We are thrilled to announce that the application for the 2016 Community Gardening Leadership Training is now open! One apprentice will be selected to work specifically with us at the Good Cheer Food Bank Garden, but will also gain experience at our two partner gardens: the Whidbey Institute Westgarden, and the South Whidbey School District Farm and… More Apply to come work with us on Whidbey!
Despite the heat and drought this summer, starting in June and extending through August, the Good Cheer and Bayview Gardens have produced over 8,600 pounds of food for the food bank this season: over 2,000 pounds of greens; 1,500 pounds of summer and winter squash; 1,300 pounds of tomatoes; and 1,100 pounds of carrots. At… More 2015 Season Successes and Reflections: Harvest Increases and Extra Growing Space for Next Year
Every season the Community Gardening Leadership Training Program brings enthusiastic apprentices to work at the Good Cheer Garden, as well as at the Whidbey Institute West Garden, and the South Whidbey School Farm. Not only does this program help educate future farmers and food activists, it supplies each garden with energetic new ideas and essential… More Help Support the Community Gardening Leadership Training Program!
Thank you to everyone who turned out to help create our most productive season to date, and a big thank you to our volunteers who showed up in the rain for our season’s last work party. Stay tuned for more information about the season’s success, and we’ll see you in the spring. Have a lovely… More HAPPY END OF THE SEASON!
This Wednesday, 10/28 from 9 AM to 4 PM, is our last work party of the year! Please join us in harvesting beets, weeding overwintering beds, putting the garden to sleep, and most importantly, celebrating the fantastic season we’ve had! As always, we’ll have a wonderful picnic lunch of soup, salad, bread, and probably a special… More WEDNESDAY 10/28: This Season’s Last Call for Getting Your Hands Dirty at the Good Cheer Garden!
It’s officially Fall. The leaves are changing color, the weather has cooled down, and it’s time to prune your fruit trees! If you you are a little rusty or need some tips, dust off your loppers and come down to the Bayview Garden Wednesday October 7 from 1-3 PM for a free fruit tree pruning… More FALL FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLASS WED 10/7
For those who have not been over to the Bayview Garden across from Bayview Corner (behind the old school building), Saturday, October 10 from 10 AM-1 PM, during our fall work party, would be a particularly fabulous time. We’ll be harvesting winter squash and putting the garden to sleep for the winter. Come lend a… More Bayview Garden Update and Fall Work Party!
Thanks to all who were able to come to our work party and harvest potluck celebration this past Wednesday! The morning was a bit cool, but the clouds burned off and it warmed up to a breezy 72 with lots of sunshine–perfect for bouquet making, hat decorating, singing, and playing lawn games. Larry Dobson even stopped… More Fall Harvest Potluck Celebration!
The Good Cheer Garden survey is closing on Monday, September 7th. If you have 5 minutes to spare, then please check out the survey link below! The information gained from this survey will be used to update outreach, educational and marketing materials for Good Cheer Garden and I, Nicole Bergman, will incorporate it into my senior… More Garden Survey is Closing Soon!
So how ’bout them winds this past weekend? We are feeling so refreshed and nourished from the rain these last few days, even if our bean trellis is a looking a little worse for wear. As we transition into fall, we have been seed saving, getting our last rotation of greens in before it is time… More Rain falls, Fall reigns