Service Learning at Carnation Farms

At Carnation Farms, we're on a mission. Leveraging our historic, certified organic farm, we work to inspire individuals, families and communities to make informed choices about food and lifestyles through farm-based education and experiential learning. 

We believe service-learning opportunities result in important life experiences, helping to develop and enhance group, organizational and interpersonal skills, while building civic engagement, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Service project participants inject enthusiasm and energy into the organizations they serve with.

Take a look at the current project requests below. See something that you are interested in? Please contact Rosy Smit, Director of Farm-Based Education at 425-844-3162 or

Garden Projects

  • Garden Signage (specific to projects, programming)
  • 3 bird chicken tractor – for programming purposes
  • 2 treadle chicken feeders
  • Garden harvesting/wash table (wood frame with mesh wire top)
  • Bat house, with educational signage
  • Raised cedar garden beds for flowers, vegetable production
  • Shelf/lighting unit for starting vegetable seedlings
  • Fabricate sun shade for outdoor classroom 
  • Road signage for (a-boards or similar) 
  • 3 - 12 ft wood farm-to-table dinner/event tables
  • Wooden benches in the garden
  • Soil rhizotrons (for root viewing)
  • Bike powered bean shucker
  • Turkey Coop for 50 turkeys
  • Pig housing for 6 pigs

Outdoor Education & Onsite Projects

  • Rosegarden trellis replacement x 2
  • Hiking trail cleanup and maintenance
  • Garbage can receptacles
  • New benches in gazebo
  • Japanese garden refurbishment
  • Storage container for geocaching and survival programming
  • Hiking trail benches
  • Interactive trail signage (posts and trail markings)
  • Create an accurate map of the trail system using GPS
  • Prepare hammock garden area
  • Construct archery wall
  • Interactive tour signage (hardscape)