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Soil and Water Stewardship Training

Become an advocate for the environment in your community! Receive hands-on training and join a select team of community members to empower friends and neighbors to support local food systems and practice environmental stewardship in their everyday actions.

Build healthy soil and protect your watershed

Free resources for your school or community garden are available!

Free workshops, resources and volunteer support are available for school and community gardens in King County outside of Seattle.

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W&S Stewardship 1

Receive hands-on training and join a team of community members to empower friends and neighbors to support local food systems and practice environmental stewardship in their everyday actions.

W&S Stewardship 3

Sign up for our soil and water stewardship training to receive 21 hours of education through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on practice in the following topics:

  • food systems and sustainability
  • water conservation and storm water management
  • green storm water infrastructure (GSI) project planning and installation
  • soil science and how to build healthy soil
  • composting food and yard waste at home
  • sustainable gardening techniques and natural yard care approaches
  • behavior change and community-based social marketing

Following the core training, volunteers will deepen their skills through additional training modules on topics including: food waste prevention, organic vegetable gardening, drip irrigation, curbside recycling and more.

Training participants commit to share what they've learned by participating volunteer outreach and demonstration projects. Tilth Alliance staff will assist volunteers by connecting them to opportunities throughout King County and support them in developing their own project ideas.

Training Information

W&S Stewardship 4Choose your location! We are offering this training at two locations in March and April 2017. Each training consists of six class sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays over a span of six weeks, with alternating weeks of class.
McAuliffe Park in Kirkland:

  • Three Wednesdays: March 22, April 5 and April 19; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Three Saturdays: March 25, April 8 and April 22; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

City Soil Farm in Renton:

  • Three Wednesdays: March 29, April 12 and April 26; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Three Saturdays: April 1, 15 and 29; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Preference is given to King County residents outside of Seattle. If you live in Seattle, consider applying to the Master Composter/Soil Builder program.


Applications are now closed.



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Attend an upcoming volunteer orientation to learn more about all of Tilth Alliance's volunteer opportunities in Seattle and King County.

Training and community resources are made possible by funding from: the WaterWorks grant program of the King County Waste Water Treatment Division, Cascade Water Alliance, the Rose Foundation and New Belgium Brewing Company.

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