In 2014, the Goosefoot Community Fund and the Goose Grocer made a three-year commitment to fundraise for the South Whidbey School Farms program to help get it launched. Over those three years, Goosefoot raised $85,000 which was matched by the Goose, for a total of $170,000! We can’t thank Goosefoot and the Goose Grocer enough for this invaluable support! Because of it, the School Farms program is now thriving— with five growing locations, K-12 farm-based curriculum now expanded to the High School, a culinary arts curriculum (SNACC), school farm-grown produce delivered to the school cafeterias in season, and hundreds of delighted students enthusiastically eating fresh picked produce during their classes.
Thank you Goosefoot and the Goose Grocer, and the many community members who donated to their campaigns!
School year 2017-2018, Goosefoot contributed $50,000 to the School Farm program! Thank you so much to the Goose, and to all the people shopping at the Goose whose purchases help fund the School Farms!
A big thank you to Goosefoot Board and the Goose for their support as the District received the $50,000 big check on Thursday, June 14th at the School Farm.
Kayla Leganza, Goose; Belinda Permentor, Goose; John Albertson, Myers Group; Dave Martin, Myers Group; Sandy Whiting, Goosefoot; Linda Racicot, South Whidbey School Board; Jo Moccia, South Whidbey School District; Marian Myszkowski, Goosefoot; Pam Leloup, Goosefoot Board; Cary Peterson, School Farm Coordinator; Patty Imes, Goosefoot Board; Leigh Bloom, Goosefoot Board; James Swanson, Langley Middle School Principal.
The Farm Team, together with the students, makes the program happen!
Tran Hoang, apprentice; Kathryn Ruesch, apprentice; Nicole Whittington-Johnson, Culinary Arts; Nadean Curtiss, ES/MS Farm curriculum; Seth Raabe, HS/MS Farm curriculum; Cary Peterson, Program Coordinator.
To donate to the School Farm program, click HERE
HERE for the 2014 – 2015 campaign