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, free to attend for young women, trans, non-binary, and gender expansive youth ages 13-19. We also offer a summer internship and various community events.
Applications are currently open for our Spring 2024 cohort! Please apply by January 18.
Spring 2024 Cohort Dates:
Bi-weekly on Saturdays, February 24-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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Spring Cohort
- Paid summer internship at Marra Farm
- Volunteer Days every Friday March through October 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:
Black Farmers Collective
Black Star Farmers
Cultivate South Park
La Matriarca Woodworkings
Marra Farm Coalition
Na’ah Illahee Fund
Rainier Valley Food Bank
Resistencia Coffee Shop
Salsa de la Vida / Villa Communitaria
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Urban Fresh Food Collective
Wa Na Wari