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Construction update: We DIG the dirt!

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 being stockpiled on the south half of the property, soil that will come into play as backfill once the parking garage foundations and lid are completed.

Concrete work will begin even as excavation for the rest of the garage continues. It may be hard to see all this underground work from the street, but the garage structure will soon be visible, poking up out of the ground in the coming weeks and months.

Trees removed during the site work are moving on to their next purpose. Root balls have been saved for use in salmon habitat development in spawning streams, while some of the trees themselves will be refined into custom furniture by an island craftsman.


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


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]

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]

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


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!


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


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]

Grow Community solar program highlighted in Kitsap Business Journal


Grow Community’s groundbreaking solar program got some great press this week in a Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal feature. Read it here. The KPBJ gives a comprehensive look at the incentives that make Washington solar such a great deal, using … [Continue reading]