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 2019

Organic Gardening 101

March 16 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

Get a jump-start on the growing season and learn everything you need to know to successfully start young plants.

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Compost like a Pro

March 30 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

Learn how to compost effectively in your backyard, no matter how much space you have.

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April 2019

Vermicomposting for Beginners: Letting Worms Work for You

April 6 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

Join our compost production specialist, Rick Carr, for an introduction to vermicomposting, a.k.a. worm composting.

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Tomato Grafting

April 13 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

This workshop combines classroom lecture and hands-on demonstration to teach the essentials of grafting, which can improve yields and overall plant health.

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May 2019

Keeping Chickens

May 4 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

Want to have chickens in your backyard and collect fresh eggs every day? Our experts will help you discover how easy it is.

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Regenerative Agriculture Training

May 7 @ 1:30 pmMay 8 @ 4:00 pm
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rodale institute farm and crops during harvest season

Learn the latest in regenerative organic food production and provide a vision of possibilities for a future of abundance and ecological balance.

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Hobby Beekeeping

May 11 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

In this workshop, expert and amateur beekeepers alike can learn to improve the health of their colonies.

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July 2019

Annual Organic Field Day

July 19 @ 8:30 am3:30 pm

Join Rodale Institute's staff to learn the latest results of our research projects and visit demonstration stations on our experimental 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

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

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