Join Us for the First Farm Walk of the Season!
Managing for Success on a Small-Scale Diversified Farm – Rob and Diane Stockhouse operate a small, diversified farm on Puget Island, in the lower Columbia River. The walk will feature discussion about their use of hoop houses for season extension and how they incorporate raised beds into their garden space. Join us to learn from the Stockhouse’s fine example of what can be done successfully on a small-scale diversified farm.
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Seed & Grain Production Farm Walk
Join us for a tour of this grain and seed production operation, including growing techniques and variety trials, seed harvest, drying and cleaning infrastructure, and grain milling, bagging and packaging. The tour will be led by Nash and Farm Managers Sam McCullough and Chris Tipton. They will also be sharing info about how grains and seeds are integrated into the whole farm’s operations including livestock production, soil fertility management, and cash flow!
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Save the Date for T40! Re-Imagine Agriculture
Our 2014 conference will be November 7-9 at the Hilton in Vancouver Washington. This conference marks a milestone in that it is the 40th anniversary of Tilth! Raj Patel joins us Saturday morning as the T-40 Keynote Speaker and Mary Berry joins us Sunday afternoon as the T-40 Capnote Speaker. Kick off Friday November 7, 2014 with two day-long symposia to choose from plus an all-day information fair.
Anne Schwartz Honored with Sustie Award
Tilth Producers Co-Vice-President Anne Schwartz was honored with the 2014 Ecological Farming Associations’ annual “Sustie” award, honoring Stewards of Sustainable Agriculture. Anne was one of three recipients to receive the award at the 34th annual EcoFarm Conference held January 22-25, 2014 at Asilomar in Monterey, CA.
Annie Salafsky Interview
Tilth Producers spoke after the CSA Workshop with Annie Salafsky, co-owner of Helsing Junction Farm. As a scheduled presenter, Salafsky had been ill during the workshop and could not attend as a presenter. This interview was an opportunity to capture the perspective and experience from a farmer-owner who operates a 900-member CSA across Washington state and to answer some of the questions that were most frequently asked by those in attendance.