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Rodale Institute receives $3 million Pa. grant

The Rodale Institute is getting a substantial investment from the state to build a new science center.

State officials announced Tuesday that the nonprofit organization has been awarded a $3 million grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

The matching grant will be used to help construct a science center on its premises in Maxatawny Township. The center will replace an outdated lab and provide the surrounding communities a state-of-the-art facility to continue the work of the organization by promoting organic farming, research and consumer education.

State Sen. Judy Schwank, who advocated for the grant along with many other local lawmakers, commended the state for its contribution to the construction of the new facility.

“This is a major investment in Pennsylvania agriculture,” she said in a press release. “Rodale Institute is a world-renowned educational leader in regenerative agriculture and organic food production. The facilities and research that this funding will support has implications for food supply as well as mitigating climate change. It will serve our local farmers as well who are capitalizing on the increasing consumer demand for local and healthy foods.”

Source: Berkshire mont

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