Campus Farm

Raised beds on the Campus FarmCampus Farm

The Campus Farm is located between the sports fields and the north parking garage. The Campus Farm provides an outdoor learning space designed to engage our campus community in experiential learning and best practices surrounding sustainable land use and food production. This space is one of the few co-managed spaces on campus, through a strong partnership with Cascadia and UW Bothell. This space hosts 10 raised beds, two hoop houses, two cold frames, our campus vermicompost bin, and yard waste hot compost from grounds operations. Several pollinator plantings are located adjacent to the farm space, attracting important pollinators needed for the farm to thrive. We hope to expand the farm in the future, by adding additional infrastructure, including a vegetable cleaning station, an orchard, and improve upon the existing hoop houses.The Campus Farm welcomes participation from all interested students, faculty and staff. Future opportunities for this space are limitless and open, so please join the conversation and help shape the future of the Campus Farm! The Farm Management Team will be planning volunteer work parties for planting, harvesting, weeding and other farm maintenance throughout the year.

Get Involved

The best way to get involved on the farm is to contact Farm Management and ask about the most current happenings on the farm! E-mail arusso45@uw.edu!

You can also follow along on Facebook, Instagram, or subscribe to the Mailman List.

Courses

There are many ways to get involved on the farm. Various classes incorporate hands-on research and experimentation on the farm throughout the academic year. 

Work Parties/Informal Meet Ups

In addition to coursework, students, staff, and faculty can get involved through work parties where you can get involved with farm maintenance (watering, weeding, harvesting, planting) or other creative projects on the farm. Work parties occur bi-weekly, but day and time details generally change from quarter to quarter. To learn what is coming up next, check our social media pages or email arusso45@uw.edu.

Bring Your Own Ideas

More than anything else, the Campus Farm is a space for the campus community to learn, play and experiment with organic farming concepts and develop a community around food and urban agriculture. We welcome all individuals and groups to engage on the farm space however they feel it can benefit them. We are always accepting proposals for events, projects, initiatives, and programs to be implemented or run on the farm. Want to build a greenhouse for your student club? Hold a work party for your department? Do independent research? Email arusso45@uw.edu with your idea and we will follow up.