Keeping the Tilth Community Safe & Healthy

3/13 Update: We have decided to cancel or postpone classes through at least Thursday, April 16. At that time, we will re-evaluate whether or not to resume hosting classes.

We wanted to take a moment to let you know about actions we are taking at Tilth Alliance to ensure the health and safety of our community, and prevent the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19.

The health and safety of our community members, class attendees, program participants, volunteers, staff and everyone we interact with is our priority. We are actively monitoring updates from government agencies and will continue to follow their prevention guidelines to help keep our community safe and our classrooms, gardens, and farms clean.

First and foremost, we kindly ask that you please stay home if you feel sick. The most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to avoid close contact with others. If you are exhibiting symptoms, have been in close contact with someone exhibiting symptoms, or are at higher risk of severe illness, please stay home. Symptoms may include: cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. We’ve adjusted our refund policy to make sure you’re able to take a class at a later date when you’re feeling better.

For now, we have some canceled indoor program activities involving especially large groups and/or our most vulnerable communities. Most regular classes and volunteer work parties will continue as planned, and we encourage folks who are feeling healthy to join us. If additional action or cancellations are needed, we will alert you by email, website and social media. If you have questions about cancellations, please contact us at

What Tilth Alliance is Doing:

  • Before every class and program activity, we will clean and disinfect surfaces and materials that will be used.
  • During classes and gatherings, we will do our best to maximize physical space between participants. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be provided during activities.
  • After all classes and community gatherings, we will clean and disinfect all surfaces and objects, including gardening equipment. Worn items, like garden gloves, will be laundered before being used again.

What You Can Do:

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick (and remain home for 24 hours after symptoms have disappeared).
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue. Then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Stay informed. We’ve included links below to additional resources from King County Public Health and Washington State Department of Health, who are updating their sites with the latest information and recommendations.

Thank you for your care and cooperation!

Additional Resources

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