Announcing our first annual

Regenerative Healthcare Conference
October 16 – 19, 2022
Kutztown, Pennsylvania

This conference is the first of its kind in the world and aims to connect soil health with human health. There is a fundamental, epidemic-level disconnect between farming and healthcare. The Regenerative Healthcare Conference seeks to remedy this gap.

presented in partnership with


At Rodale Institute, we believe that regenerative organic agriculture is essential to reversing the trends of chronic disease in the United States. We are only as healthy as our soil.

We are inviting doctors, nurses, medical students, nutritionists, health coaches, and anyone working in the healthcare field to our 386-acre experimental farm for an immersive, hands-in-the-soil learning experience connecting the dots between agriculture and healthcare.

The Power of the Plate

This conference expands upon the case made in Rodale Institute’s 2020 white paper, The Power of the Plate: The Case for Regenerative Organic Agriculture in Improving Human Health.

Read the White Paper


Anyone working in the healthcare field that has an interest in learning more about agriculture’s influence on human health.

A hands-in-the-soil, integrated learning retreat designed to inspire, empower, and equip the wellness community with the necessary tools to integrate food as medicine into their own practices. Organic meals will be provided by farm-to-table chefs.

The conference will take place with the backdrop of Rodale Institute’s 386-acre regenerative organic experimental farm in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. A block of hotel rooms are available at a discount near the farm, and transportation will be provided between the farm and conference hotel.

October 16 – 19, 2022

Tuition is $2,500 per person.

Thanks to the funding of our generous partners, a handful of need-based scholarships may be available. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please indicate during the application process.


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Dr. Reza Afshar

Chief Scientist,
Rodale Institute

Dr. Monica Aggarwal

Integrative Cardiologist, Nutrition & Lifestyle Specialist, & Author

Christa Barfield

Urban Farmer, Herbalist, Former Healthcare Professional, & Founder of FarmerJawn Philly

Dr. T. Colin Campbell

Biochemist, Author, & Nutrition Scientist

Benjamin Fahrer

Farmer, Educator, and Agroecology Site Director of Deep Medicine Circle

Dr. Andrew Goodbred

Physician at St. Luke's Hospital

Dr. Meagan Grega

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer of Kellyn Foundation

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin

President of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance

Dr. Mark Hyman

Physician & Host of The Doctor's Farmacy podcast

Sage LaPena

Indigenous Plant Medicine Doctor, Certified Medical Herbalist, Director of Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Deep Medicine Circle

Dr. Shehzad Malik


Dr. Rupa Marya

Physician, Activist, Author, Composer, Executive Director of Deep Medicine Circle

Jeff Moyer

Chief Executive Officer,
Rodale Institute

Dr. Uma Naidoo

Nutritional Psychiatrist, Chef, Author, & Faculty at Harvard University

Dr. Michelle Perro

Integrative Urgent Care Pediatrician, Author, & Co-Founder of GMOScience

Dr. Rajika Reed

Vice President of Community Health at St. Luke's Hospital

Dr. Maya Shetreat

Neurologist, Herbalist, & Urban Farmer

Dr. Andrew Smith

Chief Operating Officer,
Rodale Institute

Dr. Scott Stoll

Physician & Founder of Plantrician Project

Jeff Tkach

Chief Impact Officer,
Rodale Institute

Ashley Walsh

President & Founder of Pocono Organics

Dr. Ron Weiss

Executive Director of Ethos Primary Care

Dr. Gladis Zinati

Director of the Vegetable Systems Trial,
Rodale Institute

What to Expect

Conference Registration Includes:

  • An opportunity to get your hands in the soil at our 75 year old certified organic farm, learning from experts at the intersection of healthcare & agriculture
  • Farm-to-table breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks daily including plant-based and omnivore organic food options
  • Movement classes including yoga & qi gong with instructor Julian DeVoe
  • Daily transportation to and from all events and the conference hotel
  • A post-event online community featuring recordings from the conference, monthly zoom discussions and presentations, attendee meet-ups, access to our scientists and much more.

Scroll through the photo gallery below for a snapshot of what you’ll experience during this event.

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For questions about the Regenerative Healthcare Conference, please contact Nadine Clopton,

Thank You to Our Funding Partners

The Robert M. Sinskey Foundation

The Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation