What is Mother Earth Farm?
Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm located in the beautiful Puyallup Valley. The farm grows close to 100,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and honey for distribution to local food banks and meal sites.
What do volunteers do at Mother Earth Farm?
It would not be possible to provide this fresh food option to people in need without the help from volunteers. In the spring, volunteers at the farm assist with seeding, weeding, and irrigation. In the summer and fall, the focus is on weeding and harvesting.
Volunteer opportunities are available most Fridays and Saturdays between May through September with a morning session (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and an afternoon session (12:30 pm – 3:30 pm).
Mother Earth Farm is located approximately 5 miles southeast of downtown Puyallup, Washington (just north of Orting on Valley Avenue/Hwy 162). Directions to the farm are provided with registration.
Is experience required?
No experience is needed to volunteer at the farm. EFN staff will be on site to provide you with training and supervision. Gloves and tools will be provided. Bring a lunch and enjoy the picnic area.
Can I bring a group?
Volunteering at Mother Earth Farm is a great opportunity for business, civic, and school groups to work together while giving back to our community. Large group sizes can be accommodated.
Is there a minimum age?
Families and youth groups of all all ages are welcome to volunteer at the farm.
What is Youth Days?
Youths age 8-15 are invited to participate in a half-day outdoor classroom experience to learn about the day-to-day activities that take place at the farm and the importance of preserving the Puyallup Valley’s pristine farmland. Youths will also have the opportunity to be a volunteer at the farm and help make a difference to food-insecure residents in our community. Youths need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
2015 Youth Days: Saturday, June 6 and Friday, August 28
How to register?
Space is limited and registration is required. To volunteer at the farm, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at (253) 584-1040 or e-mail email@example.com.