Laurel Valley Educational Farm & Garden (Español)


What Is a CSA:

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is an alternative, locally-based economic model of agriculture and food distribution. CSA members or subscribers pay at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest; once harvesting begins, they receive weekly shares of vegetables fruit, and other farm products.

So how does this work in practice?  For our CSA, you would pick up a box of vegetables one day a week at one of our drop off locations at Northwest Youth Corps or (Centro Latino Americano?).  That’s it.  CSA’s are a simple and convenient way to support local food, agriculture and economies, and great way to meet your produce needs.   

You can see examples of last year’s CSA on our farm blog:  https://lvefcsa.wordpress.com/

 

Who we are:

The Laurel Valley Educational Farm (LVEF) is a 2 acre organic farm located on the Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) campus on Augusta St. in Eugene, OR.  Each year, the farm supplies hundreds of pounds of fresh produce to NYC youth crews and NYC’s OutDoor High School Culinary Arts program, and provides excellent applied education and work experience for youth enrolled in NYC programs.

By participating in the Laurel Valley Educational Farm CSA, you would not only be supporting local agriculture, but also your local young people and great organizations like Northwest Youth Corps and the OutDoor School.

Check out or blog for past CSA examples and our facebook page for photos and events:
 

https://lvefcsa.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Laurel-Valley-Educational-Farm-Garden/272515896292341

Our prices are a steal.  Shares average out to less than 20 dollars a week-for a week’s worth of vegetables.  There are very few CSA’s around that can beat our prices.

 

Payment options include an upfront payment (preferred), or a payment in two installments. 

Not sure if you can afford it? Contact us:  We believe good food should be accessible, and are willing to work with you. 


Interested?  Contact garden@nwyouthcorps.org


The OutDoor High School

In the winter and spring students in the OutDoor High School, working with staff and AmeriCorps members, prepare the garden, make compost and work on garden construction projects. In the garden, grow room and greenhouse students plant seeds, and transplant seedlings while learning lessons on soils, water, ecology, botany and biology.

 Ways you can support the farm

CSA: Become a member of the CSA and receive fresh, seasonal, organically grown produce from May-November.
Workshops:  We offer occasional workshops on gardening topics such as composting, winter crops, or garden design.  Contact us if you are interested in leading a workshop on the farm, or if you have particular requests for workshop offerings.
Plant Sale: Come purchase your summer veggie starts at our annual plant sale in May.
Volunteer: Everyone’s welcome! Spend some time helping and learning.
Donations: Gifts of plants, tools, garden supplies, or cash are welcome.


Every day the farm is a reflection of the seasons.
Each season features a diverse collection of seasonal produce such as lettuce, salad mixes, chard, kale, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, sugar snap peas, winter squash, beets, carrots, garlic, leeks, potatoes, onions, radishes, scallions, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, snap beans, hot & sweet peppers, melons, tomatoes, zucchini, basil, cilantro, dill, fennel, and parsley.

For more information you can call 541-349-5055 or email info@nwyouthcorps.org




 

Work at the Educational Farm!

Garden Positions

 

We thank our generous donors and partners who support NYC’s Laurel Valley Educational Farm:

Community Volunteers

CSA Customers

Ed Hume Seeds

Food For Lane County

Haggen, Inc.

High Mowing Organic Seeds

Isabel Francis-Bongue

Johnny's Selected Seeds

Moss Adams LLP

ODS staff and students

Territorial Seed Company

Victory Seed Company

AmeriCorps Members serving at Northwest Youth Corps