Seattle Tilth: Andrea Platt Dwyer
Seattle Tilth: Andrea Platt Dwyer Andrea Platt Dwyer is the Executive Director of Seattle Tilth. Andrea believes that a strong local food system promotes food security and public health, can positively influence climate change and the environment, is a vehicle to provide employment and income, and is essential to the creation of a vibrant and sustainable community. Andrea has thirty years of experience in nonprofit management. Before moving to Seattle in 2008, she worked for nine years as the CEO of Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council. Previous roles include executive director positions with Woodswomen and Pro-Choice Resources, and associate director with the Upper Midwest Women’s History Center. While working for the Minnesota Council, Andrea chaired the Association of Councils, a professional association for council executives from across the USA, and served on Camp Fire USA’s national board of directors. Andrea currently serves on the Puget Sound Regional Food Policy Council. Seattle Tilth is a non-profit organization that inspires and educates people to grow food organically, conserve natural resources, and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy environment and community. Founded in 1978 by a group of individuals concerned about the industrialization of agriculture, Seattle Tilth began by providing science-based demonstrations and hands-on educational experiences on a wide range of topics including composting, soil building, seed saving, season extension and integrated pest management. Today, while continuing this educational emphasis, we offer a range of programs that relate to local food systems, the environment, the green job sector, and personal health. By empowering people to become environmental stewards and to grow their own fresh, healthy food locally, we are addressing environmental, human health and economic sustainability issues.
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