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February 2021

Webinar: So You’re Ready to Transition to Certified Organic

February 24 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EST
FREE

Join our Organic Crop Consultants for a virtual seminar to learn how working with Rodale Institute’s consulting program will ensure a successful transition to organic.

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March 2021

Visitor Center Open House

March 27 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm EDT
Garden Store & Visitor Center, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
FREE

Join us at the Visitor Center to kick off our 2021 season and be first to preview our new product lines.

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Workshop: Organic Gardening 101

March 27 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

Join us to learn the best practices for getting started on your organic garden—including equipment, seed starting, watering schedules, transplanting and caring for young plants.

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April 2021

Organic Plant Sale

April 2 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 3, 2021

Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
FREE

Get a head start on your spring garden and stop by for a wide variety of organically-grown starts, gardening tools, compost, organic seeds, and how-to books.

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Organic Plant Sale

April 3 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 3, 2021

Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
FREE

Get a head start on your spring garden and stop by for a wide variety of organically-grown starts, gardening tools, compost, organic seeds, and how-to books.

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Workshop: Tomato Grafting

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

This workshop will show growers of all skill levels the ancient art of grafting, combining classroom presentation and hands-on practice for a well-rounded educational experience.

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Webinar: Research Update – Reducing Tillage in Organic Grain Systems

April 14 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EDT
FREE

This webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities in reducing tillage intensity and frequency in organic grain production systems.

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Workshop: Compost like a Pro!

April 17 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

This class will teach you how to compost effectively in your backyard, identify and troubleshoot problems, and harvest and use your finished compost.

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Earth Day at the Farm

April 22 @ 11:00 am4:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
FREE

Get a day of hands-on farm experience and learn about the basics of regenerative organic agriculture, why soil matters, and how the way we farm can impact much more than food.

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Film: The Biggest Little Farm

April 24 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
FREE

Join us for a community screening of the inspiring documentary film "The Biggest Little Farm" in Rodale Institute’s theater.

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Webinar: Research Update – Grain Nutrient Density in the Farming Systems Trial

April 28 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EDT
FREE

This webinar will provide an update of nutrient testing of small grains and corn, including minerals, protein, amino acids, and ergothioneine.

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May 2021

Workshop: Hobby Beekeeping

May 1 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$60

This one-day hands-on workshop will include lessons on honeybee biology and behavior, colony management, equipment, and management of pests and diseases.

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Webinar: Getting to Know Soil Invertebrates

May 5 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EDT
FREE

This webinar will introduce you to the wonderful world of soil invertebrates and discuss how they help build healthy soils.

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Organic Plant Sale

May 6 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 8, 2021

Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
FREE

Come to Rodale Institute for all your summer garden plants (including vegetables, herbs and flowers), compost, seeds, soil and more!

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Organic Plant Sale

May 7 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 8, 2021

Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
FREE

Come to Rodale Institute for all your summer garden plants (including vegetables, herbs and flowers), compost, seeds, soil and more!

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Organic Plant Sale

May 8 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 8, 2021

Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
FREE

Come to Rodale Institute for all your summer garden plants (including vegetables, herbs and flowers), compost, seeds, soil and more!

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Webinar: Industrial Hemp – An Eco-friendly Multipurpose Crop with Untapped Agronomic Potential

May 12 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EDT
FREE

Our Industrial Hemp Trial gathers crucial information to help hemp farmers succeed. This webinar provides an update on the latest research on industrial hemp as an option in the transition to sustainable agriculture

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June 2021

Webinar: Research Update – Soil Health and Water Quality in the Watershed Impact Trial

June 9 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EDT
FREE

Different management practices can promote or degrade soil health, affecting downstream water quality. Join us for a mid-project update on what we've learned so far in the Watershed Impact Trial.

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J.I. Rodale Leadership Society Dinner

June 10
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States

Join us for our annual dinner to celebrate the J.I. Rodale Leadership Society's impact and discuss how we can harness the power of regenerative organic agriculture to heal the planet and transform lives.

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Yoga on the Farm

June 12 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$12

Soothe your mind, body, and soul with a 75-minute beginner yoga class and a restorative 30-minute meditation session in our garden.

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July 2021

Film: Gather

July 10 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$6

Join us for a community screening of the film Gather, a documentary that follows several Native Americans on their inspiring journeys toward rediscovering traditional diets and gaining food sovereignty.

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2021 Annual Organic Field Day

July 23 @ 8:30 am3:30 pm EDT
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 nearly 20 demonstration stations on our 333-acre experimental farm.

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Webinar: Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Microbial Carbon Pump (MCP)

July 28 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EDT
FREE

Join us to discuss how we can harness the power of regenerative agriculture and revitalize the soil microbial carbon pump to effectively regenerate soil carbon.

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September 2021

Apple Picking at the Farm

September 1September 25
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States

Visit Rodale Institute’s sprawling apple orchards throughout the month of September to pick our own organic apples and flower bouquets.

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Yoga on the Farm

September 4 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$12

Soothe your mind, body, and soul and promote healing through nature with a 75-minute beginner yoga class and a restorative 30-minute meditation session in our garden.

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Organic Pioneer Awards

September 11 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States

Join us for the 11th annual Organic Pioneer Awards, our premiere fundraising event and celebration of a scientist, farmer and business leading the push for an organic planet.

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October 2021

Webinar: Research Update – Organic Control Strategies for Swine Parasites in Organic Pastured Pork Systems

October 6 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EDT
FREE

Intestinal parasites are a problem in pastured pig systems, but organic parasite control strategies are not always reliable. In this webinar, project leaders and farmers will provide research updates on organic parasite control through manure and pasture management.

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Film: Sacred Cow

October 16 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm EDT
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
$6

Join us for a community screening of Sacred Cow, a documentary that takes a close look at the nutritional and environmental considerations involved in eating animals and examines pathways toward a more ethical and regenerative food system.

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Webinar: Research Update – Nutrients and Soil Health in the Vegetable Systems Trial

October 20 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EDT
FREE

Join Dr. Gladis Zinati, Director of Rodale Institute’s Vegetable Systems Trial (VST), to learn about the recent research findings related to the impact of management practices on vegetable nutrient quality and soil health.

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Webinar: Research Update – Diversifying Organic Inputs & Improving Soil Health at the Southeast Organic Center

October 27 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EDT

Join the Southeast Organic Center's Research Director to learn about the recent research findings related to the impact of various combinations of cover crops and chicken manure on soil health and vegetable nutrient content.

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Fall on the Farm

October 30 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm EDT
Garden Store & Visitor Center, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
FREE

Combine all the best parts of fall: apple cider, sunflowers, pumpkins, wagon tours, and costumes with Rodale Institute’s Fall on the Farm!

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November 2021

Annual Alumni Cookout & Cocktail Hour

November 5
Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
FREE

If you've interned with us, join your fellow alumni for the first-ever networking cocktail hour and organic cookout at our Visitor Center and Theatre.

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Webinar: Industrial Hemp – Cultivating a New Industry

November 10 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EST
FREE

Join our California Organic Center's Research Director to learn about industrial hemp and explore the future of this new industry and its research priorities.

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December 2021

Winter Open House

December 4 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm EST
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until December 5, 2021

Garden Store & Visitor Center, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
FREE

Ring in the holiday season with wreath making, a visit with Santa, a holiday centerpiece workshop, and a decorative bow making class.

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Winter Open House

December 5 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until December 5, 2021

Garden Store & Visitor Center, 611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530 United States
FREE

Ring in the holiday season with wreath making, a visit with Santa, a holiday centerpiece workshop, and a decorative bow making class.

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