Rodale Institute, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Famous as pioneers of organic principles, J.I. Rodale, founded Rodale Institute in 1947. Committed to groundbreaking research in organic agriculture, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating people about how organic is the safest, healthiest option for people and the planet.
Animal pasture is moved regularly to new forage areas. Animals, plants, soil, and beneficial insects work together. Chickens are heritage breeds.
Pheromone baits confuse the cycle of the plum curculio. Kaolin clay on fruit trees for other pests.
Find out more about Rodale’s 162 mile Walk for an Organic Planet. They will be hand delivering their report that proves REGENERATIVE ORGANIC AGRICULTURE can reverse climate change.
Hoch Orchards, LaCrescent, Minnesota
Overlooking one of Hoch’s many idyllic orchard yards, you can see apple and apricots here. Note the rows are not void of plantings in between, rather plants that attract beneficial insects and provide nutrients for the soil are grown there.
It’s harvest time. There are different organic apples grown; some for sauce, cider, hard cider, and for the pure goodness of a luscious apple.
Jackie at work in the coolers filling orders, amazing and efficient.
Laurie Schneider is a visual storyteller whose portrait and documentary projects help people connect with their food and take a closer look at sustainable living. Laurie’s projects include commercial, editorial and portraiture work with sustainable agriculture, animals, and people. When she is not clicking the shutter, Laurie is riding horses or rescuing honeybee swarms. She is proud to be a steward of the land. Schneider is a recipient of the Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and arts and cultural heritage fund. Contact Laurie directly for assignment work at 651-351-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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