Youth Programs at GRuB

Youth Development:
Farming Self, Land & Community

GRuB engages teens and young adults on the GRuB Farm to help break cycles of hunger, poverty, inequality and oppression. Since 1999, nearly 600 teens/young adults in our community have had the pleasure of participating in GRuB's youth empowerment programs (Cultivating Youth, GRuB School, and GroundED).

Our proven curriculum centers on GRuB’s core themes of Farming Self, Farming Land, & Farming Community, designed to help youth develop leadership skills, academic and professional success, and to improve personal resilience. To spread the love, we also help organizations in other communities create their own GRuB-like youth development programs through consultation & technical assistance.

Check out our 2023 Youth Program Annual Report!

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GroundED Program

GroundEd is a partnership program with Gravity Learning Center, providing paid educational stipends for teens on the GRuB farm.

About the GroundED Program

Peer Programs in the Region

The South Puget Sound Region of Washington is home to a number of excellent teen & young adult programs based on gardening or farming.

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Tend, Gather & Grow

Connecting Youth with Plants, Place & Culture: Tend, Gather & Grow is a project dedicated to educating youth about wild edible & medicinal plants and the rich cultural traditions that surround them. This project aims to build food security, promote health, and facilitate connections with the land.

Tend, Gather & Grow