We’ve been busy harvesting- the basil is abundant in the hoophouse, and we’ve got a second bed coming on in the garden. The first tomatoes are ripening, too. The last Wednesday work party in July we harvested a whole terrace full of buttercrunch lettuce (the kale above it had been harvest the week before), in… More A bountiful summer!
It’s finally hot, the crops are ripening and it’s time to enjoy a bountiful harvest. You can still sneak in some fast growing fall crops, or get the last plantings in for your overwintering veggies. If your garden has more produce than you can keep up with, donate the surplus to the Good Cheer Food… More Growing Groceries: August
A big thank you to our Americorp volunteer, Molly Zeiger for her year of service, and to Matt Statz, summer intern, both invaluable in the garden, and also with the youth programs. As part of their summer program on Island Culture and Ecology, the LEAF Program from Edmonds Community College did a service learning project… More Youth in the Summer Garden
Matt Statz is the new summer intern at the Good Cheer Garden! Matt grew up on Whidbey Island, and recently graduated from Linfield College with a double major in Political Science and Art. In preparation for applying to the Peace Corp, Matt is volunteering at the garden, and we are thrilled to have his help!… More Welcome, Matt Statz, summer intern!
Molly Zeiger, our Americorp volunteer, arrived in September 2009, and has just completed her term of service this July. She will be missed! Molly not only became an invaluable assistant in the garden, she organized a great series of cooking classes featuring local chefs sharing how to cook healthy, low-cost, easy to make dishes. https://goodcheergarden.wordpress.com/classes-2/healthy-whole-food-cooking/… More Thank you, Molly Zeiger, Americorp volunteer!
Good Cheer needed more composting capacity to handle the food waste being generated by out-of-date produce donations. With the help of Todd and Teresa Spratt from Bugabay Vermicomposting, we now have a new in-ground worm bin! Wayne Morrison generously donated his backhoe skills, clearing the area next to the hoophouse and digging the trench for… More A new in-ground worm bin!
How can it only just be summer, and it’s already time to start planning for the winter crops? Find out more about eating year round from your garden at the July Growing Groceries class on Saturday, July 10th at the Good Cheer Garden. To continue to grow through the year, what is one of the… More Growing Groceries- July
It’s time for all those firsts! First tomatoes in the greenhouse, first zucchini, also first cucumbers. It took a lot longer this year than last, but we’re finally in summer! Beets, leeks, carrots, and huge lettuces! The Alternatives-to-Detention work crew, from Island County Juvenile Court, has been enormously helpful in the garden, but for confidentiality… More Finally summer!