After a teaser of sunshine and warm days, the rain came back just in time for the first Farmers Market on April 28th at Bayview Corner, but that didn’t keep anyone away. A local group of marimba players were cheering up shoppers as they browsed through the first offerings from farmers and crafters from around South … More Springing into action at the Bayview Farmers Market
Hi Whidbey, I’d like to take the time to thank you for welcoming me into your community and I am especially grateful to Good Cheer for all the experiences and opportunities I was given to learn and be a part of this amazing community resource. I came to this island ready to enjoy some calm … More Farewell from 2017-2018 AmeriCorps VISTA Kelly Pinkley
It’s a new season, and with it come a number of changes and updates from around the gardens. First off, we said goodbye to Camille and welcomed Stephanie as our new Garden Manager. Stephanie was an apprentice in 2011 and you can read her original apprentice bio and a 2015 update here, but more recently: I come … More New Faces (and Plants) in the Gardens
There’s still time to apply to be an apprentice in the Grow Whidbey program. Both Good Cheer and our partner, South Whidbey Tilth, are seeking an apprentice. Apprentices will join our Grow Whidbey team, working closely with three current apprentices (one who will be at Good Cheer, and two who work with our other partner, … More Apprentice positions still available at Good Cheer and South Whidbey Tilth
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us start off the garden season, and honor Martin Luther King Jr by participating in this National Day of Service. Our volunteers helped us turn the majority of the cover crop at the Good Cheer Garden, organized our seeds, and processed and bagged produce from our … More Thanks for celebrating MLK Jr Day with us!
Come on down Monday January 15th from 9 until noon!
Looking to learn how to grow food? Interested in non profit work that promotes healthy lifestyles and environmental stewardship? Apply for one of two apprenticeship positions at Good Cheer through the Grow Whidbey Apprenticeship Program. For more information visit our page about the apprenticeships at Good Cheer, and click below to download the job … More Now Hiring for 2018 Garden Apprentices!
From Garden Manager Camille Green: “I moved to Whidbey Island from Butte, Montana in February of 2013. I came to be the garden apprentice at Good Cheer, and assumed that I would stay for one season and move on. Of course, I quickly fell in love with my work at Good Cheer, with the community I … More Good Cheer is looking for a new Garden Manager (and saying goodbye to our current one)!
We would love your presence at our Fall Harvest Party: Saturday, October 7 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at The Big ACRE (behind the old Bayview School building). Come help us celebrate the end of another successful season and appreciate our volunteers, donors, and apprentices whose efforts and generosity have supported our progress at the Big … More October 7: Celebrate the end of the season at the Big ACRE!
Kelly joins the Good Cheer team through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America, and places year long VISTA members at non-profits that work towards poverty alleviation. At Good Cheer she will be managing our Gleaning Programs. “Hi Whidbey Community Members! I just moved to your beautiful community from Austin … More Welcome to Kelly Pinkley, Good Cheer VISTA