ACT LOCAL

Friends of the Farms isn't a "them" who does things. It's you. It's joining us on a sunny Saturday at a work party. It's explaining Friends of the Farms and what we're doing to your neighbors at the Farmer's Market. It's taking a shift at the Harvest Fair.

Interested in volunteering?

Let us know!  

Volunteer@friendsofthefarms.org



Dear Friends of the Farms Volunteers!

Starting this month, we have scheduled monthly work parties on nearly all of our community's public farmlands. We're planning to pull invasives, maintain trails, put on the 19th Annual Harvest Fair, and much more.

See the specifics below for our first work party on April 27th at the M&E Christmas Tree Farm. And don't forget to add future work parties to your calendar. We will follow up with specifics for each but be sure to save the date!

When —
Saturday, May 18th
9:30-12:30

Where —
M&E Christmas Tree Farm, at the end of Charles Place off Lovgreen Road.

Parking at the main entrance off Charles Place is limited. We encourage anyone who is able to carpool, walk, or ride bikes, but we will be ready to help coordinate parking as folks arrive. Overflow parking is available just down the street at the Butler Green Farm CSA pickup.

What —
We plan to continue pulling scotch broom (also removing existing piles of previously pulled invasives), picking up and removing small trash and debris, and finally seeding nitrogen fixing, biomass producing, pollinator loving ground cover in it's place.

There will be tasks for all ages!

Friends of the Farms will provide warm, energizing drinks to start the morning off and a some delicious snacks along the way!

What to Bring —

  • Please wear closed toed, comfortable, and sturdy shoes or boots, long pants, and long sleeves.
  • If you have them bring gloves. We'll have a limited amount to borrow.
  • A water bottle, there is no potable water on site.


Save the Date!

We'll follow up with more details on these future work parties as their dates get closer.

  • Saturday, May 18th
    9:30-12:30
    M&E Christmas Tree Farm

  • Saturday, June 22nd
    9:30-12:30
    Johnson Farm

  • Saturday, July 27th
    9:30-12:30
    Location TBD

  • Saturday, August 24th
    9:30-12:30
    Location TBD

  • Sunday, September 8th
    Harvest Fair Set Up
    @ Johnson Farm

  • Saturday, September 14th
    Harvest Fair Set Up
    @ Johnson Farm

  • Sunday, September 15th
    Harvest Fair Set Up
    @ Johnson Farm

  • Monday, September 23rd
    Harvest Fair Clean Up
    @ Johnson Farm

  • Saturday, October 19th
    9:30-12:30
    Location TBD
farm interns  with seedlings, bainbrige island photo