Oregon Tilth


Being that I come from generations of hard working farmers, I have the utmost respect for organic farmers. My father passed away a few years ago but he devoted most of his life to farming. For my grandfather, farming WAS his life. I loved to tag along with them to go ‘check the crops’. I still remember my grandfather inspecting the plants closely in the palm of his hand and saying, “That’s good dirt.” One of my dreams has always been to be part of a movement that supports local farmers and brings to light the most safe and sustainable farming practices. We are proud supporters of this non-profit organization because together we can:

  • Help more farmers succeed in organic farming

  • Build healthy soil and conserve biodiversity

  • Improve organic standards and ensure the integrity of organic products

  • Drive public investment in sustainable agriculture and beyond

  • Increase access to healthy food for all people

In 1974, Tilth became the name for a regional network of organic farmers and gardeners in the Pacific Northwest that Wendell Berry called, “a constituency for a better kind of agriculture.”

Over the past 40 years, Oregon Tilth has led the way in organic agriculture and sustainable production methods, playing a leading role in the formation of a federal USDA National Organic Program and expanding organic sustainability beyond agriculture to textiles and other products.

They believe in a holistic approach to food production and encourage producers to create organic systems that improve soils, preserve natural resources and minimize public health risks. Their work with processors, handlers and marketers of organic products ensures the organic integrity of products from the farm to the table, and everything in between.

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