The one and only Dr. Elizabeth Dyck of Organic Growers Research and Information Sharing Network (OGRIN) on the baking qualities of spelt. Joel Steigman of Small Valley Milling (outside of Harrisburg, PA) also discussing his experience with spelt. We are so grateful and appreciative of Elizabeth’s guidance and advice!
This was part of the Grains Field Day Event sponsored by @nofanj on June 26 at Rutgers Snyder Farm in Pittstown, NJ. Kudos as well to mad soil scientist Dr. Joseph Heckman of Rutgers and Executive Director of NOFA-NJ, Adrian Hyde.
Healthy soil = healthy food = Healthy people --J. I. Rodale (@rodaleinstitute) •
FREE LOVE/FOOD: Fungi in soil and Plants feed each other. And their energy source is FREE. It's the SUN! (Photosynthesis)
LOOK at how GIVING NATURE is! It doesn't cost them anything to eat healthily/naturally...
Soil! contains minerals and nutrients that we are lacking. And will continue to lack if we keep killing our soil/food with chemicals (pesticides). And the Carbon! it's EVERYTHING...
Anyway learning all of this and MORE in my Soil Advocate Course at @kisstheground. It's blowing my mind. Challenging. Tons of reading but it's great! Every Tuesday we have class and I try to tap into my storytelling skills to tell a story that will save our planet and heal our bodies.
That's the goal! 💚👩🏾🌾🌍🌱💚 •
if you read all of this: gold stars. For my friends that didn't read all don't worry I'll be posting more... Image: @theveryblackproject
Pro Tip: Want to know an easy way to help bees and other pollinators at home? Don’t spray pesticides in your yard and gardens! 🐝🐝 So grateful for our friends @rodaleinstitute! They had a few hives when we first started working with them in 2014 and now their beekeeper, Mike Schmaeling, is breeding stronger bees in hundreds of hives locally, literally changing our bee population! They are proof that people are out there trying to make our environment better for the future 🐝🙌 #manukahoney#localhoney#beekeeping#savethebees#rodaleinstitute#bees#wedderspoon
Sorry folks, Instagram decided to limit me on my essay word count 🙄
And it gets even better: happy pigs make happy soil! Rodale uses the waste from their organic pig operation to fertilize their organic crop research program. In responsible operations such as this, the waste is higher quality (you are what you eat after all) and in manageable amounts, such that it can be used as fertilizer. A traditional factory pig farm creates toxic waste “lagoons” where tons of 💩 is stored until it eventually makes its way into our waterways. And you guessed it, into our drinking water and the air we breathe.
This was BY FAR the cleanest, happiest and least smelliest pig operation I’ve ever seen. Just another reason it’s important to buy locally and know WHERE you’re food is coming from. Think about where your bacon comes from the next time your at the market 🥓. Buy consciously and vote with your dollars, just because it’s in a package now doesn’t mean it never had feelings or a right to a quality life.
Huge shout out to the work done by the amazing group at the @rodaleinstitute. And for anyone who made it this far, remember that little changes can make such a huge impact on the lives of other beings and the environment we all live in. 🐖🌎
Scrolling through pictures from my most recent visit to @rodaleinstitute and had to share the worlds most adorable pig 🐽 WARNING: RANT AHEAD
I’ve always had a passion for agriculture and food, but, even I, constantly have to remind myself WHERE that food comes from. It’s easy to become disconnected to our food by going to the grocery store. Everything is already packaged and ready for consumption and doesn’t resemble a living creature at all.
This is your friendly reminder that even bacon has feelings! It’s so important to know where your food comes from and how it was treated when it was still alive. I always see stickers on pack that say “antibiotic free” or “raised without hormones”. While both of those things are always good to watch out for, it doesn’t always mean those animals were raised in humane conditions. Pig farms are notoriously bad when it comes to animal quality of life.
Sows are crammed into gestation crates where they are unable to move and forced to lay on their side and feed piglets. Crammed on top of each other in dirty pens, where the smell of ammonia inside is enough to make your eyes water. Fed low quality feed and kept in small spaces to reduce exercise to fatten them up as quickly as possible, pigs in factory farms suffer. They have to be fed antibiotics to keep the diseases from their living conditions at bay. Many never see daylight, until they’re being loaded into your grocery bag.
Could you imagine living a life like that?
I was so impressed with the set up Rodale had I’m now trying to convince @tony902d to let me get pigs! From the vented tarp siding traditionally used in the dairy industry for constant ventilation and sunlight, to “drinking fountains” for access to fresh water and an indoor/outdoor living set up with room to move. Everything was thought out to make the farmers life easier and the pigs lives happier! Right down to the gate and lock system that can be easily adjusted for easy herding and pen changes. Everything was designed to be low maintenance while keeping the pigs lives as good as possible.
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Roast: 2 beets,
4 carrots, 1cauliflower,
1 leek and 2 garlic. Sliced up. * In coconut oil, salt, pepper and tandoori masala (to taste). @ 450 till outside tender, inside still a bit crunchy (personal preference)
Eat veggies just like this! OR
Let sit overnight and flavors will become magical!
Reheat @350 till warm/soft. Then put veggies in blender, adding chicken stock till creamy.
Then reheat on stove top.
Sprinkle fresh sage (if you want, not necessary). EAT UP!! Thank you @rodaleinstitue!! #rodaleinstitute#organic#realfood#sustenance#soManyVeggies#chefingitup#flavor#mybodythanksme#foodismedicine
Get your apple on now at @rigardenstore. Along with other of our candle fragrances, they carry our topselling oakmoss + apple. This beautiful image shot in their apple orchard captures the scent perfectly.
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During the Summer Semester @rodaleinstitute students receive a thorough education in tractor safety. Studies show that new farmers run the highest risk of fatality from a tractor accident. In the Organic Farming Certificate Program we are serious about the safety of our future organic farmers.
Yet another great Present Plate event under our overalls! It was an honor to lead these fine folks of the food world on a field trip to @rodaleinstitute to learn about all their nifty farming systems trials, including regenerative organic farming, livestock research, and hemp studies. We look forward to continuing to help spread their good food word far and wide, now and in the future. Slide into our DMs if you are interested in joining us for future adventures. Huge thank you to our sponsors @theassemblagenyc and @baldorfood, we are so proud to be working with forward thinking companies like yourselves! #organicpioneers#regenerativeorganic
I have no idea where I learned to tell my grooms to do "nom nom nom" on my brides' neck. I sound so ridiculous and the whole idea is so crazy that my lovely bride here just burst out laughing! Perfection! They probably looked at me weird later on but her laughter was full belly and so real! .
#rodalewedding#barnwedding#rodaleinstitute @authenticlovemag @weddingphotographersociety @yourockphotographers @weddingforward @rockmywedding @lvstylemag
So many little moments deserved to be highlighted during a wedding day. In the minx of getting ready, I was roaming the house where Madalyn was getting ready when I came across this hallway. First thing coming to mind was, I need a photo of her right there. As we walked out to do bridal party photos, we made that happen. Thanks for being awesome, Maddie!
Hope you’re looking forward to this week’s tomatoes! Join us at Senator Pat Browne’s Annual Community & Family Expo at Bucky Boyle Park in Allentown TODAY, August 2nd, from 3 to 7PM! #organic#tomato#eatlocalgrown#rodaleinstitute
Super honored to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for @pocono_organics, a state of the art food production facility near @poconoraceway that @kindbill @johanndoes @terptamer and I consulted on in Pocono, PA. Combined with the @rodaleinstitute and their world famous regenerative farming standards, this project has the potential to provide organic food and medicine to a huge chunk of the region and dramatically change the food at the @nascar track and far beyond.
The Mattioli family is so special and has led the way with green sports facilities and it’s been a real pleasure to get to know them and see this project come to fruition. Please give them a follow and everyone in the region should look out for Pocono Organics produce all over the East Coast. So cool.
This is why I love my career! I get to interact and partner with organizations like @rodaleinstitute and learn from their innovative research on organic agriculture. Is it weirder that I am so passionate about organic agriculture, or that a majority of our population doesn't know how to grow their own food?
Our @Phenriettak got to spend the whole day in a 10-hour soil microbiology lecture by this feisty ledgend Dr. Elaine Ingham! 🌱🌱🌱🌱
She has over and over again helped overfertilized and toxin-sprayed sites to restore food production by just using simple tecniques to bring biology back into the soil. 🕷🦗🐝🐜
Compost, organic matter and some compost tea. That's it! No pesticides or any poisons that will disrupt the entire living ecosystem we call soil. 🌲🌳🌲🌳
We can't wait to get some biochar to your fields and study the microbiological results! (Biochar despite its name is organic matter, not bio :) ) 🌾🌿🍃🍂
Aaaaaand we’re live people!
Check out Ep. 1 of Masters of Regeneration Radio with Jeff Moyer of @rodaleinstitute discussing his involvement in organic agriculture 🌱
Here’s a SUPER exciting announcement, we are launching today our new Masters of Regeneration podcast, community, and lifestyle brand.
We are a global community of protectors of life who dare to reimagine our relationship to all Life on Earth.
We have a Kickstarter campaign running NOW until August 27th. Check it out LINK IN BIO, we designed a cool collection called Protectors of Life, and we have lots of awesome perks likE t-shirts in ecological cotton, fine art prints, postcards, tote bags, and more exciting perks you can pre-order.
Check out Masters of Regeneration Radio on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Soundcloud. We just launched with 3 episodes with awesome humans: Jeff Moyer, Executive Director at the Rodale Institute, Tom Skalak, former Executive Director at the Paull Allen Frontiers Group, and David Edwards, founder of the World Frontiers Forum and author of Creating Things that Matter, his upcoming book.
The purpose of Masters of Regeneration Radio is to help us all reconnect with an evolutionary understanding of life, and with a cyclical understanding of nature’s staggering ability for overflowing self-organization and regeneration.
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We need your help.
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Beetin’ today’s heat with an early morning harvest! Check out this week’s newsletter to find a roasted beet & carrot recipe and some other ideas on what to do with your beets this week!#beets#rodaleinstitute#eatyourveggies
Farm to Table special with Rodale Farm this week (7/3-7/6) is BBQ Beef Brisket with Sauteed Zucchini and Squash for $6.99.
All raised or grown at the Rodale Institute Farm. All ingredients are 100% organic.
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