Who: Rodale Institute is widely recognized as a founder of the modern organic movement and has been a global leader in regenerative organic agriculture for over 70 years. Their pioneering work in Farming Systems Trials is the longest-running side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional grain cropping systems in North America. It demonstrates how soil health=healthy food=healthy people.

“At our core, we believe that Rodale Institute 

is a human health organization,” 

Jeff Tkach, Rodale Institute, Chief Impact Officer. 

What: Rodale Institute is dedicated to growing the organic movement through farmer training, rigorous research and consumer education.

Why does Bluestone Life support Rodale Institute?

Bluestone Life sees the powerful intersection between food and finance. How we grow our food is central to the health of family, community and planet. What you buy as a consumer is a vote with your dollars. Bluestone Life supports Rodale Institute with our Premiums with Purpose® which includes 1% for the Planet cash giving and a complimentary benefit where the customer chooses Rodale Institute as the beneficiary.

We’re big fans of Rodale’s work and we’ve highlighted it in three of our Practical Activist Blog posts:

Veteran Farming Training Program featuring Justin Barclay

Chief Impact Officer, Jeff Tkach

St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm featuring Farmer Stephanie

How can you get involved?

From taking courses to buying organic food and donating, here are some resources to guide you:

Taking Courses

Buy organic food


Making a Difference

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