Bloom Alert: June 25, 2014

This week we welcome the soft beauty of two summer garden favorites: Nasturtiums and Poppies. Nasturtiums have delicate flowers that usually come in various shades of yellow, orange and red. The blooms, leaves, seeds and flower buds of this awesome garden … Continued

Everyone ‘kneads’ more local grain

There is a quiet but swiftly moving current of “grain collaboration” happening throughout New England. Consumers are demanding local grains and even eagerly joining a unique heritage grain CSA, growers are working together to find the most suitable varieties and bakers are proudly displaying racks of bread made from wheat grown in nearby fields. From northern Maine to western Massachusetts, the movement is getting stronger as “our daily bread” becomes synonymous with “locally-grown-grain bread.”

Vintage NF: Beyond Your Own Fence Posts

Organic farming is not just about making a higher profit. Sure, we have to make a living. And, sure, we live and die on the gritty details of compost and cover crops, tillers and no-till. But we are stewards of more than just our soil and our farm.

The Art of Animal Husbandry

By Dr. Hubert Karreman Practitioners of the art of animal husbandry have the ability to understand the workings of a farm that a person steeped in science will never come close to understanding in its strict methodological manner. Whereas animal … Continued

Veteran Organic Farming Program

In collaboration with the Rodale Institute, Delaware Valley College (DelVal) offers a 36-credit certificate program specifically designed for military veterans interested in organic farming. The one-year program incorporates classroom courses on animal science, marketing, plant disease diagnosis and entomology during … Continued

Farm Photo Friday: June 20, 2014

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!

Bloom Alert: June 18, 2014

This week’s blooms have a common theme: all in white! Simplicity and modesty mark the blooms for this week as our wildflowers in the Demonstration Gardens humbly declare their visual presence. Swaths of daisies and yarrow adorn the paths of … Continued