Organic Gardening

Agricultural Nirvana

photo and text by guest blogger Matthew Benson, photographer, organic farmer, and author of Growing Beautiful Food “Out of such chaos comes the dancing star,” once said my favorite dystopian curmudgeon, Nietzsche, who may have come from farming blood, for all I know. Nietzsche’s obsessions with hardship and trial as paths to enlightenment, just like […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Get Out in the Garden!

Yes! It’s finally time to get back out and garden again. Garden lovers, this is our moment. We know that there’s nothing quite like a warm spring day out in the yard when the seeds are sprouting and the air is sweet with blossoms blowing in the breeze. And no matter how many years pass […]

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Bring the Best Creatures to Your Garden

  by the Rodale’s team You tend your garden with love and care, which creates a lovely sanctuary for little bugs, animals, and feathered friends. But if you’d like to take your love of nature’s fauna to the next level, here are a few of our favorite homes, baths, and feed for the birds (and […]

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Coming Soon: Rodale’s Organic Life

Dearest Reader, When Organic Farming and Gardening magazine was launched in May 1942, the global chemical revolution was just beginning to claim conventional agriculture as its own. Only a few voices warned of the dangers—to our health, to our environment, and to our future. J.I. Rodale, the founder of the American organic movement and Organic […]

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Sowing Organic Happiness

by the Rodale’s team It’s seed buying season! That lovely time of year where we can forget, even for just a few moments, that it’s cold and snowy out. A time when we can sit and imagine our yards once again dripping in sunshine and greenery, filled with bees and flowers and the sweet smells […]

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4 Tips for Starting Your Own Urban Garden

by guest blogger Julie Malone, assistant buyer at Rodale’s and urban garden & food blogger One day, I’ll have my dream garden. It will be lush with edible flowers, a tea garden, perfectly staked tomatoes flanked by hearty-stemmed peppers, endless grids of greens, berry bushes tucked in the peripheries, and an orchard in the background […]

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Dig In and Grow Your Own

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition As senior science advisor to Elements Behavioral Health, the largest national residential addiction-treatment program, I’m in the process of integrating a natural, whole-foods-based nutrition program to support lifelong recovery. Presently, I’m also working with Malibu Vista, a women’s mental […]

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The Prince’s Farm: How Prince Charles Is Championing the Organic Movement

By guest blogger Peter Moore, VP/editor of Men’s Health Very early on in my stroll through the enchanting organic gardens at Highgrove—the royal residence near Tetbury, England—I felt the eyes of Prince Charles upon me. And not just two pair of eyes: There were eight of them! In turn, those eyeballs were kindly, stern, engaging, […]

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