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The Western Foundation's VikingFunder program has launched a new 30-day campaign to raise $5,000 to buy new plants and trees for a permanent food forest at Western's Outback Farm.  Find out more about the initiative or give generously to help the effort at https://www.vikingfunder.com/project/…

With the closure of Western’s campus came a myriad of challenges and problems for the campus community.  

One major issue that affects nearly one-fourth of Western students is food insecurity, according to the 2017 WELS Second Year Survey results. A pop-up…

The Outback Farm's annual "Spring Bee-In" workshop will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, Fairhaven College Room 300 B at Western Washington University.

The event is a pre-bee-season introduction to the Outback Bees Project for 2016. Attendees…

The Outback Farm, a joint program of the Western Washington University Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Associated Students of Western, was recently named one of the top 40 ranking college farms in America by CollegeRanker.com.

Farms were selected based on…

Common Threads Farm, a local organization that helps kids fall in love with healthy food through hands-on cooking and gardening programs, will be relocating its summer programs to the Outback Farm at Western Washington University (WWU).

A nonprofit that teaches children about their food from seed to table is moving from its home of five years in Happy Valley to the Outback Farm on the Western Washington University campus.

That means Common Threads Farm will have its summer programs for kids ages 3 to 12 at WWU’s…

Ever wonder how you can get involved in keeping bees?

The 2015 "Spring Bee-In" workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Fairhaven Room 318.

Discussed at the workshop will be the Outback Apiary Project, beekeeping in general and how the WWU community can be a…

From small student-run organic farms, to large agribusiness training centers and entrepreneurial programs, farming plays a central role in many American higher ed institutions.

Michael Jaross, a board member with the Mount Baker Beekeepers Association, works with Western Washington University students such as Roby Ventres-Pake to maintain an apiary to help with pollenation at the student-run Outback Farm on the Western campus.

The farm, situated between…

Western students prepare for the spring showers by learning the proper mixture and process to plant seeds in the outdoor classroom at The Outback Farm. Outback farm worker Sam Carlos led the seed-starting workshop Tuesday, April 8, as part of The Outback Farm workshop series.

The…

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