A Seattle non-profit

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 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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Fall Programs

October through December

Never a dull moment at Green Plate Special! During the academic year our garden and kitchen are packed with programs created in partnership with Seattle schools and nonprofits.

This fall we are excited to offer in-school off-site AND on-site programs with Madrona K-5, Orca K-8, and Washington Middle School. We are also working with Beacon Hill International through Invest In Youth, and have a couple of programs planned with Atlantic Street Center including our Teens As Parents Cooking Class.


Sixth Annual Garden Gala

Saturday September 21st

Beginning at 5pm, Tickets $100

Raise your paddle (and a glass) for local seed-to-table youth programs! Please join us in the garden for this cocktail-style event to enjoy fresh foods from our garden and kitchen and meet Green Plate Special youth ambassadors. Although guests will have the opportunity to meet and hear from our youth ambassadors throughout the evening, this is an adult fundraiser where alcohol is served and therefore guests must be 21+ years of age.



Check out this
special event!

Sixth Annual Garden Gala

Raise your paddle (and a glass) for local youth and their families! A cocktail-style event to enjoy fresh foods from our garden and kitchen and meet GPS youth.

September 21st, 2019  |  Beginning at 5pm

2115 25th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144


"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 —

Salsa Verde

Wednesday 3

Many of us find ourselves with more green tomatoes than we can handle this time of year! Salsa verde is one of GPS's favorite recipes for using up those unripened beauties.


Racial Equity at Work

Anti Racism At Work is a collaboration between two deeply experienced anti-racist organizers and educators. They also like to eat food and laugh at things that are funny.

Join Reagen Price and Judy Blair of Anti Racism at Work LLC for three useful workshops focusing on racial equity in the workplace.


(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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