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Sustainability Training and Outreach

Become an expert in building healthy soil, conserving natural resources and improving the watershed – then share with your community!

Leaf in Circle

Are you passionate about protecting natural resources and want to be more active in your community? Gain expertise in food waste prevention, composting and soil building, resource conservation and more!

Tilth Alliance manages two sustainability training and outreach programs that provide in-depth education to prepare volunteers to go out into their communities to help their friends, neighbors and the public conserve natural resources.

Attend an upcoming volunteer orientation to learn more about all of Tilth Alliance's volunteer opportunities in Seattle and King County.

Choose a Program

There is some overlap in curriculum between the two programs listed below, but the residency requirements and program structures vary.

  • Apply by Thu., Feb. 20!MCSB Photo
  • Offered for Seattle residents through a sponsorship with Seattle Public Utilities.
  • Training topics include on-site composting systems for food and yard waste, soil science and management, waste prevention, natural yard care and recycling.

  • Training is in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood with year-round outreach opportunities and ongoing learning in Seattle.
  • Application closed for 2020.
    Soil Water Stewardship Training
  • Preference given to Rainier Beach residents as well as King County residents (outside Seattle).
  • Participants meet one weekend per month for training and a volunteer project, February-October. The training is at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands in South Seattle and the volunteer projects are at sites throughout King County.
  • Training topics include food systems and food waste prevention, water conservation, soil science and building healthy soil, composting food and yard waste, sustainable garden techniques, and more.


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