Welcome to the
Community Orchard
of West Seattle

What is Community Orchard of West Seattle?

Community Orchard of West Seattle, (COWS) is a non profit organization and partners with Nature Stewards. COWS provides a home-scale model and venue that demonstrates how much food can be grown on a city-sized lot. Produce goes to volunteers and local security programs.

COWS broke ground in the winter of 2011 and in its first year converted a narrow strip of unused land on the north east end of South Seattle College. Today you will find a working community garden and growing food forest orchard.

COWS uses permaculture and organic growing principles. All efforts are made in demonstrating low-maintenance sustainable food production strategies.

Orchard Happenings - Get Involved :-)

Where:
South Seattle College
North Entrance, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle WA

Note: please bring gloves, water bottle and dress according to weather.

 

2016: Create, Collaborate and Repeat at the Orchard

When: Every Monday
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.

Join us for our weekly meetups!

Questions on urban gardening and permaculture techniques are our specialty! All are welcome, we hope to see you there!

 

What's Growing?

Trees in the Orchard

We have an apple trellis, fruit trees and shrubs growing in the Orhard. Check out our tree map for further details.

Download Our Tree Map

Orchard's Food Forest

Forest gardening is a low maintenance sustainable plant-based food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans.

We're Only Successful With Your Help!

COWS would like to thank all those who've helped us on our journey. We couldn't have come this far without the dedicated volunteers that have given their time. Help us keep it going, you'll feel good by doing so! Please decide to sign up for our email list.

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Make sure to follow us to get the latest Orchard news and updates.

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