Classes and Camps

Are you in 4th through 8th grade? Green Plate Special has after-school programs and summer camps for you! Join us for cooking classes and garden programs. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Our programs involve both cooking and gardening – you will plant and pick the things you cook!
  • Camps and classes take place on our property in Rainier Valley, on the corner of 25th Ave S and S Walker
  • You will need transportation to and from our garden in Rainier Valley. In some instances, transportation from school to the garden is provided.
  • Generous financial support is available. See below for our “Pay What you Can” policy.
  • GPS welcomes all youth regardless of race, color, national origin, immigration status, religion, disability or gender identity.

Questions? Please call 206.602.6845 or send an email to 


For Schools and Community Partners

School field trips, single sessions and community partner programs are also available. Contact us at: or 206-602-6845

Current Camps and Classes

Summer Camp 7: Digging Deep!

Program type: Monday-Friday
Dates: Aug 27, 2018 through Aug 31, 2018
Day of the week: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Full Cost: $400
Program Description

NOTE: CAMP FULL. To be added to the waitlist please email us at

Dream of being a chef or starting your own farm? What does it take to create a recipe and how do you decide what to grow on a farm? Follow your calling as you develop your own special culinary, garden, or farm art project. Of course, we’ll celebrate our accomplishments together at the end of the week with pizza from our wood-fired oven!

Click here to sign up online

Cooking Class Series for Odessa Brown Families

Program type: 6-Session Series
Dates: Oct 9, 2018 through Nov 13, 2018
Day of the week: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Full Cost: $10
Program Description

Knife Skills | Cooking Techniques | Around-The-World Recipes | Make Your Own Pizza

A series of 6 cooking classes for Odessa Brown Families at Green Plate Special.

  • Tuesday evenings
  • Youth 9-14 + with or without a parent or guarden

Arrival: 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Classes: 6:00 - 8:15 pm

Tuesday, October 9th
Tuesday, October 16th
Tuesday, October 23rd
Tuesday, October 30th
Tuesday, November 6th
Tuesday, November 13th

Cost: $10 per person for the full series of 6 classes

Each class we will explore the garden to connect the foods we grow to the foods we cook and eat.

Learn: safe knife skills – around-the-world recipes – cooking techniques

Focus on: Tasty & nutritious foods – balanced meals – easy & low-cost – seasonal – easy to find ingredients

Share: cooking – learning – a meal together

Take home: leftovers – recipes – spices!

Taught and supported by Green Plate Special staff and volunteers with backgrounds in education, food-growing and cooking.

Sign up separately for youth and adult

Click here to sign up online

Select a Camp or Class to Register

Odessa Brown Class Series (Odessa Brown Children's Clinic Families Only Please)

Student 1 Information

Student 2 Information (type "N/A" if not applicable)

Parent/Guardian Information

Contact Email

Transportation to Our Garden

Yes, I will arrangeNo, I am not able to arrange (please call Green Plate Special to discuss options: 206-602-6845)

Cooking Class Series Cost

Please select how many individuals will attend the class, and what the associated cost will be, below:

$10, one youth$20, one youth one parent/guardian$20, two youths$30, two youths one parent/guardianOther (We are happy to discuss your needs, please call 206-602-6845 or email:

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