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, an eco-conscious family taking steps toward a more balanced relationship with the ecosystem, or a long-time environmental champion and benefactor, we have a membership level to suit your lifestyle.

Propagator


$100/year
Designed for nature-loving folks seeking opportunities to learn, connect, volunteer, and support sustainable practices.

Grower


$300/year
Perfect for families or small pods interested in deepening their outdoor engagement and further supporting Oxbow’s mission.

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

 PropagatorGrowerCultivator
Invitation to Member-only events
Early access tickets to programs and events
(e.g., summer camp, farm share*, public events, Farm Stand programming)
10% off Programs, Events, and Native Plants during Spring and Fall Native Plant Sales
Commemorative Oxbow Merch
Members-only newsletter subscription containing information about upcoming programs and happenings including U-pick**; stories about Oxbow projects, programs and mission impact work; and practices Members can implement at home
Unique access to experts from Oxbow’s program areas, including volunteer opportunities
Invitation to Family Dinner on the Farm
Periodic special discounts at PCC Community Markets

*Farm Share program is a subscription for box pick-ups featuring Oxbow produce, with occasional plant starts and partner products included

**U-pick is free for Members only on Member Days. In 2023, U-Pick will be open to the general public when crops are ready and will be paid by crop/weight

Membership levels, benefits, and prices are subject to change.

Member Benefits

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 GerminatorPropagatorCultivator
Invitation to Member-only events
Early access tickets to programs and events
(e.g., summer camp, farm share*, public events, Farm Stand programming)
10% off Programs, Events, and Native Plants during Spring and Fall Native Plant Sales
Commemorative Oxbow Merch
Members-only newsletter subscription containing information about upcoming programs and happenings including U-pick**; stories about Oxbow projects, programs and mission impact work; and practices Members can implement at home
Unique access to experts from Oxbow’s program areas, including volunteer opportunities
Invitation to Family Dinner on the Farm
Periodic special discounts at PCC Community Markets

*Farm Share program is a subscription for box pick-ups featuring Oxbow produce, with occasional plant starts and partner products included

**U-pick is free for Members only on Member Days. In 2023, U-Pick will be open to the general public when crops are ready and will be paid by crop/weight

Membership levels, benefits, and prices are subject to change.

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 2022, you showed up to our events and public engagement programs. With over 9,000 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 1.1 acres of habitat, planted over 2,600 new plants, donated over 15,500 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.

Highlights from 2022 Member Days include:

  • Animal Tracking Workshops
  • Fruit & Herb Jam Demos
  • U-Pick Raspberries
  • “Edible Tour” led by Oxbow’s Conservation Team
  • Pollinator Strip Volunteering in the Farm Field
  • Farm to Table Lunches from Chef Seth Fernald
  • Night Time Bat Tour
  • Stargazing through professional telescopes, with Seattle Astronomical Society

2023 Member Day Dates: 

MAR
25

MAY
13

JUN
3

JUL
15

Frequently Asked Questions

Short answer, no.  

How come?
Well, Oxbow’s Farm Share (formally known as 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! 

Farm 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.

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 members@oxbow.org

 

For Oxbow programs including Summer Camp and Farm Shares, 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.  

We will provide instructions and/or discount codes in your Member Newsletter for 10% off other events, workshops, and offerings.

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, though we evaluate the program offerings during that time. Membership levels, benefits, and prices are subject to change at the beginning of each 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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