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Rodale Institute Spring Events

Rodale Institute is again providing in-person events. An Organic Gardening 101 Workshop ( from 10 a.m. to noon, March 26, 2022, will discuss equipment, soil health and how to care for plants. Bring your gardening gloves.

An Earth Day Celebration and Organic Plant Sale ( from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 23, 2022, will teach the basics of regenerative organic agriculture, why soil matters and how the way we farm impacts so much more than just the food we eat. There will be crafts, live music, food trucks, short films and ample opportunities to volunteer. Cold crops for the garden—broccoli, cauliflower, kale, chard, herbs and more—that thrive in cool weather will be for sale. Stock up on plants, compost, organic seeds and how-to books in the Visitor Center and get the latest seasonal tips from expert farmers.

For those that prefer an at-home experience, a new online educational platform is available, complete with self-guided courses that never expire ( The Rodale Institute Virtual Campus is another great way to engage.

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