Organic Gardening

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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How to Be a STAR Teacher

by Chelsey Simpson, communications manager for the National Farm to School Network As students across the country return to school, many will encounter “classrooms” with rows of garden beds instead of rows of desks. An increasing number of innovative educators are turning to hands-on, food- and agriculture-based education activities to teach everything from math and […]

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Sometimes You Just Need to Dig a Hole

After a recent visit to my garden, I’ve come to the realization that I’m much more of a landscaper than a vegetable gardener. Don’t worry, I’m not giving up on vegetables, but I understand now that I prefer to plant a bush, tree, or flower and let it grow on its own, for as long […]

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The Magical World of Gardening

Do you want your kids to eat vegetables? Plant a garden with them. Do you want to heal the heart of a struggling teenager? Plant a garden with her. Do you want to bring a community together and restore their dignity and faith? Plant a garden with them. How do I know this? Recently, I […]

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