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Grow Community named to top ten Urban Agriculture projects worldwide in the Urban Land institutes’ toolkit for healthy development

Sited on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride away from Seattle’s business district, Grow Community’s homes are being built according to a One Planet Action Plan co-developed with Bioregional North America. The completed first phase of 43 homes and apartments contain a rich mix of raised beds and plantings throughout the community grounds which are tended by residents, and already yields a bounty of fruits, vegetables and herbs to be shared by all. Grow Community’s next phase, the Grove, now under construction, will be arranged around an orchard to produce “edible landscaping.”

Grow Community was previously cited by Urban Land as a neighborhood incorporating healthy practices here and also here. Grow is in the press elsewhere as well:

  • Seattle Magazine touts Grow for affordable green living: In a helpful write-up called “How To Buy Your Dream House In a Competitive Market,” the magazine touts Grow as a premier choice for today’s eco-conscious buyers.
  • Seattle Magazine previously featured Grow in the magazine’s Real Estate Essentials column for “Best Laid Plans,” celebrating the cream of local planned communities. “From revitalizing urban neighborhoods to fighting climate change to rekindling a lost spirit of small-town connection, these are precincts with a purpose,” the magazine writes.
  • Conscious Company Magazine, a new journal focusing on innovation and sustainability, recently paid a call on Grow Community to get the scoop on the One Planet Community. “It’s an inspiring model of community development and one that we hope will begin to scale throughout the rest of the country,” writes Maren Keeley, whose magazine bills itself as “The Future of Business as Usual.” Read the article here.