over some of the terms we were exploring.





Then, after doing a lot of intellectual work, Dan led us in a group harmonica symphony!



Later on, we had a little dance party. That was a really fun time!


Yay for house bonding and getting some good stuff done!



The Cambridge Coop  is 50 years old!  On April 6, celebrate our anniversary along side old and new members. Bring family and friends for an evening of sharing stories, catching up and enjoying our thriving community.


When: Saturday, April 6

Time: 4:00 to 8:00, but feel free to stay later

Where: Cambridge Coop


More details to come soon!


This year, we’ll be fundraising for the Poverty Initiative. We ask for suggested donations of $5. We thank you in advance for helping to support the movement to empower grassroots efforts nationwide to put an end to poverty.

You can donate at the door or online at:

We hope to see you on the 27th for great music, dancing and celebration!! Costumes are encourages and guests/additional friends are welcomed!!

Also we will be mindful of keeping noise to a minimum, but if the ghouls and ghosts get a little too loud for your liking, please do let us know and we’ll be happy to quiet down. Our house number is: (617) 876-1750

– Cambridge Coop
Dan Eric, Garga, Grey, Laura, Nancy, Paul, Samantha, Yao, Yutaka & Zahra

You’re invited to FIESTA for the Finca at the Cambridge Coop! 

Come celebrate the blossoming of spring, community, and a shared commitment to taking care of our Earth and support the initiatives of Finca Guanacaste, a permaculture farm in Nicaragua focused on sustainable agriculture and ecological regeneration.

Saturday, May 5th


Cambridge Coop

See our Schedule of Events Here

We’ll enjoy:

  • Fun!
  • Food & home-brewed beer and kombucha
  • Music & jam session
  • Give aways and swaps of: plant cuttings, seeds, and tomato plants, and kombucha and kefir starters
  • Spoken word poetry in honor of Mother Earth
  • Skill-share workshops on worm composting, herbal first aid remedies, the basics of bike mechanics, water conservation, raising heirloom tomatoes, and other eco-living skills throughout the day
  • Earth meditation 
  • Fair Trade Artisanry from Nicaraguan artists

This Fiesta will benefit Finca Guanacaste to support our 1,000 Trees Campaign. By the end of the day on May 5th, we hope to have raised $1,000. For each $1 we raise, one tree will be planted (avacado, mango, jackfruit, ojoche, and other high-yield trees) with families in the local community in Nicaragua to promote food security and reforestation of wildlife habitats.

You are welcomed to bring:

  • A suggested donation of $10 or whatever you’d like to offer to benefit Finca Guanacaste. Donations can be made online here too, and are greatly appreciated!
  • A poem, song, or musical instrument to share
  • Seedlings, plant cuttings, and/or seeds to swap and share
  • Yourself! We are happy to see all your smiling faces and to celebrate together!

May 5th is 350.org’s Climate Impacts Day. We’ll be a “dot” connecting environmental actions in Cambridge, with the farm in Nicaragua, and thousands of others gathered around the world! 

We’ll have festivities all day, so we hope you’ll stop by to celebrate with us! Bring your friends, loved ones, and neighbors!

2012 Retreat


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Thanks to all our friends and neighbors who came out this past Sunday to celebrate our 49th birthday with us!

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