From Soup to Sushi

5 Mar

Our Washington Middle School after-school program is in full swing and we’re having a blase getting to know these lively 6-8th graders. This group splits their time between the garden at Washington Middle School and the garden and kitchen at Green Plate Special. On their most recent visit to Green Plate Special, after visiting the baby […]

Green Plate Special on EcoConsumer on KOMO

23 Feb

This week KOMO and Tom Watson hosted our Program Educator, Maia, and one of our participants and interns, Téa, on their EcoConsumer public outreach program. We were honored to have the chance to share our mission!

Washington Middle School is back at GPS!

12 Feb

Washington Middle School youth and GPS are together again to kick off the early spring session of our after-school program! This group includes both returning students and students new to our programs. We have all enjoyed getting to know one another and checking out the garden we helped to create on the grounds of Washington Middle […]

Our New Brood! Chicks Arrive at GPS

1 Feb

Last week we welcomed a new brood of baby chicks to the Green Plate Special coop. With the help and advice of Portage Bay Grange, we are now happily housing 16 fuzzy new friends. With 10 different breeds of hens in our yard we expect a rainbow of eggs in our omelets this year. They […]

Handmade Soap for Mary’s Place

16 Jan

To honor and celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Green Plate Special hosted a youth-driven soap-making party! Their hand-crafted soaps made from herbs, essences and flowers (yes we still have pansies in the garden!) will be gifted to families currently receiving shelter and support at Mary’s Place. Mary’s Place is a nonprofit that empowers […]

Reflecting on Fall with Washington Middle School

26 Dec

We wrapped up our final sessions with Washington Middle School just before our youth headed off on winter break. In our final session at the Washington Middle School garden we spent time reflecting on the season and started planning for spring. Youth wrote letters to the youth who will be joining us in our spring […]

Field Trip Frenzy!

27 Nov

This past month GPS has been host to several awesome field trips! From fava beans to dumplings, we’re so excited about the learning and enthusiasm that have been part of our fall programs, both with Madrona K-8 and Washington Middle School. Madrona’s 4th grade class came for a 3 ½ hour field trip, providing ample […]

Fall Programs are in Full Swing!

25 Oct

We kept busy here at GPS last week with three different programs! We started off with our first session of the fall at Madrona with the 4th and 5th grade classes. Students jumped right into chowing down on the last of their school garden’s kale, swiss chard, basil, and carrots. Indoors, students learned about the […]

Thank You For a Great Garden Gala

21 Sep

All of us here at Green Plate Special would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out last Friday evening for our fourth annual Garden Gala! This year marked our biggest turnout and support yet. We couldn’t have done it without our 22 wonderful volunteers and 12 youth ambassadors and their […]

Meet Our Summer Interns: Barbara

8 Aug

Barbara Sykes is a recent Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (2014-2016) who served as a health educator and youth development/empowerment specialist in Ghana, West Africa for 26 months. Prior to her adventure in Ghana, Barbara was with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She has always have had a passion for wellness, […]