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Grow gets Slammed — but it’s cool!

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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 Slam” at the University of Washington. Sponsored by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, the rapid-fire event showcases unique projects and new approaches to environmentally conscious construction.

Featured speaker will be Kathleen O’Brien, a nationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability as a writer, educator, strategic planner and project consultant for nearly 30 years.

The Green Building Slam event will be held from 5-10 p.m. Nov. 15 at UW’s Kane Hall, with presentations beginning at 6:30. Networking and goodies throughout.

We’re honored to be part this great event. We’ll gladly take the Slam!

More information here

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]

ULI Tour: Cultivating a Sustainable Local Economy

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Grow Community held center stage when the Urban Land Institute visited Bainbridge Island yesterday. ULI members looked at Bainbridge as a prototype for “Cultivating a Sustainable Local Economy” — encouraging responsible growth, resource … [Continue reading]

Grow Community Tree Honoring Ceremony

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We came together on one of the cooler nights we had seen in a while, a Wednesday. It was calm and comfortable. The type of quiet summer evening you spend walking/reflecting. So we did. Five of us met at the Welcome Garden in the Village at Grow … [Continue reading]