UW Farm Hosting “Dig In!” Fun-draiser October 28th
Every year the UW Farm hosts a Farm To Table dinner to celebrate the end of the growing season, share stories, and hear from the seasonal student staff about their experiences, ask for donations, and dine on a delicious menu featuring UW farm Produce.
This year, because we cannot hold a large public in-person event, we are hosting a virtual, live evening event 7pm-8:15pm, Wednesday October 28th with Master of Ceremonies, Eli Wheat, of SkyRoot Farm, UW lecturer in College of the Environment and one of the founders of the UW Farm.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
The Beauty Japanese plum first entices bees in early spring with sweet-smelling flowers and then temps humans with luscious red fruit in mid summer.Read more
We are excited to recognize Dr. John Wott, Director Emeritus of UW Botanic Gardens, who has been awarded the 2019 American Horticultural Society Professional Award for his many contributions to the horticultural field throughout his career. We also extend our enthusiastic congratulations to Riz Reyes, UW graduate, former UW Botanic Gardens horticulturist, and current UW Farm volunteer, who was honored with the 2019 Emerging Horticultural Professional Award.Read more
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.
UW Farm is now harvesting celeriac, also known as celery root – a great addition to your rotation of fall root foods!Read more
The UW Farm attracts pollinators and builds soil with charming purple tansy.Read more