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!
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
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!
Kelly joins the Good Cheer team through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America, and places year long VISTA members at non-profits that work towards poverty alleviation. At Good Cheer she will be managing our Gleaning Programs. “Hi Whidbey Community Members! I just moved to your beautiful community from Austin … More Welcome to Kelly Pinkley, Good Cheer VISTA
Grow Whidbey is a collaborative apprenticeship program between Good Cheer and South Whidbey School Farms that trains motivated individuals to grow food for community and teach youth through experiential garden and nutrition classes. Of 20 alums of the apprenticeship program, seven have stayed on South Whidbey to continue work in the field of sustainable agriculture and … More Delicious food and live auction Friday 5/12 at Useless Bay Coffee Company for a GREAT cause!
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!
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!
A big and warm welcome to 2016 Community Gardening Leadership Training Program apprentices Stoni and Devin! Stoni will be focused at Good Cheer, while Devin will split his time between Good Cheer and the South Whidbey School Farm and Gardens. “Growing up in a small town in Western Pennsylvania, I often found myself looking back … More Welcome to Stoni and Devin!
Good Cheer’s newsletter has a new look and will be hitting mailboxes next week. But why wait when you can check out the online version here? Read on for more about Good Cheer, The Big ACRE, this year’s Community Gardening Leadership Training program, which Good Cheer is a partner in, and fresh food donation tips for sharing … More Read all about it! Good Cheer’s spring newsletter is online
Thanks to a generous grant from the Catholic Relief Services/Archdiocese of Seattle, we were able to purchase 13 fruit trees! Some of our new apprentices and a handful of volunteers came out on March 15, 2016 and helped us get everything planted, staked, and fenced. The orchard is The Big ACRE’s first planting, and at … More The Big ACRE’s FIRST Planting!