The UW Botanic Gardens houses the UW farm as one of its programs and provides in-kind overhead, office space, and administrative and operations support.
UW Finance and Facilities supported eight paid student staff positions on the farm 2014-2016, allowing those students to learn the ins and outs of food production throughout the growing season. They have also provided invaluable on-the-ground support with various projects at the farm. Today, UW Grounds supplies a farm truck for managing three farm sites across campus, for harvest transport, and delivery of produce to cafeterias on-campus.
The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is a fund that sponsors sustainability projects on campus that students, staff, faculty, and organizations propose. The fund gathers more than $300,000 annually from student fees for sustainability projects. In 2012-present day, CSF grants have funded multiple projects for the growing the sustainability or the UW Farm: a pollinator hedgerow on the southern border of the farm, a children’s garden, which is use to host school field trips, a compost toilet/restroom, vermicompost facility, greenhouse, Native Garden, no-till and low till tools for hands-on education in organic and regenerative agriculture.
Thanks to the generosity of the Tilth Alliance of Washington, UW Student Farmers have been able to acquire scholarships to attend the annual Tilth Conferences
City Fruit gave a fruit tree pruning tutorial to farm students at Mercer Court in the winter of 2015, and in the past has offered a wonderful addition to our CSA program with their bountiful bags of freshly picked Seattle-grown fruit each summer.
Cedar Grove has generously donated compost for improving our soil