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Tilth Alliance Farm Business Incubator

Find out about our farmer training program in Auburn.

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Tilth Alliance provides farm business training and support to farmers developing new farm businesses. Participants take organic farming classes, attend business development training, tour neighboring farm operations and gain hands-on experience growing and harvesting food.

Meet the farmers!

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Join Our CSA & Visit Our Farm Stands

Support Tilth Alliance and local farmers while enjoying the tasty harvest each week! Find out about our CSA or other ways to find Tilth Alliance Produce.

Get Involved

Come out to the farm in Auburn for volunteer work parties on the last Saturday of each month during the growing season! Learn more about sustainable agriculture while supporting new farmers and Tilth Alliance.

What's a "Farm Business Incubator"?

Growing SeedsIn Tilth Alliance's farm business incubator program, participants create market, farm and business plans. After successfully completing the organic 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.

Tilth Alliance 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!

Tilth Alliance's farm business incubator (formerly called Seattle Tilth Farm Works) 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, a component of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. 

The land belongs to Seattle Parks and Recreation and they are making it

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available as part of their Parks Urban Food Systems program.

Special thanks to Cedar Grove Composting for donating compost every season.

BURST for Prosperity initiated this program in 2009, passing the reins to Seattle Tilth in 2010 while continuing their valuable support.

Contact Us

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For more information, or to be a part of this collaborative effort, please email

Find us at the farm:
17601 SE Lake Moneysmith Rd.
Auburn, WA 98092

(206) 981-8147

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