Students, science and soil

By Christine Zieger and Amanda Kimble-Evans Researchers and staff at the Rodale Institute are getting ready to welcome area high school students out to the farm for day two of a two-day intensive training seminar on soil biology. The project … Continued

The science of farming

By Rebecca Pfeufer and Christine Ziegler-Ulsh Without soil biology and nutrient cycling, humans would have no food to eat – no grains, no dairy, no eggs, no meat. This was the network of interactions 60 Reading High School 10th grade … Continued

Managing weeds on a Midwest farm

A profile of Ken Rider By Patrick Lillard     Ken Rider We’ve all probably played with modeling clay at some point in our lives, making pottery or a sculpture in school. Well, imagine trying to grow a plant in … Continued

Rodale Institute to Launch Eco-Safe Sanitation Unit

Rodale Institute, Viking Pure, LLC and Air Cycle Corporation join forces to help the environment through using electrolyzed water, instead of chemicals, as cleaning agents. (Kutztown, PA, July 31, 2012) – On August 1, 2012, Rodale Institute will begin the … Continued

Organic Valley and Rodale Institute Partner to Make Good Organic Neighbors

Farmer-owned cooperative and PA-based nonprofit help neighboring dairy farm transition to organic La Farge, Wis., and Kutztown, Pa., (July 19, 2012) – Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, and Rodale Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic … Continued

Two Grants Approved by Your 2 Cents Advisory Board

Grants were awarded to farmers with plans to improve organic farming media sources and help local community (Kutztown, PA, July 16, 2012) – Rodale Institute approved two grant applications at their meeting last month, donating money raised through the Your … Continued

Health care food reform

Fletcher Allen Health Care mends the break between food and health and helps build a sustainable local food system along the way.

Bringing back the honeybee

This “queen bee” is making micro-local the new local and healing our honeybee population in the process.

Price Wars: Why does organic cost so much?

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