First harvest of 2011!

First harvest of 2011 at the Wednesday work party this week, on March 31st! Spinach and bok choi went directly into the food bank. Doesn’t get much fresher than that! The cold and wind continue in this soggy spring. These cloches are really helping give our starts a good start!

Spring- here we come!

Rain and rainbows! It’s really cold, wet spring weather, but the daylight is returning, the equinox is around the corner, and we have lots of starts that need planting! We’ve been making hundreds of starts to put out in the field- kale, chard, bok choi, lettuce and spinach. The starts we planted in the hoophouse … More Spring- here we come!

Community Gardening Leadership Training

Good Cheer, together with the Whidbey Institute, is offering 7-month training in community gardening and leadership skills, from April – October 2011. We are seeking a motivated individual who wishes to gain skills for future leadership positions in the field of sustainable community gardening. This training will combine hands-on, practical growing skills in small-scale food … More Community Gardening Leadership Training

It’s been cold!

The sun is returning, and our hoophouse keeps the soil warmer than outside, so we decided to give it a go and plant starts. We now have spinach, lettuce, bok choi, kale, chard and peas growing in the hoophouse! But, horror of horrors, winter weather returned the end of February. Heavy snows threatened the hoophouse, … More It’s been cold!