“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
Sunfield Farm & Waldorf School has an expansive environmental and community building mission. To move towards these goals we collaborate within three interconnected realms: Sunfield Waldorf School, Sunfield Farm, and our Community Education programs.
Sunfield Waldorf School
The Waldorf movement is one of the fastest growing independent school movements in the world. Currently there are approximately 870 Waldorf schools worldwide, and we are excited to be part of this important movement towards more holistic education for our children. Sunfield Waldorf School currently offers classes for pre-K through grade eight. The curriculum focuses on supporting students of varied learning styles while also integrating gardening, sustainable farming, and animal husbandry daily into our kindergarten and grade-school Waldorf program.
In 2005, Sunfield purchased the eighty-one acre property which had been placed under a conservation easement by Jefferson Land Trust. With the exception of five acres for educational facilities, the land is preserved as a working farm in perpetuity.
Our conservation easement, secured in partnership with Jefferson Land Trust, protects twenty-six acres of forest, eight acres of wetlands, and forty-two acres of agricultural land in perpetuity.Sunfield’s biodynamic farming principles are a model of sustainable agriculture. We raise a diversity of animals and organically grown crops, renew the soil with materials produced on the farm, and use cover crops and crop rotation to maintain and improve the fields. Our farm provides sustainably grown organic food to the local community through produce sales to the Port Townsend Food Co-op and Chimacum Corner Store.
Small-scale sustainable agriculture is a crucial component of a healthy community, and our biodynamic farming principles are a model of sustainable agriculture.
The fields, forest, and wetlands of Sunfield’s eighty-one acres serve as an invaluable community resource for Jefferson County and the surrounding area. Our community education programs offer opportunities for children, teens, and adults to come to the farm for experiences ranging from creative play in nature to education in land stewardship.
We offer the following programs:
- Summer day camps: children ages three and one-half to thirteen join us to partake in nature and artistic activities on the farm.
- A farm-based environmental program: student groups from local and regional public and independent schools join us for a day of learning in the fields of Sunfield Farm.
- A three- to nine-month farm internship program.