Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

Volunteer at the farm with King Conservation District April 11

Join us on Saturday, April 11th from 10am-2pm as we partner with the good folks from King Conservation District for a day of native species planting in a hedgerow on our farm. Details and registration

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Stewardship Partners features Oxbow in restoration video

Our awesome friends at Stewardship Partners just put together this inspiring video with interviews with Oxbow farmers Sarah, Luke, and Adam. Stewardship Partners has been working with us since 2001 to restore the land adjacent to our farm fields. In tending our forests, hedgerows, and riverbanks, Stewardship Partners is reducing runoff and providing habitat for thousands of critters, big and small, who help our cultivated crops thrive. Restoration is a critically important component of sustainable agriculture. Please consider supporting Stewardship Partners in the work they … read more…

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Nineteen volunteers help restore native hedgerow

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Many thanks to the crew of nineteen volunteers who came out to the farm on Saturday to help with the final push on our Native Hedgerow Project. The day was coordinated in conjunction with Stewardship Partners and American Farmland Trust. Lunch was provided by Capitol Hill’s Central Co-op. In two hours, the crew planted 300 native species in the hedgerow on the south and west outskirts of the Kids’ Farm. Saturday’s work party was the culmination of an enormous volunteer … read more…

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Want to stick your hands in the dirt?

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Join us for our Farm and Forest Volunteer Days and learn more about growing with the seasons and native habitat restoration! Who: This opportunity is for advanced learners, 12+ years old. What: Volunteers will help Oxbow farmers and the Native Plant Nursery with sowing, transplanting, invasive species removal, pruning, restoration planting and more! Bring a water bottle, wear close-toed shoes and come prepared to get dirty! We’ll wrap up the Farm and Forest day with a farm tour led by one … read more…

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Photo Album: Native Plant Nursery Goes Up!

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Oxbow is increasing efforts to promote native plant research and land restoration. We have joined forces with the University of Idaho Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research to grow and research native plants. Construction of the Native Plant Nursery began in March 2013 and took two months to build. Here are some photos of the build-out.   For more information about our native plant nursery or to purchase plants, contact Bridget McNassar, our nursery manager at bridget@oxbow.org or 253-653-6165.

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Mountains to Sound Greenway visits Oxbow

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On January 24th Bridget, the Native Plant Nursery Manager, and I hosted a group of 20 Mountains to Sound Greenway staff, when they were out for their valley-wide farm tour.  They hit Camp Korey, Cherry Valley Dairy, and Oxbow. It was a BRILLIANT day!   At Oxbow, they were greatly impressed with our new native plant nursery and the thriving native restoration sites along the river.   We wanted to share their excellent blog post of the day. Check it out … read more…

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