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Campus Community Farm

WELCOME TO THE EDMONDS College CAMPUS COMMUNITY FARM AND CULTURAL KITCHEN

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About Us

The Edmonds College Campus 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.

*Funded by the Edmonds College Campus Green Fund. 

Our Produce

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.

Food Pantry Hours: Spring Quarter 2022

Olympic Building

Tues. 3-6 p.m.   |   Wed. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.   |   Thurs. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Get Involved!

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 the Edmonds 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 Quarter

Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 p.m.  |  April 13-June 8

Join the Campus Community Farm team in tending to our half acre of raised beds, fruit trees, pollinator gardens, and hoop house crops! With a sunny spring comes lots of activity on the farm, and there's always plenty to do. Help the farm team weed, trellis, plant, harvest, and maintain our crops, and maybe take some home too! All tools, equipment, and training provided by the farm, no experience required.

To view our schedule and sign up for work parties, please visit the Service Learning website.

Education

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. 

 

Volunteer 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 the Edmonds 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 Quarter
Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm  |  April 13 - June 8

 

To view the schedule and sign up for work parties, please visit the Service Learning website.

Interested in Urban Farming Courses?

Our Continuing Education Department is offering online/hybrid urban farming courses for Spring 2022! Find more information under their Community Education catalog.

Class at the Farm!

As a learning-focused urban farm, we encourage students and faculty to utilize the farm in whatever capacity best relates to your course curriculum. The farm has served as a research, project, and practical classroom space for many courses over its history, and we hope to continue working with a variety of departments to integrate the farm into Edmonds' academic community. 

For inquiries about classroom opportunities at the farm or to schedule a farm visit for your class, please contact Farm Manager Gretchen Peterson.

Service Learning and Curriculum

Want to integrate Service Learning opportunities into your course curriculum? Contact Ashley Pickard for more information.

 


Our Staff 

Edmonds College Campus 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 Edmonds College community, as well as expertise from a variety of disciplines and departments. 

 

Farm Manager

Gretchen Peterson

gretchen.peterson@edmonds.edu

For any and all questions regarding the farm, please contact Gretchen Peterson.

 

Farm Admin Supervisor

Lia Andrews

lia.andrews@edmonds.edu

For any questions regarding farm administration details, please contact Lia Andrews in the Humanities and Social Sciences administration division.

 

Green Team Coordinator

Emily Hall

emily.hall@edmonds.edu

For any questions regarding volunteer work parties at the farm or Green Team affiliation, please contact Emily Hall.

 

Student Farmers

Alejandra Diaz-Viasus
Samantha Pedersen
Ella Voight
Minju Go

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