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Good Cheer Food Bank Garden
2812 Grimm Rd.
Langley, WA 98260

Contact: Cary Peterson

Phone: 360-221-6046

Email: goodcheergarden@gmail.com

Website: http://goodcheergarden.wordpress.com/, http://goodcheergarden.wordpress.com/classes-2/apprenticeship-2013/

Last Updated: 11-08-2012

General Description: The Good Cheer Garden and the Whidbey Institute are partnering to offer a 7 1/2-month training in community gardening and leadership skills, from mid-March through end-October 2013.

Located on south Whidbey Island, Washington, the Good Cheer Food Bank has a .4-acre intensive, volunteer-based, garden growing over 5,000 lbs. of produce annually for the food bank. The Whidbey Institute has a .4-acre garden that is the living classroom for service learning programs and provides produce to the food bank and Whidbey Institute programs.

For more details, and to download application, go to http://goodcheergarden.wordpress.com/classes-2/apprenticeship-2013/



Internship Starts: March 15, 2013
Internship Ends: October 31, 2013
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: January 1, 2013
Minimum Length of Stay: 7 1/2 months

Meals: From the gardens and the food bank.

Skills Desired: We are seeking motivated individuals who wish to gain skills for future leadership positions in the field of sustainable community gardening.

Educational Opportunities: This training will combine hands-on, practical growing skills in small-scale food production with the leadership skills needed to initiate and manage community gardening projects, to coordinate volunteers, and to implement education and outreach programs.

Stipend: $300-500/month.

Housing: Provided by the Whidbey Institute in a rustic small cabin with nearby toilet, showers and simple kitchen, and also in a family home stay in Langley, WA.

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: The apprentice will assist the garden coordinator in all aspects of garden production, and develop leadership skills in project management, volunteer coordination, and community outreach. After the initial phase of training, the apprentice will move into a leadership role in a selected garden. Field trips to other community gardens, and study, will also be a part of the training.

Two apprenticeships are available.

There are three gardens in the program, plus partnerships with local farmers.


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