GRuB Blog

Plant of the Month: Evergreen Conifers

Evergreen reminds us that we can survive this cold season!

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Healing with Wild Foods and Medicines

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

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Giving Opportunities for 2020

You still have time to donate to your favorite organizations!

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Our Nurturing Garden Programs

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

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Fall Appeal 2020

Our Fall Appeal for 2020!

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Youth Programs: Building Resilience & Leadership

Learn about resilience in our Youth Programs!

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Reflections on Reciprocity for Veteran's Day

Learn about reciprocity in our Volunteer Programs!

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Plant of the Month: Doug fir

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

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Annual GRuBkin Fundraiser: Pumpkin Bread

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

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What to Plant - November

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

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Hummingbird Community Solar Project

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

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GRuB seeks board members to begin in January 2021

Here's your chance to join the GRuBby Board!!

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Putting Down Roots on the Farm with Tier 1 Youth 

Learn about our youth Tier groups!

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Plant of the Month: Hawthorne

Hawthorne is medicine for the heart!

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You Are Invited: Join GRuB's Sustaining Circle!

Join our Sustaining Circle! 

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Soirée 2020 Thank You To Guests & Donors

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

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Today's Harvest Soirée: Live Links & More!

Important information for you to have a spectacular experience

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Canoe Journey Herbalists

Canoe Journey Herbalists connects community with herbal medicine.

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Cal and the Chicken Coop

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

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Honor a Vet in Your Life

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

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Buy One, Give One Meals for 2020 Virtual Harvest Soirée

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GRuB's Equity Journey

We strive to be an anti-oppressive, liberatory organization

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Plant of the Month: Camas

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July 2020 GRuB Org Update

Update on current opportunities and happenings at GRuB

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Plant of the Month: Mint

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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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GRuB's Going Solar!

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

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Get or Give a GRuBby Garden! 

Learn how to give or receive a backyard container garden!

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GRuB’s Backyard Garden Building Model 

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

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Jacinto Dyson (1993-2020)

We lost a member of the community last month.

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Plant of the Month: Salmonberry

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

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GRuB Solidarity Statement

Addressing food justice requires taking an active stance for racial justice

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Lettuce Build Gardens, Lettuce Support Community

Help us gift 150 gardens to households with scarce financial resources

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Victory Gardens: What’s in a Name? 

Join the conversation on renaming GRuB's "Victory Garden" programs.

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Plant of the Month: Plantain

May's Plant-of-the-Month is a common "weed" packed with powerful medicine!

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Wild Foods and Medicine Updates

Fun and exciting trainings and events to look forward to this year

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Meet Melissa Davis: Cooking Up Community at GRuB

Meet Melissa Davis: GRuB Guest Chef and member of our Sustaining Circle

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Lettuce Build Gardens!

We are rethinking our annual build-a-thon to build more gardens than ever!

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GRuB Update to Community

Read about how GRuB is adapting to share our resources more than ever!

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Herbal Support during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Learn how to support your health and immune systems naturally

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GRuB seeding abundance during Stay-at-Home

A letter from our ED on GRuB's evolving plans for action in 2020

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Update to the GRuB Community: How to Reach Us

How to reach us while we are closed to the public

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Coronavirus Response at GRuB

How we can best support the community at this time

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Meet Steve Byers: a GRuB Sustainer

Read about why Steve connects with and supports GRuB's work!

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Cultural Ecosystems on GRuB's Nature Trail

Read about Cultural Ecosystems and how it's used on GRuB's Nature Trail

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Plant of the Month: Oregon Grape

Read about the Oregon Grape and its many uses as food, medicine, and dyes.

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Plant of the Month: Red Alder - The Community Builder

The January 2020 Plant of the Month is Red Alder - the Community Builder

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United Way of Thurston County

We're grateful for our partnership with the United Way of Thurston County!

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Growing Leaders: Teresa Knotwell

Meet a Victory Gardener who became a GRuB Board Member

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Plant-of-the-Month: Douglas Fir

The most common tree in the Pacific Northwest, it offers us many gifts.

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Disabled Veterans National Foundation

3.8 million veterans have a service-connected disability

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Patagonia Action Works

Your financial gift to GRuB matched by Patagonia through 12/31/2019

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Help Us Grow in 2020

Your financial gifts are precious to us.

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Learn What's Growing at GRuB!

Keep GRuB Growing Next Year!

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Cultivating Veterans

With roots on the Victory Farm, veterans are thriving.

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Growing Leaders: Meet Al!

A GRuB volunteer who wears many hats

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Kim's GRuBuating!

After nurturing GRuB for 23 years, she's transitioning to new callings.

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Dandelion–An Autumn Reflection

Musings, medicine & recipes from Elise Krohn

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Give Local & Support GRuB

Donate to GRuB via the Community Foundation's annual fundraising campaign

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GRuBkin Pies!

Order your GRuB-grown pumpkin pie by 11/22/19

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Fall in Love with KinderGarden in the Garden!

A special program for children ages 2-6 years, especially babies of color

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The Mayday Foundation Partners with GRuB!

learn about how fresh, local food supports families coping with cancer!

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Seeking Volunteer Help for Soirée!

There are numerous ways to lend a helping hand at the GRuB Soirée

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Plant of the Month: Wild Strawberry

Learn about Wild Strawberry from Elise Krohn

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GroundED Spring Report

Learn about our successful implementation of the GroundED program!

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Our 2018 Annual Report!

Celebrating two decades serving our communities' youth!

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Request for Proposals - Fundraising Gala Leadership

We're looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

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Plant of the Month: Yarrow

Learn about the versatile healing properties of 'Warrior Medicine'

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Volunteer Orientation & More!

Volunteer orientation, drop-in hours, and upcoming ice cream party!

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Traditional Plants Program Coordinator, Mariana Harvey

Welcome our new staff member, Mariana Harvey!

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Fall 2019 GroundED Program

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall, 2019 GroundED cohort!

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Market Stand Now Open!

Open every Wednesday from 3-6PM

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Saying Goodbye to GRuBuation

Saying hello to Tend, Gather & Grow

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Plant of the Month: Wild Rose

Read about Wild Rose from Elise Krohn, Traditional Plants Program Director

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Spend Your Summer at GRuB!

Open to youth & young adults who have not earned their GED or HS diploma

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The GRuB Institute is Coming!

Learn about GRuB's program so you can adapt it to your community

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GRuB & GRAVITY Launch GroundED, a GED Gateway

A new partnership for youth working on their high school equivalency

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May There Be Gardens - 5/4/2019

Celebrate the end of our garden-buidling season with a shared meal!

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Stay Woke Rally - 3/18/2019

Join us for an inspiring evening with civil rights legend Dolores Huerta!

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Release the Bees! Event 4/13/2019

Please join us for a day of garden-building, socializing, and bee-happiness

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Pancake Breakfast Benefit for GRuB's Victory Farm! 3/10/2019

Come eat some food so we can grow some more!

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"Sustainable" the Movie

Join us Thursday, February 28, from 6:30-8:30 for a showing of this movie.

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Farm Drop-In Volunteer Hours

Get your hands dirty and help out at the GRuB farm!

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Families on the Farm

Families can drop in for fun garden-based activities and more.‍

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Announcing Our New Executive Director!

We're pleased to announce that Deb Crockett joins our team in May.

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New GroundED Program Coming In March!

GRuB & Gravity are offering youth a comprehensive educational opportunity.

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Everyone's Welcome, Nobody's Perfect, & Anything's Possible

Tara Blue, Army Vet & TESC grad, reflects on her 2018 GRuB Internship

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Plant of the Month: Cedar

Read about Cedar from Elise Krohn, Traditional Plants Program Director

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Internships Galore

Eight GRuB internships currently available!

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Registration is Open for Tend, Gather, & Grow Teacher Trainings!

Don't miss the early bird registration discounts!

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Apply for a Free Victory Garden!

Deadline to apply for a free garden is January 31, 2019

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Give Local

Donate through Give Local from 10/31-11/20 & your donation will go further!

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Update on the GRuB-in-the-Schools Initiative

Eight years after a high school principal approached us with a challenge...

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GRuBkin Pie Sale & Open House

We're having a Fall Pie Fundraiser!

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Our Beloved David Dec

David was an invaluable member of our community. We will miss him deeply.

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It's Time for Someone Else to Take the Reins

Katie Rains is stepping aside to make space for new leadership at GRuB!

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It's Berry Season

Read on to learn about wild berry medicine, complete with recipes!

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Non-Profit of the Year Award

Thurston Economic Development Council honors GRuB in 2018

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Empower a New Generation of Leaders in Your Community

Join us for our 3-day GRuB Institute taking place May 16-18, 2018

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GRuB School Summer Program Applications Due May 1st

We are now accepting applications for our 2018 summer program

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