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Tilth Conference

Thursday, October 26, 2023 Saturday, October 28, 2023

Fort Worden
210 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
Thursday, October 26, 2023 Saturday, October 28, 2023
Fort Worden
210 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States

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Join us for this year’s Tilth Conference co-hosted by Tilth Alliance, the Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC) and Washington State University Extension’s Regional Small Farms Program! It’s Oct. 26-28, 2023, in Port Townsend, WA. The Tilth Conference is an annual event bringing together hundreds of farmers, food system professionals, composters, researchers and educators for more than 25 lectures, workshops and panel discussions that highlight Washington’s farmers and farm businesses.

Our theme this year is “Returning to Common Ground: Building Cooperative Food Systems for a More Resilient Future.” Between climate change worries, land access difficulties, financial management, and hard physical, emotional, and mental labor, starting, developing, and maintaining a farm business can be incredibly challenging. We believe that strengthening ties to our communities and cultivating models of reciprocity and mutual aid are essential to overcoming these hurdles. We hope you’ll join us this October in our search for common ground.

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Tilth Alliance strives to make participation in the conference affordable for as many people as possible, regardless of financial means. Tickets are offered at three price points this year:

Farmers, ranchers, students$275.00
Employees of 501(c)(3) organizations$375.00
All other registrants$500.00

Scholarships are available to help cover the cost of conference participation for those unable to register otherwise.

What’s Included:

  • Access to all conference sessions and workshops on Friday and Saturday
  • Access to Friday keynote address
  • Access to industry trade show during event 
  • Meals on Friday and Saturday
  • Social events — mix and mingle with your fellow farmers and community; includes Thursday evening happy hour

PLEASE NOTE:  The Thursday WSU Research Symposium and Farm Walks are not included with a regular ticket. Please be sure to add tickets for Thursday events to your order below.

WORC Annual Meeting

The WORC Board will be hosting the annual members meeting during the conference to report and affirm Board elections, hear from members about WORC activities and projects, and transact any other business identified by the Board or members.

Farm Walks

Buses are limited in capacity. Farm Walk selection is on a first come, first serve basis. When a bus is filled, the remaining attendees will be assigned a Farm Walk. If inclement weather makes transportation impractical or hazardous, tours will be cancelled.


Tilth Conference attendees have two options for staying at Fort Worden: reserving a group house with friends and/or family, or reserving a room in a Fort Worden dormitory. Learn more about both options on our Lodging page.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Refunds may be available depending on when you cancel your registration. For cancellations, please email events@tilthalliance.org.

  • Cancel by Friday, Sep. 15: We can refund 100% of your total registration fees.
  • Cancel by Monday, Sep. 25: We can refund 50% of your total registration fees.
  • We cannot provide refunds for cancellations on or after Friday, Oct. 6.


If you have any questions or concerns about registering for Tilth Conference, please contact us.

Paying via Invoice

If you require an invoice, please contact us as soon as possible before you register. If paying via invoice, payment is due 14 days prior to the conference and registration will not be guaranteed until payment is received.

Photo Release

By registering for the Tilth Conference, you grant Tilth Alliance the right to use and publish your photograph, video or voice recordings for the promotional and educational purposes of Tilth Alliance.

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