SUMMARY: The Organic Crop Consultant will assist farmers across Pennsylvania with the transition to organic agriculture practices and the organic certification regulations and processes. The consultant will report to the Executive Director and work with the research department, interpreting and … Continued
On Our Farm
Rodale Institute’s Agriculture Supported Communities program provides organic produce at affordable prices to low-income communities, while training new organic farmers. You can find this year’s farmers-in-training tending the production fields, harvesting and preparing food for members, and distributing food at … Continued
Bipartisan Support for Increased Funding for Research on Organic Agriculture On July 20th, state legislators gathered at Rodale Institute to announce $500,000 in appropriations funding dedicated to the Institute’s research on organic methods. “I’ve watched as the research has grown … Continued
In early May, veterans participating in Rodale Institute’s Veteran Farmer Training Program visited the Institute’s Working Tree Center (WTC) in Allentown, Pennsylvania and worked alongside resident beekeeper Mike Schmaeling. Mike has been a part of Rodale Institute’s honeybee conservancy program … Continued
Organic Farming Program Receives $498,706 USDA Grant Funds to help Rodale Institute and Delaware Valley University prepare a new generation of organic farmers.
Piglets weaned from their mother are given ear tags for identification and tracking while they grow. Rick Carr, Rodale Institute’s Compost Production Specialist and Animal Husbandry Intern June Chiango tagged 17 piglets this week. These piglets will be part of … Continued
The awesome power of microbial decomposition is all the more evident despite outside temperatures dropping below freezing. This morning, Rick Carr, Compost Production Specialist turned a new compost pile containing manure, food waste, vegetable matter, leaves and other yard debris.
Over the course of the next few weeks, students of the Organic Farming Certificate Program will study all things bees with Michael Schmaeling, Resident Beekeeper at Rodale Institute. Students will learn about many aspects of beekeeping, from basic to advanced … Continued
Beekeeping may seem uncomplicated and static, but with changing seasons, diseases, and agricultural trends, there’s always something new. Paul Wikerd, 97, has been beekeeping since he was 15 and along with Rodale Institute, he’s still learning. Wikerd recently purchased two … Continued
Solid waste generation in the United States continues to rise at a steady rate. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generated about 254 million tons of trash in 2013, which is the equivalent of 4.40 pounds per person … Continued