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Sustainability Training and Outreach

Become an expert in building healthy soil, conserving natural resources and improving the watershed – then share with your community!

Leaf in CircleAre you passionate about reducing waste and ready to be more active in your community? Gain expertise in food waste prevention, composting and recycling, resource conservation and soil building -- then teach others!

Tilth Alliance manages two sustainability training and outreach programs that provide in-depth education to prepare volunteers to go out into their communities to help their friends, neighbors and the public conserve natural resources and make good use of waste that would otherwise end up in the landfill.

Following the training, volunteers commit to sharing what they learn through outreach, such as tabling at farmers markets and community festivals, hosting a workshop with friends and neighbors, or installing a compost bin or drip irrigation at a community garden.

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

Choose a Program

The volunteer model and curriculum for each of the programs listed below are similar, but the residency requirements and program focus vary.

MCSB PhotoMaster Composter / Sustainability Steward (MC/SS)

  • For Seattle residents.
  • Training topics include on-site composting systems for food and yard waste, soil science and management, waste prevention, natural yard care and recycling.

  • Training is in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood with outreach activities in Seattle.
  • MC/SS is offered through a partnership with Seattle Public Utilities.

Soil Water Stewardship TrainingSoil and Water Stewardship Training

  • Preference given to King County residents, outside of Seattle.
  • Trainings held on the Eastside and in south King County.
  • Training topics include food systems and food waste prevention, water conservation, soil science and building healthy soil, composting food and yard waste, sustainable garden techniques, and more.

Ongoing Learning

Volunteers receive mentoring and support from Tilth Alliance staff and are invited to attend ongoing learning opportunities like recycling facility field trips and workshops on building your own worm bin.

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