Pollinated Partners

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GRuB has a successful history of sharing our model and best practices with organizations and institutions throughout the U.S. and beyond. We call this work Pollination.

Below is information on the six programs in the region that we have partnered with most closely, or pollinated. They all offer GRuB-like programming to youth in their communities. If you are interested partnering with GRuB and learning what we can offer, click here.

  • Cultivating Roots is located in Aberdeen, WA and run by the Grays Harbor County Health Department. Cultivating Roots built a garden in a low-income housing community where they successfully hosted their first summer program in 2014. Now in their second summer of youth programming, students and neighbors tend the gardens, grow food for low-income families, and look forward to expanding!

  • Cultivating Youth is a Centralia-based youth program that was developed in partnership with GRuB in 2009. They are now stewarded by the Salvation Army in Lewis County. Their crew grows food for the Salvation Army’s food bank and lunch program.

  • Freedom Farmers in Olympia, WA is a program within the Olympia School District for students at Olympia and Capital High Schools. The Freedom Farmers tend a two acre farm and grow an amazing 16,000 lbs of food each year for the OSD nutrition program, as well as for SafePlace.

  • FRESH (Farm Rooted Education for Sustainability and Health) serving Tumwater School District launched in 2016 in partnership with GRuB and the City of Tumwater.  FRESH students grow vegetables at the Isabella Bush Park for the school nutrition program as well as Tumwater Senior Center.  Learn more HERE.

  • GRITS (Growing Relationships in the Soil) in Eatonville, WA operates on the historic Kjelstad farm in the Ohop Valley.  Launched in 2017, high school and middle school students learn science through the hands-on cultivation of vegetables and participating in salmon recovery efforts in the valley. Learn more HERE.

  • HOPE Garden Project in Shelton, WA is an organization serving youth in Mason County. They are partnered with Mason Matters, CHOICE High School, and Mason General Hospital, where they have their site. In 2014 they expanded from a summer-only program to a a year-round program, as well as expanding from a garden to a farm. 
 

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