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 summer 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 Summer Quarter 2019

June 29 – August 24

Shifts are four hours, with the exception of McMahon Hall on Tuesdays. Please arrive promptly for each shift. Contacting the Farm Manager is not required before arriving.

Tuesdays 9am-11am Mercer Court Harvest Hands
Tuesdays 12pm-2pm Center for Urban Horticulture Harvest Hands
Last Tuesday of each month 4pm-7pm Center for Urban Horticulture Flower Power Hours
Wednesdays No shifts
Thursdays* 9am-1pm Mercer Court Field work
Fridays 9am-1pm Center for  Urban Horticulture Field work
Saturdays ALTERNATE 9am-1pm Mercer Court : 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17 Center for Urban Horticulture: 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24 Filed work & Harvest Hands

*No volunteer shifts on July 4

Back by popular demand….Flower Power Hours! The last Tuesday evening of each month.

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