Outback workshop teaches seed-starting to students

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Kramer Janders
WWU Communications and Marketing intern

Western students prepare for the spring showers by learning the proper mixture and process to plant seeds in the outdoor classroom at The Outback Farm. Outback farm worker Sam Carlos led the seed-starting workshop Tuesday, April 8, as part of The Outback Farm workshop series.

The workshops happen every other week and are focused to give students a chance to be engaged in an outdoor learning environment. For Carlos, this was his first chance to lead a workshop, and was excited to share his knowledge with other students.

“We make them up as we go,” Carlos said. “It captures the spirit of the outback, resourceful.”

The Outback Farm is a joint program of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Associated Students, with roots dating back to 1920. The Outback Farm is a five-acre plot located between Buchanan Towers and Fairhaven College, giving students an opportunity to learn about sustainable growing and land use methods.