|Our Five Interconnected Realms|
“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 has a broad mission. To fulfill it, we operate and interact within five interconnected realms: education, land conservation, sustainable agriculture, community service, and rural economic development.
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.
For the 2011–2012 school year, Sunfield Waldorf School offers classes for pre-K through grade eight, reaching our goal of classes spanning the elementary years.
To learn more about Waldorf education and Sunfield Waldorf School, visit Our School.
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:
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.
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 through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for individual community members. Our CSA program allows community members to purchase a “share” of the year’s production and receive fresh produce from May through mid November.
For more information, and to sign up for a CSA membership, visit Our Farm
Sunfield is committed to providing fresh produce to our local food bank and senior services; as we increase our annual harvest, our donations will increase proportionately.
Rural Economic Development
Through private, state, and federal grantors and private donors, Sunfield has brought thousands of dollars into the local economy. Salaries paid to teachers, staff, and farm employees, as well as fees paid to contractors and other service providers, also support the economy of Jefferson County.
Growth in education and farming will naturally increase rural economic growth as we hire more teachers and staff and grow more food for local sales.