Welcome to Friends of Phillips Farm
For over a decade, volunteers have helped build and maintain many parts of Virgil Phillips Farm County Park. Longtime friends of the farm have created a nonprofit to better organize these efforts and related fund-raising. This website showcases current and past activities and volunteer projects, coming events, and what's on the horizon for "friends" to do at Phillips Farm. Join us!
Christmas Tree Cutting: Saturday, December 3, 10:30am-2pm
Reservations are required!
We'll be cutting Christmas trees again this year. We've identified about 30 suitable Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine trees in a range of sizes.
- Reservations are required and will be taken in the order received: Email us at email@example.com.
- Cut your own tree or get help from a MHS Environmental Club student. We will have saws on hand for people who don't bring their own.
- Be prepared to hunt for your tree in snow and cold.
- Donation: Tree cutting is by donation to support activities of the MHS Environmental Club and Friends of Phillips Farm at Phillips Farm County Park
- Weather permitting: too much snow will close the park road
Fall Festival 2022: Saturday, October 15
The Fall Festival resumed, after being cancelled in 2020 and 2021.
Park Vegetation Management Plan
One mission of Friends of Phillips Farm is "to restore and enhance habitat that is characteristic of the Palouse Bioregion." New in 2021, our vegetation management plan describes vegetation management challenges facing the park, states overarching and unit-specific objectives for management, and proposes treatments to achieve goals. Read more about our project here and access our vegetation management plan here.
Phillips Farm Nature Day Camp 2022: June 13 - 17, June 20 - 24, June 27 - July 1
Day campers at our Phillips Farm Nature Camp discovered all that nature has to offer as they hiked the trails, explored the pond, and learned about local wildlife. Songs, games, outdoor adventures will made this camp a summer highlight. Read about camp.