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Don't "blow-by" this great opportunity to get our quality coffee. If you are a business owner and are looking for a top notch brand of beans to sell at your shop, message us! We have a limited supply of samples we will be giving out. Ask about yours before they are gone! #motorheadorganiccoffee #organic #coffee #fuelyourmorning #jacksonhole #wyoming


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Hard working coffee, from hard working farmers, for hard working people. Curious about exactly how "organic" our coffee is? At Motorhead Organic Coffee, we value hard work and quality, which is why our beans are Oregon Tilth Certified Organic. Check them out at https://tilth.org and make sure to stop back at our website to place an order! #tilthnation #organiccoffee #motorheadorganiccoffee
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The Navajo-Churro sheep remain the archetype of resiliency in the Southwest, playing a significant role in everyday life among the Native American and Hispanic populations. Featuring the @navajosheepproject , Dine be' iina, Inc., Tierra Wools, and @shepherds_lamb.
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Get the full story โ†’ ๐Ÿ‘LINKINBIO๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ“ธ: Michael Benavav.


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Reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals while you sleep. ๐Ÿ˜ด
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DID YOU KNOW? The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification provides consumers an option to buy clothes and products (including mattresses ๐Ÿ›๏ธ) made from organic fibers. Get the full story โ†’ โ˜๏ธLINKINBIOโ˜๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ธ: @naturepedic
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#InGoodTilth #oregontilth #tilthnation #naturepedic #safehealthysleep #organicloving #textiles #fiber #chemicalfree #green #farmers #organic #farmlife #farmtotable #greenlife #farmfresh #ecofriendly #earthfocus #sustainable #mattress


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๐ŸŒพHOW FLAX IS PROCESSED๐ŸŒพ @fibrevolution_pnw
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โถ Unlike seed flax, fiber flax canโ€™t be cut at the base of the plant with a combine. Instead, itโ€™s pulled to ensure the straw has full contact with the ground for even retting, a degradation process that removes the inner fibrous stalk, leaving the external bundles of fibers.
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โท The word โ€œretโ€ comes from the Dutch word for rot, because thatโ€™s pretty much what it is โ€” with an aroma to match. Traditionally, the flax is laid in the field for field retting, which requires mild temperatures and a reliable supply of dew. Stream retting immerses the fiber in running water, while pond retting relies on natural or man-made reservoirs.
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โธ After retting, the flax is dressed, a multistep process of removing the straw and combing the fibers into hanks (a process called scutching) so itโ€™s ready to be spun into thread. From harvest to hank, the process can take more than a month.

Get inspired โ†’ ๐ŸŒพLINKINBIO๐ŸŒพ
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Bringing flax back to Western Oregon like it's 1927. After absence of more than half a century, fiber flax is enjoying a resurgence in Oregon's Willamette Valley thanks to @fibrevolution_pnw. Get the full story ๐ŸŒพLINKINBIO๐ŸŒพ
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Super interesting flax article by @margarett_maria in this monthโ€™s In Good Tilth magazine from @oregontilth. Flax is a beautiful crop that I never ran across until I saw some breeding plots a few years ago at Cornell University. To learn more about flax, pick up a copy of the magazine or read the article online!
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Flax was once a flagship Oregon industry, but by 1950 it had nearly vanished from the area. @fibrevolution_pnw is on a mission to re-establish the infrastructure needed to make flax commercially viable for #Oregon farmers. Get the full story โ†’๐ŸŒพLINKINBIO๐ŸŒพ .
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Flax was once a flagship Oregon industry, but by 1950 it had nearly vanished from the area. @fibrevolution_pnw is on a mission to re-establish the infrastructure needed to make flax commercially viable for #Oregon farmers. Get the full story โ†’๐ŸŒพLINKINBIO๐ŸŒพ .
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#InGoodTilth #oregontilth #tilthnation #textiles #fiber #fashion #food #green #farmers #organic #farmlife #farmtotable #greenlife #farmfresh #ecofriendly #earthfocus #sustainable #flax #linen #slowfashion #pnw


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DID YOU HEAR? The new spring issue of #InGoodTilth is out just in time for picnic season! Discover stories about innovators, farmers and product manufacturers that are transforming the fiber and textile industries. .
Featuring stories from @textileexchange @fibrevolution_pnw @naturepedic @navajosheepproject @shepherds_lamb @bowlesfarming @ramblerswayfarm and more. Check it out โ†’ ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘LINKINBIO๐Ÿ‘


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โ€œI think the NRCS is helpful when you have a big project or a multitude of projects that you can kind of tackle all at once. But once you've got a lot of those in place and you just need a little bit of tweaking here or there, I think they can be useful as a resource just for information.โ€ -Beth Hoinacki, Goodfoot Farm | ๐Ÿ“ธ: @odeanibaker


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Eight years ago, Beth Hoinacki of Goodfoot Farm began an ecological transformation on her farm. But she didnโ€™t do it alone. With support from @usdagov NRCS, she aligned recommended conservation practices with her already principled approach to organic and biodynamic farming. | ๐Ÿ“ธ: @odeanibaker


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โ€œI love the challenge of trying to make a difference and improving on what Iโ€™m doing. Weโ€™re still making mistakes, so there are always areas for making improvements. Iโ€™m happy with what weโ€™ve done and the direction weโ€™re going.โ€ Eric Nelson cover crops with a mixture of legumes and grasses. |๐Ÿ“ธ: @melissamcfaddenphotography


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Eric Nelson owns Nelson Grade Organics in Pendleton, Oregon. He uses cover cropping strategies to retain moisture and keep soil in the fields. โ€œThe soil is the most valuable asset. You donโ€™t want to lose it and want to keep as much around as possible, as long as possible. The soil is what we have and the quality of the food depends on it.โ€ | ๐Ÿ“ธ: @melissamcfaddenphotography


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Thank you to @oregontilth and #capitalpress for sharing our story!!! Please visit link in bio to view articles and learn more about our regional flax to linen work. #regional #flax #linen #regenerativeagriculture #slowfashion #circulareconomy #pnw #oregon @OregonTilth #InGoodTilth #TilthNation http://ow.ly/mqSb30k81yv #fibrevolution_pnw #ilovelinen


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โ€œThrough really encouraging the beneficial insects and just allowing some trap crops that were fortuitous, we really don't have [a cucumber beetle] problem anymore. We still have beetles, aphids and slugs โ€” all that kind of stuff โ€” but we have not used a broad spectrum pesticide for more than 10 years.โ€ --Anne Berblinger, Gales Meadow Farm | ๐Ÿ“ธ: @odeanibaker


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Anne Berblinger owner of Gales Meadow Farm, implements conservation and biodiversity enhancement all over her farm, with native plantings, a hedgerow, riparian and forested areas. Some of these dreams became a reality through support from the @usdagov NRCS. | ๐Ÿ“ธ: @OdeaniBaker


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In the beginning, Peggy Sutton was just trying to feed her family healthier foods. She'd read that soaking grain until it begins to sprout makes it easier to digest, and that previous generations regularly sprouted their grains before eating them. Inspired by her initial successes, she decided to start a business baking breads, pastries and cakes from sprouted grains.
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Take fiveโ†’ โœจLINKINBIOโœจ ๐Ÿ“ท: @sproutedflour


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@sproutedflour founder Peggy Sutton is embarking on an effort to inspire a new wave of Southern organic grain growers by offering a local guaranteed market for crops and assistance during the transition from conventional to organic. ๐ŸŒพ
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Check out the full story โ†’ โšก๏ธLINKINBIOโšก๏ธ


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CRUSHED our 2nd Annual Cranberry Networking Event with a great day of knowledge sharing and field tours. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโšก๏ธ
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John Stauner of James Lake Cranberry Farms (WI) shared his experience of transitioning 124 acres to organic production and will soon have the largest organic cranberry farm in the U.S. ๐Ÿคฉ// The group braved the rain ๐ŸŒง๏ธ for a tour of Bob Donaldson's farm (OR) to learn about his many cranberry varietal trials. // Thanks to all our participants for making this a successful event. ๐ŸŒŸ


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A little under row work before winter returns a few days post equinox. Strange start to the season, Spring blessings to you all!

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Just a few more to go and this set of Oregon Tilth #umatic ๐Ÿ“ผs will be fully digitized. #tilthnation


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It's one thing to grow organic fruits and vegetables. Farmers know how. Itโ€™s another to get those products into the hands of customers who increasingly want them. Thatโ€™s where distributors โ€” and all of their magic, planning and logistics โ€” come in. ๐Ÿ“ธ: @organicgrownco .
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Take five โ†’ ๐ŸฅฆLINKINBIO๐Ÿฅ•


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We are proud to be featured in @oregontilthโ€™s winter 2018 publication of In Good Tilth. Learn what Bridges Produce as well as @organicgrownco and @blackriverproduce do as "Hollywood Talent Agents" (Distributors) for organic produce. Link in Bio.
#InGoodTilth #TilthNation #organic #growersagent #organicallygrown


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Happy International Women's day from a few of the ladies of OTCO! We're proud to support women who farm, own small businesses, and each other. #squadgoals #TilthNation


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Happy international womenโ€™s day! Three cheers to all the ladies changing business as usual. Excited to share that cofounder Lola is in @oregontilth #tilthnation talking about supply chains and other juicy ๐Ÿ’ฆ topics ๐Ÿ˜‰ read it: link in bio. #inthenoodz


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Every product has a story to tell: a story with a beginning, middle and an end. Why are storytellers neglecting the majority of what happens in food? Our winter issue of #InGoodTilth magazine takes a closer look at supply chains, including the recent innovations that revolutionize our food system.๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ•
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Take five โšก๏ธLINKINBIOโšก๏ธ


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NEW WEBSITE, WHO DIS? ๐Ÿš€ A brand spanking new Help Center stocked full of how-tos and FAQs? You got it. A revamped certification section just for current clients? Absolutely. An immersive reading experience for our magazine? Check. We've launched a new website with a simpler, universal navigation and responsive layout, so anything you want (and need) is just a click or finger tap away. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐ŸฝCheck it out โœจLINKINBIOโœจ


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Feeing the love โค๏ธ today at the #WorldAgExpo in Tulare, CA when our friend Javier of @jsmorganics stopped by to say hi ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ.


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It takes big ideas and perseverance to make meaningful change. #OregonTilth member, @coopcoffees strives to pay a fair and equitable price to coffee producers who support organic practices and family livelihood, including a Fairtrade Premium on all purchases. .
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Take fiveโ†’link in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Cooperative Coffees


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Honored to receive the INTEGRITY award presented by the @usdagov for our contribution and support of the Organic Integrity Database. The database provides comprehensive information to help increase supply chain transparency.


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A little flower power to brighten your morning. ๐ŸŒบ ๐Ÿ“ธ: @lilzestypdx


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Organic farming: going back to how my family farmed in my childhood. Itโ€™s the natural thing to do. - @jsmorganics .
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Get the full story โ†’ link in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: @lilzestypdx


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Learn about food. Learn about farming. Go and grow something. It will change your life. ๐Ÿ… - @jsmorganics .
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Get the full story โ†’ link in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: @lilzestypdx


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Support the people that make it possible. @jsmorganics is a strong advocate for farmworker rights, providing wages for employees that allow for a better life.
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Get the full story โ†’ link in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: @lilzestypdx


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Passion for soil, water and natural things that feed the world.๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒฑ .
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Get the full story โ†’ link in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: @lilzestypdx


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From farmworker to ambitious agriculture leader.๐ŸŒŸ The rolling hills and mild climate of Royal Oaks, #California allow Javier Zamora, founder of @jsmorganics , to grow a variety of flowers, produce, and his prized organic strawberries.๐Ÿ“
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"I learned the need to organize with women for women, so that we could create our change and fight for our needs and issues." - Mily Treviรฑo-Sauceda #changemaker .
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Get inspired โ†’ full link in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Matt Roth


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Meet Mily Treviรฑo-Sauceda. As a lifelong activist and co-founder of the first national farmworker women's organization, Mily works with women to fight for an end to gender discrimination in the farming industry. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ
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Get inspired โ†’ full link in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Matt Roth


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The team that makes things happen.โšก๏ธ Had a blast spending quality time together at our staff retreat, celebrating our accomplishments and building excitement for 2018. ๐ŸŽ‰ #TilthNation #dreamteam


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Slowed down for sunny Central Oregon flakes Wednesday morning with #TilthNation


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I am grateful to work for an organization that values community and self care; a few days spent with coworkers from near and far during our retreat in Sunriver (including a work day spent on Mt Bachelor!) was the perfect way to start off the year- I got the chance to break in my AT set up and only took one spill! #tilthnation


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At the North Willamette Horticultural Society Meeting in #canbyoregon - Helping farmers grow more for #oregongrown #tilthnation


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Wishing you a season full of cheer and delicious holiday eatings! Another year and our incredible community of food system advocates is growing. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for helping us strengthen our food system. We couldn't do it without you. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ .
โžž members: we love your energy + perspectives .
โžž farmers + food advocates: your passion is inspiring.
โžž #InGoodTilth sponsors: you make it all possible.
โžž brand partners: keep up the incredible work.
โžž followers: your support means the world to us ๐ŸŒŽ.


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๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ Words of wisdom from our friends @the_food_project


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Experimenting with new ways of doing business to create a responsible food system. ๐ŸฅฆNew business models like Cassandria Campbellโ€™s @freshfoodgeneration can provide access to healthy, affordable food in low-income communities across the country, where corporate America has failed to do so.
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Get the full scoop โ†’ full story in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: @FreshFoodGeneration


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Building a vibrant local food community through Detroitโ€™s @EasternMarket. During a busy Saturday, over 225 vendors share produce with 40,000 visitors. (๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝโžก๏ธ)
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#foodforall #socialequity #ingoodtilth โšก๏ธfull story in bio. ๐Ÿ“ท: @easternmarket


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On the outskirts of #Detroit, three small food companies, @marciasmunchies , @scottyohotty hot sauces and Premier Foods, are converting an old hummus factory into a cooperative packing facility called FEAST. This way, these small companies can own and operate a large-scale, modern, up-to-code packing plant that none of them could have afforded alone. And thereโ€™s room for more food startups to join them. โšก๏ธ๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒถ๏ธ
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Take five โ†’ link above in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: FEAST


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For #smallbusiness owners in the food industry, scaling up from a small kitchen to a regional or national presence can be a daunting task. But it doesnโ€™t have to be a lonely one. Cooperative packing plants such as #FEASTDetroit, and incubator kitchens such as #DetroitKitchenConnect, are making it easier for small food business owners to thrive in the Motor City. ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅฆ
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Take five โ†’ link above in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: @easternmarket


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Incredibly thankful for our community of farmers and food advocates this holiday season. ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅฆ๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒฐ(Scroll โž”)


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In this season of abundance, we are grateful for the people who are growing our food, feeding us and our families. We feel lucky to share Javierโ€™s story, and the work of @ALBAfarmers831 to create greater opportunities for organic farming. ( Be sure to turn up the ๐Ÿ”Š )
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Born and raised in Mexico from a farming family, Javier Zamora came to California at 20 years-old. While working in the service industry in Los Angeles, he lost his home during the housing crisis and faced financial hardship that made paying rent and purchasing groceries difficult. Zamora earned his GED and continued to study organic horticulture at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz County. Later, he connected with the Agriculture & Land-Based Training Association, an organization that teaches aspiring farmers with limited resources how to grow and sell organic food to create greater economic opportunities. @jsmorganics


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Matt Smiley, former Army paratrooper and medic and current farm placement and training manager at the Farmer Veteran Coalitionโ€™s San Jose Teaching Farm, is attracted to the team dynamic of farming to accomplish the tasks at hand. Here, he harvests tomatoes at the Farmer Veteran Coalition's San Jose Teaching Farm.
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Take five โ†’ link above in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: @farmerveterancoalition


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Just over a decade ago our partner, the @farmerveterancoalition , began to help veterans find meaningful jobs in farming, while our country benefits from a new generation of farmers to feed it. Farmer Veteran Coalition founder Michael Oโ€™Gorman views connecting #veterans with agricultural opportunities as a social movement. The FVC helps veterans find educational opportunities, connect with mentors, access financing and fellowships, plan businesses and get jobs. It also administers the #homegrownbyheroes program, a consumer-facing label that shows a product was grown or made by a military veteran. .
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Take five โ†’ link above in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Farmer Veteran Coalition


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After returning home to Oakland, CA, U.S. Navy Veteran Kelly Carlisle found gardening to have a therapeutic effect. She founded Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project, a non-profit urban farm that focuses on serving at-risk youth. @anv_farm .
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Read the full story โ†’ link above in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: @farmerveterancoalition


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Why help veterans become farmers? First and foremost, they are needed. The number of farmers in America is going down, and their average age is going up. Returning #veterans often struggle to find meaningful work, and farming represents an opportunity to use their considerable skills to accomplish a new kind of mission: feeding a hungry, growing world. ๐ŸŒŽ
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The @farmerveterancoalition is leading this mission by connecting returning veterans with agriculture opportunties. Take five โ†’ link in bio. ๐Ÿ“ท:@farmerveterancoalition


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UK small scale family farms navigate an uncertain future in the wake of #Brexit, while farming in a land rooted to the past. Get the full story โ†’ link above in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ : Martin Kunz


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Happy Howl-oween from the dogs of #tilthnation๐Ÿถ ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป


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Prepping for meetings has got us feeling like ๐ŸŽƒ
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Mickey Willenbring, a veteran of the Iraq War, turned to farming as a way of re-acclimating herself to civilian life. Her decision to raise Navajo-Churro sheep on her #Oregon farm had its roots in her encounters with shepherds and their flocks in Northern Iraq. ๐Ÿ“ธ: @dotranch . Take five โ†’ story in bio.


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Farming is a tough business, regardless of gender. But for women, who own about 14 percent of the 2.1 million farms in the U.S., it's a particularly challenging way to make a living. Only five percent of women farmers make more than $100,000 in annual sales. Forty-four percent make less than $1,000.
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But that hasnโ€™t stopped women, including Stepheni Norton, founder of @dickinsonfarm1888, from engaging in a business that is traditionally associated with men. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Taylor Allen Abeel. Take five โ†’ story in bio.


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Securing funding for land as a new female farmer is wrought with challenges, but these women rose to the task and are working to pave the way for future female farmers.
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Featuring the stories of Ginger Edwards of @northfork53 , Stepheni Norton of @dickinsonfarm1888 , and @farmerveterancoalition member Mickey Willenbring of @dotranch.

Get inspiredโ†’full story in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Tim Errera


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Tis' the season for squash. What are your favorite fall recipes? ๐Ÿ‚ ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ


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Excited for the chance to bring together our diverse membership that make up a community of committed changemakers, leaders, advocates and practitioners for a biologically sound and socially equitable future for our food. Mark your calendars for our annual membership meeting on 11/4 at the @oregonstate Special Archives Library. Get the full details on our website โ†’ http://tilth.org ๐Ÿ“ธ: @brokenbanjotrav


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Calling PNW farmers! ๐Ÿฅ•Interested in helping farmers learn the basics of #organic agriculture? We're looking for passionate participants for our NEW Farmer-to-Farmer Organic Mentorship Program. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŒพ The program facilitates peer learning, on-farm instruction, and networking by connecting beginning and transitioning farmers (mentees) with experienced organic farmers (mentors). DM us for more info or check out link above in bio.


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If you got it, haunt it. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป Fall fun down at the pumpkin patch.
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#squashgoals #punkin #pumpkinspicedeverything #fallishere #tilthnation #oregontilth #pnw


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Runs on veggies ๐Ÿฅ• and occasionally beer ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‹. Team Tilth proudly showing off their new #CertifiedHustle shirts after the Newport #BaytoBrews race this past weekend.
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#oregontilth #tilthnation #organic #run #justdoit #halfmarathontraining #runoregon #runforbeer #pnw


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JUST RELEASED! Our fall issue of In Good Tilth is here, just in time to celebrate the harvest ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽƒ.
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In our annual social equity issue, you'll find inspiring stories from leaders building a better food systemโ€”a system of healing, sovereignty, and where everyone has a place at the table. Featuring voices of @farmerveterancoalition , @easternmarket , @fairfoodnetwork , @dotranch and several more. Get your issue today โ†’ follow the link in above bio.
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#InGoodTilth #oregontilth #tilthnation #socialequity #food #green #farmers #organic #farmlife #farmtotable #greenlife #farmfresh #fairtrade #ecofriendly #earthfocus #sustainable #greenlife #fall #harvest


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Turning poo to power ๐Ÿ’ฉโšก๏ธ. In 2004, @strausmilk began operating a methane digester that captures methane--from decomposing cow manure--and uses it to power a generator, creating electricity. It's estimated that the methane digester has an annual net benefit of $19,000.
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Get the full story ๐Ÿ„โ†’ Link in bio above.


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Can farms adapt better business practices, while maintaining profitability? @strausmilk makes it possible by transforming on-farm conservation initiatives from a mission-driven cost center to a positive contributor to the bottom line. Methane digester + soil carbon farming #FTW. .

Get the full story ๐Ÿ„โ†’ Link in bio above.


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Farms and organizations across the watershed are making conscious efforts to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Trees are planted along stream banks to help reduce the amount of pollutants entering the waterway. These buffers also provide critical habitat for wildlife, reduce the amount of pathogens from nearby livestock operations, and prevent erosion through the stabilization of the soil. .

Take five โ†’ full story in link above in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Chesapeake Bay Program


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With a third of the land in agricultural production, the Chesapeake Bay Watershed is home to over 83,000 farms. While farming provides endless support for surrounding communities, it is also the single largest source of sediment and nutrient pollution contributing 42 percent of the nitrogen and 55 percent of the phosphorous entering the Bay. .

Along the Susquehanna River, runoff from nearby farms carries excess nutrients into the river as a consequence of poor management practices of over-irrigation, intense tillage and livestock manure application. .

Take five โ†’ full story in link above in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ: NASA Earth Observatory


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โ˜๏ธExcess deposits, cloudy returnsโ˜๏ธ As population boomed over the centuries in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, rapid removal of forests closely followed to allow for the intensification of food production to support the growth. .

Deforestation to make room for farmland in the nineteenth century created thousands of acres of exposed land prone to erosion. In an average year, over 5.2 million tons of sediment is deposited into the Chesapeake Bay with 60 percent attributed to agriculture. Without forests to buffer and prevent erosion in farming regions, the Bay receives the highest percentage of sediment and nutrient pollution from these areas. .
Take five โ†’ full story in link above in bio. ๐Ÿ“ธ Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program


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