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
Thank you to the 20 volunteers who came out to help us start the season off right! Our intrepid gardeners helped us turn every covered cropped bed at the garden, harvested kale, chard, spinach, lettuce, parsley, leeks, beets, carrots, and rosemary, dismantled some old raised wooden beds, cleaned up the hoop house, weeded, and turned … More Another massively successful MLK Jr Day of Service
Come help us start the season off right by joining us in honoring the national Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service! We’ll start at 9:00 and end with lunch at noon. Come for as long or as little as you’d like. We have many jobs outside and a handful inside in the distribution center. … More Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service 2016
What can you do to prepare your garden for fall and winter? Come to the food bank tomorrow at 5pm to learn how best to prepare your garden for the upcoming seasons. There will be a few quick fall starts and a simple garden guide to take home with you! See the flyer below for more … More A fall and winter garden class!
It’s officially spring and things are moving along quickly! Several beds are planted out in the field, our hoop house crops will soon be ready to harvest, tomato seedlings are happily sprouting under our grow lights, the worms in our worm bins are developing a voracious appetite, and we can practically watch the grass grow. … More HAPPY SPRING to everyone!
Come join us at our annual Harvest Party and Music Fest!! Click 2013 Good Cheer Harvest Party and Music Fest poster. Music: Chitsuwo Marimba & Mwoyo Marimba, Steve Showell, Joanne Rouse & Fiddle Friends, Karin Blaine, Quinn Fitzpatrick, Julie Pigott & Buffy Cribbs, Bob Effertz Free family activities- Veggie critters, veggie printmaking, tile painting, garden … More Harvest Party and Music Fest on September 14th!
We entered our worm castings in the Whidbey Island Area Fair and got a Merit Award big blue ribbon! We use both wood and concrete in ground worm bins to turn food scraps into worm castings. On Saturday, September 14th, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm, learn how to make blue ribbon worm castings. Class is … More Blue ribbon worm castings at the County Fair!
On Saturday, June 8th, from 9 – 11 am, at the Good Cheer Garden, learn about making your own concrete in-ground worm bin! This class is part of the Growing Groceries program to help local gardeners be successful growing food. Vermicastings are an excellent soil amendment, adding nutrition and microbes to increase your soil fertility. We … More In-ground worm bins make the most incredible vermicastings!
In what is becoming an annual tradition, the WSU Master Gardeners had their composting class at the Good Cheer Garden, and as part of their hands-on training learned about composting by doing it! The beds of cover crops were turned over so the green manures could compost into organic matter, and the compost in the … More WSU Master Gardeners make more great compost!
Martin Luther King Day can be a bit dicey with the weather, but we were lucky this year, and though cold, the rains stayed away. Americorp volunteers from the South Whidbey Commons turned over cover crops and mulched the flipped beds. The cover crop was turned over in the hoophouse, and we harvested … More Martin Luther King Day of Service launches the 2013 season!