Applications for 2022 will open Feb. 1st and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full. 

DUG’s Grow a Garden program reduces barriers to local fresh food by connecting individuals, families, and community groups* to seeds, seedlings, and education to get growing at home or in a DUG garden.

In previous years, Grow a Garden was an income-qualifying program. However, beginning in 2020, the program has expanded to be accessible to all individuals, families and community groups* alike that wish to grow food. Learn more about other 2022 program changes here.


*Group applications are for those applying on behalf of groups such as schools, classrooms, educational, human service or faith-based organizations and community garden donation plots.

How To Participate in the Grow a Garden Program:

1) Select one or more Grow a Garden Kits from the options below.

All seeds are non-GMO + organic from Botanical Interests and all seedlings are organic and grown through Brown’s Greenhouse. Please note there are no substitutions of different seeds or seedlings available. (If you’re looking for specific items that are not part of our Grow Kits, join us for our Spring Plant Sale!).

All Garden Kits come with a Plant Care Guide that includes sample layouts for planting.

SALSA
GARDEN KIT

SEEDLINGS

  • 2 Amish Paste Tomato
  • 2 Jalepeño Pepper
  • 2 Toma Verde Tomatillo
  • 2 Walla Walla Onion


SEED PACKETS

  • 1 Cilantro
  • 1 Corn
  • 1 Green Onions
  • 1 Cosmos
  • 1 Marigold

PIZZA
GARDEN KIT

SEEDLINGS

  • 2 San Marzano Tomato
  • 2 Genovese Basil
  • 2 Sweet Banana Pepper
  • 1 Oregano
  • 1 Thyme

SEED PACKETS

  • 1 Pumpkin
  • 1 Corn
  • 1 Spinach
  • 1 Summer Squash
  • 1 Marigold

EPIC SALAD
GARDEN KIT

SEEDLINGS

  • 2 Vates Kale
  • 1 Buttercrunch Lettuce
  • 2 Lemon Cucumber
  • 2 Sweet 100 Tomato
  • 1 Jewel Mix Nasturtiums

SEED PACKETS

  • 1 Chives
  • 1 Spinach
  • 1 Beets
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Viola

FRY + FERMENT
GARDEN KIT

SEEDLINGS

  • 2 Collards
  • 2 Walla Walla Onions
  • 2 Golden Acre Cabbage
  • 1 Brandywine Tomato
  • 1 Dill

SEED PACKETS

  • 1 Okra
  • 1 Beans
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Beets
  • 1 Petunia

ASIAN
GARDEN KIT

SEEDLINGS

  • 2 Thai Basil
  • 2 Asian Delite Eggplant
  • 2 Red Thai Pepper
  • 2 Green Magic Broccoli

SEED PACKETS

  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Bok Choy
  • 1 Snap Peas
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Cilantro
  • 1 Petunia

2) Select your preferred pick up location.

We partner with 16 local organizations to meet our participants in the areas they work and live. Check out the map below to find a Grow a Garden pick up location near you.

Distribution week for all Grow a Garden Kits will happen the week of May 9th-13th. All kits must be picked up during this timeframe.

3) Pay what you can with our sliding-scale pricing.

In order to make the program accessible to all, our pay-what-you-can sliding scale allows participants to choose what they can afford to pay using our suggested program fee of $60 per Garden Kit as a guide.

Choose what’s right for you to pay–whether less or more or than the suggested program fee. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Grow In Community With Us.

Connect with the community in DUG Online, where gardeners, students, educators, and activists meet and learn from one another.

Additionally, grow your skills with monthly virtual Q + A sessions with Senior Education Specialist Judy Elliot, and explore our Gardening Resources to help you grow your skills as you grow your garden.

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Grow a Garden is made possible with the support of Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Foundation.