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Fall Reflections
As the light diminishes & we quiet down in this fall & winter season, we turn towards sharing time with each other in giving & receiving. We share the fruits of our summer labors as fall bounty. We listen & tell the stories of growth amidst challenge & changing times, & we reflect on where we made impact or were inspired by others in their courage, action, & voice. We celebrate the youth, gardeners, veterans, & families who've grown together in changing community. We honor the gift of land, the many hands that have touched the GRuB farm, & the volunteers who helped in so many powerful ways & served our circle of community. We appreciate all the partners, ambassadors, sponsors, & donors who fuel the GRuB fire. 
Give the Gift of GRuB
Giving Tuesday, November 28is a day of global giving. Whether you give your money, your time, or your voice to an organization, consider supporting GRuB’s mission of growing healthy food, people, & communities. We ask you to help us meet our goal to raise $40,000 by year’s end.  

Lao Tzu wrote in the
Tao Te Ching, "The heart the gives, gathers." Take a moment to think how a gift to GRuB will help you or your loved ones gather what you need for your most authentic life. As we reach for the sun during the darkest time of the year, GRuB thrives on community as it is the shining light of our work that fosters our continual growth. Your contributions enrich our crops from the farm, our programming, & our youth.


This season, consider an alternative gift! In lieu of a physical gift, you can make a donation in honor of someone special, & we can send them an acknowledgement card. Consider a few of these reasons why you might want to give an alternative gift this year: 
  • Encourages compassion rather than consumerism
  • Celebrates community by giving a sense of purpose
  • Educates and promotes awareness of your favorite organizations & their impacts in your local community
  • Promotes opportunities for connections
  • Encourages sustainable living by creating less waste
  • Fosters gratitude
  • Spreads joy & inspiration
 Take this opportunity to co-create the world you’d like to see through a donation to GRuB. If alternative giving isn't a fit for someone in your circle, direct donations are welcome too.  And please help us spread GRuB's mission by sharing this message in your social networks! #GRuBGIVINGTUESDAY
Thank You to Our Sponsors!  

If you know GRuB, you know how important a shared meal is to our work. This week we pay tribute to our sponsors who help make this generosity possible. Annual events like our Summer Carnival, GRuBuation, Farm Dinners, & Harvest Soirée provide wonderful opportunities for people to connect to our work, learn about our programs, & gather in community. The financial support from our sponsors is what makes all the special details possible-- from the food on the table to the invitations, venue, & musicians.

This year, we also had two sponsors support specific GRuB programming. We are deeply grateful for the investments of Holy Lamb Organics in our Seed to Table Camps & to Thurston First Bank in our low-income senior CSAs.

Heartfelt thanks to all our 2017 sponsors!

 


   
 


 We value your support and dedication to our mission. Thank you from all of us at GRuB! 
 
Give Local & Support GRuB's Rx Gardens

We're thrilled to announce that we've received our first grant to launch the Rx Garden pilot project in 2018. Thanks to support from The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, we will partner with kids,their families, & Olympia Pediatrics to cultivate good health through gardening.

Check out this LINK to learn more, & please consider a matching gift through Give Local to help us meet our goal!

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