Meet the Farm TeamWondering what we’ll be up to in 2017?
Check out Tilth's latest blog post which summarizes programming and introduces you to program staff.
Farmer and Advocate of the Year Awards
Each year the Tilth's Board of Directors and membership recognize individuals that have gone above and beyond to promote the mission of the organization and champion our core values. This year's Farmer of the Year award is presented to Jerry Pipitone of Pipitone Farms for his pioneering work on farmers markets and generous mentorship. This year's Advocate of the Year award is presented to Nathaniel Lewis of the Organic Trade Association and Oyster Bay Farm for his policy analysis and engagement of organic producers across the state.Learn more about their achievements and view past recipients.
Board Election Results
The Tilth membership has elected eleven members to the Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term. The following board members were elected to their first term on the board:
Ben Page, Sipree Inc. (Seattle)
Nancy Tosta, Retired (Burien)
Stephan Feldman, Private Practice (Seattle)
The following board members were elected to a second term on the board:
Becky Warner, Full Tilth Farm (Bainbridge Island)
Cornelius Adewale, Washington State University (Pullman)
Joshua M. Piper, Dorsey & Whitney LLP (Seattle)
Kate Smith, WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources and Skagit County Extension (Burlington)
Liza Turley (Fall City)
Sam Maupin, Brothers Greenhouses (Port Orchard)
Sash Sunday, OlyKraut (Oakville)
Tim Gruner, Slalom Consulting (Woodinville)
They join the following continuing board members:
Addie Candib, Cloud Mountain Farm Center (Bellingham)
Branden Born, University of Washington (Seattle)
Elaine Chang (Seattle)
Jessica Gigot, Harmony Fields (Bow)
Stephanie Daley-Watson, Prism Law Group (Seattle)
Tom Neir (Kirkland)
Warren Neth, Slow Food SWWA (Vancouver)
Thank you to those of you who participated in the 2016 Tilth Board of Directors election! We have worked for over 40 years to create lasting change in the food system, and will continue to do so, with your vital support, in the years ahead.Learn more about our board members.
Tilth Annual Meeting Audio
Tilth’s annual meeting on Tuesday, December 13 reviewed activities undertaken in 2016 following the mergers of Seattle Tilth, Tilth Producers of Washington and Cascade Harvest Coalition. It includes an overview of the new strategic plan and Theory of Change. The next annual meeting will take place in February, with registration details to be announced in January.Listen to audio from the annual meeting.
Thank you for joining us in Wenatchee!
Your enthusiasm for organic and sustainable agriculture made the conference a great success.
Read WSU Student Reflections from Tilth Conference
We were happy to have several students from WSU at the Tilth Conference! You can read horticulture graduate student Corina Serban and organic agriculture undergraduate Janel Davisson's reflections on the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources' blog. Thanks to WSU-CSANR for providing scholarships to students like Corina.
Keynote and Workshop Recordings
Recordings of Michael Phillips keynote address on biological resiliency as well as the workshops from the Organic Production and Tree Fruit Management workshops tracks are now available in our audio library.
Our 2017 conference will be November 10-12 in Vancouver, WA.
Our e-newsletter, now called Farmer News & Resources, has been redesigned to bring you information that is more current, thorough and useful. The e-news will now include educational events, jobs, land posting and classified ads from around the state.
Interested in having your event on the Tilth calendar or featured in Tilth e-newsletters? You can now submit events easily online. Interested in posting a land opportunity or job opening? Contact email@example.com. Thanks for contributing to the wealth of ag information for the Tilth community!
Danielle Gibbs is owner and operator of Gibbs’ Farm in Leavenworth, Washington, a diversified vegetable and fermentation operation that sells primarily to the local valley community. When not farming or teaching sustainable agriculture courses at Wenatchee Valley College, Danielle spends … Continue reading