Oregon Tilth

Oregon Tilth

Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit research and education membership organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture. Oregon Tilth offers many educational events and provides organic certifi- cation service. Oregon Tilth’s purpose is to educate gardeners, farmers, legislators, and the general public about the need to develop and use sustainable growing practices that promote soil health, conserve natural resources, and prevent environmental degradation while producing a clean and healthful food supply for humanity. Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit organization supporting and promoting biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture through education, research, advocacy, and certification. Oregon Tilth advocates sustainable ap- proaches to agricultural production systems and processing, handling and marketing.

Oregon Tilth Programs:

Certification:  Oregon Tilth is a world leader in organic certification of food providers from soil to store, and is noted for the integrity of the Oregon Tilth Certified Organic label (OTCO).

Education & Research: We have an active research and education program promoting on-farm and sustainable agriculture research. We publish In Good Tilth, a regional newsletter covering issues on sustainable and organic agriculture.

Advocacy: Oregon Tilth advocates for state and federal policy that insures transparency in food production, encourages conservation and sharing of natural resources, and offers equitable consideration of organic farmers and organic production techniques.

Events and Outreach: We provide speakers for groups and organizations interested in the work of Oregon Tilth or in specific topics such as gardening, alternatives to pesticides, composting, and food safety. Oregon Tilth also coordinates conferences, produces events locally, and makes presentations at fairs, educational events, and trade shows throughout the region.