Farming


Heavy Metals

By Kelsey McKee, OMRI Review Program and Quality Director With every decision an organic farmer makes, there are risks and rewards to be considered. What is the risk of planting a new variety, versus the potential reward? How much can … Continued

Medicinal Herb Gardening

Yes, it is freezing outside! But just because an outdoor thermometer reads 12 degrees this morning, it does not mean that you can’t dream of lush, colorful, fragrant gardens. Go ahead, dream about red and juicy tomatoes, fragrant basil, lemon … Continued

Healthy Soil, Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby

Originally published on October 10, 2012 By guest blogger Pooja Mottl What if someone told you “dirt” and “pregnancy” are intimately connected? Would you believe it? Consider this: The health of “dirt” (a.k.a. soil) could have a significant impact not … Continued

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