The photos below show our progress from a hard pan 1/2 acre site to one strangled with weeds to a thriving educational garden that produces vegetables, fruits, herbs, and pollinators for our students' education. We use various tools of permaculture and organic farming in and outside the greenhouse, such as sheet mulching, hugelkultur, materials reuse and repurposing, drip irrigation, rainwater harvesting and storage, and biological pest control to demonstrate sustainable urban farm techniques.
All of the photos in the gallery can be run as a slide show. Simply click on the first one in each group. Each is also identified. The photos immediately below are from 2019 through 2020:
The group of photos below is from late 2017, the 2018 school year and our first summer school class in 2018:
The students made holiday wreaths and sold them at a community market.
Students design and distribute ads for the spring plant sale.
UW architecture students present a model of an outdoor classroom/meeting space they intend to design and build for us
Ribbon Cutting for our new outdoor classroom, June 2018
We had a ribbon cutting party to dedicate the new outdoor classroom built by UW Neighborhood Design/Build Studio
Held in July and the first week of August
Our first ever summer school horticulture class on a field trip to learn from Seattle's famous chef, Tom Douglas
Nathan Hale Urban Farm late summer 2018