Farm Photo Friday: September 6, 2013


Every Friday we share some snaps from our 333-acres in Kutztown, PA. Our photographers? The staff members who keep this farm chugging along. Enjoy a sneak peek at what’s going on here at Rodale Institute!

 

 Cynthia James, Food Production Specialist, is checking off her list, getting the preparations in order for tonight’s Potluck Dinner for the ASC (Agriculture Supported Communities) members.

 

In order to have healthy people, we need healthy food.  In order to have healthy food, we need healthy soil.  Clayton Scicluna of the Strategic Solutions Team analyzes the health of our compost at the microscope before taking it to the fields.

 

Jeff Moyer, Farm Director, and Clayton Scicluna visualizing the plan for today’s work on the field, preparing for planting cover crops.

 

After Clayton has spread compost (left tractor), Jeff uses a special plow (right tractor) which keeps much of the root systems, and all the microscopic life inside those root systems, intact.

Jeff takes a closer look at the compost used today.  By his smile, we can see that it passes the test!

Be sure to join us on September 21 for the Organic Apple Festival here at the Rodale Institute!
And please don’t forget to share the organic love!

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