WELCOME TO Our COMMUNITY FARM AND CULTURAL KITCHEN
Our Community Farm* started in March 2012, as a model for sustainable urban agriculture practices. Since then, over 12,000 volunteer hours have been served, and an estimated 21,000+ pounds of produce have been harvested. The goal of the campus community farm is to bring a diverse array of students, faculty, and staff around sustainable living practices and take advantage of an under-utilized space.
The farm boasts over 20 raised beds, a variety of perennial edible trees and shrubs, a collection of bee-loving flowers, an edible rain garden, and a hoop house. The site is also home to the Cultural Kitchen and Bee Club's Bee Garden. The Campus Green Fund has made many of these projects possible, and continues to fund future development.
*The Campus Community Farm is funded by the Edmonds College Campus Green Fund.
All the food grown on the farm is donated to the Edmonds College Food Pantry, campus organizations, and events. Campus community members are invited to visit the food pantry to sample our produce! Community volunteers are also able to harvest and take produce from the farm during work parties.
The farm is supported by the volunteer efforts of students, faculty, and staff. Farm work parties are a great way to get involved with urban agriculture, sustainability, and our college community. Through our affiliation with Service Learning, Campus Farm work party volunteer hours can be used to fulfill Service Learning requirements. All skill levels encouraged and welcome!
CURRENT WORK PARTY SCHEDULE
Spring Kick Off Work Party
Wednesday March 1
Session 1 : 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Session 2: 1-2:30 p.m.
To view our schedule and sign up for work parties, please visit the Service Learning website.
Interested in urban farms? Want to learn more about urban agriculture and its importance in our food systems? Wondering how the Campus Community Farm connects to our sustainability goals at Edmonds College? Check out this excellent Campus Community Farm library resource guide our librarian, Haley Benjamins, put together.
Our Community Farm and Cultural Kitchen is run by a dedicated group of student farmers, our Green Team Coordinator, and our Manager. The farm thrives with assistance from student and staff volunteers in the community, as well as expertise from a variety of disciplines and departments.
For any and all questions regarding the farm, please contact Gretchen Peterson.
Farm Admin Supervisor
For any questions regarding farm administration details, please contact Lia Andrews in the Humanities and Social Sciences administration division.
Green Team Coordinator
For questions about work parties, community events, and volunteer opportunities, please reach out to our campus farm coordinator, Ember.
Want to be part of the Green Team AND the Campus Farm?
Check out the current job postings at the Green Team website.