During this season of giving we would like to reach out to all those that contributed to the Grow project this year. This has been a big year for us. While it has been a busy year, full of challenges, we are now seeing the rewards for all of the dedication and hard work of […]
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What a wonderful year 2017 has been for Grow Community! As we enter the season of reflection, we pause to celebrate our many successes and the friends who made it all possible. From the very start, we set out to make Grow a showcase for eco-positive construction, with energy-saving features throughout every home. And it’s […]
The US Environmental Protection Agency recently honored the City of Bainbridge Island with its Green Power of the Year Award – and Grow Community helped earn the honor. In his report to the community, City Manager Doug Schulze cited Grow Community’s leadership. “Adjacent to one of Bainbridge’s three neighborhood centers is Grow Community, one of […]
With just three buildings to go, and construction paused for the winter, let’s pause ourselves to appreciate how far Grow Community has come. This photo puts it all in perspective – three distinctive neighborhoods, tasteful, energy-efficient homes clustered around shared green spaces, a new community center, and row upon row (upon row!) of solar panels, […]
We have reached an important milestone in our project. After six years, we have reduced our site work to a single building pad at the south end of the Park neighborhood, having reshaped eight acres of what is now Grow Community. We continue to see more solar go up, garden beds filled, and have enjoyed […]
Grow Community boosted its standing as Washington state’s largest planned solar community this week with another new photovoltaic array – this time, for the new community center. A 17-module, 5.1-kilowatt array went up atop the bike shelter behind the community building, centerpiece of the Park neighborhood. The south-facing array takes advantage of excellent solar exposure […]
And the plaudits keep rolling in: Grow Community earned the Built Green Project of the Year award at the annual Built Green Conference in Seattle recently. The prestigious award honors excellence in environmentally friendly residential construction in the Puget Sound region, as judged by peers in the construction industry. “The award was unexpected, and we […]
Emergency Preparedness Discussion with with Scott James, Author of Prepared Neighborhoods THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 7-9pm Located in the Grow Community Center Please bring appetizers and drinks to share.. Contact for more details: 206.452.6755 firstname.lastname@example.org
A warm summer has brought the Park neighborhood to life, resplendent with its first round of trees, grasses, pea patches and plantings. Centerpiece is the new Community Center, where the planter beds have already been filled by enthusiastic neighbors looking forward to future harvests. The center’s solar canopy is now in place, with system installation […]
Jerry Grow left a quieter, simpler Bainbridge Island in as a youngster in 1955. But his memories conjure images that would be familiar to generations of islanders before and since: attending services at the Congregational Church downtown, marching in the Fourth of July parade, learning to fish from a boat his great-uncle Fred kept on […]
ABOUT GROW COMMUNITY
Grow Community is a new urban One Planet neighborhood on Bainbridge Island, just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. With beautifully designed solar-powered homes, shared community gardens and clean transportation options, Grow allows all generations to enjoy a high-quality and healthy lifestyle.