Farm Photo Friday: May 24, 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!

This year, the Institute will be a stop on Berks County’s Best Kept Secrets tour, which runs June 14 to June 29.
Join the fun and visit our Garden Store, as well as other off-the-beaten-path businesses, during this
special two-week event. Call 610-683-6009 to reserve a ticket.


James Pinner and research intern Jess teach a class of second grade students at Germantown Academy about worm composting.

Flail mower safety training for our interns courtesy of Owen Maguire.

Compost “cooking” nicely this spring. Turning by temperature ensures the right
microbiology survives and the wrong microbiology doesn’t.

A team of oxen at the Institute? Maybe…

Installation of drip irrigation in our Agriculture Supported Communities fields.

ASC interns covering summer squash to protect from cucumber beetles.


Freshly mowed Tree as a Crop rows and blooming ground covers in another area of the project.

Gladis Zinati and research intern Chris sorting hairy vetch and rye cover crop biomass cuts.

Time to plant the corn. Jeff Moyer planting the Farming Systems Trial.


The Shumei Natural Agriculture garden interns are all pitching in to clean up the pond.
Jon and Clayton are fixing the waterfall and Britny is weeding.

Clayton jumped right in to clean out some muck. Now the pond is looking great!

Replacing our old and rusty irrigation filtration system with a shiny new one.

Neighbor John Brubaker applying manure to one of his fields
as part of an on-farm nutrient management research project.

Shawn Kidd repairing the goat housing.

Our most recent communications intern Pam Macey was sure to share the
organic love before she moved back to New Jersey, but, no matter what…

Don’t forget your manners when you’re at the farm!

One Response to “Farm Photo Friday: May 24, 2013”

  1. sammy

    All snaps are too good ! especially the one in which you all are cleaning the pond!


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