Community Programs at GRuB

Cultivating Community: Learn, Lead & Thrive

Our programs seek to support members of our community in gaining resources, building relationships, and growing good food together. In the context of each of our community programs, the GRuB community offers trainings, mentorship, and opportunities to gather and learn together.  We seek to support people in learning practices and communication tools to connect across differences in meaningful and empowering ways that work towards food justice and food sovereignty.

The Growing Home Collective for Black Community Members

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Veterans Program

GRuB empowers veterans to continue serving their community as partners, builders & farmers in our GRuB Garden Project and Veteran Programming. Through our Veteran Programming, we seek to create a non-confrontational environment where veterans work shoulder to shoulder immersed in the healing nature of the outdoors, agriculture, and dirt work.

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GRuB Garden Project

Each spring, GRuB partners with veterans, individuals, families, and organizations to build backyard vegetable gardens. We work throughout Thurston County, and into Mason, Pierce, and other counties, to provide the public with access to the knowledge and resources needed to grow fresh, healthy, and culturally appropriate foods. The GGP offers gardens, vegetable seeds, plant starts, cover crop mix, and our extensive gardening workshop series, and encourages connections within the greater gardening community.

GRuB Garden Project

Growing Home Collective

GRuB’s Growing Home Collective uplifts the leadership and voices of Black people, many of whom are still experiencing the impacts of the legacy of American oppression and slavery. Our goal is to amplify sacred space for black people to rest, relax, and build resilient community together.

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Support for Educators

Supporting Innovation in Education: GRuB’s powerful youth & community development programs have directly benefitted folks in Thurston County for years. Now, we  provide coaching & training, what we call “pollination", to support communities that wish to develop their own GRuB-like programs.

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Volunteer with GRuB!

Join the GRuB hive! Our good work starts with community members like you! We welcome volunteer support from individuals, service clubs & business-sponsored service days. There are lots of ways to contribute to GRuB’s mission as a volunteer, from one-time drop-in work on the farm to ongoing capacity-building projects like data entry or landscaping support. Come discover how your gifts of time & talent can help GRuB continue to grow!

Volunteering at GRuB