Farmer Frog is Sprouting Simple Change. We grow kids, cultivate community and nurture habitat for all living things through real food.
We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving thousands of people with free or low cost fresh food and hands on learning as we also protect the environment and wildlife 365 days a year. We help create, maintain and manage edible school gardens and small permaculture farms. We show educators how to use such spaces as outdoor classrooms to teach STEAM and we assist folks learning how to grow food in whatever space they have available in ecosystem friendly ways.
Our headquarters is in Woodinville. Paradise Farm offers learning and gathering spaces, retreat and relaxing opportunities and is a demonstration site for several important programs including Bear With Me (our wildlife and predator friendly practices), Farmer Frog Studios (our art and film projects) and smart farming systems that include research and partnership with local higher education institutions. We host people from all walks of life, from schools through clubs and corporate teams, various cultural programs, immigrant communities, private gatherings, hands on classes, summer campers, NAMI programming, facilitator-led activities, juvenile releasees and community service oriented individuals.
I feel great working as a volunteer with Farmer Frog. Organization asked me to assist them in managing data in Sales Force. When I met Zsofia Pasztor, Executive Co-Director and Founder, I found her humble and friendly.
Some people look at me like I'm selfless for volunteering with Farmer Frog as often as I do, but the truth is, its actually kind of selfish; working in the gardens is basically free therapy for me. I get to go out into local nature, lose myself in a garden task, and chat with all different kinds of people whilst doing so. The people here-- volunteers, teachers, and students-- all welcomed me immediately with genuinely warm support. One of the things I love about Farmer Frog is that it not only teaches students, but also teaches volunteers of any gardening experience a TON of hands-on skills and information, while making it easy for anyone to get involved. Plus you get to help the students learn and get engaged with science and art in ways they just don't in the traditional classroom. I love this program, and I hope to volunteer with Farmer Frog for years to come.