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Take Action for the Environment!

Seattle Tilth Trains Community Volunteers this Spring to Protect Natural Resources in Seattle and King County

Read about our volunteer training programs in Seattle, Kirkland and Renton -- applications due March 12.

Jan 30, 2017

Are you concerned about threats to our land and water? Do you feel that more needs to be done to prevent climate change? You are not alone! Many people are wondering what they can do locally to make the world a better place right now. Seattle Tilth offers two different sustainability trainings this spring to empower community members to take action to protect the environment – get involved!

Sustainability Trio Through classroom learning, hands-on practice and field trips, discover the relationship between soil, water and climate -- and learn how you can protect these invaluable resources in important ways. After the training, participants volunteer in their communities by creating demonstration projects and teaching practical techniques to others.

Choose from TWO volunteer training programs (one in Seattle and one in King County offered at two locations):

Seattle: Master Composter Soil Builder

Learn about soil, building soil life, small scale composting, sorting compostables and recyclables, waste reduction, water quality and resource conservation practices. Seattle's Master Composter/Soil Builder program is sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities and managed by Tilth Alliance (formerly Seattle Tilth).

This is a four week, nine session training for Seattle residents only, at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle (Wallingford):

  • Four Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. on Apr. 5, 12, 19 and 26
  • Five Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Questions? Email:


Kirkland and Renton: Soil and Water Stewardship

Learn about food systems, water conservation, storm water management, soil science, sustainable gardening and behavior change. This new volunteer training consists of six class sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays over a span of six weeks (alternating weeks of class). Choose from the Kirkland or Renton locations:

At McAuliffe Park in Kirkland:

  • Three Wednesdays: March 22, April 5 and April 19; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Three Saturdays: March 25, April 8 and April 22; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

At CitySoil Farm in Renton:

  • Three Wednesdays: March 29, April 12 and April 26; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Three Saturdays: April 1, 15 and 29; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Questions? Email

There is a lot of important work you can do to make a difference in your own community! Learn how building healthy soil, protecting our water and growing healthy food can make a big impact and take part in Tilth Alliance's
stewardship trainings.

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Get trained by Tilth Alliance to protect the environment! Learn about the relationship between soil, water and climate through six classes, then take action in your community by leading projects or teaching others. Become a soil and water steward; trainings in Kirkland and Renton:

Get trained by Tilth Alliance to protect the environment! Learn about soil, composting, sorting compostables and recyclables, reducing waste and water quality in 6 classes, then take action in your community. Become a Master Composter, in Seattle:


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