SUMMARY: The WTC Seasonal Farm Laborer position assists WTC Farm Manager on numerous activities such as overseeing the care and feeding of livestock, assisting with lawn maintenance, landscaping, and maintaining ornamental plants. This position reports to the WTC Farm Manager.
On Our Farm
In early May, veterans participating in Rodale Institute’s Veteran Farmer Training Program visited the Institute’s Working Tree Center (WTC) in Allentown, Pennsylvania and worked alongside resident beekeeper Mike Schmaeling. Mike has been a part of Rodale Institute’s honeybee conservancy program … Continued
Organic Farming Program Receives $498,706 USDA Grant Funds to help Rodale Institute and Delaware Valley University prepare a new generation of organic farmers.
Piglets weaned from their mother are given ear tags for identification and tracking while they grow. Rick Carr, Rodale Institute’s Compost Production Specialist and Animal Husbandry Intern June Chiango tagged 17 piglets this week. These piglets will be part of … Continued
The awesome power of microbial decomposition is all the more evident despite outside temperatures dropping below freezing. This morning, Rick Carr, Compost Production Specialist turned a new compost pile containing manure, food waste, vegetable matter, leaves and other yard debris.
Over the course of the next few weeks, students of the Organic Farming Certificate Program will study all things bees with Michael Schmaeling, Resident Beekeeper at Rodale Institute. Students will learn about many aspects of beekeeping, from basic to advanced … Continued
Beekeeping may seem uncomplicated and static, but with changing seasons, diseases, and agricultural trends, there’s always something new. Paul Wikerd, 97, has been beekeeping since he was 15 and along with Rodale Institute, he’s still learning. Wikerd recently purchased two … Continued
Solid waste generation in the United States continues to rise at a steady rate. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generated about 254 million tons of trash in 2013, which is the equivalent of 4.40 pounds per person … Continued
Dr. Gladis Zinati, Associate Research Scientist at Rodale Institute, has received funding from Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to evaluate the impact of rolled cover crop mixtures and insectary strips on organic vegetable cropping.
Fall is the season for apple picking! Rodale Institute is proud to offer the option for families to pick their own apples in our organic orchard during our annual Organic Apple Festival. As we prepare for our 8th annual festival, we’re taking … Continued