we are moving in 2014!

17 Apr

There’s been talk, but we are making it official…

Green Plate Special has a new permanent home in 2014

Thanks To….

The Mark and Susan Torrance Foundation for generously funding the garden and for their vision and belief in the importance of garden to table education

Thistledown LLC for providing a beautiful property to Green Plate Special, as our permanent home

New Digs...yes it's a pun

New Digs…yes it’s a pun


2115 25th Avenue South, just behind our friends and program partners, Treehouse for Kids (seems we like corner lots)

corner of 25th Ave S & S Walker

corner of 25th Ave S & S Walker

2013 is our third and final year at the corner of Martin Luther King & East Union, the property we love so much! As of December 31st, 2013 we will have the last bulb removed from our old location and the garlic (hopefully) in the ground at our new location

planting peas on President's Day

planting peas on President’s Day

The Garden comes first….Kitchen classroom is second -we need to raise capital funds for this, but we already have a building to work with! Your support is crucial! CLICK THE DONATE BUTTON TO YOUR RIGHT -right now :)

lovin' the kitchen

lovin’ the kitchen

Our current garden grew organically for 3 years with character, warmth and energy thanks to…our youth and volunteers who created it & from the community who supported and protected it

Our NEW GARDEN (and future kitchen classroom) will be a beautiful and sustainable teaching garden and urban “farm”

What will be the same?

Youth and neighborhood outreach and relationship building

Students experimenting and adding to the garden canvas

In-school, after school, summer programming

Rich and diverse curriculum based programs; tons of fun!

The current covered shelter will move with us

first carrots of 2013!

first carrots of 2013!

What will be different?

Big-beautiful shed & greenhouse

Bees, chickens, outdoor wood burning oven

Covered and uncovered gathering spaces, a “tranquil space” with benches and sundial

Bird baths, fruit trees, more raised beds and vertical growing opportunities

Lights, irrigation and a kitchen classroom for year-round programming


mixed age and starting fresh

mixed age and starting fresh


Teal Design the landscape design firm and GC for our garden

Environmental Works kitchen classroom architects, designers and permitting wizards

Madrona Company 3 year lease at our current location and the opportunity to get a great start on our mission

Treehouse for Kids helping us connect and create this new relationship. We are looking forward to FANTASTIC results!

Wood Stone Corporation for their generous donation of the wood burning oven


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