Wander the farm at your own pace or schedule a custom tour.

Self-guided Tours

Self-guided audio tours are available year-round, Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. The self-guided audio tour is free. As a non-profit Rodale Institute depends on donations to develop and maintain free programs such as the self-guided audio tour. Donations can be made at the Main Office, Monday through Friday, and at the Garden Store, Thursday through Saturday. To access the self-guided audio tour and map, visit rodaleinstitute.org/tour.

Custom Tours

Our custom tours are designed around the specific educational needs and goals of our visitors. These programs are available, Monday through Friday, by advance reservation for groups of 5 people or more.

The following packages will give you an idea of what we can offer your group. Please contact Maria Pop at maria.pop@rodaleinstitute.org or 610-683-1481 to arrange your custom tour today!


Group Size
Up To 15

Group Size

Group Size

Group Size
Over 35

Package A
Includes one hour guided tour of the farm customized to the specific interest of the group

Recommended for student and gardening groups




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Package B
Includes half hour introductory PowerPoint   presentation on a pre-selected topic (see below) followed by one hour guided tour of the farm

Recommended for professional groups and college students




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Package C
Includes one hour guided tour of the farm followed by 2 hour workshop on a pre-selected topic (see below)

Recommended for gardening groups




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Package D
Includes 2 hour workshop on a pre-selected topic (see below)

Recommended for student and gardening groups




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Books, CDs and other materials for all programs at an additional charge

Tour Topics

Package B: Designed for agriculture, environmental and natural resources professionals and college level students; governmental, for-profit and nonprofit managers and employees; professional associations; and international visitors.

Organic Transition
Organic Production 101
Soil Health versus Soil Quality
Water Quality in Organic Systems
Compost Production and Utilization
Organic No-till: Benefits and Challenges
Organic Apple Production
Farming Systems Trial
Vegetable Systems Trial
Pastured Hogs

Package C and D: Designed for community, urban and school gardening groups; students K-12 grade; and the general public.

Organic Gardening
Herbal Gardens
Composting for Backyard Gardeners
Pruning 101

Refund and Cancellation Policy
Rodale Institute reserves the right to cancel a scheduled event at any time and for any reason. Registrants will receive a full refund. Registrants who have paid for an event that they will be unable to attend can request a full refund if they call to cancel ten (10) or more days before the event. Rodale Institute cannot accept requests for refunds less than ten (10) days before a class or workshop. Please note that processing of refunds may take two to four weeks.