Spring 2023 Cohort

Applications are currently open to join our waitlist! Click here to sign up today.

With our hands on the land at Marra Farm, we will connect with the Earth in reciprocal relationship, gain practical gardening skills, and grow fresh, culturally-relevant produce. We will also learn how to disrupt racism and injustice in the food system dominant in the U.S. through investing in food sovereignty locally and gaining skills for interdependence, such as woodworking, plant medicine, and ecosystem restoration. Beyond farming, we will also have an opening overnight retreat, 1-2 outdoor nature activities, and an end of program spring celebration. Time in the program can count towards volunteer hours. Gear and supplies are provided, no experience necessary!

Saturdays 9AM-12:30PM from 3/4-6/10 (3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/27, 6/10)

Opening Retreat Feb 24-26

Where: Marra Farm (Marra-Desimone Park, 9026 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108)

Who: All youth ages 13-19 (prioritizing BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ youth)

Facilitated by Neli Jasuja and Tayah Carlisle

Check out this zine created by Spring 2022 participants:

Other outdoor programs throughout the year:

  • Nature Connections (more info coming soon!
  • June Container Garden Giveaway Celebration
  • Y-WE Grow Fall Cohort
  • Summer Internship at Marra Farm

I loved getting to plant and harvest vegetables learning about plants, and getting to take home food from the garden and starts!

-Spring 2021 Y-WE Grow participant

Want to learn more about food sovereignty?

Check out this zine by a Y-WE Grow alum, Lucia!

Y-WE Grow Partners:
Ayeko Farm
Black Farmers Collective
Black Star Farmers
Cultivate South Park
Dirt Corp
Fortune Orchard
Kamayan Farm
La Matriarca Woodworkings
Marra Farm Coalition
Na’ah Illahee Fund
Nurturing Roots
Percussion Farms
Phresh Eats
Rainier Valley Food Bank
Resistencia Coffee Shop
Salsa de la Vida / Villa Communitaria
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Solid Ground
Tilth Alliance
True Radical
Urban Fresh Food Collective
Yes Farm
Wa Na Wari

Join Y-WE and invest in a better future for young women*
*those who identify as women, girls, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive