SnoValley Tilth hosts a variety of events.  For a look at what’s coming up please see our event listings below!

Our monthly potluck talks and tours are open to the public every second Monday of the month and include an educational discussion October-May and a farm tour June-September.

We host the Carnation Farmers Market every Tuesday, May through October with a special Thanksgiving market in November.

We also host special events: spring and fall celebrations of local farming and a Summer Dinner Series, including two “Table to Farm” and one “Farm to Town” events. Want to be a part of making these events happen? Check out our event volunteer opportunities.

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Efficiency and Ergonomics on the Farm: Setting up tools, systems, and work spaces for speed, safety and happiness

March 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Farming is a physically demanding job and many of us throw ourselves at it when we’re young with unlimited energy and enthusiasm for the hard work. To make it sustainable for the long haul we also need to be smart about the tools we choose, the systems we set up and the work spaces we create.

Join us for this full day workshop where we’ll look at photos of actual on farm solutions, demonstrate actual farm tools, and discuss ways to improve efficiency on the farm with ergonomics in mind. We’ll look at methods that are simple and cost little to nothing to implement but can make a huge difference in the long term health and happiness for both you and your workers. We’ll also discuss farm-hacks for improving existing tools and how to design your own tools to customize your systems. Registration is required.

Efficiency and Ergonomics on the Farm

Sunday, March 4th  :  9:45am – 4:30pm

28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd, Carnation WA 98014



Josh Volk has been working on small farms for the past 20 years. He started as a mechanical engineer with a garden, was inspired by John Jeavons to learn production techniques, apprenticed on a tractor scale farm in California before managing farms and setting up tractor based systems for 10-15 acre vegetable operations. For the past 10 years he’s been splitting his time between a return to hand scale production, consulting for tractor scale operations, designing tools, and writing articles about farm tools and techniques. He is author of the recent book “Compact Farms: 15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less.” He currently lives and farms in Portland, Oregon.



This workshop is funded in part with generous support from American Farmland Trust 


March 4
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Sno-Valley Tilth
(425) 270-8469


Carnation Farms
28901 NE Carnation Farm Road
Carnation, WA 98014 United States
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