The 4 acre Organic Farm is located inside the 50 acre WSU Tukey Horticultural Orchard and is 1.5 miles from the main Pullman campus. The Organic Farm operates through the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences while the orchard is run by the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. The Organic Farm was first certified organic in 2004 and remains certified by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The farm is available for individuals or classes interested in a tour. To arrange a tour, contact: Farm Manager: Brad Jaeckel @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Interships Available with Pacific Natural Foods for 2013
See application WOOF Apprentice.
CSA Registration is now closed.
On March 1st the remaining unclaimed CSA shares were opened to the public and within one hour all were taken!
If you would like to be on the mailing list for the 2014 season please email Brad your email address.
You can also follow what’s happening at the farm through our newsletter.
Organic Gardening Intensive: Registration is now CLOSED for the spring term
Washington State University Organic Farm offers an intensive, multi-week course in organic gardening, covering everything from composting to garden planning as well as organic pest control and fertilization. “Organic Gardening Intensive” begins Feb. 13th and runs through May 1st, 2013. More information.
The summer session for OGI will begin May 8th and runs through July 26th. Contact us if you are interested.
Farm Manager Brad Jaeckel and Melissa Barker from Evergreen State College recently presented a Beginning Farmers Series Workshop at the WA Tilth Conference. The workshop titled “Essential Recordkeeping for Farm and Business” covered records from both teaching farms. The presentation with examples of the recordkeeping systems can be seen at this link.
Big Ideas for Food
Bicycle Powered Salad Spinner
This was an entry in the 2007 Specialized “Innovate or Die” contest. A great example of one of our many creative student projects! We still use a washing machine to spin our salad greens but have gone back to electric power. In the winter, we do use a large 5 gallon hand-spun washing drum for small batches.
Statistics on Organic Agriculture
The Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources provides a portal of organic ag statistics. Preliminary 2009 data is available, as well as the 2008 report profiling organic crop production in Washington State.