After a Winter break, everyone at the Trellis Center returned home to Ellensburg well rested and ready to work in what turned out to be a busy January. This month we have been able to spend more and more time in our greenhouses taking care of the herbs we have been growing, as well as expanding our crop to include kale, peppermint, and different kinds of lettuces to be sold to restaurants in Ellensburg. With all this activity in the greenhouse, we were able to make another sale to the Yellow Church Cafe in January.


January was also a fun month for recreational activities. We have all resumed reading, writing, and math in order to help us with our work. We’ve also spent plenty of time exploring different mediums of art and playing music with Robin in the afternoons. For our community service project this month, the Trellis Center teamed up with HopeSource in Ellensburg to prepare and label hygiene kits for homeless veterans in the Kittitas Valley.

January was also an exciting month as a fundraiser was held to help the Trellis Center raise money to continue to be able to have such a successful program. Our fundraiser was held in Seattle at the Edgewater Hotel where we were lucky enough to be joined by friends, family, and supporters both new and old. We would like to thank everyone who came out and helped us with that fundraiser, and also extend a special thank you to Dalton Electric for sponsoring such a wonderful event.

We hope everyone had a fun and restful holiday, and are as ready as we are to begin 2015 and see what successes, challenges, and joys this new year will bring us all.