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collage of WSU Organic Farm Photos

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 @ jaeckel@wsu.edu  


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2013 Farm Crew plus some special visitors.  Brad Jaeckel, Aaron Jeschke, Jaqueline Cruver, Dan Schaaf, AJ Babaouta, Dan Appel, Nysse Wilson , Jonah Mutesi (Rhwanda)

 

 

 


               


2014 CSA

CSA registration is now CLOSED.

If you would like to be on the mailing list for the 2015 season please email Brad your email address.

You can also follow what’s happening at the farm through our newsletter.

 

New Organic Agriculture Club Formed!

WSU Organic Agriculture Majors have formed an offical RSO sanctioned club.  The Organic Agriculture club is open to anybody who is interested in organic and sustainable farming. This club was created to foster the organic farming community here in Pullman and to give everyone a comfortable place to talk, network, and farm together. If you have any questions or suggestions please email Marina Smouse at marina.smouse@email.wsu.edu. Join the club on Orgsync and Facebook at https://orgsync.com/82905/chapter 

https://www.facebook.com/wsuorganicagricultureclub

 

Volunteer at the Organic Farm

There will not be volunteer opportunities at the farm available until spring 2014.

The farm needs extra help harvesting on Tuesday and Friday mornings. You can come out on your own if you have transport or register as a volunteer with CCE. This is a great way to get credit for volunteering and some classes require a volunteer or service component. To get on an arranged service with CCE or want more info see flyer: Volunteer at Orgnaic FArm.

 

Workshop Presentations

  • Brad presented (10/19/13) at the 3rd Annual Inland Northwest Small Farms Conference in Spokane.  The workshop titled “Vegetable Recommendations for the Inland Northwest” shared the Organic Farm’s favorite and current variety lists.
  • Here’s the video of Brad’s Fall Planting webinar with WSU Global Connections.  This covers cool season crops to plant for fall harvest, crops for winter harvest in hoophouses, and overwintering crops for late winter/ spring harvest.  The video includes the presentation pictures, planting dates, and web links.
  • Farm Manager Brad Jaeckel and Melissa Barker from Evergreen State College presented a Beginning Farmers Series Workshop at the 2012 WA Tilth Conference.  The workshop titled “Essential Recordkeeping for Farm and Business” covered records from both teaching farms.

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 agriculture statistics. CSANR has been compiling statistics to characterize the organic agriculture sector in Washington State. Data are primarily drawn from the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA) Organic Food Program and Oregon Tilth Certified Organic, who certify over 95% of the operations in the state.

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