The UW Farm needs your help to build an even better operation at the Center for Urban Horticulture site.
The Farm's current site at the Botany Greenhouse, including a cob pizza oven, is going to be displaced for construction of the new Biology Buildinga and Botany Greenhouse. The oven has been a centerpiece for many of the UW Farm's social gatherings, providing a space to introduce new students to the Farm and build community, and the Farm is hoping to build a new oven at the Center for Urban Horticulture.
The UW Farm recently featured alumni Michelle Venetucci, who worked on the Farm in its early days from 2008-2011. She was involved with the effort to expand the Farm from its initial site at the Botany Greenhouse to its larger location at the Center for Urban Horticulture.
Venetucci found digging in the dirt wasn't the only way to get involved in the Farm. She helped create an online presence for the Farm, including building an early website.
In an op-ed published in the LA Times titled "What do you get if you map coming climate disasters? Hello Pacific Northwest", columnist David Sarasohn interviews UW atmospheric professor Cliff Mass on the future of the Pacific Northwest serving as a refuge for Californians and others from across the country seeking relief from the impacts of climate change.
A new book by John Marzluff, UW Professor of Environmental and Forest Sciences is promising to get lots of people chirping. Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife tells the story of the rich divesity of birds and other wildlife in our own back yards and how we can be better neighbors to them. A great read for the fall.
The UW Farm blog this week features a post from one of its current student volunteers on what the UW Farm means to her.
Junior Kate Doughty lists the ways working with the UW Farm has made her happier and healthier, as well as nuturing a love of working in the dirt and watching as seeds grow into plants and food.