An Interview with one of the Original Gleaners Part Two Could you give me a brief introduction as to who you are and how you joined The Gleaners? Well, I’m Nancy Hepp. I came into this because Margaret Moore and A.T. Birmingham Young were both very dear friends of mine and sometime maybe in February … More We wanted everyone to be smiling
“It was kind of an experiment that evolved” An Informal Interview With One of the Original Gleaners Part One The Gleeful Gleaners of South Whidbey is a living organism, brought to life by a group of determined and passionate humans with a shared ideology of sustainable food and healthy living. I have the title of … More How the Gleaners got so Gleeful
To all of our amazing volunteers and tree donors, thank you for your time and generosity during the 2018 gleaning season! With your help, we brought more than 5,000 pounds of tree fruit to the food bank and partner organizations including WIN, the Senior Center, and the Veteran’s Center. Some of the late ripening varieties … More Marching Into Spring With The Gleaners
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!
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!
From April 14th until April 28th, Good Cheer was a flurry of activity while we hosted 10 stellar and enthusiastic National Civilian Community Corps members (NCCC)! NCCC is an AmeriCorps program that gives 18-24 year olds the opportunity to travel around the US with their team and work on various community projects. The projects this crew helped us … More A wildly productive two weeks with AmeriCorps NCCC
This year our harvest party was the very first day of October, and hosted at The Big ACRE. Party goers toured the new farm, ate delicious garden snacks, and pressed many boxes of apples into sweet fresh cider. Thank you so much for everyone who came out to celebrate and share with us, and for … More An Apple-Filled End of the Season Party!
We would love your presence at our Fall Harvest Party: Saturday, October 1 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 converted an empty field … More OCT 1: Celebrate the end of the season at The Big ACRE!
Missed this year’s volunteer appreciation BBQ? Want some pickling tips to preserve the flavors of summer? Check out Good Cheer’s Summer/Fall newsletter for this and more!
It’s hard to imagine that just four months ago, what is now flourishing was just a dirt field. We are thrilled to be contributing to the increase of locally-grown-and-consumed food in South Whidbey and are truly indebted to all our supporters, volunteers, and advocates who have filled an empty ball field with abundance and fresh food. Local … More Big News: The Big ACRE is FULLY planted, and we couldn’t have done it without YOU!