This fall we are running brand new youth programs, improving on some of our existing grocery distribution services, and cooking up fresh content for the wider GPS community to enjoy online. To check out opportunities available for young folks visit our Classes + Camps page. If you have any questions, contact us HERe.

A Seattle non-profit

Celebrating 10 years of

growing together and gathering at the table!

We inspire and empower youth through growing, cooking, and sharing food.

We engage middle school students (4th-8th graders) through after-school and in-school programs, spring and summer camps, field trips, and evening cooking classes.

Our curriculum-based, pay-what-you-can programs progress from basic food knowledge to advanced gardening and cooking skills.

We enhance learning opportunities by interweaving food growing and cooking with academic subjects such as math, science, and history — practice baking skills while learning about the science of liquids and solids!

Our youth eat a snack or meal during programming and often to take home a sample of what we cook together, as well as vegetables we grow in the garden.

Explore Classes and Camps   Learn About Partnering with Us

We often work closely with partner organizations including nonprofits and schools, and customize our programs to integrate with our partners’ programs.

Check out Our Current Partners!



Digging In: 10-Year Virtual Fundraiser (Oct. 29th - Dec. 1st)

Adopt a chicken, purchase a baking kit, watch virtual cooking classes, and more!

Click here to visit Digging In

Just as our programs and services have changed to provide food support and safe education in the time of coronavirus, we thought it was time to spice up our fundraising too. In the past we raised funds in fall through our Garden Gala. This year, we want to invite everyone in the Green Plate Special community to our 10th anniversary virtual fundraiser: Digging In.

Symbolically adopt a GPS chicken, purchase a baking kit with ingredients from our garden and local businesses, watch a virtual cooking class starring our education director, read up on all the wild stuff we’ve been up to in the past couple seasons, and more - all from the comfort and safety of your home.

We hope you will continue to help us on this journey and join us for Digging In on October 29th to get the (socially distanced) party started!


When faced with the coronavirus pandemic, we pressed forward with our small team to find new ways to listen to and serve youth. With feedback from families and partnering nonprofits we sought different ways to give members of our community access to meals, education, and joyful activities. As a result, our kitchen classroom has become a grocery distribution center, preparing grocery bags and ready-to-eat food for local families. The teaching garden has changed its focus, now maximizing growth to provide fresh produce for grocery distribution.

We are also offering a new wave of youth educational programs! On Wednesdays we have a semi-structured learning opportunity for youth and alumni to volunteer in the garden, on Fridays we’re releasing online cooking classes that pair perfectly with our Friends of the Children grocery bags, and we have after-school open garden hours on Mondays and Thursdays from 3pm to 5pm.

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All green Plate Special in-person events are currently on hold due to quarantine. Please check back in the future for event information.


"Thanks for the place to be ourselves without judgement

and teaching us how to feed our kids better food. We really appreciate all of you."

— Anonymous Parent, Teens As Parents Cooking Class —

Rainier Scholar Interns - Fall 2020

Friday 5

Information about our Rainier Scholar interns this season, including what they worked on and their bios!


Block Corporate Salmon

A webinar with Community Alliance for Global Justice

Wednesday, September 23rd, 6pm-7:30pm

CAGJ's Rise Up! Summer School as well as Uprooted and Rising organizers this month when we co-present our campaigns to stop GE salmon, and uplift all of the incredible work being done around the country by Tribes to build indigenous Food Sovereignty.


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