Y-WE Grow is our farming and food justice program at Marra Farm, a community garden in South Park, Seattle, near the Duwamish River. Each year, we offer Fall and Spring cohorts at Marra Farm. This program is free to attend for young women, trans, non-binary, and gender expansive youth ages 13-19, centering BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ youth. We also offer a summer internship and various community events.

Applications are currently open to *join the waitlist* for our Spring 2024 cohort!

Spring 2024 Cohort Dates:

Bi-weekly on Saturdays, March 9-June 1
Additionally, two Y-WE community days on 4/27 & 6/8

Location: Marra Farm

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. Together, we will 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. All necessary gear and supplies are provided, no experience necessary.

Questions? Contact Y-WE’s Environmental Justice Programs Manager Neli Jasuja (she/they) at neli@y-we.org.

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
  • Paid summer internship at Marra Farm
  • Volunteer Days every Friday from 10AM-12PM (Sign up here!)

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