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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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November 2018

Pastured Hogs

November 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm EDT
$60
happy black hogs

The demand for organic and pastured-pork has grown rapidly in recent years. To address this demand, Rodale Institute is currently conducting research and educational outreach for farmers interested in including…

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March 2019

Compost like a Pro

March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

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, 2019 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

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, 2019 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

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, 2019 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

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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Hobby Beekeeping

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

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, 2019 @ 8:30 am3:30 pm EDT
$25

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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June 2020

New Date: Hobby Beekeeping

June 20 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm EDT
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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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 Director, at Maria.Pop@RodaleInstitute.org or 610–683–1481.

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