2011 21.1 Tilth Producers of Washington Welcomes New Board Members!

Doug Collins is an Extension faculty member whose programs and research focus on soil quality and fruit and vegetable production for small farms. Doug has a PhD in soil science from Washington State University, an MS in Plant Pathology from Montana State University, and previously worked for Ribeiro Plant Lab, Inc., Seattle Tilth Association, and the Washington Toxics Coalition.

Kellie Henwood works at The Food Co-op along with operating her own organic gardening business. Kellie received her BA at The Evergreen State College and successfully completed the Practice of Sustainable Agriculture program at the Organic Farm. She is a certified Compost Facility Operator by Washington Organic Recycling Council and received an Americorps educational award for serving countless hours
for South Puget Sound’s Sustainable Agriculture movement. Through her work with Tilth producers and Washington Young Farmer’s Coalition, Kellie hopes to involve and empower of young farmers.

Kaitlin Hansen is the farm store manager at Terry’s Berries organic CSA farm in the Puyallup Valley. She studied anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University and is very passionate about educating people about traditional food cultures as a way of creating life balance. New to farming, when not at the farm, Kaitlin spends her time weaving, canning/preserving and skis every chance she gets. She is really excited about this opportunity to help create new connections between farmers and communities for the benefit of all.

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