Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands
Find out about Seattle's largest urban farm in Rainier Beach neighborhood.
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (RBUFW) is Seattle's largest urban farm. Community members of all ages volunteer and participate in our educational programs, learning to grow food organically and restore the natural wetlands habitat that runs down the middle of the farm, while supplying fresh food for the community.
Many community organizations collaborate at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, making it a dynamic community farm that is growing produce to feed the community both fresh produce and a sense of empowerment that comes with learning and accomplishment. The site is co-operated with Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, is owned by Seattle Parks and Recreation and is located in Seattle's Rainier Beach Neighborhood.
We're happy to be a certified organic farm by Washington Department of Agriculture.
Site Construction Has Begun!
Thanks to many generous supporters and partnership with Seattle Parks Foundation, Seattle Parks Department and Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, construction is underway! Improvements will include a new classroom and teaching kitchen, four green houses, a new circle drive and better site layout. We look forward to providing better facilities for even more people! Estimated completion is spring 2017. Visit our blog to learn more about construction!
Our farm stand at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands will be closed this season due to construction at the farm, but we are selling produce at farmers markets around the city! Find out where to buy Tilth Alliance Produce.
We welcome volunteers to continuing work on wetlands restoration on Friday, 10 a.m.-noon. We also welcome volunteer groups and wetland steward interns.
Find out about volunteer opportunities and internships by visiting our volunteer page to fill out our volunteer application, attend an orientation and learn more about volunteering.
During construction, the farm is open only during volunteer work parties. At this time, please enter through the gate on the north side of Beer Sheva Park and expect to walk .3 mile.
Beer Sheva Park
55th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
5513 S. Cloverdale Street
Seattle, WA 98118
- "Growing Trend," Real Change (May 27, 2015) written by Aaron Burkhalter
- "Seattle Gardening Program Pairs East-African Seniors With At-Risk Youths," KPLU 88.5 FM (August 14, 2014). Written and produced by Simone Alicea (article and radio story).
- Rainier Beach Urban Farm, KCTS Channel 9 TV (Apr 7, 2014).
- "On the Urban Farm," Seattle Magazine (September, 2013). Written by Maria Dolan.
We are fortunate to have major community support from many fantastic neighbors, community members, community organizations and especially Seattle Parks & Recreation, Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, United Way Seattle/King County and Seattle Parks Foundation.