The Governor has declared that public spaces be effectively closed until May 4th, with a statewide Stay At Home proclamation.
The Viking Union facility falls under the guidelines of a public space and falls under this policy.
For more details on this temporary closure of the Viking Union, and any other coronavirus related information, please visit WWU’s coronavirus resource site
Work party
Baby Chicks
Chicken Coop Crew
Music with Nick
Thanksgiving 2010
Educational Garden in winter
Summer concert
Matia's Cabbage
Threshing triticale
Honey Bees
Honey bees 2
Lily and Triticale
Sunflower opening
harvest 2014

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 (Outdoor Experiential Learning Program) 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!  


For general inquiries please email Terri Kempton, Outback Farm Manager at


For summer work party info, please email


To learn more and keep up to date with work party times and workshops, follow us on Facebook and Instagram


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