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Lets Make More GRuB Schools!

Support GRuB – and young people across WA – by supporting House Bill 1568! The House Education Committee will be hearing the bill tomorrow,Tuesday, 2/10 at 1:30 PM.

Find the bill here!

Please help us fill the room with a show of support for this important legislation that would afford School Districts around the state to better serve disengaged young people by offering them opportunities to farm land, self & community!

If you plan to attend, please arrive at House Hearing Room A in the John L O’Brien building on the Capitol Campus by 1:30PM and sign-in in favor of HB 1568. Please do NOT sign in to testify. We have 3 speakers lined up and have received a special request from Representative Reykdal that we keep our air time to a minimum so that the agenda can move forward.

If Tuesday doesn’t work for you to join us, there are other ways you can help:
1) Please share this message with your friends, families & colleagues, in particular, those outside of the Olympia-area. Support from constituents across the state, particularly Eastern WA, the Auburn area, and south in the Vancouver area, will be the support that really moves things forward.
2) Please contact your local legislators, particularly those in the Education Committee next week after Tuesday to ask them to support HB 1568.

Members of the House Education Committee can be found here.

Find your legislative district here.

Here’s what legislative advocacy in action looks like – from our previous efforts to support HB 1276:

(former) GRuB School Student, Nina Baker, testifying before the House Education Committee

The House Education Committee Hearing, packed full of GRuBbers!

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It’s Time to Give!

Dear GRuBbers, 2014 has been a very full and exciting year for GRuB. In addition to sustaining our own GRuB School program, we’ve developed new partnerships to “pollinate” youth programs in Grays Harbor, Mason, and Pacific Counties. We’ve also continued to build gardens with families with lower incomes and engage in local food system leadership, all while updating our Strategic Plan. We have five goals through 2016, noted in the boxes below, which hold infinite possibilities for partnerships and far-reaching positive change. Please read on to hear the story of one of our newest partners and to learn about how you can contribute to GRuB’s next chapter. – Katie Rains, Executive Director
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We’re in the Good Food Org Guide!

We’re super honored to be included in Food Tank: The Food Think Tank‘s 2014 Good Food Org Guide in partnership with the James Beard Foundation! “This definitive Guide highlights nonprofit organizations that are doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice. Only nonprofit, scholarly, and municipal initiatives have been selected in order to spotlight efforts that are focused on community building and engagement, advocacy, and service.” (…read more…)

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GRuB’s Strategic Plan

Dearest GRuBbers,

It is with great joy & hope that we share with you (drumroll please)… the current Strategic Plan that we’ve been working toward for several years now! Back in 2011, when a founder/director transition was imminent, the Staff, Board, and Youth Crew of GRuB put their heads together to develop a 5-year Strategic Plan, covering 2012-2016.

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GRuB’s Harvest Soiree is a Success!

A great time was had by one and all at this year’s event and we raised much needed funds for our community work! Check out all the details on our Harvest Soirée page. (…read more…)

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Hunger and Learning

by Tina Richins, 2013/14 GRuB School Student

How do you think food impacts my, or any child’s, learning in school? Does it even have an impact? Can food improve your grades? Your concentration? Your activity? (…read more…)