Tuesday, October 29, 2024

3:00-4:00 p.m

H. The Benefits of Organic Farming in a Life Plan Community

The well-being of older adults and the health of Pennsylvania soils received welcome boosts when Cornwall Manor Retirement Community established an organic farm on its campus in collaboration with the Rodale Institute, a nonprofit organization promoting organic farming. The 2.5-acre Trailside Organic Farm supports the dining needs of the life plan community and offers residents opportunities to help with farm tasks and purchase fresh produce at weekly farm markets. Presenters will explain the farm’s operations, detail Rodale’s investment, and describe the public relations and marketing benefits the farm brings to the Cornwall Manor. Don’t have room on your campus for a farm? Rodale Institute executives will tell you how to partner with local organic farms to engage residents in agriculture.

  • Harry McConnell, President & CEO, Cornwall Manor
  • Jeff Tkach, CEO, Rodale Institute
  • Ian Frederick, , Rodale Institute
  • Vicki Deitzler, VP Residential Living, Cornwall Manor