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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 members participating in farm work parties are also welcome to harvest and take produce from the farm. 

Food Pantry Hours: Winter Quarter 2022

Olympic Building

Tues. 3:30-5:30 p.m.   |   Wed. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.   |   Thurs. 12-3 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

Cultural Kitchen Cleanup

Monday, Jan. 31, 2022   |   2-3:30pm

Join the Campus Community Farm team in cleaning up the Cultural Kitchen space and preparing for spring events. Open for use by all Edmonds College community members, the Cultural Kitchen is a wonderful outdoor gathering and event space, and we need your help to keep it thriving!

Race to Zero Waste Campus Cleanup

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022   |   2-3:30pm

Join the Green Team at the Campus Community Farm to participate in the Campus Race to Zero Waste effort! An essential element in urban agriculture and sustainability, the Campus Community Farm is a great place to learn about the practices and principles of zero waste farming, and how you can make your own impact on the zero waste movement. For more information on the Campus Race to Zero Waste effort, visit the Green Team website.

Raised Bed Restoration

Monday, Feb. 28, 2022   |   2-3:30pm

Join the Campus Community Farm team in renovating and restoring our 10 year-old raised beds! Our raised beds are a vital space of production on the farm, and after a decade of growing delicious fruits and veggies, it's time to restore them for another ten years of growth. 

 

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

Cultural Kitchen Cleanup

Monday, Jan. 31, 2022   |   2-3:30pm

Race to Zero Waste Campus Cleanup

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022   |   2-3:30pm

Raised Bed Restoration

Monday, Feb. 28, 2022   |   2-3:30pm

 

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 Fall 2021! 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 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

 


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