The value of rain barrels

By Heather Kaiser, Rodale Institute Intern Here at Rodale Institute, we believe that conservation and environmentally friendly products are the key to preserving our homes, gardens, and communities. One way of implementing these positive changes is through the use of … Continued

Livestock Intern needed at Rodale Institute

In recent years, the Rodale Institute has added a variety of livestock to the farm in order to diversify the use of land and increase the biology of the soil and compost. We are currently focused on dairy cows, organic … Continued

Garden Internships

Rodale Institute is offering an educational and hands-on opportunity for interns to learn and practice the fundamental principles of Organic plant cultivation and garden maintenance. In 2015, the garden will undergo renovation of existing beds. New garden areas will include … Continued

St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm Internship

Rodale Institute is seeking enthusiastic individuals with a positive spirit to apply for an internship at the St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm. The farm is a partnership between the Rodale Institute and St. Luke’s Hospital to create an innovative … Continued

Why Chipotle’s pork problem is good for farmers

By Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director News that Chipotle pulled pork from many of its menus, due to an issue with one of their supplier’s animal welfare practices, has been blowing up all over the news and social media. The … Continued

Goats for Sale!

Rodale Institute has Certified Organic Nigerian Dwarf Goats for sale! The Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature dairy goat originating from West Africa and developed in the United States. Nigerian Dwarf goats are known for their high quality milk, often with … Continued

Organic Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

By Gladis M. Zinati, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), native to Japan, South Korea, and China, has emerged as one of the most devastating pests of northeastern United States agriculture. Since its … Continued

Turning the Brown Gold to Yellow Gold

By Gladis Zinati, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist at Rodale Institute Compost is a typical nutrient amendment used in small-scale agriculture, while large scale, mono-crop agriculture often is dependent on synthetic N-P-K fertilizers.  Dan Hunsicker, a non-organic corn grower in Berks County, Pennsylvania, … Continued

Organic Farming Program Coordinator Needed

Rodale Institute is seeking a Coordinator for our Organic Farming Program, a collaborative effort between Rodale Institute and Delaware Valley College. This training program is designed to meet the growing demand for organic farm products by training and supporting the … Continued

Old Traits, New Trends

By Lauren Cichocki, Rodale Institute Animal Husbandry Specialist Rodale Institute, the oldest organic farm in the country, is using new trends to bring back old breed popularity. The 2014 Culinary Forecast produced by the National Restaurant Association placed locally sourced … Continued