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!

2017 Student Staff


Claira Young

Claira is a junior studying Biology. She has been connected with the farm since 2016 through her active role in the ASUW Student Food Cooperative. She is an advocate for food justice and food accessibility on campus and the greater Seattle area. Claira is minoring in nutritional science and is passionate about the interconnectedness of diet and health. She has always loved spending her time outdoors. Claira is excited to become more involved in the farm and learn how to grow sustainably this 2017 season. Besides studying and working at the farm, Claira will be running outside, taking a yoga class, cooking with her friends, reading a good book, or hiking with her family dog.





photoClaire Kasinadhuni

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.







Emily Eich

Emily is a junior studying industrial design with a focus on sustainable products. Her enthusiasm for sustainable agriculture was sparked by an urban farming class that she took and she soon began volunteering at the UW farm. She is now super excited to expand her knowledge of food systems and agriculture as a farm intern. When she isn’t at the farm, Emily enjoys spending time outside with good company, whether it be sailing, skiing, biking, or basically any outdoor activity!






photoAnna Beebe

Anna Beebe is a recent graduate in Public Health (BS). The farm has been her favorite place at UW. She cares about the farm for all that it has taught her about growing food. The farm brought together all her passions including, being outside, cooking, and eating healthy food. The farm for her is a space to be in the dirt, and build community at UW.




photoNathan Bombardier

Nathan is a Junior studying Community, Environment and Planning. He has been involved in the UW Farm since he started attending the “Farm Ed” classes during Autumn of 2014. He loves seeing people discover the joys of growing vegetables and learning about their food’s origins. For the Summer of 2016 Nathan is working as a Jackson Munro fellow to help build the farm’s capacity and organize its events. He is also involved in other student groups such as Husky Real Food Challenge and Tent City Collective.




2017 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!

photoJosh Furman

Josh is a graduate of the University of Washington, and currently works at a local nonprofit. He is lucky to have stumbled upon the farm one afternoon. Josh tries to stay connected to anything cooking related on the farm, and you can regularly find him helping with farm lunches, cooking classes, and canning workshops. There is such an amazing group of dedicated and thoughtful students, and it has been fun for Josh to watch the farm grow under Sarah and the student’s commitment and care.




photoFranklin Furlong

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

photoRae Russell

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 raer3@uw.edu.





Education Coordinator

photoAmy Hughes

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 ash7@uw.edu


UW Farm Manager

The new interim farm manager starts March 27th. Please send questions to theuwfarm@gmail.com .


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