The UW Farm is a 1.5 acre student-powered urban farm & educational facility located on the University of Washington’s Seattle Campus.
Our mission 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.
ALTHOUGH THE BOTANIC GARDENS GROUNDS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN TO VISITORS, ALL BUILDINGS AND PARKING LOTS ARE CLOSED. VISITORS ARE ASKED TO ABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.
The UW Farm continues to operate, growing food for the community under strict protocols with critical staff only at this time. All students are required to work remotely and our volunteer program is suspended at this time.
UW Botanic Gardens continues to follow all advice and directives set forth by the University of Washington, which are detailed at length on the UW Novel Coronavirus Information Page.
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What we do…
Under the leadership of faculty, the farm manager, and interns, students are mentored and guided through hands-on agriculturally-related experiences in the field and greenhouses. The results are the production of over six tons of produce for campus dining, the food pantry, and the community, a new awareness of the food system, knowledge of a farm as an agro-ecosystem, and place for innovation, research, leadership skills, access to organic fresh vegetables and the potential for a healthier lifestyle.
Where Does our Produce Go?
All our produce is grown following practices outlined according to the National Organic Program and Good Agricultural Practices food safety program. We strive to deliver the freshest produce while creating awareness of the food system for all those who volunteer as part of course work or simply to be a part of the campus farm community.