Workshops and events/Calendar

Workshops and events/Calendar

Volunteer at work parties

Everyone is welcome to our weekly work parties during academic quarters. Work parties for Winter Quarter are Sundays from 1-3pm on the main farm and Wednesday mornings, 9-11am to work in the Forest Garden. You don't have to know or bring anything to join us. Meet in the Outdoor Classroom to start.No previous experience required! Tools, background, and instructions provided in a friendly skill-sharing environment.

Students working the farm beds outback




FEB 8 2022 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.



FEB 22, 2022 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.


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