Farm Photo Friday: September 27, 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!

Here are Cynthia James (left) and Jess Feeser teaching Plant Identification with a focus on wetlands species during a morning session at an in-service for Biology teachers at Germantown Academy.

Amy Baringer of our Agriculture Supported Communites internship team is pruning some Rosemary in the morning air.

Shawn Kidd is weighing some of our new chickens as part of a study comparing diets with and without soy.

Jess Feeser is working on planting some Lupin from seed.  This Lupin will be transplanted in the fields and tested as an understory planting to prevent weed growth and maintain soil biology.

David Schmeisser, PhD, is taking biomass samples from our Farming Systems Trial to check on how the clover, hairy vetch and oats are doing fixing Nitrogen.

Graham Stevenson prepares a soil sample to check for vital signs in the soil; good bacteria / fungi mix, nematodes, protozoa, arthropods and microarthropods!  Next week, we’ll take a look under Graham’s microscope to see what he found…

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