(47.69478,-121.97266)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

10819 Carnation-Duvall Road NECarnation, WA 98014


About

Oxbow is a 30-acre organic farm, education center, and native plant nursery located on a 210-acre wilderness preserve in the Snoqualmie Valley, 25 miles east of Seattle. The farm supports an 800-member CSA and supplies over 30 restaurants and independent grocery stores with local, organic produce. Our education center, which has a working Kids’ Farm and Living Playground, is committed to providing place-based opportunities for youth to directly experience the land and discover their connection to agriculture, conservation, and the environment. We offer year-round environmental education programs for children pre-K through high school.

Position Overview

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is looking for volunteers to assist in the growing and upkeep of Oxbow’s one-acre Kids’ Farm and Living Playground.

Commitment

The Kids’ Farm team appreciates season-long or ongoing commitment from volunteers (one day per week is great), but can accommodate one-time work parties or individual project requests on a case by case basis. Please plan to spend three hours or more on the farm so we can get some real work done!

Responsibilities

Farming and Gardening

  • Seed sowing, transplanting
  • Seed bed preparation
  • Hoop house upkeep, trellising, irrigation
  • Weed and pest management
  • Crop harvest
  • Pruning permaculture perennials
  • Living Playground feature construction and upkeep (may include: living tunnel, creepy teepee, grape grotto)
  • Other opportunities may arise!

Qualifications

  • High-energy
  • Interest in farming
  • Ability to do physical work, including standing for several hours
  • Creativity! Construction, sculpture, or art experience a bonus

Benefits:

  • Great experience to add to a resume or college application
  • Community service hours
  • Learn from our Farmer-Educator, who has a background in environmental science, natural resources, food systems and plant biology and over five seasons of farm management experience
  • Enjoy the beauty of Oxbow Farm and contribute to the success of the Conservation Center
  • Get creative and contribute to the features of the Kids’ Farm
  • Harvest and take home food from the Kids’ Farm!

If interested please call 425-788-1134 or send a detailed email to volunteer@oxbow.org !

Skills

  • Farming
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • One day per week or more, if desired
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