When Chef Laura Dewell left her position as Residential Coordinator at Wood Stone Home, we were all sad, yet excited to watch as she pursued her dream of bringing a Garden-to-Table educational non-profit program to Seattle’s middle school youth. Just beginning their fourth year, Green Plate Special now has a permanent home in the Rainier Valley district, complete with beautiful raised garden beds, worm and compost bins, greenhouse, storage shed, harvest sink, prep and outdoor dining area as well as, you guessed it, a beautiful new Wood Stone Mt. Adams wood-burning oven!
As Wood Stone president Kurt Eickmeyer put it after he recently visited GPS for their Garden Gala, “I am so proud of Laura! She has used her energy and vision to create a truly remarkable program which is changing lives for kids in Seattle. Wood Stone was more than happy to provide an oven for this great project.”
Below is a video which gives some additional insight into what Green Plate Special does. View it and feel free to learn more at http://greenplatespecial.org/