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May 13, 2020 / Farm, News / Perry Acworth, UW Farm Manager

May 2020 Plant Profile (extra): Asparagus officinalis

asparagus spears emerging from the earch

The UW Farm planted more asparagus plants as an act of hope for Earth Day and for those challenged by COVID19, because we will not harvest until 2022. The UW Farm highly recommends planting asparagus in your garden, due to the ease of growing and harvest and nutritional benefits.

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AmeriCorps Assistant Farm Manager – Adam’s Story of Service

My name is Adam, and I’m an Americorps member serving as the Assistant Farm Manager at the University of Washington Farm. The UW Farm is a two acre student-powered farm located across three sites with varying scales, challenges, and opportunities. At our largest site at the Center for Urban Horticulture, we demonstrate productive market gardening, while at the Mercer Court dormitory complex we model how farming can fit into urban environments. 

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A UW Farm Internship Reflection

Nam-Huy Leduc

My Experience As A Member Of The Farm Team

Organic…All-Natural…non-GMO…no additives. So what do these all really mean? My summer as a graduate student farmworker has given me the opportunity to investigate this appetizing discussion frequently circling food communities and connoisseurs. Now I am far from claiming myself a food guru, but my time so far on the UW Farm has opened tremendous insight on the day-to-day experience of an urban farmer. 

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Staff Profile: Duke Clinch

Photo of Duke Clinch

From Football to Farming

This is Duke’s first year as one of three UW Farm student staff. Originally from Woodinville, WA, Duke was on the University of Washington football team his freshman year. During that first season as a Husky, he sustained a back injury that ended his playing career. However, he continues to be connected to the team, working as part of the UW Football film crew that tapes games and practices. 

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Intern Spotlight: Ilea Howard

Ilea Howard is completing an internship with UW Botanic Gardens this summer. She is a student at Oregon State University where she’s majoring in sustainability and horticulture. The internship, which runs June through August, will provide her with credit hours and experience trying new things, such as driving a tractor!
Before starting work each day, Ilea puts on her work pants and sturdy hiking boots. 

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Feb 13, 2017 / Farm, News / raer3

SMEA postgraduate course: Fish in the global food system

SMEA postgraduate course, Spring 2017
Fish in the global food system SMEA 55OB (2 Credits)
*Fish is taken in the broadest sense to mean food from marine and aquatic ecosystems (i.e. finfish, shellfish, other aquatic and marine animals, and aquatic and marine plants)
Professor Edward H Allison/School of Marine and Environmental Affairs/College of the Environment/ Email: eha1@uw.edu
Zach Koehn/ PhD Student/School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences/ Email: zkoehn@uw.edu
Course Timetable:
All Fridays, from March 31st to June 2nd
10:00 – 12:00 am – Classroom sessions on 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/26, 6/2
Field visits (all or part-day – tbc) – 4/21, 5/19
Poster presentations: 6/2, 12:00 – 13:30
Optional: ‘Fish on Film’ evenings, once every 2 weeks  – timetable to be decided. 

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2017 UW Student Farm Staff Positions

The University of Washington Farm (UW Farm) is a student-run farm on the UW-Seattle campus. The mission of the UW Farm is to be the campus center for the practice and study of urban agriculture and sustainability, and an educational, community-oriented resource for people who want to learn about building productive and sustainable urban landscapes.
With three farming locations on campus, the UW Farm offers year-round vegetable production for Housing and Food Services, a 50-member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and the University of Washington Food Pantry. 

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Winter Quarter Native Plant Nursery Internships

The UW student chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration’s (SER-UW) native plant nursery is located on campus at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH). It is a student run operation that provides plants to the on-campus restoration projects that SER-UW manages. This year, with the support of a Campus Sustainability Fund grant, the nursery is expanding by developing experiments and curriculum on plant propagation and production. 

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Farm and Education Fellowship Opportunity in Virginia

Growing Food, Building Community
AMI Fellowship Program: 2017 Applications Available

Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) is seeking inspiring individuals to participate in the sixth cohort of our AMI Fellowship program. The 18-month Fellowship prepares and empowers individuals to become teachers and ambassadors for a more vibrant and accessible local food system.  The Fellowship is a program of AMI, an educational non-profit organization with the mission to cultivate healthy communities through food and education. 

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