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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Quarantine Programs

Green Plate Special has adapted to meet these challenging times and support our community.

We are creating digital and print educational content, so families can enjoy Green Plate Special programs from the comfort and safety of their home. Our kitchen classroom has become a grocery distribution center, preparing grocery bags for local families through partnerships with organizations like Atlantic Street Center, the Seattle Indian Health Board, Friends of the Children, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, and more. Our teaching garden has changed its focus, now maximizing growth to provide fresh produce for our community.

Questions? Please call 206-602-6845 or send an email to

Critical Support Fund

Thank you for your generosity. Our mission will never change, but the way we're taking action looks a little different right now! Our mission is to inspire and empower youth through growing, cooking, and sharing food - we're just putting a little extra emphasis on "share" during these tough times. Our goal is to raise $200,000 to continue supporting our community.

We can't do this work without you! From all the educators, coordinators, families, volunteers and young people of the greater Green Plate Special community... Thank you so, so much!

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In-Person Events Currently on hold

All green Plate Special in-person events are currently on hold due to quarantine. Please check back in the future for event information.


"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 —

Black Lives Matter: Organizations to support

Thursday 4

The organizations listed in this post are engaging with work directly related to the Black Lives Matter movement; police brutality; current protests; and the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, and so many more. Please consider making a contribution to at least one, if not more, of these places.


Block Corporate Salmon

A webinar with Community Alliance for Global Justice

Wednesday, September 23rd, 6pm-7:30pm

CAGJ's Rise Up! Summer School as well as Uprooted and Rising organizers this month when we co-present our campaigns to stop GE salmon, and uplift all of the incredible work being done around the country by Tribes to build indigenous Food Sovereignty.


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Seattle, WA 98144

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