Happy Spring Summer! Fruit trees are blooming (or just finishing) all over the island, so it’s time to talk about our least favorite creatures – pests! While there are plenty of beneficial insects, including some you may not even realize are helping around the garden, there are a few that will ruin your next apple … More Pest Control to Major Tom…
Who are the Mason Bees? Mason bees are gentle, native bees who typically nest in natural cavities found in old wood or hollow stems. They use mud to seal their nests (the masonry part of being a mason bee), and will happily live in houses built for them by gardeners and orchardists who want to … More Happy Spring from the Good Cheer Gleaners!
Love pickles, but always wondered how to make your own? It’s simpler than you might think – just some cucumbers sitting in some kind of vinegar for a period of time. You need canning jars, or something that you can seal tightly, and there are a few other ingredients you can use, like dill and … More Summer Recipes – Homemade Dill Pickles
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!
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
A big and warm welcome to 2017 Grow Whidbey Good Cheer apprentice Corey Wills. “Originally hailing from northern Virginia, I spent years working all over the country in fields ranging from mental health to grassroots political work before realizing that I actually felt most at home working in a literal field – at which point I … More Welcome to Corey Wills, Good Cheer Garden Apprentice!