Do you want to learn how to manage a small vegetable farm that supplies produce to the local food bank and school cafeterias? Do you wish to be a part of a community that has prioritized access to good food? Are you interested in changing food systems? Do you like ending the day covered in soil, sweat, … More 2017 Apprenticeship Application Now Open
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
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
Another inspiring young person is coming to South Whidbey to help grow food for our community and our children, and strengthen our island’s local food system! A homestay is needed from March 15 – October 31 for a school garden apprentice who will be helping to offer garden-based curriculum in the schools, while growing produce … More Help support Good Cheer by supporting one the new Community Gardening Leadership Training Apprentices!
With the season’s abundant generosity of sunshine, fresh food, and community, it didn’t seem quite possible that it would end. Summer held out just about as long as it could, it seemed – right up until the Equinox, which fell on the 23rd. The Fall season has officially begun. The rain is falling, the days are … More September Update: Harvest, Celebration, and the Changing of the Seasons
The Food Bank has been growing. Last year, over 25,000 pounds of fresh local fruits and vegetables were made available to food bank clients. In that total, over 7,000 pounds came from the Good Cheer Food Bank Garden, over 1,000 came from the schools, and over 16,000 came from other local gardeners and farmers. In … More New Season, New Changes
As we transition from winter to spring, the garden continues to grow. Our field crops look happy, the greenhouse is still cranking out starts, and our hoop house crops are almost growing quicker than we can keep up! The peas in our hoop house have started to blossom, and will be our first pea harvest … More April showers bring May flowers (hopefully)