Ground Operations – Movie Screening 3/26

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down and the Department of Defense is in force reduction mode. Joint Base Lewis McChord is looking to reduce its footprint by 11,000 Soldiers and Service members over the next 2 years. Our region of Thurston, Pierce and Mason Counties are projected to have the highest Post 9/11 Veteran population growth rate in the State of Washington through 2020.

GRuB Bill Sticker 2015

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!

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

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…)

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It’s Marketstand Season!

The 2014 Marketstand Season has come to a close. We’ll re-open in late spring/early summer 2015. In the meantime, if you would like to inquire about produce availability, contact Heather at or 360-753-5522.

There are 2 great options to get your grub from GRuB this season. Beginning on July 2, you can visit us at the GRuB Farm where we sell our seasonal veggies, fruits, herbs and flowers each Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 pm through early fall. Cash, Check, & EBT accepted!

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Come One, Come All, to the GRuB Carnival!!

Thursday, July 31 
6-9 pm

Carnival Games
Bubble Booth
Vaudeville Entertainers
Raffles & Mini-Auctions
Face-Painting & Balloon Twisting
Local Food Vendors
Local Artisans
Dunk Tank
And More…

Suggested Admission Donation: $10/family


Need Gardening Help?

Are you looking for help with your first garden? Our GRuB School Students and Kitchen Garden Project staff recently completed a wonderful basic gardening video and it has some great tips for maintaining a healthy garden. We also have a summer-long workshop series that’s free to current & past KGP gardeners and only $5/class for the general community. You can view the full workshop schedule here and then visit our Events page to register.