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Happy ThanksGrowing!

The Grow Community team would like to extend holiday gratitude to our extended family of residents, our construction crew, and our friends and neighbors of today and tomorrow.

We say “ThanksGrowing” because that’s exactly what 2014 has meant for us:

– Our first phase, the Village, has grown into a close-knit neighborhood with completion and occupancy of the Cooper multi-family buildings;

– Our famous P-patch gardens and “edible landscaping” grew like gangbusters all year, providing a bounty of healthy produce for neighbors and friends. Our green thumbs even got a thumbs-up from the BioRegional sustainability blog.

– Acclaim for our One Planet Community continued to grow, with recognition for excellence by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and Solar Builder magazine.

– And of course, our larger development is seeing quite a growth spurt with the groundbreaking of our next two neighborhoods, the Grove and the Park. Look for more exciting news and opportunities on that front throughout the coming months.

Taken altogether that’s quite a bounteous year, and we are so very grateful for this and more. So from all of us to all of you, we say:

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November Construction update

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You may have noticed: it's autumn. Lots of wind and rain, and with them a bit slower progress on the Grow phase 2 worksite. Not to worry, as we've built the challenges of the season into our schedule. And we've made good progress getting the site … [Continue reading]

Grow gets Slammed — but it’s cool!

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Ten projects. Ten slides. Ten minutes. And one goal: to honor the very best in sustainable construction — like Grow Community. We’re pleased to say that Grow is one of 10 projects asked to present at this year’s prestigious "Green Building … [Continue reading]

2014 Roof-Mount Project of the Year Runner-Up: Grow Community

Grow is a runner-up in Solar Builder magazine’s 2014 Project of the Year contest in the roof-mount systems category. We earn a nice feature in the glossy magazine’s new issue, and you can read the story online here or scroll down. “We wanted to … [Continue reading]

Construction update: We DIG the dirt!

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Whether you're planting a garden or a new foundation, you have to dig in the dirt! With Grow Community phase 2 site work underway, excavators and earth movers are rolling to and fro to prepare the foundations for the Salal and Juniper. Dirt is … [Continue reading]

Summer’s glow warms us still

Even as we slip into a lovely high autumn, we can still take a fond look back to Grow Community’s summer garden party. Residents of the Village celebrated the rich greenery and edible bounty found throughout the neighborhood with a festive and … [Continue reading]

Community spirit bring a bumper harvest at Grow Community

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Posted to BioRegional Blog September 26, 2014 Grow resident Ron Kaplan shares how self-sufficiency and community spirit have come together for a bumper harvest at Grow Community, as edibles sprout up in time for Local & Sustainable Food … [Continue reading]

A Construction Update for the Grove

As the kids head back to school and we are all enjoying those cool mornings and warm afternoons of Indian Summer, the work on the Grove - our next neighborhood at the Grow Community - is ramping up. The homes along John Adams have been decommissioned … [Continue reading]

Building for Generations

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The neighborhoods at Grow have intergenerational living at their heart - because a true community should be "as welcoming to a 73-year-old as it is to a 3-year-old." In our new neighborhoods, the Grove and the Park, sixty percent of the homes … [Continue reading]

Grow is a Solar Builder Magazine finalist!

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Grow Community is one of six finalists for Solar Builder magazines’s prestigious 2014 Project of the Year award. Grow was nominated in the Roof-Mount installation category. The annual contest honors innovative applications of solar technology in … [Continue reading]