A Seattle non-profit

We inspire and empower youth through growing, cooking, and sharing food.

We engage middle school students (4th-8th graders) through after-school and in-school programs, spring and summer camps, field trips, and evening cooking classes.

Our curriculum-based programs progress from basic food knowledge to advanced gardening and cooking skills.

We enhance learning opportunities by interweaving food growing and cooking with academic subjects such as math, science, and history — practice baking skills while learning about the science of liquids and solids!

Our youth eat a snack or meal during programming and often to take home a sample of what we cook together, as well as vegetables we grow in the garden.

Explore Classes and Camps   Learn About Partnering with Us

We often work closely with partner organizations including nonprofits and schools, and customize our programs to integrate with our partners’ programs.

Check out Our Current Partners!



Summer Camp '19

5-day campS

Jun 24, 2019 through Aug 30, 2019

A seed-to-table camp experience for youth grades rising 4th - 9th! Learn tasty recipes, balanced meals, knife skills, and cooking techniques. Plant seeds and explore the Green Plate Special garden. Befriend our chickens and collect their eggs. Make your own pizza and create food-inspired art projects. Leave with your leftovers every day!

This program, like all our programs, is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN.


Fresh Food for Sale! Summer Produce Stand

Thursdays 11:30am - 4:30pm

July 18, 2019 through August 29, 2019

Right inside the entrance to our garden on the corner of 25th Avenue South and South Walker Street. An organic produce stand run by Green Plate Special's summer youth interns. Every Thursday through the summer they will sell fruits and vegetables harvested from the garden that day - It doesn't get fresher than that!



Check out this
special event!

Sixth Annual Garden Gala

Raise your paddle (and a glass) for local youth and their families! A cocktail-style event to enjoy fresh foods from our garden and kitchen and meet GPS youth.

September 21st, 2019  |  Beginning at 5pm

2115 25th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144


"Thanks for the place to be ourselves without judgement

and teaching us how to feed our kids better food. We really appreciate all of you."

— Anonymous Parent, Teens As Parents Cooking Class —

Beet Soup

Wednesday 3

We got the beet! From sweets to spreads to soups, this versatile vegetable makes a beautiful and tasty addition to so many recipes... Check out this recipe for beet soup.


SLEE! dinner 2019

Hosted by Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ), this year's Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere (SLEE!) Dinner will highlight the role of food sovereignty and agroecology in leading us to a Just Transition to address the climate crisis. As the Earth’s natural resources become ever more threatened, we must adapt and strategize to protect our planet and end the harm on our communities and ecosystems. Join us to celebrate grassroots visionaries who are cultivating nourishing soil in which all of us - humans and all beings - can thrive!


(206) 602-6845
2115 25th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

On the corner of 25th Ave S and S. Walker, next to the 2100 Building

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