WSU/Tilth Alliance Farm Walk: Ecological Soil Management for Organic Grain Production
Organic Heirloom Grains From Plow to your Plate! Find out how Bluebird Grain Farms uses cover crops and other soil health management practices to care for the earth they farm in the Methow Valley. Our host, farmer Sam Lucy will discuss tools for monitoring soil health such as soil and water testing and the importance of his cover crop regimen. We will also get a taste of what it means to be a plow-to-package grain farm as we touch on Bluebird Grain Farms processing operations including why they decided to vertically integrate and how they control for quality to produce fresh, safe, and delicious grains.
Thursday, June 13th, 12-3:30pm
Bluebird Grain Farms
Pollinator Day at the Farm
Spend the afternoon at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands to celebrate and learn about pollinators. From 1-3 p.m. help us plant pollinator plants into our hillside garden then participate in educational and fun activities centered on pollinator information from 3-6 p.m. Sponsored by Bee City -Seattle, the Garden Hotline, Tilth Alliance, Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, the Common Acre and City Fruit.
June 19th, 1-6pm
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands
5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle, Washington 98118
WSU/Tilth Alliance Farm Walk: Loyal to Soil: Regenerative No-Till Practices for Garden & Pasture
Learn how the farmers at Spoon Full Farm are fulfilling their mission of being “Loyal to Soil” through their Whole Earth farming practices. We will discuss their no-till garden and pastures, carbon sequestration projects, and regenerative practices. We will also hear about their strategies for building a brand and their dedication to customer service, as well as their best practices for complying with food safety standards.
Monday, July 8th, 12-3:30pm
Spoon Full Farm
King Conservation District (KDC) Field Day: Intensive Rotational Grazing
Visit Wild Canary Farm (formerly K-T Cattle Company) to learn how KCD Board Supervisor Jim Haack and his wife Katie raise Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grass Fed beef with intensive rotational grazing. They will highlight pasture health best management practices and KCD will demonstrate equipment available to farmers and landowners. $10 per person includes a locally-prepared lunch, partially sponsored by King-Pierce Farm Bureau. Pre-registration required by July 11. Limited to 45 attendees.
July 13th, 9:30am-2pm
Wild Canary Farm
Duvall, WA 98019
SnoValley Tilth’s Market Garden Weed Management Workshop
Farmer James Berntson of Radicle Roots Farm will demonstrate the strategies that he uses for weed management on his small market garden-style farm. James will demonstrates how he uses wheel hoes, collinear hoes, silage tarps, and low-till techniques for his small-scale weed management system. Participants will have an opportunity for a question and answer session and leave with a variety of resources for their own growing.
SnoValley Tilth’s Weed Management Intensive is comprised of 3 separate workshops and will give participants a three-season view of weed management at multiple scales and techniques ranging from market garden-style to tractor cultivation. Technical Intensives create peer-to-peer farmer mentorship, build farmers’ technical skills, and provide participants with an opportunity to see how multiple, diverse farming operations work.
July 27th, 9am-1pm
Radicle Roots Farm
1220 Orchard Ave