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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 student-requested model for sustainable urban agriculture practices. In an effort to provide access to engaging environmentally-focused projects, the college allocated the farm 0.5 acres of land on the west side of campus. With the help of multiple campus departments and community non-profits, we transformed unused empty space into the home of multiple raised beds, gardens, orchards, and a hoop house. Since then, over 12,000 volunteer hours have been served, and an estimated 23,000+ pounds of produce have been harvested. The goal of the campus community farm is to bring a diverse array of students, faculty, and staff into contact with 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 Edmonds College Campus Farm is supported and funded by the generosity of the Edmonds College Campus Green Fund. 

Our Produce

All the food grown on the farm is donated to the Edmonds College Food Pantry, campus departments, 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: Fall Quarter 2022

Olympic Building

Tues. 3-6 p.m.   |   Wed. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  |   Thurs. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.   |   Fri. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

SPECIAL Fall Harvest Distribution

Wednesday   |   November 22   |   1-4 p.m.

Ranier Place Parking Lot

Register here. 

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

Fall Quarter

The Campus Farm is currently hosting work parties!

Our last work party of the season is:

 Wednesday  |   Nov 16   |   10am-12pm

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

BEE CLUB

Edmonds College Bee Club

The campus Bee Club is a dedicated team of students, with faculty advisement, committed to raising awareness about bees and other pollinators, and their importance in our ecosystems and environments. Bee Club tends to the multiple campus hives, housed on the Campus Farm, and periodically extracts and processes the honey produced by our wonderful bees! Honey sales go to support club funding and the continuation of our sustainable hive project.

To learn more about the Bee Club and get involved, check out the club website.

Or, sign up for the club mailing list to get updates about club meetings, honey extractions, and other events!

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

Fall Quarter
The Campus Farm is currently hosting work parties!

Our last work party of the season is:

 Wednesday  |   Nov 16   |   10am-12pm

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

Want to be part of the Green Team AND the Campus Farm? Check out the current job postings at the Green Team website.

 

Student Farmers

Alejandra Diaz-Viasus
Emily Hall
Samantha Pedersen

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