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.
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.
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!
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!
- Interest in farming
- Ability to do physical work, including standing for several hours
- Creativity! Construction, sculpture, or art experience a bonus
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org !
- Environmental Education
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- One day per week or more, if desired