Farm Photo Friday: June 7, 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!

Teach, Learn and Serve: Students in the Veteran Organic Farming program at Delaware
Valley College began their on-farm summer semester at Rodale Institute this week.


Josh Brown, Ian Woods and Brandon Barnhart view the planting chart with Aimee
Jo (right). Paul Oliver learns to identify soil microorganisms in the microscope (left).


Dry hay baled for bedding.

Pennsylvania state apiary inspector checks out our healthy hives.


Staff preps and plants more beds in the Honeybee Conservancy.

No-tilling corn into vetch.


Corporate volunteers from Rodale, Inc. practice their organic gardening techniques.

Roasting organic soybeans for neighboring Burkholder dairy.

Weeding is a never-ending chore for our ASC interns but, man, do those greens look good!

The demonstration garden is blooming beautifully…

…thanks in large part to Eileen!


Coach shows Lewis and Clark their new barn.

Intern Britny and volunteer Laura admire their work in the Pizza Garden.

Rice is planted and flourishing in the rice patty.

Garden Technician Valerie tends to the cabbage and onions.

Sorting and counting stink bugs.

Surrounded by the scent of multiflora roses and pineapple
weed, our sows are happily clearing underbrush and…

…awaiting the arrival of their piglets. Yes, they are all very pregnant!

Before you go, don’t forget to share the organic love.

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