farming


ASC Intern Journal: The three sisters…and that fourth sister no one really talks about

By Chris West, ASC intern We all are familiar with the fact that the Native Americans were excellent hunter-gatherers, probably from our middle school textbooks. But, most of us were not informed of their laissez-faire system of symbiotic agricultural. What … Continued

ASC Intern Journal: A day in the life of a first-time farmer

By Amy Baringer, ASC Intern Most people don’t know where their food really comes from and how it comes to magically appear in their grocery store. What goes into that nice, clean, organic carrot sitting in a bag with all … Continued

ASC Intern Joural: With liberty and food justice for all

By Heather E. Smith, ASC intern On the morning of July 4th I spent time on the farm weeding and thinning carrots, and thinking about food justice. Among the many freedoms that I enjoy, I feel especially grateful for the … Continued

New opportunities for organic and biodynamic farming

On August 1, 2013, experts in organic and biodynamic agriculture from Demeter USA, North Carolina State University, Brad’s Raw Chips and Rodale Institute will be presenting on growing Biodynamically in Mills River, North Carolina. Catch our own executive director Coach … Continued

ASC Intern Journal: Early Summer, 2013

Rodale Institute’s ASC program is also an educational program for a select few each year who want to learn how to develop their own organic grower’s business through both hands-on and classroom training. This year we have a great group of … Continued

Nutrient management in organic no-till systems

by Dr. Gladis Zinati No-till management is generally recognized for its potential to improve soil quality, significantly reduce runoff and erosion, sequester atmospheric CO2, increase nitrogen conservation, as well as reduce  machinery, labor and fuel costs. However conventional no-till relies … Continued

Training in organic farming for vets and non-vets alike

By Pamela Macey Delaware Valley College (Del Val) and Rodale Institute have created a 36-credit certificate program aimed specifically at military veterans, but open to anyone interested in organic agriculture. The one-year curriculum will combine classroom courses on animal science, … Continued