A Seattle non-profit

We inspire and empower youth through growing, cooking, and sharing food.

We engage youth through after-school and in-school programs, spring and summer camps, field trips, and evening cooking classes.

Our curriculum-based, pay-what-you-can programs progress from basic food knowledge to advanced gardening and cooking skills.

We enhance learning opportunities by interweaving food growing and cooking with academic subjects such as math, science, and history — practice baking skills while learning about the science of liquids and solids!

Our youth eat a snack or meal during programming and often to take home a sample of what we cook together, as well as vegetables we grow in the garden.

Explore Classes and Camps   Learn About Partnering with Us

We often work closely with partner organizations including nonprofits and schools, and customize our programs to integrate with our partners’ programs.

Check out Our Current Partners!



Welcoming baby chicks

In late March, we adopted four baby chicks to add to our existing flock. They are healthy and happily growing in a brooder indoors and will be joining the adult flock soon. You can sign up for chicken care volunteering and experience the joy of being with the chickens!

Youth garden Volunteering

From April 7 to the end of the school year, we are offering volunteer slots for middle and high school youth every Wednesday from 3 to 5 pm. They will be helping us harvest produce, plant and tend seedlings, care for our chickens, and more. Sign up for a slot here.

Summer camp 2021

We are thrilled to announce that we will be holding camps this summer. You'll make friends, learn cool skills and expand on those you already have. Our programs are FUN, active and full of surprises. All programs and camps are taught and supported by GPS staff and volunteers with backgrounds in education, food-growing and cooking.

Click here to learn more.

Check out this
special event!

The Green Plate Special Plant Sale is here!

Save the date! We are very excited to announce that we will be holding our first ever Plant Sale on Saturday, May 15 from 10 am to 4 pm at our garden.


We request all shoppers to select a 30-minute shopping slot before the plant sale begins to ensure safety of all. Click here to book your slot.


We will be selling a variety of edible plants including tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, herbs, and flowers such as marigold, sunflowers, cosmos, and more.


In 2020, we donated hundreds of plants to help families in our community grow their own food. When you purchase plants from us this year, you’ll help us donate even more plants to folks who need them. Plants for you are plants for your community!


(Send our Garden Manager, Annie, an email at annier@greenplatespecial.org you’d like to be a recipient of free plants)


"Thanks for the place to be ourselves without judgement

and teaching us how to feed our kids better food. We really appreciate all of you."

— Anonymous Parent, Teens As Parents Cooking Class —

(206) 602-6845
2115 25th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

On the corner of 25th Ave S and S. Walker, next to the 2100 Building

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