Welcome Allie Urbanek, apprentice!


Hello New Friends!

It is my extreme pleasure to land in your active South Whidbey community as a Good Cheer Food Bank “Community Garden Leadership Apprentice.”

Six months ago, upon finishing my last job as a School Garden Supervisor in Fairbanks, AK, I scoured the internet for food bank farms, which fortunately exist in numerous towns around the country.  Discovering Good Cheer left me certain that this apprenticeship is an ideal opportunity to develop my abilities growing food with and for the people.

During my first week, while working in the field outside of the Good Cheer Food Bank, joyful tears welled up in my eyes as I saw the direct connection between the seeds I am sowing and the people eating the food.  Since then, the diverse contributions by the many people on South Whidbey (and beyond) to sustain Good Cheer have moved me, and proven beyond the shadow of a doubt the amazing impact of a group working together towards a goal.  I hope to see you soon!