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, […]

Meet Our Youth Interns!

26 Jul

  CHARLES DIRKSEN, 7th grade, Washington Middle School My name is Charles, I’m 13 and I’m a intern at green plate special. The reason I became a intern at green plate special was because I wanted to practice having a job and learn how to be responsible and all the skills for my future. I […]

Meet Our Summer Interns: Anapurl

17 Jul

With a passion for food, health education and the outdoors, Anapurl helped to found her High School’s first garden club, working with local organic farmers to learn about urban farming and practice planting beds in her school’s yard space. All of their garden’s produce was donated to various homeless shelters around Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Anapurl […]

Meet Our Summer Interns: Abby

30 Jun

Abby is passionate about science, service and food! Cooking and eating healthy meals has always been a big part of her life.  Abby is about to enter her final year at University of San Diego where she is pursuing a BA in Biology and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. She plans to go on to […]

Thanks to Volunteers from Symetra!

28 Jun

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to volunteers from Symetra who came to help prepare the garden for our summer full of youth camps. Symetra volunteers have visited the Green Plate Special garden each summer for several years and we’re grateful for their continuing support!