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 open to anyone interested in organic agriculture. The one-year curriculum will combine classroom courses on animal science, marketing, vegetable production, organic crop science, entomology, … Continued

Harvesting cash (and biodiversity) from marginal land

By Amanda Kimble-Evans What to do with marginal land on a farm is a question organic and sustainable growers are almost forced to address when creating their farm plans. Letting marginal land revert to native and wild areas can increase … Continued

Saving the farm: Conservation easements

By Renee Ciulla Green rolls of open hills dotted with lines of solid, red silos and white grazing sheep appeal to and please even those who aren’t passionate about farming themselves. In reality though, development is encroaching heavily and swiftly … Continued