After much deliberation and with a heavy heart, we have decided to cancel all Green Plate Special summer camps for 2020. 

  we have temporarily transformed our space into a community kitchen and grocery distribution site, providing services to families experiencing food insecurity through partnerships with other local nonprofits. We anticipate youth programs to return this fall. For questions, contact us here

A Seattle non-profit

Celebrating 10 years of

growing together and gathering at the table!

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

We engage middle school students (4th-8th graders) 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.

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

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Planting the Seed:

10 Months of Giving

This year Green Plate Special is looking back on 10 years of seed-to-table youth programming! Join us March through May as we envision the next 10 years of pay-what-you-can gardening and cooking programs by signing up for 10 months of giving. Plant the seed that will grow into camp or class scholarships for youth and new programs and partnerships with local nonprofits and Title 1 schools.

Carrot Level: $10 a month for 10 months - This level supports sending 4 students to Green Plate Special for a field trip! You will receive a commemorative 10-year enamel pin (delivered in June)

Beet Level:$100 a month for 10 months - This level supports the stipends for all 8 of our Urban Foodways Interns during the summer! You will receive a Green Plate Special cookbook (fresh off the press this fall) plus a commemorative 10-year enamel pin (delivered in June)

Tomato Level:$475 a month for 10 months - This level supports full scholarships to our summer camps for 10 youth! You will receive an invitation to a GPS wood-fired pizza party in the garden for you and a guest, plus a commemorative 10-year enamel pin (delivered in June) and Green Plate Special cookbook (fresh off the press this fall)

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Spring Break Camp and all seven Summer Camps are now open for registration. :O

Seed-to-table camp experiences for youth grades 4th - 8th! Learn exciting recipes, knife skills, and cooking techniques. Plant seeds, learn about the earth, and explore the Green Plate Special garden. Befriend our chickens and collect their eggs. Make your own pizza and create food-inspired art projects. Leave with your leftovers every day!



Check out this
special event!

Spring Garden Gathering

Saturday, April 25th 2020
11:00Am to 3:00pm

The Spring Garden Gathering is an all-ages, FREE event to connect with neighbors and other members of the GPS community over seasonal arts and crafts, chicken time, preparing the garden for summer's bounty, and tasty treats made with GPS produce!


"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 —

Climate Depression: Confronting Eco-Anxiety In the Age of Crisis

Friday, February 28th, 7pm-9pm at PACCAR Theater

Cost: $5 (free with Pacific Science Center membership)

As our climate crisis grows, new research shows that ecological loss is taking a huge emotional toll. Terms like “eco-grief,” “climate depression” and “pre-traumatic stress” are becoming increasingly common. Meanwhile, frontline communities—particularly poor and historically marginalized groups—are experiencing the brunt of climate disruption and suffering from significant mental health impacts.

In this talk, Dr. Jennifer Atkinson discusses the emotional dimensions of our climate crisis and share strategies for addressing grief and anxiety over environmental loss without retreating into despair.


(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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