The King's Garden

It takes all of us to make The King's Garden

   Feb 10

Information for WWOOFers

Last season we moved  to our permanent location a mile north of the quaint little town of Carlton in the gorgeous Methow Valley of North Central Washington near the pristine Methow River. We living under a large hay barn with an enclosed living space and a lovely outdoor(under the barn roof) kitchen and dining area.

We have tents and tipis for our interns to stay in as well as the upper bunkroom.

We’re growing over 50 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, and multiple varieties of: heirloom melons, squash, sweet and hot peppers, beans, beets, peas, greens, potatoes, carrots of every color, onions, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, kohlrabi, tomatillos, ground cherries, cukes, corn, apples, strawberries, asparagus, raspberries, many herbs and a small fruit orchard.

We sell our produce at our local farmers market and restaurants, CSA, Seattle food cooperatives and restaurants. We also sell our annuals, perennials, vegetable and herbs starts, shrubs and trees. We have a small herd of dairy goats and make cheeses and other products from their milk for our own use and also have a horse, ducks and chickens and lots of yummy fresh eggs.  We dabble in herbal medicine.

We would love someone who would like to intensely study and participate in seed saving. We hope to extend our work in the near future to taking farm teams to central america at the seasons end to share seeds and help with agriculture there.

There is incredible hiking, biking, fishing and swimming, rafting, and local events and music for your leisure time. We share our meals made with homegrown and mostly organic foods. Kids are welcome, we love them! Woofers will help with seasonal chores with consideration of their primary interests.

Our workdays vary in hours and intensity during the season, spring planting and harvest being very busy and a lighter workload in early summer. Chores include: planting, transplanting, seed saving, weeding, harvest, packing, food preservation, milking, cheese making, farmers market, mechanical maintenance, and animal care.

We prefer folks who want to spend an entire season but welcome part-timers as well.  This season we have some big projects to accomplish.  Our greenhouses were destroyed last summer in the Carlton complex fires so we intend to put up a high tunnel this early spring to grow out our plant starts in spring then grow an early and late crop in as the season progresses.  We’ll need help moving our strawberries, raspberries, herb garden and asparagus patch from the old location in early spring also.  This February we will be building a germination chamber/summer kitchen/winter repair shop in our barn.

We would love the help of folks who have some carpentry experience for our building projects.  It’s gonna be a fun and full year at The King’s Garden this year.  Hope you can join us!

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