Workshops and events/Calendar

Workshops and events/Calendar

Volunteer at work parties

Everyone is welcome to our weekly work parties during academic quarters. For Spring 2022, come join us for hands-on learning Tuesdays from 12-2pm in the Forest Garden and Thursdays from 3-5pm in the gardens. No previous experience required! Tools, background, and instructions provided in a friendly skill-sharing environment.

Students working the farm beds outback

 

 

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FEB 8 3-5pm 

Creating Contours

This outside, hands-on event will cover soil conservation, water banking, and resilient design as we start planning the recontouring of our vegetable production rows in the Outback. Led by earthworks expert Brian Kerkvliet from local Inspiration Farm. Free, all tools provided; please dress warmly and wear a mask at all times! We'll meet at the Outdoor Classroom at 3pm. 

 

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FEB 22, 2:30-4:30pm

Pruning Fruit Trees

WWU Alumnus and former Outback Coordinator Edward Johnson will discuss and demonstrate the art of fruit tree pruning. This hands-on workshop is free, and all tools are provided. Warm clothes, closed-toed shoes or boots, and masks are required at all times. Meet at the Outdoor Classroom at 3, or come find us in the Forest Garden once the workshop has started. 

Workshops

Outback student Coordinators plan and host several events each quarter that are free and open to all. Topics range from native plant foraging to permaculture design to eating well on a budget. Have a request or an idea for a workshop? Let us know!

pic 3 past workshops calendar old pamphlets

 

pic 4 calendar past workshops Eat Well on a budget 2019
pic 5 outback calendar past workshop Harvest Jubilee 2019

 

herb garden work party and community garden
Weed Fest come help pull weeds in the outback

 

queer work part takeover and out here documentary
natural farming gardening with indigenous microorganisms

 

Bee Week with the outback
perennial planting at the outback farm

 

Welcom Bees graphic
Ecological design workshop series poster