Workshops and Tours

We care deeply about the health of our farm, our community, and our planet—it’s part of the Oxbow mission! Our team of educators, farmers, and scientists are constantly studying the ecosystem around us, and we can’t wait to share what we’ve learned with you. 

Oxbow workshops and tours are designed to broaden your understanding of food, agriculture, nature, and beyond. All workshops and tours are led by our talented professional staff. Pick a topic that interests you, or branch out and try something completely new. Our topics for the year are listed below, and you can also browse workshops and tour offerings on our Calendar of Events.

Workshop Costs

Adult Workshops: $30 Member / $40 non-Member
Kid-friendly workshops (1 adult plus up to 2 kids): $35 Member / $45 non-Member

Not a Member yet? Learn more here!

Please pre-register, space is limited. Unless otherwise noted as a kid-friendly event, all workshops are best suited for ages 15 & up. 

Workshops

Dig in, learn new techniques (or hone your existing skills), and get your hands dirty during our intensive 2.5-hour workshops! Ask questions and get hands-on guidance from our talented professional staff. Follow each workshop link below to register.

Gardening With Kids (All ages welcome)
Saturday, May 5th | 10:00AM-12:30PM

Getting a Start on your Garden Starts
Saturday, June 2nd | 10:00AM-12:30PM

Gardening with Kids (All ages welcome)
Saturday, July 7th | 10:00AM-12:30PM

Weed Control
Saturday, August 4th | 10:00AM-12:30PM

Native Plant Series Workshops

Take a deep dive into native plants with our 3-part workshop series taught by our Nursery Manager, Bridget McNassar. Choose your favorite topics, or take the entire series!

Native Plant Workshop #1: Native Plant Identification
Saturday, June 2nd | 10:00AM-12:30PM

Native Plant Workshop #2: Native Seed Collection
Saturday, July 7th | 10:00AM-12:30PM

Native Plant Workshop #3: Seed Cleaning and Storage + Propagation
Saturday, August 4th | 10:00AM-12:30PM

Expert Tours

Put on your walking shoes and get a behind-the-scenes look at Oxbow, from forest to floodplain. Our 1.5-hour tours are led by our professional staff, and will spark your curiosity about agriculture and our ecosystem.

Please pre-register, space is limited. Unless otherwise noted, tours are best suited for participants 15 & up. 

Expert Tour Costs

Adult Tours: $8 Member / $10 non-Member

 

Tour Schedule

The Ins & Outs of Spring Planting
Saturday, May 5th | 1:00PM-2:30PM

The Natural History of the Snoqualmie Valley
Saturday, June 2nd | 1:00PM-2:30PM

Edible Native Plants & Weeds
Saturday, July 7th | 1:00PM-2:30PM

Attracting Beneficial Insects
Saturday, August 4th | 1:00-2:30PM

Birding Excursion #1
Saturday, October 6th | 8:00AM-10:30AM

Extending the Growing Season
Saturday, October 13th | 1:00-2:30PM

Floodplain Ecology and Dynamics
Saturday, October 20th, | 1:00-2:30PM

Birding Excursion #2
Saturday, October 27th | 8:00 AM-10:30 AM