(Bethlehem, PA, March 29, 2013) – Rodale Institute and Lehigh University are partnering to bring organic education to Bethlehem. Founded in 1947 by J.I. Rodale, the Rodale Institute is recognized as the birthplace of the organic movement in America. Drawing … Continued
By Coach Mark Smallwood Originally appeared at www.mariasfarmcountrykitchen.com Just as the statement “milk is milk” is patently not true, so is the idea that all compost is created equal. Dictionaries and encyclopedias simply define compost as “rotted organic matter made … Continued
By Andrew Dohner, Rodale Institute Livestock Specialist It is important that you know exactly what preparations need to be taken into consideration when jumping into small scale pastured poultry. As you work out your livestock plan and, later, when your … Continued
Rodale Institute executive director Coach Mark Smallwood will be out at Expo West this week talking about honeybees and other pollinators. Catch him Friday March 8th from noon to 1pm (PST) at Attune Foods’ booth #2863 where he will be … Continued
One of our Facebook friends asked us: “Any good book recommendations besides Organic Manifesto and Pay Dirt which I’ve read and which are excellent?” So we took an informal poll here at Rodale Institute and compiled a short list of top … Continued
An update on the brown marmorated stink bug research at Rodale Institute created for the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) meeting, January 7, 2013.
By Coach Mark Smallwood Originally appeared at www.mariasfarmcountrykitchen.com The latest media buzz over organic foods is a bit of a non-event here at the Rodale Institute. The Stanford study asks the question, “Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier than Conventional … Continued
By Richard Mitchell Farmers, municipalities and home gardeners alike understand the concept and value of composting but may not understand how to make good compost. The National Organic Program (NOP) offers guidelines for composting to eliminate pathogens and weed seeds. … Continued
By Melanie Bare and Christine Ziegler-Ulsh The word sustainable is defined as “a method of harvesting or using a resource that replaces and renews the resource, rather than depleting or permanently damaging it”. In agriculture, sustainability is achieved balancing ecological … Continued
There are two very divergent schools of thought in the world of livestock management. Much of the conventional industry doesn’t even consider livestock rearing as an agricultural practice. Livestock are simply recipients of agricultural commodities.