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 education.
This year, Grow Whidbey is blessed with three lovely individuals–Corey Wills, Good Cheer Garden apprentice; Michael Ferncase, School Farm Production apprentice; and Ryan Viscito, School Farm Curriculum apprentice–who have come from all over the country to grow food for and provide garden-based education to the food insecure and youth in our community.
On Friday, May 12 at Useless Bay Coffee Company please join us for a fun and delicious night filled with generosity to raise the match and fund this essential program!
- Fantastic food donated by Useless Bay Coffee Company
- Live auction featuring items donated by Boatyard Inn, BugaBay Company, local artists, and community members
- A $10,000 matching grant from Hand in Hand Partners doubles your dollar!
The apprentices are a key part of the Good Cheer and School Farm programs! Your contribution supports educating South Whidbey youth with garden-based education, feeding community members with fresh, local produce, and training the next leaders and teachers in sustainable agriculture.
Tickets are $100 and available at Good Cheer Thrift Stores as well as at growwhidbey.brownpapertickets.com. With a generous $10,000 matching grant from Hand in Hand Partners, your dollar goes twice as far to Grow Whidbey! You can also make a reservation by calling Good Cheer at 360-221-0130 (ask for Anh) or e-mailing email@example.com. Thank you and hope to you see you there!