Grow Community Bainbridge  

What's been GROWing on.


It's been an exciting month over here at Grow Community as we start to see our community take shape.  With the overwhelming success of our model home showing and reservations placed on almost all homes in the first phase, we have been working quickly to begin construction of the homes and rental units.

Construction Activity
Construction activity will resume on Tuesday, October 2nd.  We will begin construction of utilities, including sidewalk and bike lane on Wyatt Way, construction of the remaining homes on Grow Avenue and the first Cooper building with 10 rental units.

Upcoming Events 
If you are new to the community, want to meet others who are or if you are interested in learning more about who we are, please check out some of the upcoming events we will be hosting below or view our events page on our website.

Photography by Anthony Rich

Grow in the News

We have been fortunate to see our project featured quite often in the news this month. Popular eco blogs Jetson Green, Inhabitat and Mother Nature Network each wrote features on us (click links below to read more). We also had a glowing review by Tracy Bader over at SMB Nation. And check out our sales team in an interview with Nick and Carolyn of Real Estate Radio Northwest.
Upcoming Grow Events


Welcome Garden Harvest
October 1st 2012 - noon

Scott McGowan of Home Grown Organics and our One Planet Champion for Local and Sustainable Food will be leading the 3rd Grade Class from the Madrona School in harvesting our garden. The effort is part of an educational program in local and organic foods. The kids will harvest, learn to cook with some of the vegetables, and provide some to the food kitchen at Helpline House on Bainbridge.

Washington Environmental Council Event at Grow
October 2nd 2012 - 6-8pm

Grow Community will be hosting the Washington Environmental Council (WEC) on Tuesday evening, October 2nd.  Lead architect, Jonathan Davis, will be speaking along with support from Project Manager, Greg Lotakis.  This event is intended to educate, inform and showcase the efforts of Grow Community and WEC in advancing clean water & green infrastructure solutions. The evening will consist of a home tour, presentation from the Grow team and updates on the work of WEC. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to Darren Gray at 206.464.8578,

Solar Washington - 2012 National Solar Tour
October 6th 2012, 10am-4pm

Grow will be one of the stops on the 2012 National Solar Tour on Saturday, October 6.  Meet our team, tour our homes, learn more about why we pursued Net Zero Homes through solar, and learn more about our partners.  You can find details of the tour here.

A special thanks to Puget Sound Energy who will also be joining us to explain how Net Metering works, talk about production incentive programs, and other ways you can make your home more energy efficient.

Tour hours are from 10am to 4pm.  Swing by the Farmer's Market, tour the community solar project on City Hall, and then take a very short walk up to Grow Community to visit our work including three net zero energy homes, a solar powered welcome center, and our electric vehicle charging station for our community nissan leaf!

The HUB - November 7th 2012, 7-9pm

Want to learn more about Grow Community? Thinking about living here?  Join us for a positive evening of connection:  drink some wine, eat some cheese, and partake in some stimulating conversation. Don't miss the fun!

If you are interested in attending please RSVP to and mark the date on your calendar!


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Growing A Concept 

The concept for Grow Community began with a question:  If you could imagine the ideal place to live, what would it be like?  We began to answer this question as we talked with friends and colleagues.  But the idea for Grow really took shape when we reached out to the wider community and challenged people to think about how a neighborhood could be intentionally designed to improve their quality of life.


Over the last two years we have created a vision of a neighborhood where people of all generations and a diversity of economic means can live mindful of their impact on the planet.   An intentional community where environmental, economic and social sustainability are equally valued and where all people can focus on creating abundance, in their relationships to others, to nature and to the community.


This vision is only just the beginning...



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 healthy transportation options, Grow allows all generations to enjoy a high-quality lifestyle without the high price.  

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