GRuB Blog

January 26, 2024

Honoring Cal Brooks

A post honoring Cal Brooks, a longtime super volunteer at GRuB

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November 15, 2023

The Power of Partnership: An Inside Look at Our Work with CIELO

A look into GRuB's newer partner CIELO, their work, and our collaboration!

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November 6, 2023

Give Local Begins!

Give Local begins! Donate now through Nov 18!

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November 5, 2023

GroundED and "Project Blue"

GRuB's youth program GroundED build and maintain perennial prairie mounds!

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November 5, 2023

Community Among Veteran Farmers and Beekeepers

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September 15, 2023

Heartfelt thanks to all of those who attended our Harvest Soirée!

Check out some photos from the event!

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September 1, 2023

GRuB Garden Recipient Spotlight: Alicia

Read about one of the recipients of GRuB's backyard gardens.

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August 30, 2023

Meet four dedicated members of our Board of Directors.

Get to know the friendly faces on GRuB's board of directors!

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August 6, 2023

Saying Goodbye to Tara

Tara has GRuBuated!

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August 4, 2023

Long-standing members of our Board of Directors!

Meet four more members of our Board of Directors!

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July 28, 2023

GRuB's Juneteenth Celebration Recap

We had a blast celebrating Juneteenth this year! Read about what we did!

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July 7, 2023

GRuB's Shepherd Project Summer Solstice Celebration

Read about the summer solstice celebration at the Orting Veteran's Farm!

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May 8, 2023

New additions to our Board of Directors

Meet three new additions to our Board of Directors!

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May 4, 2023

Camas: The Beauty of Reciprocity

Camas prairies teach us about reciprocity. 💜

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March 2, 2023

Welcome new folks to the GRuB team!

Welcome these new folks to the team!

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February 14, 2023

Black History Month: Rebecca and Alexander Howard

Learn about Black food entrepreneurs from Olympia's history: the Howards!

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February 8, 2023

Staff appreciations: Youth Programs Team

Learn about the special gifts the folks in our Youth Programs Team share.

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February 8, 2023

Staff Appreciations: Wild Foods & Medicines Team

Our WFM Team has many special gifts; read about them here!

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February 8, 2023

Staff Appreciations: Community Food Programs Team

Read about the folks in our Community Food Programs & their strengths.

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February 8, 2023

Staff Appreciations: Outreach, Administration & Facilities

Read about the people and plants that work to keep GRuB growing strong!

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December 6, 2022

Honoring Lynn Valentine

Read about Lynn Valentine, a beloved GRuB volunteer whose memory we honor.

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November 17, 2022

Wild Foods & Medicines spotlight: Shawna Zierdt

Shawna is an inspiring teacher and lover of plants. Read her story here!

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November 16, 2022

Meet Cal Brooks, Volunteer Extraordinaire!

Cal is a big help on the farm and a welcome, friendly face!

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November 4, 2022

Veteran spotlight: Alan and Beverly Woods

Alan and Beverly are dedicated to helping bees. Read their sweet story!

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November 3, 2022

Plant of the Month: Wild Rosehips

Learn how to bring the beauty and medicine of wild rose into your life.

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November 1, 2022

Youth Program spotlight: Lia

Lia shares in her own words how GRuB helped her grow and flourish.

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September 27, 2022

Plant of the Month: Dandelion!

Learn more about this underappreciated and powerfully medicinal plant!

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September 23, 2022

Thank you for a fabulous Harvest Soirée!

Recap of our first in-person Soirée since COVID-19, right on the GRuB Farm!

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September 20, 2022

Blackberry Shrub: The Signature Drink from Harvest Soirée!

Make this delicious infused drink at home using fresh blackberries.

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July 19, 2022

Welcome Yaya and Emma to our Wild Foods and Medicines Team!

Our Wild Foods and Medicines team is expanding!

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July 19, 2022

Red Huckleberry

During berry season, one of our favorite edibles is the bright huckleberry.

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May 20, 2022

Statement of Solidarity with Buffalo, NY Community

We stand in solidarity with Buffalo, NY.

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May 17, 2022

Welcome Back to GRuB and Volunteering

Welcoming you back on Mondays from 3-6p for a new weekly GRuB activity!

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April 22, 2022

GRuB Climate Priorities & Practices 

GRuB Climate Priorities & Practices 

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April 13, 2022

Wild Spring Greens

Delicious wild springtime edibles!

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March 1, 2022

Meet Our 2021 Wild Foods and Medicines Interns

Our four outstanding program interns are working to make a difference.

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January 27, 2022

Farewell Heather

Our incomparable Farm Manager, Heather Rudich is "GRuBuating"!

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November 24, 2021

Fall Appeal 2021

Our Fall Appeal for 2021!

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November 23, 2021

GRuB Matters: stories from our community

More powerful than numbers are personal stories about GRuB's impact.

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October 29, 2021

GRuB-Bee News

Woods Bees and GRuB have partnered to create a beekeeping program.

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October 29, 2021

Plant of the Month: Cranberry

Cranberries are the jewels of coastal and mountain bogs.

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October 29, 2021

Partner Highlight Chef Khurshida & ASHHO

Every week this winter, our friends at ASHHO will cater BOGO meals.

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September 28, 2021

Soirée 2021 Thank You!

Thank you for helping us GROW!

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September 28, 2021

GRuB’s board recently signed on to two policy letters

GRuB’s board recently signed on to two policy letters

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September 13, 2021

GRuB Health Guidelines, Updated 6/6/2023

A summary of GRuB’s Health Guidelines

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August 25, 2021

Equity Update

Here's a window into our equity journey in 2021.

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August 25, 2021

Sunflower Community Solar Project

GRuB is excited to participate in the Sunflower Community Solar Project!

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August 10, 2021

Plant of the Month: Salal

Salal teaches us about endurance!

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July 7, 2021

July Gardening Tips Copy

July is a splendid month for your garden!

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June 7, 2021

June Gardening Tips

June is a splendid month for your garden!

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June 4, 2021

Plant of the Month: Fireweed

Fireweed teaches us about restoration!

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May 3, 2021

Welcoming New Faces!

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May 3, 2021

Plant of the Month: Hemlock

Hemlock teaches us about humility!

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May 2, 2021

May Gardening Tips

May is a splendid month for your garden!

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April 8, 2021

Solidarity Statement in Response to Anti-Asian and Pacific Islander Violence

Solidarity statement in response to anti-Asian & Pacific Islander violence.

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April 3, 2021

Gardening Tips April

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April 1, 2021

Plant of the Month: Big Leaf Maple

Learn about the wonders of bigleaf maple!

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March 3, 2021

GRuB Signs Racial Justice Letter from Thurston County Nonprofits

GRuB signs a letter calling for racial equity in our community.

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March 2, 2021

Plant of the Month: Nettle

Nettle reminds us to build our inner strength!

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March 1, 2021

March Gardening Tips

Time to think about Pruning, Planting, and Pest Control for spring!

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February 5, 2021

February Garden Tips

The end of February is the best time to start preparations for spring!

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February 3, 2021

Plant of the Month: Willow

Buds swell and silvery pussy willows remind us that spring is nearly here. 

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January 27, 2021

A Deeper Look at our Winter Newsletter Poets

Poets from our community share their stories and words!

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January 25, 2021

Some GRuBby Recipes for this Winter Season!

Delicious winter recipes to keep you nourished this season!

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January 22, 2021

A Deeper Look at our Winter Newsletter Artists

Artists from our community share their stories and art!

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January 22, 2021

GRuB Team Spotlight! Randy Pratt & Jennah Kemp

Meet some our team, who help GRuB GROW!

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January 20, 2021

GRuB News: A Look Back at 2020 and a Sneak Peak of 2021!

Winter stories from our Winter Newsletter!

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January 11, 2021

Plant of the Month: Cottonwood

People receive many gifts from cottonwood including wood and medicine.

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January 6, 2021

Volunteer Opportunities

Take a look at upcoming volunteer opportunities at GRuB!

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January 5, 2021

January Garden Tips

We can't harvest many vegetables through this month, but we can still grow!

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December 5, 2020

Garden Tips: December

December can be a quiet month in the garden, but there's still plenty to do

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December 3, 2020

Plant of the Month: Evergreen Conifers

Evergreen reminds us that we can survive this cold season!

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November 30, 2020

Healing with Wild Foods and Medicines

Learn about the generosity of our Wild Foods and Medicines Program!

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November 29, 2020

Giving Opportunities for 2020

You still have time to donate to your favorite organizations!

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November 16, 2020

Our Nurturing Garden Programs

Learn about the ways in which our Garden Programs nurture our community!

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November 13, 2020

Fall Appeal 2020

Our Fall Appeal for 2020!

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November 9, 2020

Youth Programs: Building Resilience & Leadership

Learn about resilience in our Youth Programs!

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November 2, 2020

Reflections on Reciprocity for Veteran's Day

Learn about reciprocity in our Volunteer Programs!

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November 2, 2020

Plant of the Month: Doug fir

Learn from Doug fir about how to adapt to changing environments!

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November 2, 2020

Annual GRuBkin Fundraiser: Pumpkin Bread

This year we are making Pumpkin Bread for our bake sale fundraiser!

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October 31, 2020

What to Plant - November

You can still grow a lot of different plants inside this time of year!

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October 23, 2020

Hummingbird Community Solar Project

Learn about GRuB's collaboration with Hummingbird Community Solar Project!

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October 2, 2020

Putting Down Roots on the Farm with Tier 1 Youth 

Learn about our youth Tier groups!

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October 1, 2020

Plant of the Month: Hawthorn

Hawthorn is medicine for the heart!

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September 30, 2020

You Are Invited: Join GRuB's Sustaining Circle!

Join our Sustaining Circle! 

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September 19, 2020

Soirée 2020 Thank You To Guests & Donors

Soirée went beyond our wildest expectations! Thank you for helping us GROW!

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September 7, 2020

Canoe Journey Herbalists

Canoe Journey Herbalists connects community with herbal medicine.

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September 6, 2020

Cal and the Chicken Coop

Learn about our super volunteer Cal and his lovely chicken coop project!

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September 5, 2020

Honor a Vet in Your Life

Give a gift today to honor a veteran or active service member!

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August 23, 2020

Summer 2020 Print Newsletter

Our beautiful summer print newsletter, digitized!

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August 22, 2020

GRuB's Equity Journey

We strive to be an anti-oppressive, liberatory organization

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August 18, 2020

Plant of the Month: Camas

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July 20, 2020

July 2020 GRuB Org Update

Update on current opportunities and happenings at GRuB

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July 20, 2020

Plant of the Month: Mint

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June 14, 2020

Meet Jane Lawson: Making a Home for GRuB

Meet GRuB Sustainer Jane Lawson and read about her BIG contribution to GRuB

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June 13, 2020

GRuB's Going Solar!

GRuB is proud to partner with the Hummingbird Community Solar Project!

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June 12, 2020

Get or Give a GRuBby Garden! 

Learn how to give or receive a backyard container garden!

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June 12, 2020

GRuB’s Backyard Garden Building Model 

We're sharing resources with our backyard garden building peers!

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June 8, 2020

Jacinto Dyson (1993-2020)

We lost a member of the community last month.

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June 6, 2020

Plant of the Month: Salmonberry

Read about how salmonberry nourishes our human and non-human communities.

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