Tilth Alliance at 50: This group revolutionized how we eat and compost

The Seattle Times April 21, 2024
Fifty years ago, a group of Washington activists began a movement that revolutionized Western food growing, eating and composting. With a focus on organic farming and sustenance, the group of activists would eventually become Seattle Tilth and later Tilth Alliance, which turns 50 this year.
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Jason Vickers’ Indigenous Takeover of Tilth Alliance’s Community Kitchen Brought Native Food to the Table

South Seattle Emerald November 20, 2023
On a recent drippy Sunday afternoon, dozens of Seattleites made their way from the street onto the bouncy soil of the luscious Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. As people sipped water infused with salad burnet (an herbaceous plant that tastes exactly like cucumber) and hot tea, the congregants settled around sheltered tables outside — they came to eat, listen, and learn.
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Helping families in need one crop at a time, Seattle urban farm grows organic produce year-round

King5 November 15, 2023
While eating fruits and vegetables is good for our health, buying fresh produce isn\’t always a reality for the thousands of families in King County who face food insecurity. That\’s why Tilth Alliance, a garden and farming nonprofit, is on a mission to bring healthy food into more homes through their Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands which grows 5,000 pounds of produce a year.
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Where to Pick Your Own Free Produce Around Seattle

The Seattle Times September 8, 2023
In Washington’s rainy, temperate climate, edible plants grow in abundance. For many nature enthusiasts, urban foraging is a tradition in Seattle from summer to early fall, whether it’s collecting invasive Himalayan blackberries from streetside patches or picking apples from Piper’s Orchard in Carkeek Park.
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South Seattle Plant Program Helps Immigrants, Refugees Put Down Roots

The Seattle Times May 7, 2023
The culturally relevant edible plant starts program, now in its third gardening season, aims to fix that. Local nonprofit Tilth Alliance operates the program out of the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, a 10-acre site owned by Seattle Parks and Recreation and co-managed by Tilth and Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands.
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Tilth Alliance Community Kitchens build connection

Seattle’s Child April 25, 2023
Family mealtime could be a key ingredient for raising healthier kids. Tilth Alliance’s Community Kitchen events not only promote family togetherness, but gathering with friends and neighbors as well, all in the spirit of healthy food education, community building, and celebrating cuisines from Puget Sound’s diverse cultures.
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Building sustainable and equitable food sources

Fox 13 – Good Day Seattle April 15, 2023
There is a new push to improve our local food and the land it comes from. It is happening with an effort from two groups, and we are hearing from both of them on Good Day Seattle.
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Anyone Can Grow Their Own Food: Tilth Alliance Hosts Spring Edible Plant Sale in Rainier Beach

South Seattle Emerald March 10, 2023
On March 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tilth Alliance will be hosting an Edible Plant Sale at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. The sale will include plants bearing fruits, greens, and more, all for between $5 and $15.
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Grocery costs are rising—do you need a survival garden?

USA Today August 16, 2022
With inflation at the top of mind for many, you may be wondering if it’s most cost-effective to grow your own food versus shopping at the grocery store.
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Photo Essay: Community Fuels Urban Farm’s Equitable Food System Plans

South Seattle Emerald June 25, 2022
Since 2017, Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands (RBUFW) has been jointly operated by the Tilth Alliance and the Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands.
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