THE FARM

Farming is climate action

Our agroecological approach to farming means resilience for native plants, animals, climate, soil, and people.

Join us on our next farm tour to learn how we farm for the climate.

What’s Happening on the Farm

    • Explore the Farm
    • Feel free to walk the farm paths when the gate is open.
Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Education on the Farm

Our regenerative farm is a place to learn about the value of agriculture as climate action.

 

Come walk the farm, learn with hands-on volunteering, propose a research project, join a tour, and explore your next learning adventure.

 

Find out what you can learn on the farm.

Where Does the Food Go?

Much of the produce we harvest from the 21 Acres Farm is sold or turned into to-go meals in our seasonal deli through the Farm Market. There’s no better way to appreciate local food than by trying it for yourself!

 

Produce is also distributed a number of ways throughout our community. Some is donated each week to local organizations that distributes food to families in need. Local partners help us reduce food waste by gleaning excess from the farm. We also provide some of the harvest through Farmstand Local Foods, a regional food hub, to nonprofit organizations.

Farm Shed

The Farm Shed served as an early demonstration of many sustainable construction principles later incorporated in today’s larger Education Center. 21 Acres staff and volunteers built the shed with recycled materials, including salvaged concrete. It is naturally lit through the south-facing windows. A vine trellis creates shade keeping the structure cool. The walls are constructed with cellulose insulation made from recycled denim. The shed has its own living roof, which filters rainwater and serves as wildlife habitat.

Apiary

Our small apiary is home to our honeybees and beehives. Pollinators play a critically important role in the growing of food.

 

During a good season, the honeybees also provide over 200 pounds of honey that sells quickly in the 21 Acres Farm Market.

 

Our hives are successful only because of dedicated volunteers. Get involved by volunteering.

Plant Nursery

The restoration work on the farm is critical to successful crop seasons, biodiversity, erosion control, and other ecosystem services.

 

We propagate a variety of native, perennial, and edible plants. Walk the farm when the farm gate is open to see the power of native plants for yourself.

Community Gardens

The two community gardens are  partnerships in soil, water and food and have existed since 2005. Gardeners are happy to share knowledge, but please know that unlike some public gardens where harvest is open to all, here, if you did not plant it, please do not pick it.

 

For more info please contact these groups directly:

Good Earth Community Garden: gecgarden@gmail.com

P-Patch 2.1 Garden: Kara Braun, Ppatch21acres@gmail.com 

 

Volunteer-Stewarded Spaces

21 Acres is honored to have a history of support from veterans, Woodinville Rotary, garden clubs, Eagle Scouts, and more. For example, Veterans Conservation Corps helped establish special areas that provide opportunities for reflection, community connections, and continued learning.

 

Please enjoy these spaces that foster a deep appreciation for agriculture, habitat restoration, horticulture, or nature-based connections. If you’re interested in getting involved learn about volunteering.

Weather Station

We host one of the 178 automated AgWeatherNet weather stations that help feed information into systems that farmers rely on to make decisions about day-to-day operations. These stations, monitored by Washington State University, collect local data, including air temperature, relative humidity, dew point temperature, rainfall, wind speed, solar radiation, and more.

 

Our station (#60), installed in 2008, has collected a lot of information over the years. You can see the current weather at 21 Acres right now, or explore the data collected by our station and other stations around the state on the AgWeatherNet site.