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Kutztown University Signs Research Affiliate Agreement with Rodale Institute

Rodale Institute and Kutztown University signed a cooperative agreement on Monday, Feb. 27, that will establish research affiliates for the mutual benefit of both institutions. The agreement will create opportunities for students to partner with university faculty and Rodale Institute personnel on field research in the areas of soil health, organic practices for farming and pest management, composting and pollinators. Students will also be able to intern at the Rodale Institute. (more…)

Rodale Institute Announces Funding Award from PA Vegetable Marketing & Research Program and PA Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA)

The Rodale Institute announces a $5,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program and the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association. This funding will support Dr. Gladis Zinati's research project entitled  in the “Impact of Insectary Strips to Control Cucumber Beetles”. (more…)

Celebrate CSA Day with Rodale Institute

Rodale Institute will be joining farmers across the country in celebrating this year’s CSA Day! According to the CSA Farming Report, the last Friday in February is the most popular day to sign up for a CSA farm share. Join us this Friday, February 24, by signing up for an organic CSA farm share with Rodale Institute.  (more…)

Rotational No-Till & Insectary Strips for Organic Cucumber Production

Rodale Institute staff attended this year’s Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Farming for the Future Conference! During this annual event, Rodale Institute staff attended full and half day programming, over 100 80-minute workshops on a variety of topics, and got to network with over 2,000 farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists and business and community leaders. (more…)

Rodale Institute Garden Store Volunteer

Is gardening among your passions? Would you like to learn more about organic farming and gardening techniques? Do you enjoy browsing unique gift shops? Do you strive to support nonprofit ventures and charitable causes? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then volunteering at the Rodale Institute Garden Store might be the perfect fit for you! (more…)

“What I Learned as a Rodale Institute Research Intern”

During the summer of 2016, Rodale Institute had the pleasure of training research intern, Britta Schumacher. Britta graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical and Environmental Geology and is currently a Geography Graduate student at  University of California, Santa Barbara. Britta had the opportunity to share her internship experience, which was featured at geog.ucsb.edu/summer-of-2016/: (more…)

Challenges & Policy Recommendations for Expanding Organic in the US

Guest post by the National Organic Coalition (NOC). The National Organic Coalition is a national alliance of organizations working to provide a "Washington voice" for farmers, ranchers, environmentalists, consumers and industry members involved in organic agriculture. NOC has created a white paper to explore in greater depth the challenges limiting domestic production of organic crops, as well as policy and market-based tools that could help to address those challenges. Below is an executive summary of this white paper. Click here for the full document. If you have questions pertaining to this executive summary, please contact author. (more…)