Rodale Institute


Bloom Alert: April 8, 2014

April showers bring May flowers! Compost tea was applied to all of the bulbs around the farm and the cool rain is providing an excellent environment to spread the network of beneficial microorganisms in the soil. We are still waiting … Continued

Veggie Races to go organic

(Reading, Pennsylvania) Rodale Institute, a non-profit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach, today announced their new partnership with the Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, to take their award-winning “Veggie Race” … Continued

Online Assistant: Farmer Tools

Rodale Institute is accepting applications for an Online Assistant to help with our farmer tools. Primary responsibilities include ensuring weekly updates are made to the Organic Price Report. This staff member may work remotely. Time commitment: 8 hours/ week.

Transition to Organic: Pest and disease management

Conventional agricultural systems increase food production per acre but can deplete natural resources and degrade crop and environmental health. By implementing organic farming as an alternative production system, growers may substitute cultural and biological inputs for synthetically-made chemicals and fertilizers … Continued

Bringing the dirt to your doorstep: Weed Management

For a generation of farmers raised on the idea that herbicides were the ultimate solution to weeds, creeping levels of resistance to chemical control opens the post-chemical chapter in weed management. Herbicide resistant “superweeds” have been identified on 14 million … Continued