Youth Positions at GRuB

Nina smallTreAnthony Gill


For the summer of 2017 there will be three farms in the South Sound area operating programs based on the GRuB model. If you’re a Capital High School student you can get your application for GRuB School in the counseling center or download it here. 2017-2018 GRuB School Application Packet

If you’re an Olympia High School student you can apply for a position with the Freedom Farmers,  based at the Muirhead Farm in SE Olympia. Please contact Blue Peetz at or 360-596-7000 if you’re interested.

If you attend high school in the Tumwater School District, and want to apply to join the Tumwater program, contact Kristen Maring at

Download the Tumwater FRESH Application Here!  2017-18 FRESH application

If you attend high school in the South Sound region outside of the schools and districts already mentioned, please keep reading to find out how to apply to participate in the program at the GRuB Farm. 

WHAT IS GRuB SCHOOL?: Students who are enrolled at Capital High School* in Thurston County can attend classes at GRuB in the summer through the end of the school year, earning school credits, an educational award for leading farm and community work for GRuB, and learning leadership and life skills. This program is designed to help students grow and succeed in school, in life, and in future employment.


  • Earn 1.0 Credit in CTE Practice of Sustainable Agriculture through New Market Vocational Skills Center (180 hours)
  • Earn up to $1,000 contingent on attendance and participation
  • Take home good fresh food from the farm every week 


Farming Land – Growing vegetables and flowers organically on a 2-acre farm, learning practical gardening skills through workshops and trainings, running our market stand, flower bouquet, and CSA programs

Farming Community – Leading volunteers at the GRuB Farm, engaging in field trips to other farms/gardens that grow food for the greater community, speaking on behalf of GRuB at summer outreach events & activities

Farming Self – Developing strong leadership and facilitation skills, practicing compassionate/non-violent communication tools, cooking and eating great food 


  • Earn 3.0 credits during the school year: 1.0 CTE of Biology); 1.0 CTE Introduction to Social Studies; 1.0 CTE Elective.

ACADEMIC YEAR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: The off-campus 3-period block class includes hands-on sustainable farming, learning about and educating the greater community on hunger issues and prevention, and leading field trips for elementary and middle school students on the GRuB Farm.


The full application is below. Don’t have a printer? Come by GRuB to get a copy, or go to the counseling center for a copy of the application to fill out. The deadline to apply is April 26th. Turn in your completed applications to your counselor by that time. If you have any further questions, or want to come by the GRuB Farm to check it out and meet our Youth Staff, please contact Wade at or 360-753-5522.

>>Please Click here for the 2017-2018 GRuB School Application Packet<<<

**Other students in the South Sound region may be eligible depending on credits needed and transportation. Please contact Wade for more information – or 360-753-5522

GRuB AlumNi Opportunities

IMG_1184We typically offer alumni of our youth programs opportunities for paid internships each summer. We value the opportunity for youth to serve GRuB in an enhanced role, to further build their resume and skill set, and to put into practice all they have learned in their time as GRuB youth.

Each has their own unique description, pay, supervisor, qualifications and schedule. Please visit the Jobs at GRuB page for other internship or job opportunities at GRuB.