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What Can We Learn from the ‘Pacific Northwest Heat Dome’ of 2021?

Posted by Nicole Bell | July 30, 2021
It wasn’t just hot in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) during the last week of June. It was extraordinarily hot. Temperatures at Oregon State University’s North…

How Do Grocery and Meal Kit Deliveries Impact the Carbon Footprint of Our Food?

Posted by Nicole Bell | July 1, 2021
I explored opportunities to reduce environmental impact related to food preparation and food waste in previous Perspectives on Sustainability articles. However, transportation in the food…

Waste a Lot, Warm a Lot – Reducing Food Waste is Part of Climate-Friendly Eating

Posted by Nicole Bell | May 27, 2021
While many scientists, producers, and consumers recognize the importance of quantifying the carbon footprint of agriculture, most efforts focus on on-farm activities. The journey food…

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fryer: Climate Mitigation Opportunities for French Fries

Posted by Nicole Bell | May 5, 2021
Efforts to quantify the carbon footprint of agriculture are often focused on the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from on-farm activities, mostly from fertilizer production and…

Pathways to Progress in Tackling Stormwater Runoff in Near-Urban Agricultural Areas

Posted by Kevin Hyde | February 18, 2021
Stormwater runoff, particularly from roadways, is one of the leading sources of water pollution in Puget Sound. Stormwater pollution impacts people and ecosystems in different…

Closing the Loop: How Well Could Fertilizer Derived from Dairy Manure Meet Crop Nitrogen Demand in Whatcom County, Washington

Posted by Karen Hills | January 6, 2021
Manure can play a valuable role in crop production because of its ability to build soil fertility and soil health. Ironically, manure can pose a…

Good news! U.S. fruit and vegetable supply chains are resilient

Posted by David Gustafson | December 17, 2020
We’re all exhausted. As we near the end of what feels like the longest year of our lives, we’re now being told that we can’t…

Understanding the Unbearable Whiteness of Farming

Posted by Shannon Brenner | January 31, 2019
As an aspiring farmer and a student of the social sciences, attending the Tilth conference provided a unique opportunity to engage with topics ranging from…

Tilth Alliance – Where do we go from here?

Posted by ames.fowler | January 28, 2019
Entering the Tilth Alliance conference, I was eager to put a finger on the pulse of sustainable agriculture in Washington State. I attended a wide…

Conversations at Tilth

Posted by Jill Farrant | January 24, 2019
When I saw the class itinerary for this year’s Tilth Conference, I knew I had to find a way to attend. As a student and…
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