Board Applications Open
Are you passionate about building an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable food system and looking for an opportunity to volunteer your time and expertise? Members vote this fall to fill ten seats on the 2017 Tilth board of directors, and you are invited to apply! Board members work to advance the mission of the organization through planning, advocacy and fundraising. The board meets virtually every month and conducts quarterly in-person meetings around the state.
Contact Lauren Foster (email@example.com; 206-633-0451 ext. 123) for more information and application materials. You will be asked to submit an application, resume, photo, bio (200 words) and a candidate statement explaining your interest in running and what you hope to accomplish (400 words). Those who submit applications will be invited to interview with current board members. Deadline to apply is August 31.
Voting will be open to members online and by mail from October 10 – November 20.
Farm Walks Announced
Join us in collaboration with WSU for the thirteenth year of the Farm Walk program. Farm Walks will take place across the state focusing on topics including pest management, diversified markets, value added products, and conservation planning. Learn more and register now!
If you would like to register by paper, use this form and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (206) 633-0450 or send to 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98103. If you would like to register over the phone, please call Maureen McGregor at 206-633-0451, ext. 128. View our photo & cancellation policy.
Wed., July 20 – Scouting, Row Cover and Crop Rotation: Managing Pests and Diseases on the Farm
Newaukum Valley Farm, Chehalis
Mon., August 8 – Organic Orchard Management
Cliffside Organic Orchard, Kettle Falls
Mon., August 15 – Diversified Markets and Value Added Products
Midori Farm, Quilcene
Mon., September 12 – Starting a Sustainable Draft Powered Farm
Hayshaker Farm, Walla Walla
Mon., September 19 – Whole Farm Conservation Planning
Heavenly Hills Harvest, Sunnyside
Wed., October 5 – Solar Energy on the Farm
Rents Due Ranch, Stanwood
* The Farm Walk series is supported in part by the WSDA Specialty Crop Block Program.
The Future of Tilth
Official Merger Announcement
We are pleased to announce that Tilth Producers of Washington will be merging with Seattle Tilth, effective January 1, 2016. The new entity will not only advance its exciting mission but also better serve the members and communities currently a part of each organization.
Implementation of the logistical details for the merger will occur in the first half of next year. A name for the new organization will also be determined at this time. Guiding this transition will be a new board with eighteen initial members, including six each from Tilth Producers and Seattle Tilth.