Membership Details & FAQs

From interest to impact

As an Oxbow Member, you get exclusive access to our site, events, experts, and unique programming that will turn your environmental enthusiasm into actionable efforts. By learning from, connecting with, and supporting our mission, you are directly impacting the future of our wonderful Pacific Northwest Ecosystem.

From interest to impact

As an Oxbow Member, you get exclusive access to our site, events, experts, and unique programming that will turn your environmental enthusiasm into actionable efforts. By learning from, connecting with, and supporting our mission, you are directly impacting the future of our wonderful Pacific Northwest Ecosystem.

Membership Levels

Whether you are an individual beginning your sustainability journey; a eco-conscious family taking steps towards a better relationship with the ecosystem; or a long-time environmental champion and benefactor, we have a membership level to suit your lifestyle.

Germinator


$100/year
Perfect for nature-loving individuals or couples seeking opportunities to learn, connect, volunteer, and support sustainable practices.

Propagator


$125/year
Designed for families or small pods interested in deepening their outdoor engagement and environmental education.

Cultivator


$1,200/year
Opportunity for passionate advocates wishing to contribute a higher financial commitment to Oxbow’s mission and impact.

Being an Oxbow member at all levels supports and elevates our actions to work towards our mission. We seek to inspire people to eat sustainably grown, healthy food and to steward our natural resources for generations to come.

Member Benefits

 GerminatorPropagatorCultivator
Invitation to member-only events
Unique access to environmental, and agricultural experts
Early access tickets to events
Free or discounted admission to seasonal events & workshops
CSA 10% Sign Up Discount
10% off eligible* Farm Stand purchases**
Commemorative Oxbow Merch
10% off Summer Camp and Family programs
Invitation to Family Dinner on the Farm

*Oxbow produced items, excludes partner products.

**Members receive 10% off the CSA shareholder sign up fee. Therefore, members do not receive additional 10% discounts during weekly CSA check-outs at the Farm Stand or Farmer’s Market.

Member Benefits

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 GerminatorPropagatorCultivator
Invitation to member-only events
Unique access to environmental, agriculture, and conservation experts
Early access tickets to events
Free or discounted admission to seasonal events & workshops
CSA 10% Sign Up Discount
10% off eligible* Farm Stand purchases**
Commemorative Oxbow Merch
10% off Summer Camp and Family programs
Invitation to Family Dinner on the Farm

*Oxbow produced items, excludes partner products.

**Members receive 10% off the CSA shareholder sign up fee. Therefore, members do not receive additional 10% discounts during weekly CSA check-outs at the Farm Stand or Farmer’s Market.

Better Together

The best relationships are mutually beneficial, just ask the flowers and the bees. While buzzing from flower to flower collecting pollen and nectar for energy, bees incidentally spread pollen in each flower, allowing them to cross-pollinate and form seeds for future generations. Inspired by nature’s reciprocal relationships, our intention is to build a mutually symbiotic relationship with you, allowing us to grow together and deepen both of our environmental understanding and impact.

Network

You can connect with like-minded environmental enthusiasts, whether for your business, your family, or yourself. Join a group of people passionate about building a resilient landscape through Member events, digital connections, and more.

Oxbow can increase our network and reach through direct and consistent communication with our members. We build a stronger community by getting to know local partners, vendors, sponsors, and like-minded organizations.

Research

You will receive information about new and ongoing projects through our exclusive Members-only newsletter where we share reports, status, and news about our restoration and conservation efforts.

Membership financially supports Oxbow to design, propose, and pursue new research and conservation projects. Your curiosity and interest in these projects motivate our teams to continue expanding our capabilities and deepening our understanding to support a resilient ecosystem. 

Elevate

Whether you are a hobbyist or dedicated environmentalist, being an Oxbow Member provides opportunities to deepen your knowledge and experience through volunteer projects, education, member events, and workshops. 

Through partnerships, donors, shareholders, and loyal members, Oxbow can continue building healthy food systems, a resilient habitat, and education opportunities for people of all ages.

Impact

In 2021, you showed up like never before to our events and public engagement programs. With over 10,000 people, young and old, welcomed to our grounds, we were able to provide magical memories and unique experiences for you, your loved ones, and the greater Oxbow community to connect, learn, and enjoy nature.

During the past year alone, Oxbow restored 1.4 acres of habitat, planted over 5,000 new plants, donated over 16,000 lbs of organic produce to local food access programs, and sequestered carbon and promoted soil health by cover-cropping 15 acres of farmland.

Member Days

Member Days provide Oxbow Members with access to experts, a chance to meet like-minded folks, and unique outdoor experiences. Member Days will include a variety of programs including speakers, workshops, demonstrations, and other ways to “dig in” to the impact work of Oxbow.

Member Days will include experiential learning with programs such as:

  • Bird and habitat tours with Matt Distler, Conservation Manager
  • Experiential Educational tours and programs with Kent Chapple, Education Manager
  • In-depth visits to the Native Plant Nursery with Oxbow’s Native Plant experts
  • Behind-the-scenes Farm Tours with our Farm Team

2022 Member Day Dates: 

APR
16

JUL
16

AUG
12

Frequently Asked Questions

Short answer, no.  

How come?
Well, Oxbow’s CSA and Membership Program are two distinct ways that you can support Oxbow’s work and mission. 

What’s the difference between the two programs?
Oxbow Members support all areas of our work—from conservation to education. Membership is a yearly commitment, during which members have access to a host of benefits listed on this page. Becoming a member is a great way to show your support of our mission! 

CSA Shareholders specifically support our Farm Team in all aspects of the growing seasons in exchange for produce.
Shareholders make an up-front investment to receive a weekly “share” of produce through any our 3 seasonal CSA program options—Spring, Main Season (summer), and Late Fall.

Oxbow Members get 10% discount on the seasonal CSA program price. Members also received a 10% discount on Oxbow branded items (e.g. hats) at the Farm Stand.

Our goal is to research and practice sustainable farming methods, grow food and native plants, and educate people of all ages about agriculture and the environment. 

 We are a dynamic organization that actively promotes biodiversity, climate resilience, and healthy food systems through our programs, projects, and ongoing day-to-day efforts. By being a member, you play a central role in financing, motivating, and benefiting from our work at Oxbow; we do it for you and thanks to you. 

These events are a unique way for Members to access experts, a community of like-minded folks, and opportunities to connect with nature. We have created a year-round schedule with workshops, tours, classes, and incredible opportunities to gather, share, and connect with nature and each other through Member Days.  

We partner with organizations, vendors, and individuals (our programs) to help us continue carrying our mission and help you obtain valuable resources to love and care for our ecosystem.  

Some examples of member-exclusive events & activities include book dialogues, guest speakers, yoga in the orchard, pollinator station workshop, intro to pickling, tastes from the farm, and many more.  

If you’re a vendor, speaker, or researcher interested in hosting an event for our members, please reach out to us at membership@oxbow.org

 

Simply ensure that you are signed in to your Oxbow account while registering for any program online; your discount will be automatically applied at checkout.  

To use your discount at the Farm Stand or our farmers market booths, just let us know during checkout.  

Questions or support? Contact us at members@oxbow.org and we’ll give you a hand! 

Membership is valid for one year and begins on the date you sign up. Enjoy 365 days of support for our mission, special access, discounts, and perks. While the majority of our events occur during the summer and fall months, we are planning additional opportunities throughout the year. Oxbow is magical during every season! Our memberships do not stop and reset at the end of the calendar year. 

If you cannot remember your login information, DO NOT create a new account; follow the instructions on the login box to retrieve your information, or contact us at members@oxbow.org, we’re here for you! 

Depending on your membership level, you and the special people in your life may enjoy access to Oxbow’s exclusive perks & resources.  

We have intentionally created different membership levels to adapt better to your needs. Allowing you to contribute up to an amount you feel comfortable with while meeting your needs and adding perks based on your lifestyle.  

Some of our events are member-exclusive, while others are for members and their guests, and others are open to the public. You will receive clear communication on each event to indicate the availability and access to each.  

About Oxbow

We are a nonprofit organization located on 240 acres of forest and farmland bordering the Snoqualmie River in Carnation, Washington. We research and practice sustainable farming methods, grow food and native plants, and educate people of all ages about agriculture and the environment. 

Oxbow is dedicated to growing organic food and native plants, studying and building a resilient, biodiverse ecosystem, and educating the public about food, farming, and the environment. Each team develops its research, education, and operation projects, allowing us, as an organization, to extend our capabilities and increase our reach with each program. 

Explore the pages below to learn more about each team’s philosophy, methodology, accomplishments, and ongoing projects. 

Let’s build a resilient future, together.

Become a Member today. 

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