We grow a lot of food throughout the season and it is a lot of work!
To help us out, we are lucky to have a team of students growing with us!
2018 Student Staff
Claire is currently a freshman majoring in Environmental Studies. She has been volunteering at the farm since fall quarter 2016 and is stoked to begin a more permanent gig this spring. She enjoys biking, hiking, backpacking and generally being outside, rain or shine! Newly empowered by the knowledge of food production and cultivation, she hopes to share her experience with others and learn as much as she can for future farm endeavors.
2018 Community Volunteers
There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes at the UW Farm and we’re grateful for the help of all the volunteers that help keep things running!
Franklin has been a volunteer at the UW Farm since 2014. Recently retired from UW Medicine where he was an Information Technology staff person in Laboratory Medicine. Upon retiring, one of the first things he missed was being in a health, biology, and scientific setting everyday. He started volunteering at the UW farm because the work included all those aspects! He is quintessentially a city guy, but he is very grateful to have access to the soil to help grow food and harvest it fresh in an urban setting This year he has invested in the farm as a CSA member. Harvesting crops during the day gives him an added insight into where the vegetables in his CSA box were in the morning. Each week he practices cooking vegetables and fruits with the recipes the farm staff send by email.
The bonus for Frank is working with a motivated, warm and friendly community of staff, interns and volunteers. He feels so good coming home after a few hours each week working with them.
Interim Community and Social Media Coordinator
Rae is an artist, plant-nerd, and reluctant techie who manages the UW Farm’s web presence and assists with community coordination. When she isn’t in front of a computer screen, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and cooking. She loves working with the UW Farm because it gives her a chance to help support sustainable agricultural practices and feel closer to her local food sources.
If you have a question about volunteering, farm tours, the UW Farm website, facebook page, or newsletter you can contact Rae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Hughes is educational outreach coordinator at the UW Farm and Botanic Gardens. She adores eating farm fresh veggies grown with love, petting bumblebees, sniffing the flowers, and basking in the sun at the UW Farm–one of her treasured places. She feels privileged to work at such a beautiful place, mingle with such fascinating and optimistic people, and interact with inquisitive and engaged youth. She hopes to open children’s eyes to the miracle of the natural world and help facilitate environmental stewardship. She has a background in both environmental science and education. Drop her a line at email@example.com