About the Brand

Organic Gardening was created by company founder J.I. Rodale in 1942 to speak with authority and authenticity to the growing number of people who understood that leading a healthy, environmentally responsible life begins in their own backyard. The magazine will relaunch as Rodale’s Organic Life in Spring 2015.

Organic Gardening Magazine

For over 70 years, Organic Gardening was the leading magazine resource for discovering a healthy, environmentally conscious lifestyle. With a mission to “live lightly from the ground up,” it empowered and inspired readers with tips, tools, recipes, news and interactive content for a refreshingly natural approach to health, home, food and garden. The magazine will relaunch as Rodale’s Organic Life in Spring 2015 as the new handbook for living naturally in the modern world.

Organic Gardening can still be found at OrganicGardening.com, on Twitter (@OGMag) and on Facebook (Organic Gardening).


Visitors to OrganicGardening.com can find everything from expert growing advice and pest control solutions to creative concepts for design, décor and entertaining. Biome, Organic Gardening’s lifestyle section, is the go-to destination for DIY craft ideas, healthy beauty tips, and features the people and places making a mark in the world of organic living.

With monthly “to do lists” by zone, growing guides for favorite vegetables, herbs, and ornamentals, as well as tips for composting and garden design, OrganicGardening.com is an essential tool for the organic gardeners of all levels.

Organic Gardening Events

Organic Gardening’s passionate readers know that one of the best things to come out of gardening is delicious food. The brand’s annual Farmers’ Market Tour helps bring the possibilities of garden to table cooking to life–going right to the heart of fresh food, the nation’s best farmers’ markets–to bring first-hand instruction on how to grow, select and prepare the flavorful, fun recipes from the backyard’s bounty. With live cooking demonstrations featuring well-known local chefs, a green demonstration kitchen display, gardening tips, sponsored product demos, sampling, and more, readers are immersed in the Organic Gardening lifestyle.

Organic Gardening Books

Organic Gardening books give readers gardening advice they can trust. Rodale’s Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening is a bountiful harvest of tips, instruction, and advice to help American gardeners grow hardy organic fruit and vegetable crops and create gorgeous edible landscaping as well as nontoxic backyard habitats for birds.


Publisher, Rodale's Organic Life

Ellen Carucci


Director, Communications, Rodale Inc. & Rodale's Organic Life

Lauren Paul