The Commons @ Fertile Ground

The Commons @ Fertile Ground is a Washington State non-profit focused on demonstrating urban sustainability and resilience on a neighborhood scale in Downtown Olympia, Washington. In the midst of commerce and state workers, we maintain a large garden, chickens, compost bins, a Community Supported Agriculture drop-off shed and many other not-so-visible activities that support our mission.

We offer a range of programs including Preschool Garden Time, Seed to Table Summer Camp, the Food Nook, workshops, Fertile Ground Guest House and EcoHouse.

We need your help. We don’t just need money to make this happen. We also need allies, ideas, research, networking, artists, children and just plain volunteer energy. We need people who understand the sharing economy and want to add their gifts. In addition to monetary support, we also encourage welcome donations of time, knowledge and materials to help with planned and ongoing projects. Your “in-kind” donations are just as important to our ongoing success as money.

Interns and volunteers from the local colleges provide a lot of the muscle that keeps us going. We provide a beautiful central location with friendly supervision and the interns make it happen. Each quarter our needs for interns varies so we post the open positions on our website. Check back quarterly for new openings.

Karen Ray (360-786-9297) or Gail O’Sullivan (360-352-2428)

Downtown Commons
Corner of 9th & Adams
Downtown Olympia Washington
911 Adams St and 311 9th Ave SE
Open Daily