Dig Deeper

Continuing to Learn After 82 Years of Beekeeping

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 colonies from Rodale Insitute through Michael Schmaeling, Rodale Institute’s resident beekeeper, and now the unlikely pair hopes to collaborate on apiary research. (more…)

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…)