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Get or Give a GRuBby Garden! 

June 12, 2020
Get or Give a GRuBby Garden! 

Our priority for garden building in 2020 is to raise resources for those with the highest food insecurity during this time. Fifty households were selected earlier this year for our free backyard garden program and all received wooden raised beds and other gardening support this spring.     

Our intention is to continue fundraising and garden building throughout 2020, so that we can gift gardens to as many people as possible! If you’d like to gift a garden to someone else, please consider joining our Lettuce Build Gardens campaign!  For every $250 raised, we will gift an additional garden.   

If you are interested in getting a garden, here’s what we have to offer during the rest of 2020.  All gardeners receive a selection of seeds & seedlings, the GRuB Growing Guide, and access to workshops and the garden support team (via phone or Zoom, until we begin in person programming).

Option 1:  Receive a free container garden.   Qualifying households are eligible for one free container garden. 5-foot diameter circles can be placed in a driveway or yard, preferably in full sun.   Requirements include:  

  • Household income of 185% or less of federal poverty level
  • Thurston County resident
  • Permission from landowner
  • Fill out application and end-of-season evaluation 
  • First-come, first-served

Review our free garden application materials, and follow the link to apply.  Questions?  Email: or call (360) 522-3476

Option 2:  Request a set of container gardeners for a community space.  Option for community-based organizations or community living environments, with prioritization for populations most impacted by COVID-19, racial violence or food insecurity.  Please inquire with or call (360) 522-3476.

Option 3: Purchase a 200-gallon fabric container garden! - Apply Here

5-foot diameter circles can be placed in a driveway or yard, preferably in full sun.  Typically lasts 5 years outdoors.

Modular - can be emptied and moved to a new location in the future.    

$250 each, delivered & installed with soil, seeds & friendly (masked!) faces.    

Option 4:  Invest in a set of three raised beds for your home. - Apply Here

4 ft by 8 ft Douglas Fir raised beds with one 6-ft trellis.

Site visit done to determine best placement.   

 $1000 for delivery and installation with soil, seeds & friendly (masked!) faces.

For options 3 and 4, additional surcharges may apply if outside of Olympia, Lacey, or Tumwater. All gardeners are responsible for securing permission from landowners, as appropriate.

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