Seattle Tilth Farm Works
Find out about our farmer training program in Auburn.
Seattle Tilth provides farm business training and support to aspiring farmers in South King County. Participants attend farm and business trainings, tour neighboring farm operations, and gain hands-on experience growing and harvesting food using organic practices.
Join Our CSA & Visit Our Farm Stands
Join us for volunteer work parties on the last Saturday of the month during the growing season! Learn more about sustainable agriculture while supporting the program.
What's a "Farm Incubator"?
Through Seattle Tilth Farm Works, participants create market, farm and business plans. After successfully completing the education program, participants rent land, equipment and utilities at subsidized rates. Graduates receive market and distribution support in addition to opportunities for continuing education.
At the heart of this project is the idea that participating farmers learn best by actually operating a small farm in a supportive environment.
Seattle Tilth Farm Works provides:
A comprehensive educational program covering farming, business planning, operations and marketing
- On-site mentorship from experienced farmers
- Hands-on experience growing food on 1/4 acre plots
Access to farmland, equipment, water and other necessary farming inputs
Assistance in creating marketing channels for products
Thank You Partners and Supporters!
BURST for Prosperity initiated this program in 2009, passing the reins to Seattle Tilth in 2010 while continuing their valuable support.
The land belongs to Seattle Parks and Recreation and they are making it available as part of their Parks Urban Food Systems program.
Special thanks to Cedar Grove Composting for donating compost every season.
This project is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, USDA Grant #2011-49400-30615. To find more resources and programs for beginning farmers and ranchers please visit www.Start2Farm.gov, a component of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.