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One Solution to Climate Change and Growing Healthier Food Is Right Under Our Feet
“Organic farms, like the famous Rodale Farming System Trial in Pennsylvania, showed that building up soil carbon has other benefits too. It also acts like a water sponge and helps maintain crop yields when conventionally grown crops are dying of thirst during droughts. Unfortunately, extreme droughts may become the new normal as climate change alters our weather patterns, giving us yet another reason to implement organic farming on a large scale.”
(Huffington Post, 03/18/14)


Veterans fight the organic fight at Delaware Valley College training program

Students in the Veteran Organic Farming Program take courses such as soil biology, animal science, integrated pest management, principles of sustainable agriculture, and commercial vegetable production. They also participate in three practicums at Rodale’s 333-acre organic farm, which has grain crops, an orchard, greenhouses, and heritage-breed hogs, goats, cows, and oxen. (Philadelphia Inquirer, 01/31/14)


Organic farmers weather cold snap

Hubert Karreman, veterinarian for the Rodale Institute, said organic livestock producers don’t wall their animals off from harsh weather … “If they can be outside, they should be outside,” he said. “Giving animals the choice of where they want to be on a 24/7 basis is the key, not keeping them inside and confined all the time like conventional agriculture does.” 
(, 01/09/14)


Cheers to Changemaker Coach Mark Smallwood of Rodale Institute

Applegate organic and natural meats is giving thanks by giving back this year and honoring local food heroes making positive changes to our food system. Our very own Coach Mark Smallwood has been nominated for all the good work we do at Rodale Institute.
(, 12/02/13)



Berks Country: New vet at Rodale (11/06/13)

Turf Magazine: Compost Teas Show Promise (10/13)

Rodale Institute names Karreman as Institute Veterinarian (10/18/13)

Making dinner for Alice Waters (09/23/13)

Activities, music join bushels of apple endeavors in Maxatawny (09/22/13)

What’s killing our bees? The answer is complicated. (09/04/13)

Lehigh University, Rodale partner for organic garden (05/18/13)

Pollinators in Peril (05/13)

New Buy Fresh Buy Local program gets produce to city residents (05/04/13)


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