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 production with the leadership skills needed to initiate and manage community gardening projects, to coordinate volunteers, and to implement education and outreach programs.

The apprentice will assist the garden coordinator in all aspects of garden production. After the initial phase of training, the apprentice will move into a leadership position on selected garden and outreach projects. Field trips to other community gardens, and study, will also be a part of the training. The training is based in the Good Cheer Garden, Langley Middle School Garden, and Whidbey Institute Westgarden.

Stipend and housing provided.

Training details

Training Application 2011

To more information and to apply, email Cary Peterson garden@goodcheer.org
Phone: 360-221-6046
Applications requested by March 31st.