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Farm Walks

Each Farm Walk features farmer-to-farmer education through a tour of farm or business, with guest experts on hand to share the most current research and resources.

Join us for a Farm Walk!

Farm Walk photoJoin Tilth Alliance in collaboration with Washington State University for the 15th year of Farm Walks. Farm Walks are designed to transfer the hard-earned expertise of established farmers to the current and next generations of sustainable producers. Each Farm Walk features farmer-to-farmer education through a tour of farm or business, with guest experts on hand to share the most current research and resources.

Farm Walks usually take place on Monday afternoons. Registration is $15 for Tilth Alliance members and students and $25 for non-members. 

Questions? Contact Erin Murphy, Statewide Education Coordinator: erinmurphy@tilthalliance.org or (206) 633-0451 ext. 116.

Farm Walks — 2018 Series

Fall Cover Crops and the Value of On-Farm Education

Monday, Sep. 24; noon-4 p.m.
Cloudview Farm, Ephrata

Cloudview FarmCloudview Farm will demonstrate how, when, and why they sow fall cover crops, while experts will share research from projects being conducted on site. Farmer Jim Baird will also share his expertise on the value of school tours and on-farm education for market diversification.

Jim Baird has been growing crops such as apples, row crops, mixed vegetables, wheat and alfalfa for over 40 years. Ten years ago, Jim started Cloudview Farm to serve as an educational space for young people to learn about and embrace agriculture. Jim is passionate about healthy soils, healthy food and healthy people.

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Willowood Farm

Recovering from a Loss & Building Up the "Community Good Will Credit Card"

Mon., Oct. 22; noon-4 p.m.
Willowood Farm of Ebey's Prairie, Coupeville

Find out how Willowood Farm of Ebey’s Prairie overcame losing their barn in a fire early last spring by involving their community to support them through the season. There will also be a demo and discussion about the benefits of walk behind tractors in diversified vegetable production from Jason Weston of Joe's Gardens.

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See below for information about past farm walk sites. Click the location for a site description, resources and topics covered during each Farm Walk.

Creative Farm Financing & Diversified Enterprises (English)

Financiación Agrícola Creativa y Empresas Diversificadas (Español)

  • Sep. 10, 2018

Organic Orchard Pest Management (Manejo Organico de Plagas de la Huerta): White Bear Orchard

  • Aug. 6, 2018

Fermented Feed for Pastured Poultry and On-Farm Nutrient Management: Foothill Farms

  • July 9, 2018

Crafting Value-Added Products with Heritage Grains: Palouse Colony Farm and Joseph's Grainery

  • June 4, 2018
  • Topics: heritage grains, niche grains, grain-to-glass movement

Cover Cropping for Soil Health: Lenwood Farms

  • May 22, 2017
  • Topics: cover cropping, irrigated systems, habitat, beneficials
  • July 7, 2017
  • Topics: Season extension, diversified marketing
  • August 7, 2017
  • Topics: Orchard, organic transition, certification, recordkeeping
  • August 21, 2017
  • Topics: Organic, medicinal herbs, wholesale, retail, budgeting 
  • September 25, 2017
  • Topics: Cider, orchard, taphouse, marketing 
  • October 2, 2017
  • Topics: Organic, seed production
 

Farm Walks are supported in part by the WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the USDA Risk Management Agency.


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