Celebrating the Success of our Garden Gala

3 Oct

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. […]

Meet our Youth Interns: Téa

11 Aug

My name is Téa and I was born and raised in Seattle Washington. I enjoy traveling, listening to music, writing books and reading them too, having written over 50 books so-far. I am an honor roll graduate of Washington Middle School. My work history includes 3 years of internships with Green Plate Special. I loves […]

Meet our Youth Interns: Sarah

9 Aug

Sarah is 14 and going into 9th grade at Garfield. Originally from San Diego, CA she moved to Seattle in 2014 and she has found that she likes the rain and trees better than the beach. Sarah’s favorite vegetables are beets. She loves to cook and her favorite dish to make is Pad Thai. Sarah’s […]

Meet our Youth Interns: Sydney

7 Aug

Hi! My name is Sydney and I am a youth intern at GPS this year! You might be wondering what inspired me to apply for this new internship. Well, you’re in luck! I wanted to join GPS because I thought it would be a fun learning opportunity. Not only will this teach me and my […]

Meet our Youth Interns: Sorchia

5 Aug

Hello, I am Sorchia. I am 12 years old and love to cook as well as garden. I am so excited to be working with Green Plate Special this summer. I cannot wait to learn all about farming, buying and selling, and small businesses. I am so thankful for this opportunity and for all that […]

Meet our Youth Interns: Blue

2 Aug

My name is Blue. I applied to be a Green Plate Special intern because I wanted to feel responsible and I thought it would be a cool new opportunity for me. My favorite vegetable is either bok choy or green beans. My favorite colour is green and I enjoy reading, listening to music, and playing […]

Meet our 2017 Summer Program Interns

30 Jul

Alanna is a student from the University of Arizona studying public health. This is Alanna’s first time in Seattle! After Alanna read the mission statement of GPS, she was ready to pack her bags. The work being done at GPS is very dear to Alanna’s heart. As an aspiring public health worker, she hopes to […]

Veggie Pizza and Iron Chef with Washington Middle School

15 May

This week, students learned about the science behind yeast and bread-making, and then made their own pizza dough to take home. Then, they stretched their dough, topped it with lots of veggies to choose from, and baked their own pizzas in the outdoor oven. Some new favorite toppings included swiss chard and spring onions, both […]

Sunny Afternoons with Washington Middle School

24 Apr

During this exceptionally rainy Seattle spring we’ve lucked out with some unexpected sunny afternoons perfect for getting outside, having fun in the mud, and getting some planting done. Our HOST group from Washington Middle School are now experts at working together to transplant starts and plant seeds directly in beds. They including use rulers to measure, […]

Worms and Edible Flowers at Washington Middle School

21 Apr

We recently spent two full days at Washington Middle School exploring gardening with almost the entire 6th grade class. Our focus was on sustainability and stewardship. Together we talked about soil and compost, and did some planting! Students learned the difference between dirt and soil, and discussed the importance of composting. Then, they acted out […]