Newsletter Fall 2017

16 Oct

Thanks for Supporting our 2017 Garden Gala!

This was our 4th annual fundraiser and we were BLOWN AWAY by the support and passion our community exhibited! Although we anticipated greater numbers than last year, we did not (as you could see by the lines down the street) anticipate this amazing groundswell of attendance and support!

We had a goal this year of raising $75k. With the generosity of our community, and their belief in the Green Plate Special mission and the vision we share of a healthier community and environment, we far surpassed our goal! Together with our guests, Board of Directors and our sponsors, PCC Community Markets, Stoel Rives LLP and Caffe Vita, we raised $125,000 in support of Green Plate Special’s gardening and cooking programs!

Read More about our Garden Gala

Dumplings, Ladybugs, and Blue Pizza this Summer at GPS

We rounded out the summer with 7 weeks of fun-filled camps! Youth participated in all parts GPS, from collecting chicken eggs (sometimes as many as 15 in one day!), to tending the garden, art projects, and sharing delicious lunches that we cooked together in teams. We couldn’t have done it without the incredible energy and talents of our interns Alec, Emily, and Alanna.

Read More about our Summer

Gearing up for a Busy Fall

With lots more produce to harvest and preserve, we’re gearing up for our exciting programs this fall, starting with a field trip with SAAS’s 6th grade this Friday. Next week, we’ll be starting up our after-school program with Washington Middle School. We’ll also be continuing our partnership with Madrona, leading sessions in the garden with their 4th and 5th grade classes, and expanding to include their 3rd grade classes as well. It’s sure to be a busy and productive fall season!


Follow Along on Instagram and Facebook

We’ve been sharing a lot of photos from our camps, school programs, events and daily GPS life on our Instagram and Facebook. We would love to share our days with you and hear about your gardens and cooking adventures too!