Work party Calendula Starts Baby Chicks Chicken Coop Crew Music with Nick Thanksgiving 2010 Main Sign Educational Garden in winter Amphitheater Construction Summer concert Garden Matia's Cabbage Threshing triticale Honey Bees Arntzen gardens Honey bees 2 Seacats Lily and Triticale Sunflower opening

Welcome to the Outback!

The Outback, a joint program of the Associated Students and Fairhaven College, is a 5 acre farm and wetland restoration site. The purpose of the Outback OELP is to coordinate a wide range of opportunities for students to learn about, develop and implement sustainable land use practices. These opportunities include personal and collaborative events and projects involving habitat restoration, organic gardening, green building, academic partnerships, independent study projects (ISPs), workshops, lectures and classes. The OELP also provides job-related skill building and community networking opportunities for students. These include serving on the Outback Governing Council, volunteering, and participating in work-study and salaried employment.

The Outback Farm loves volunteers and visitors!  

Spring Quarter work parties schedule:

Mondays: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Tuesdays: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Wednesdays: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursdays: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Every other Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm (April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1st) 


The Outback Farm is located just south of the Fairhaven Residences between 25th St. and South College Way.

So you want to become an Outbacker...

If you want to get dirty, then the Outback Crew is the place for you!  The Outback Crew is the backbone of the Outback Farm.  Open to both work-study students and dedicated volunteers (potentially for ISP credit), being a part of the OB crew is a great way to gain hands-on experience in small-scale agriculture, learn about native habitat restoration, and join a community of the most  excited and dirty students at Western Washington University.


For more information contact Sarah Bolton at