This three day class is taught by Dr. Elaine Ingham, a world-renowned soil microbiologist and Rodale Institute's Chief Scientist. For more than three decades Dr. Ingham has helped thousands of individuals and companies improve their agricultural practices through a deeper understanding of what soil health really means.

Dr. Ingham's teaching style makes it easy to comprehend how important biology is to healthy soil. This class will illustrate the pieces that are missing for successful organic farming and gardening practices. Once you understand soil biology all the other pieces fall into place. You will comprehend how compost, cover crops, fertilizers, and no-till farming practices all affect the quality and health of your soil. The knowledge you gain will allow for a more holistic and simple approach to growing your crops as well as weed management.

The class is structured in three modules that will build the foundation for future exploration of individual growing systems: vegetables, grains, orchards, landscapes, turf, and others.

For more information, contact Maria Pop, Education and Outreach Manager, at (610) 683-1481, or

Tuition includes lunch, snacks and refreshments
Pre-registration is required

Fri, 2013-10-04 05:00
Sun, 2013-10-06 13:00
Venue Address: 
Rodale Institute 611 Siegfriedale Road Kutztown, PA 19530
Venue Email:
Registration Opens: 
Tue, 2013-01-01
Registration Closes: 
Thu, 2013-10-03
Event Cost: