Media Press Kit

Grow Community is a new urban 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.

Grow Community is:

  • The first endorsed One Planet Living Community to build residential homes in the United States.  Our for-sale and rental homes allow residents to live within the resources of the planet.
  • The largest solar community in Washington state.  Every single-family home and duplex in Grow’s first phase, the Village, is powered by photovoltaics.
  • Taking sustainability development beyond LEED standards, with net-zero energy homes, a highly walkable community and community gardens.

Our Grow Community goals:

  1. To create an intentional urban community that enhances the quality of life of residents by making sustainable choices both accessible and affordable
  2. To demonstrate that net-zero energy homes, built with sustainable materials, can be built and sold at a price point that is replicable on any scale.
  3. To build a truly intergenerational community, one that is as welcoming to a 73-year-old as it is to a 3-year-old.

Media Inquiries Contact

Deb Henderson

Press Releases

Grow Community Earns Two Prestigious Awards from NAHB
January 22, 2015
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Home Sales Begin for New Grove Neighborhood in Grow Community
July 1, 2014
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A Healthy Community from the Inside Out
September 30, 2013
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Net-Zero Homes & One Planet Living® at Grow Community
November 4, 2012
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Homes Open for Tours in Largest Solar Neighborhood in Washington State
August 10, 2012
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Grow Community is the First One Planet Community in the United States to start construction on Net-Zero Carbon Homes
June 18, 2012
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Awards & Accomplishments

News Coverage

Grow Newsletters

Grow Videos

Grow Community Sustainability Action Plan & Monitoring Progress

actionplanTo be endorsed as a One Planet Living community, we created a detailed Sustainability Action Plan and committed to monitoring progress toward our goals for the next eight years. Click here to learn more about how living at Grow Community can help reduce your ecological footprint.

Click here to view our One Planet Verification Annual Report for 2014/2015

Click here for BioRegional’s Summary Report