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, Spring, and Summer 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.

Fall 2024: September 14-October 19

Apply today!

Schedule: Weekly on Saturdays, 9am-1pm
Location: Marra Farm (9026 4th Ave S)

With our hands on the land at Marra Farm, participants connect with the Earth in a reciprocal relationship, gain practical gardening skills, and grow fresh, culturally-relevant produce. Youth 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 plant medicine, community art, and cooking)!

Our Spring 2025 Cohort will run from March 8-June 7. Check back in the winter to apply!


Contact Program Manager Neli Jasuja at neli@y-we.org

Video by Trial & Error Productions

Volunteering at Marra Farm

Are you interested in getting involved at the farm but are over the age of 19, or not able to commit to a full cohort? We host volunteer parties every Friday from 10am-12pm in the spring, summer, and fall. Learn more here!

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