Monday, August 27, 2012

There Grows the Neighborhood - BI Review

Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
August 24, 2012 · Updated 9:02 AM 

Something is growing in Winslow.

Grow Community — one of a few green communities in the United States — is sprouting at the corner of Wyatt Way and Grow Avenue.

So far, three homes are open to the public as models of the additional single-family dwellings to come in what will be a 131-residential unit complex when complete.

Grow Community is the first residential community in the country endorsed by One Planet Living, a model outlined by BioRegional to make “sustainable living easy and affordable for all,” according to its website.

The idea is to create a way of life where resources from one planet are enough for the world — rather than the estimated five planets necessary, if every person on the planet used resources as Americans do.

Leading the development team at Asani, the Bainbridge development company spearheading the project, is Marja Preston, senior director of development for Grow Community.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Save The Date! Model Home Tours Begin at Grow Community; But You Can Get a Sneak Peek

On Friday, August  10th, public tours of model homes begin at Grow Community. Join us! 

The wait is over. Grow Community will begin public tours on Friday, August 10th. This project has been designed, with the help of community volunteers and sustainability experts, as an intentional urban community meeting the 10 Sustainability Principles of the One Planet Living framework. We want to thank everyone who has been involved in the project and who has helped us reach this point, and we invite all of you to schedule an appointment to visit our three model homes. 

You can visit and learn more about Grow Community’s solar-powered, net zero energy homes, the net zero car share program and the community garden at

Want to make an appointment?

The model homes will be available for walk-ins daily from 9-5. If those times don’t work for you, call us and schedule an appointment. We’re happy to accommodate you. Please call Joie Olson at: 206-452-6755. 

Where to find us: 

Grow Community Bainbridge
450 Grow Avenue NW,
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
T: 206.452.6755

directions to grow community bainbridge
Are you coming from the ferry? Here’s the ferry schedule.


Off the ferry, turn left onto Winslow Way E. 
Turn right onto Madison Ave N. 
Turn left onto Wyatt Way NW.
Turn left onto Grow Avenue. 
We’re on the left at 450 Grow Avenue. You can’t miss us! 

We can’t wait to meet you and walk through the model homes with all of you! Make sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest page for regular updates on our progress and for pictures of Grow Community. 
Grow Team