$10,386.00

Raised of $9,000 goal.


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This campaign ended on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015



Help us Grow the UW Farm

We are looking to raise $9,000 to support the construction of the following at the Center for Urban Horticulture farm site:
 
  • a new cob oven1 and shelter,
  • reusable and portable hoop houses2,
  • and a new, conveniently located wash station.

What We Do

The UW Farm is a student driven urban farm on the University of Washington campus. The Farm inspires people like you in the UW community to think critically about our food system while providing a physical space for students to experiment and learn about urban agriculture.

Growing the Farm Budget Breakdown

  • Wash Station - $3,960 shelter, $500 2 sinks, 1 used tub, 4 non-slip mats
  • Cob Oven - $3,840 shelter, $300 oven
  • Portable Hoophouses - $400

Project Objectives:

Community

The site of our current cob oven will be the home of the new Botany Greenhouse and Biology Building, which unfortunately means the demolition of our beloved oven; with your donation, we will be able to build a new cob oven and community gathering space in 2015.

This project is important because:

  • Our cob oven at the Botany Greenhouse has been crucial to introducing new students to the UW Farm’s community and work.

  • Feeding people farm-grown food cooked in our oven is a powerful way to show that we value building strong connections through eating and quality time together.

  • We look forward to joint pizza bakes with Seattle Youth Garden Works and the opportunity for our programs to continue to build a relationship through food and farming. 
How we will build the oven:

  • After the shelter has been built, the UW Farm will host a cob-building workshop. Students of the workshop will learn about building with cob and will build the new UW Farm Cob Oven all at once! Anyone is welcome to attend.


Education

Portable hoophouses will allow us to:

  • extend the growing season, givng student farmers hands-on growing opportunities earlier in spring quarter and later into fall quarter;

  • grow our educational programing with UW courses and student groups during more of the academic year;

  • better grow heat-loving crops such a tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers despite Seattle's cool summers;

  • give more of our great veggies to the students who work on the farm. (we love to feed our volunteers!)
 
  

Efficiency and Sustainability

A dedicated space for us to cool, wash, and package our produce immediately after harvest will:

  • make our food higher quality and safer;

  • make our farm more efficient, eliminating the cumbersome process of moving all of our products from the field to our current washing location;

  • and overall make work on the farm more enjoyable to interns and volunteers!

We grow great, tasty, local sustainable veggies, and we want to feed the UW!


Partners

  • The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will be leading in the design, planning, and construction of our projects. This will be an opportunity for real-world design and construction experience for aspiring Engineering students. Look under their "Current Projects" tab to see the work they're doing at the farm. 

Grow the Farm!

This is a great opportunity for the farm to grow further into its full potential, and we would like you to be a part of it. Everybody is invited to follow our progress on Facebook, and we will recognize donors proudly through our donors list, on social media. We hope you’ll join us in planting these seeds to Grow the Farm!




I couldn’t imagine what my year might have been like without farming and all the wonderful people I’ve met through this incredible program in my life. One thing that I love about the farm: every single person who wants to learn about food, discuss issues related to food, or just have a day of hard work is welcome, unconditionally.” —Kate Doughty, Junior


1. A cob oven is a small, outdoor, wood-fired oven for baking, built from cob. Cob is a natural building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water and earth, similar to adobe.

2. A hoophouse is an unheated greenhouse. Most hoophouses are built with steel or plastic arches. See a photo here.

We did it.... and then some! 

  Published on Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015 at 08:41 PM (PST)
A HUGE thanks to our community for your generous support towards our campaign, Growing the UW Farm. It was a great success — thanks to the many folks in our community who shared our story and gave
to our campaign!

In the end, we raised $10,386.11, about 115% of our goal. W are excited to start on the next step: making the cob oven, wash station, and caterpillar tunnels a reality on the
farm!

This was truly an amazing opportunity and we can't thank you enough for your support throughout this campaign. 

So much gratitude.
-the UW Farm team


One Week Left! 

  Published on Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015 at 07:46 AM (PST)
Hi UW Farm Community,

Last week we set a goal to reach $7,500 by today and with your support we've reached $8,200! We have less than $1,000 to go until we reach our $9,000 goal. Maybe with your help we could top off at an even $10,000? We are also hoping to reach more people with this campaign. The UW Farm has been a formative place for so many students, staff, faculty, and community members in the past 10 years. If the Farm has ever had a special place in your heart or in the heart of someone you care about, consider supporting our campaign. Right now we have 97 supporters, but we're aiming for 120 by the end of our campaign on March 9th. Have any great ideas about how we can spread the word about our campaign in this last week? We'd love to hear them!

Again, thank you so much for your continued support of the UW Farm. We would not be where we are without such gracious kindness.

Thanks so much!

The UW Farm



We are halfway there! 

  Published on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at 10:21 PM (PST)
Hi UW Farm Community,

We are so happy with the results of our campaign so far. We're halfway through, 15 days down, and have raised $6,385! That's enough to build one of our structures and most of the second!

Here is a little more context about our project:
  • We are currently washing our produce in the sinks that are in the Douglas Research Conservatory head house at the Center for Urban Horticulture. While the UW Botanic Gardens has been graciously allowing us to do this for years, we feel that washing produce where non-edible things are washed, and where chemicals are sometimes used nearby for research, does not jive with our food safety goals. Also, having to walk our produce all the way down to those sinks also takes quite a bit of time and is confusing to our volunteers who don't know where to go. We want the ability to get our veggies in cold water tubs immediately after harvest, so they can stay fresher and last longer in our customer's refrigerators. 
  • We are pretty excited about our plans for the cob oven--both when it's finished, and while it is being constructed. For construction, we will host a day-long workshop for people interested in learning how to build with cob. Workshop participants will learn about the principles of natural building, and get hands-on experience with cob while constructing the UW Farm cob oven!
We want to give a huge shoutout to our community for the continued support. In crowd-funding, most campaigns see a dip in activity during the middle of campaign. Help us fight that trend and keep the momentum going by sharing our story and this project with your network of friends and family, both in person an online! Feel free to use our campaign page link: https://uw.useed.net/projects/120/home

Our goal by the end of the week is to get to $7,500. With your help, we can get there.

Thanks again,
The UW Farm








1 Week Down! 

  Published on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 at 08:40 PM (PST)
Phew! The first week of our campaign is done. It has been very busy for all of us here at the Farm. So far we’ve raised $5,200, and we couldn’t thank you enough. Every single gift made to our campaign counts and ewe are well on our way to being able to fund some very necessary improvements to the Farm. We now have enough to finish the completion of our cob oven! Are you excited for shared pizza bakes with our partners, Seattle Youth Garden Works?

Make a gift to our campaign: https://uw.useed.net/projects/120/home


Thanks for your continued support,

UW Farm

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40% in 3 days! 

  Published on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at 08:07 PM (PST)
Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to our campaign already. We have raised 40% of our $9,000 goal in less than three days! We are so thrilled at how many people have chosen to support us so far. Please continue to spread the word about this campaign. We definitely appreciate it!

Curious about where our funding will go? Check out our impact items on our campaign page here: https://uw.useed.net/projects/120/home


Thanks so much for all the support so far!

UW Farm

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A second Sponsor! Thank you Central Co-op! 

  Published on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at 11:42 PM (PST)
Central Co-op gifted us $100 yesterday, making them our second campaign sponsor!

This made for a big boost towards our goal. Thank you Central Co-op! For more information about our newest sponsor, check out their website.




If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor of our campaign, let us know!

Thanks for your continued support,

The UW Farm


Great News! We have a sponsor! 

  Published on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at 06:47 PM (PST)
Woah! We want to welcome Swanson’s Nursery as the first official sponsor of our #GrowTheFarm campaign. This gift from Swanson's has started our campaign off to a great start. Thank you, Swanson’s! For more information about our first sponsor, check out their website.



If you are interested in sponsoring our campaign, please contact us!

Thanks for the continued support!

UW Farm


Our Campaign Has Launched! 

  Published on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at 02:07 AM (PST)
#GrowTheFarm has now launched!

In the next 30 days, we hope to raise $9,000 to
 build a new cob oven and structure, a new wash station, and reusable and portable hoop houses. These projects will build on the capacity of the UW Farm, increase our educational opportunities, and give us an amazing space to gather for pizza bakes and community gatherings.

To learn more, follow this link and watch our campaign video. We need your support! Please consider contributing to our campaign here: https://uw.useed.net/projects/120/home. Every little bit helps!

We would also gladly appreciate it if you are able to share this campaign with your friends and family, anyone you think is interested in our mission at the UW.

Thanks so much,
UW Farm

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Make an Impact

Thanks!

Give $5

A big high five when you come down to the Farm. Thanks for your support! Every bit counts.

Volunteer Shift

Give $25

You’re contributing what fair wages would be of a standard student volunteer shift. The more time a student spends on the Farm, the more they learn!

Nuts and Bolts

Give $50

Thanks to your support we will be able to purchase all of the nuts and bolts for the cob oven structure.

Sitting Space

Give $100

You’re providing enough funds to get a picnic table, allowing exhausted farmers a place to sit while enjoying the Farm.

Hoop Houses Galore!

Give $500

Thanks to you we can afford to buy enough portable hoop houses for the upcoming summer. We can’t thank you enough!

Cob Oven Fun

Give $1,000

Your contribution is enough to fund the rest of the cob oven. We’re looking forward to making some tasty pizza with farm fresh toppings!

All Seasons

Give $1,500

4-seasons of pizza bakes! You’re helping us put a roof over our cob oven structure, making it possible to grow the Farm Community year round!

Squeaky Clean Veggies

Give $2,000

Thanks to you we can buy the sinks, flooring, and materials for a shelter for our wash station. If you’re excited about helping us out with a big ticket item, this is the one for you!