Farm Photo Friday: July 12, 2013


Every Friday we share some snaps from our 333-acres in Kutztown, PA. Our photographers? The staff members who keep this farm chugging along. Enjoy a sneak peek at what’s going on here at Rodale Institute!

It is official…We have PIGLETS at the farm!

 

“Look what I found! Fungi growing on woodchips.”

Fungi here, fungi there, fungi growing everywhere! This one is from the compost pile.

Dr. Zinati set up a trial comparing plastic to leaf and straw mulch for tomato production.

   

Research interns all having fun spreading mulch.

Jess learning about making layers of compost pile.

Clayton and Jess mixing the components of compost.

 

Dr. Gladis Zinati showing the interns how to sift the soil samples.

A close up of the soil sifting process.

Training a new generation of combine operators. Intern Clayton Scicluna gets lessons.

Volunteers, Kaci O’Brien and Bill, thinning apples in the orchard.

 

Wheat harvest is underway—a true sign of summer.

We have another bee swarm, this time in the Shumei Garden.

Coach gets up close and personal with the bees.

 

The bees are in a box, ready to be moved!

After harvesting produce from our production gardens, Erica arranges it for pickup by ASC members.

 

Aimee Jo picks some herbs from Food Alley.

Soil is food, but not like that! Share food, share soil, and don’t forget to share the organic love… 

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