The year, 1930, saw the launch of a company called Rodale Inc. The company has been achieving milestone after milestone over the years, to become the largest publisher of any printed matter related to health and fitness today!
During the 1940s, J. I. Rodale realized that organic gardening was related to health too, and decided to create public awareness through a magazine titled “Organic Farming and Gardening”. The first publication to be launched by the Rodale Press was in 1942.
Robert D. Rodale (son of J. I. Rodale) took charge of the magazine after his father’s death in 1971. When the son was killed in a road accident in 1990, J. I. Rodale’s daughter (Maria) was appointed as the leader of the company Elisa Gayle Ritter. The title of the magazine was changed by Maria. It is now known as Organic Gardening magazine.
Even today, this magazine enjoys maximum popularity as compared to other magazines devoted to organic gardening! The magazine is brought out as a bi-monthly, and the annual subscription is 25 dollars.
Publication of the Organic Gardening magazine is not confined to the US only; it is published in UK too. Here, the magazine is available as a monthly issue and the cover price is £ 2.65.
There is no other magazine devoted to organic gardens in the UK, except this one. Ask, and you will find the information in this publication–guides dedicated to in-depth knowledge about growth of plants, education about every aspect of gardening, research studies and views and reviews. The advice presented is practical in nature.
Following the latest trends, a site on organic gardens has also been set up. It is named Organicgardening.com. The web site is actually an online magazine on Organic Gardening that displays message boards, articles, clippings and slide shows for gardeners.
(2) The Organic Gardening magazine believes that organic gardening should be a fun activity even if the techniques used are not the same as those used in conventional gardens. Unlike normal gardens that believe in the use of synthetic materials, these gardens propagate the usage of organic materials (natural resources). Whatever is published is authentic and the latest in information.
(3) Delving inside the Organic Gardening magazine itself, each issue deals with varied topics–how to increase the area of the garden, new hybrid varieties of vegetables, ornamental plants and helping plants to survive in unusual locations and climates.
Advice is presented only after a thorough research has been conducted. It could be related to soil preparations, landscaping, wildlife gardening and a myriad other things. The bottom line is that all information is very timely!
There are interestingly titled features too–Organic Gardening Solutions, The Bird Friendly Back Yard, Compost Corner and Dig In, etc. Readers state that they can find “cool stuff to use, views and news” here! A section titled “Organic Watchdog” harps on policies put forth by the government. Political opinions are also expressed here! At least 4 to 5 articles will do per season.