Students grow, harvest for Bellingham Food Bank

All summer long, students at the Associated Students Outback Farm have been harvesting vegetables at the farm and delivering them by bicycle to the Bellingham Food Bank.

These photos, taken on Wednesday, July 30, show the students boxing and delivering 134 pounds of leafy greens and root crops. So far this summer, the students have donated 496 pounds of vegetables to feed those in need.

The Outback Farm, located between Fairhaven College and Buchanan Towers on the Western Washington University campus, is run by the Associated Students and Fairhaven Colelge; it helps students learn to raise and harvest crops, raise chickens and farm bees, among other things. An outdoor amphitheater in the farm is used for educational and entertainment events.

To volunteer or to visit the farm, contact or drop by for a work party:

  • Mondays: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Photos by Sarah Bolton, student Outback coordinator, and Kate Rhodes, summer apprentice.