Farming


Farm Photo Friday: August 29, 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! Every month, our entire staff … Continued

Telling the Story of Specialty Fruits

In Small Fruits Extraordinaire, we learned about Erin Schneider and Rob McClure, who own Hilltop Community Farm in LaValle, Wisconsin. Their small-scale farm markets produce through a CSA and artisanal restaurants. In 2011, the couple along with two other farmers … 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

Farm Photo Friday: August 22, 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!

National Honeybee Day: August 16, 2014

In appreciation of their support, we invite Rodale Institute Business Members to share an article about their work on our website. These articles often include insightful information based on their experience and line of work.  It provides a unique perspective of organic … Continued

Farm Photo Friday: August 15, 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: August 13, 2014

Don’t want the summer to end? Visit the Rodale Institute this Friday and Saturday for our Preserving in Style Organic Plant Sale. We will have cut flowers and loads of gorgeous ornamentals and edibles for sale.  This week, the dahlias … Continued

Regulating Pest Controls

By Kelsey McKee, OMRI Review Program and Quality Director Clearly, a commitment to organic practices means that growers will generally use pest control products as a last resort, but organic farmers are permitted to use some potent materials in order … Continued

Your 2 Cents Grant Recipients: Alejandro & Jesse of Adelante Mujeres

Adelante Mujeres is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates educational, social and  economic opportunity for the low-income Latino population of Washington County, Oregon. Since 2005, their agriculture program, Adelante Agricultura, has trained aspiring Latino farmers in small-scale organic farming practices. … Continued