Join us for hands-on, experiential training.

Whether you’re a farmer, backyard gardener, student, or just a curious eater, workshops at Rodale Institute provide the opportunity to learn hands-on and ask your own questions of our expert staff. Join us for one of our workshops at our certified organic farm in Kutztown, PA.

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March 2020

Organic Gardening 101

March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

Feeling that "Spring Gardening Fever" after a long winter? We have just the cure for you! Join us to learn the best practices for starting your plants from our organic experts.

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April 2020

Tomato Grafting

April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

This workshop will show growers and farmers of all skill levels the ancient art of grafting.

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Compost like a Pro!

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

This class will teach you to begin composting effectively in your backyard, quickly identify and troubleshoot compost problems, and harvest and use finished compost in your garden for improving plant growth.

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Hobby Beekeeping

April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

Learn about the current issues facing honeybees, available solutions, and why they should first consider the well-being of the honeybee when engaging in beekeeping practices.

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July 2020

Annual Organic Field Day

July 17, 2020 @ 8:30 am3:30 pm
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$25

Join Rodale Institute's researchers and staff to learn the latest results of our research projects and visit demonstration stations on our 333-acre experimental farm.

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August 2020

Treatment-Free Beekeeping with Kirk Webster

August 8, 2020 @ 8:30 am3:30 pm
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$120

Learn from two full-time commercial beekeepers how they’ve developed and manage productive commercial apiaries using no treatments of any kind for more than 15 years.

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Pollinator Habitats in Regenerative Organic Systems

August 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

Join us to learn about the role of pollinator habitats in regenerative organic agriculture

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October 2020

Pastured Hogs Production

October 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

This class is an opportunity for interested farmers to learn first-hand how to integrate a pastured hog operation into their farm.

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Discounts for Veterans

Honorably discharged members of the military are eligible for free admission to Rodale Institute workshops. For more information and to apply, contact veterans@rodaleinstitute.org.

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For further details and questions regarding workshops, please contact Maria Pop, Education & Outreach Manager, at Maria.Pop@RodaleInstitute.org or 610–683–1481.

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