Good Food Allies

This list is just a taste of some of the good food organizations we know and love, we’ll keep adding as we go and they grow!

Center for Teen Empowerment – Boston, MA: Over the years, we have adopted and adapted many of the workshops originally designed by the Center for Teen Empowerment into our youth program curriculum.

Common Threads Farm – Bellingham, WA: 2010 Youth Program Institute Attendee, starting a Youth Garden Corps in 2011 inspired by GRuB in partnership with the Lummi Reservation.

Cultivating Roots Youth Garden – Aberdeen, WA: a “GRuB-inspired” community garden that believes that growing, eating and gathering around healthy food is a simple and powerful way to connect people to each other and to important work in our community.  

Evergreen State College Organic Farm – Olympia, WA

Food Hub – Portland, OR

The Food Project -Lincoln, MA: The Food Project has been a consistent mentor organization to GRuB over the years, and our youth program model is largely inspired by their work.

Food What?! – Santa Cruz, CA: Founder Doron Comerchero participated in a week-long intensive training in GRuB’s youth program model in 2009.

Freedom Farmers at Muirhead Farm– Olympia, WA

Growing Gardens – Portland, OR: Also inspired by the Home Gardening Project, former GRuB Intern Rodney Bender is the Garden Programs Manager.

Growing Power – Milwaukee, WI

Home Gardening Project Foundation – Jacksonville, Oregon: Dan Barker’s Home Gardening Project originally inspired Kitchen Garden Project founder Rich Doss to start a program in the Puget Sound.

HOPE Garden Project Shelton, WA: Empowering Mason County youth to develop healthy lifestyles and make positive choices through access to gardening, good food, movement and community.

Janus Youth Programs – Portland, OR: Several times a year, we partner with the youth crews from Village Gardens and Food Works to work together on each others’ sites and share best practices.

The Just Garden Project – Seattle, WA: former Kitchen Garden Project Coordinator Stephanie Snyder is the founder of The Just Garden Project, which utilizes the best practices of the Kitchen Garden Project to build gardens in King County.

Olympia Farmers Market – Olympia, WA

Olympia Food Co-op – Olympia, WA: Partner in Hunger Free Thurston County Coalition, several past GRuB Interns are now Co-op employees.

Olympia Kiwanis Food Bank Garden – Olympia, WA: Member of  the Food Bank Growers Network, GRuB youth crewmembers help to support farm work at the Garden.

Olympia Parks, Arts, & Recreation – Olympia, WA: in 2006, the City of Olympia agreed to allow GRuB to put in the first community garden on Parks property at Sunrise Park in West Olympia, in 2010, the City adopted a 10 year Parks Plan which calls for the development of three to six community gardens, the first of which is being built at Yauger Park in 2011!

Olympia Seed Exchange – Olympia, WA: former GRuB Intern Caitlin Moore is the founder of the Olympia Seed Exchange.

People’s Grocery – Oakland, CA

Salvation Army Cultivating Youth Farm – Centralia, WA: We engaged in a year-long mentor partnership with them in 2009 and they are now running successful youth and garden building programs based on GRuB’s Cultivating Youth & Kitchen Garden Project program models! (Formerly Growing Places Food and Energy Park)

Seattle Youth Garden Works / Seattle Tilth – Seattle, WA: former partner in Northwest Youth Garden Network (NWYGN).

Slow Food Greater Olympia – Olympia, WA

South of the Sound Community Farm Land Trust – Olympia, WA

Sustainable South Sound – Olympia, WA: Partner in Hunger Free Thurston County Coalition. The folks at SSS are doing great work to help develop a strong local food system.

Thurston County Food Bank – Olympia, WA: Partner in Hunger Free Thurston County Coalition. A percentage of the food we grow on our farm is donated to and purchased by the Food Bank each year.

Thurston County Public Works, Organics Program – Thurston County, WA

Tilth Producers of Washington – Seattle, WA

Welcome Table Farm – Walla Walla, WA: former GRuB staff members Emily Dietzman Asmus & Andy Asmus run a beautiful 12-acre farm growing good food for their community.

WhyHunger – New York, NY

WSU Mason County Extension – Mason County, WA: former Kitchen Garden Project Backyard Garden Coordinator Katie Wolt is helping to kick off a Mason County based garden-building program in 2011.

WSU Thurston County Extension – Thurston County, WA