GRuB Pollination Program

Like a bee carrying pollen, GRuB is bringing innovative tools to educators, schools, and community organizations that are excited to engage in community-based learning. We call this part of our work Pollination. 

In addition to our direct mission delivery, GRuB has a successful history of sharing our model and best practices with organizations and institutions throughout the U.S. and beyond through manuals, program institutes, and mentor partnerships. To learn about similar youth programs in our region, visit the pollinated partner page.

GRuB Pollination Workshops

We know that teachers & leaders have busy lives, and we are now offering a series of one-day pollination workshops on subjects ranging from youth engagement to facilitation. Check out our events page to see what workshops are coming up soon.

The GRuB Institute: Creating place-based & community-connected youth engagement experiences

This 3-day training is a relationship-rich, hands-on experience offering powerful youth engagement tools, established program design, strategies for strong partnerships, and a manual detailing GRuB’s Employment Program and GRuB School models. Most importantly, you will walk away with a tangible sense of the culture and environment that makes GRuB’s youth development model successful. Clock Hours Available for teachers attending this training.

2020 GRuB Institute Dates & Registration Info:

We are postponing our 2020 Institute until a yet to be determined date. If you'd like to be notified of updates as they occur, let us know by leaving a message for Wade at 360-753-5522, or

Clock Hours Available for teachers attending this training.  

This 3 day institute is a relationship-rich, hands-on experience offering proven youth engagement tools, established program design methods, strategies for strong partnerships, and a detailed program manual covering both GRuB’s Cultivating Youth Employment Program and GRuB School model.

Participants will experience the culture and environment that makes the GRuB model successful, and leave with:

  • Tangible program design tools
  • Relevant models of communication
  • Powerful theories for youth engagement

Who is the GRuB Institute for?

Educators that want to bring more personal and community development to their work. People seeking to deepen the impact on youth in farm & outdoor-based education. People wanting to learn a successful model of youth engagement to use in their school or organization. People exploring strategies for future school district partnerships.

What people are saying:

“So thankful for what I have learned while attending the GRuB Institute. My approach to working with youth has totally been transformed. I’m looking forward to integrating many of the tools learned here into my future work.” – 2017 Institute Attendee

“At the Institute I learned and witnessed such compassion – from the staff, from the youth, from everyone involved. I feel refreshed and replenished, ready to go back to my community full of new learning and excited to continue working toward a better world.” – 2017 Institute Attendee

“This workshop was incomprehensibly nourishing, affirming, encouraging, and instructive.” – 2016 Institute Attendee


GRuB Technical Assistance and Coaching Services

GRuB has the capacity to provide technical assistance and coaching services to a few programs at a time. To learn more about what we are able to offer, please contact or call us at 360-753-5522.

Reflections on GRuB’s TA services:

"Almost immediately it became clear to me that while small scale agriculture is the vehicle for changing and empowering the lives of youth in GRuB, the deeper teachings of socio-emotional competency and understanding the self and our relationship to our communities is really the hidden gem within GRuB." –Sean
"Technical Assistance from GRuB has been invaluable for Cultivating Roots.  The practical garden resources and youth development training played a large part in the success of our summer youth program.  Since we are county health educators and not experienced or trained farmers, having trustworthy mentors available has enabled us to trouble shoot roadblocks in real time.  GRuB staff lives and breathes youth and community engagement through gardening and their passion is infectious." -Kristina

The GRuB Manual

The GRuB Manual is a detailed guide to GRuB’s youth employment and education programming. This 200+ page curriculum manual provides a description of the program and curricular structure, the planning and administration required to run it, as well as detailed calendars, workshops, lessons, and forms. 

We ask for a $25 donation for the PDF. Please call or email us to request one.

Contact us

To find out more about our services, or with other questions, please call GRuB at 360-753-5522 or e-mail

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