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


Self-guided Tours

Self-guided tours are available year-round for individuals and groups of less than 10 people who would like to walk the farm at their own pace. Audio tour iPods and printed self-guided tour booklets are available from our Garden Store for a small fee. Groups of more than 10 should make arrangements in advance with Maria Pop at maria.pop@rodaleinstitute.org or 610-683-1481.

Custom Tours

Our custom tours are designed around the specific educational needs and goals of our visitors. These programs are available by advance reservation for groups of 10 people or more. Depending on the length of the program and with enough advance notice, meals can also be arranged.

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!

Option

Group Size
10-20

Group Size
20-30

Group Size
30-40

Group Size
Over 40

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

Recommended for student and gardening groups

$220

$300

$360

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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

$420

$570

$680

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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

$460

$630

$760

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

Recommended for student and gardening groups

$340

$450

$520

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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

Package C and D

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

Organic Gardening Basics
Getting Your Organic Garden Started
Organic Gardening Contained
Herb Gardens
Composting for Backyard Gardeners
Basic Soil Biology: Building a Great Garden from the Ground Up
Natural Water Gardens
Native Plants in the Landscape
Trees for Your Backyard
Pruning 101