Apprenticeship Program

The goal of the Grow Whidbey apprenticeship program is to give motivated individuals the skills and knowledge needed to become growers and teachers in the field of sustainable community agriculture.  

There will be five apprentices in total. Two Good Cheer Food Bank Apprentices will work at the Good Cheer Food Bank Garden and the Big ACRE. Two apprentices will work with South Whidbey School FarmsOne apprentice will work with South Whidbey Tilth.

Apprentices will spend the majority of their time at their designated project sites, but will collaborate in working at the Big ACRE, participate in shared workshops and field trips, and generally be part of a collaborative community food system here on Whidbey Island.

The program runs from January through November, or March through October depending on the position. Housing, food, and a stipend are provided.


Good Cheer Food Bank Apprenticeship
Garden Manager: Stephanie Turco





South Whidbey School Farms Apprentice
Coordinator: Cary Peterson