Past Farm Walks

Newaukum Valley Farm – Farm Walk – July 20, 2016

Scouting, Row Cover and Crop Rotation: Managing Pests and Diseases on the Farm Newaukum Valley Farm, Chehalis July 20, 2016 Over 20 farmers, farm interns, and agricultural professionals gathered for the first farm walk of the 2016 season at Newaukum … Continue reading

Hayshaker Farm – Farm Walk – September 12, 2016

Starting a Sustainable Draft Powered Farm Hayshaker Farm, Walla Walla, WA September 12, 2016 Hayshaker farmowners Chandler Briggs and Leila Schneider sat outside their turn-of-the-century Italian-built bungalow and addressed 15 Farm Walk attendees who came to learn about sustainable vegetable … Continue reading

Midori Farm – Farm Walk – August 15, 2016

Diversified Markets and Value Added Products Midori Farm, Quilcene, WA August 15, 2016 In the hot August 15th sun, Marko Colby and Hanako Myers hosted 32 farmers, farm interns, students, and agency and extension personnel at their certified organic farm … Continue reading

Cliffside Orchard – Farm Walk – August 08, 2016

Organic Orchard Management Cliffside Orchard, Kettle Falls August 08, 2016 On August 8, farmers, budding orchardists and agricultural professionals gathered in Stevens County to hear Jeff Herman of Cliffside Orchard speak about growing and selling certified organic fruit since the … Continue reading

April 2016 Renewable Energy Farm Walks – CDB Farm and Badger Mountain Vineyard

Wind Energy on the Farm at Caldwell Davis Bassetti (CDB) Farm April 4, 2016 Goldendale (Klickitat County) Solar Energy on the Farm at Badger Mountain Vineyard April 25, 2016 Kennewick (Benton County) In April 2016 Seattle Tilth hosted two renewable … Continue reading

October 2015 Renewable Energy Farm Walks – Broad Leaf Farm and Tahoma Farms

Solar Energy on the Farm I Broad Leaf Farm Everson, WA (Whatcom County) Solar Energy on the Farm II Tahoma Farms Orting, WA (Pierce County) Tilth Producers teamed up with Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED) to bring … Continue reading

Quackenbush Farm – Farm Walk – September 14, 2015

Accessing Land as Beginning Vegetable Farmers Quackenbush Farms, Ridgefield, WA September 14, 2015 On a drizzly, mid-September day, eighteen farmers, farm interns, and community members gathered at Quackenbush Farm near Ridgefield in Clark County. Attendees were greeted by owner/operators Matt and … Continue reading

Nisqually Tribal Community Gardens – Farm Walk – August 25, 2015

Building Food Community: Nisqually Tribal Community Garden Program Nisqually Tribal Community Gardens, Du Pont August 25, 2015 The farm walk at Nisqually Tribal Community Garden was the first time Tilth Producers had visited a Tribal farm – and it didn’t … Continue reading

Starvation Alley Farms – Farm Walk – August 10, 2015

Freshly Pressed: Washington’s First Certified Organic Cranberry Farm Starvation Alley Farms, Long Beach August 10, 2015 A stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean, Starvation Alley Farms welcomed seventeen farmers and community members to learn about organic production of cranberries and … Continue reading

Leach Orchards – Farm Walk – August 3, 2015

Organic Pest & Disease Management in Apples and Pears Leach Orchards, Yakima County August 3, 2015 Near Zillah, WA, twenty-one farmers and agricultural professionals gathered at Leach Orchards to learn about organic pest management in apples and pears, plus drought … Continue reading

Perrault Farms – Farm Walk – July 27, 2015

Behind the Brew: Organic Hops Production Perrault Farms, Toppenish July 27, 2015 Twenty-six farmers and agricultural professionals came together at Perrault Farms to learn about organic hops production. Located in the Yakima Valley, Perrault Farms is a family business and … Continue reading

Sleeping Lady Organic Garden – Farm Walk – July 13, 2015

Farm-to-Resort: Agritourism with a Certified Organic Garden Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort Organic Garden, Leavenworth July 13, 2015 Looking up towards Sleeping Lady Mountain sits 67 acres of preserved land. Known as Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, the spot has a rich … Continue reading

Mystery Bay Farm – Farm Walk – June 15, 2015

Sustainable Farmstead Goat Dairy Mystery Bay Farm, Nordland, WA (Marrowstone Island) June 15, 2015 It was a micro-farm walk at this micro-dairy on Marrowstone Island, as five attendees gathered to learn about farmstead goat dairying from farmers Rachael Van Laanen and … Continue reading

Zakarison Partnership – Farm Walk – June 8, 2015

Building Soil Tilth: Grazing Sheep on Cover Crop Zakarison Partnership, Pullman, WA June 8, 2015 The Palouse region greeted twenty-six farmers, agricultural students, and agricultural professionals with a warm, breezy day for the farm walk at Zakarison Partnership. The Partnership … Continue reading

Let Us Farm – Farm Walk – June 1, 2015

Cover Cropping on a Diversified Organic Vegetable Farm (plus soil blocking hands-on!) Let Us Farm, Oakville, WA June 1, 2015 It was a rainy day near Oakville as 26 farmers and farm interns gathered at Let Us Farm to learn … Continue reading

Wobbly Cart Farm – Farm Walk – May 18, 2015

Organic Farming & Pollinators: Assessing Pollinators on Your Organic Farm Wobbly Cart Farm, Rochester, WA May 18, 2015 Over forty farmers and community members gathered near Rochester at Wobbly Cart Farm to learn about assessing pollinators in an organic farming … Continue reading

Green Bow Farm – Farm Walk – April 27, 2015

Multi-Species Rotational Grazing at a Family Farmstead Green Bow Farm, Ellensburg, WA April 27, 2015 Christina Miller and Matthew Cox, farmer/owners of Green Bow Farm in Ellensburg, welcomed sixteen fellow farmers and agricultural professionals to learn about multi-species rotational grazing … Continue reading

Spencer Farm – Farm Walk – March 30, 2015

Utilizing Compost and Vermiculture to Build Soil Fertility Spencer Farm, Malaga, WA March 30, 2015 For the first farm walk of the 2015 season, Tilth Producers and the WSU Small Farms Team visited Spencer Farm in Malaga, WA (a little … Continue reading

China Bend Winery – Farm Walk, October 13, 2014

Producing Organic Wine & Value-Added Products For the last farm walk of the 2014 season, we visited China Bend Winery, located on Lake Roosevelt near Kettle Falls, WA. Owners Bart and Victory Alexander shared their passion for the art of … Continue reading

Enumclaw Sustainable Farmers Network – Farm Walk, October 6, 2014

Collaborative Farming, Resource Sharing, & Land Conservation Over thirty beginning and experienced farmers gathered on the Enumclaw Plateau to hear from three farms part of the Enumclaw Sustainable Farmers Network. With a focus on livestock production and resource conservation, the … Continue reading