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About South Whidbey Tilth

Our local chapter was founded in 1982 on the mostly rural south end of Whidbey Island. South Whidbey Tilth is a nonprofit corporation whose gardeners and farmers raise crops in the Maritime Northwest cool, wet weather conditions, which often require special measures for success.

Our activities include bimonthly member newsletters and business meetings; at least four public educational programs a year; a tour of member's gardens each July; educational booths at public activities like the Whidbey Island Area Fair; ongoing hands-on learning experiences at our developing sustainable agriculture center; and a series of Tilth sponsored gardening classes each winter.

Tilth Land Project

On April 21, 2000, South Whidbey Tilth purchased 11 acres of land at Thompson Road and State Route 525. It is the home of the relocated Tilth Farmers' Market and Sustainable Agriculture Center. It includes a farmers market area, a native plant restoration area, a community garden, and demonstration forest and farming projects.

Gardening and Education

Whether you own a commercial farm or a small backyard garden plot, the question that drives the Tilth association is, "How to grow the healthiest food with the least harm to the environment, and at the fairest rate of return for both producers and consumers.

What's the Harm in Genetically Modified Foods? by Lori B. Taylor, G.I. Nutritionist; presented at the South Whidbey Tilth annual meeting, January 17, 2015. Available as a Powerpoint or movie file.

Organization

We are a nonprofit organization and operate under a set of bylaws (Click here to see South Whidbey Tilth Bylaws), and have regular business meetings to set the focus for our mostly volunteer workforce and explore how to further our mission to promote biological and equitable agriculture. To review our meeting minutes, please click on the date of interest: