Farming is demanding but rewarding. Whether you’re a student or a community member, join us to learn more about sustainable agriculture, food systems and our role in the community! 

women harvesting

Our work day revolves around the seasons, planting and harvests for most of the year. The UW Farm has three growing sites

Locations: Mercer CourtMcMahon Hall, Center for Urban Horticulture

We host volunteers at all three sites.

You may find yourself involved in any one of the following activities when you arrive for a shift: helping with the harvest, picking, washing, packing for market, bed preparation, weeding, transplanting, pruning, direct seeding or other tasks related to maintaining the farm’s produce production and management of perennial plants.

All are welcome to stop by and visit the farm or volunteer during any of our Volunteer Hours. If you are under the age of 18, please come with an adult supervisor.

Becoming a volunteer is a two-step process:

Step 1- If you’ve never been to the UW Farm before, please begin by signing up to be a volunteer via the website. This helps us track volunteers and insures you in case of injury. This is a ONE TIME application no matter how frequently you volunteer.

Sign Up

Step 2 – If you would like to be a volunteer during the autumn quarter, please complete the seasonal questionnaire so that we may collect information on user-ship for the farm and to update our sign-in sheets that we use on a daily basis.

Fill out the questionnaire Here.

Have a large group? Please contact us at for scheduling, at least two weeks in advance of when you would like to visit the farm.

Regular Volunteer Schedule for Autumn Quarter 2019

September 26 – December 7

Shifts are two hours, with the exception of Saturdays. Please arrive promptly for each shift. Contacting the Farm Manager is not required before arriving.


9am-11am Mercer Court

12-2pm Center for Urban Horticulture

Harvest Hands/UW Gleaning Team

9am-11am Mercer Court

12-2pm Center for Urban Horticulture

Harvest Hands/UW Gleaning Team
Wednesdays No Shifts


No Shift on 11/28

9am-11am McMahon Hall

12-2pm Mercer Court

Field work


No Shift on 11/29

9am-11am Center for Urban Horticulture

12-2pm Center for Urban Horticulture

Field work


No Shift on 11/30

9am-1pm at one of two locations:

Center For Urban Horticulture: 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16

Mercer Court: 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23, 12/7

Field work, Harvest Hands/UW Gleaning Team


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