Hello Good Cheer friends, Penguin* (they/them) is excited to be here! After teaching English in Japan for ten years, I escaped last year into the woods. For five and a half months it was my joy to hike the Appalachian Trail. After that, there was no way I could go back inside, so I took … More Welcome Penguin, Garden Apprentice
Since 2011, Good Cheer has offered apprenticeships at the intersection of farming and food access. These positions have been paramount in allowing us to grow and provide our community with the freshest, most nutrient-dense food possible. We are now accepting applications for our 2019 apprenticeship. If you are interested in pursuing a career in farming, … More Now Hiring 2019 Garden Apprentices!
Last year our garden apprentice, Corey, applied for and won a Sponsor-a-Hive grant through the Honey Bee Conservancy. Congrats Corey! The Honey Bee Conservancy is doing amazing work in bee conservation and environmental stewardship all around the world. Additionally, they’ve made the important link between increased pollinator activity and food access. The Sponsor-a-Hive program places … More Honey Bees Added to the Big ACRE!
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!