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Food as Medicine: How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce to Help Heal Patients

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director In 431 BC, Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be...

This Is What a Happy Pig Looks Like!

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

If people are going to eat a pig, it should be a happy organic pig. Sadly, right now, there are not enough organic pigs available to feed our hunger for organic pork.

Digging for Solutions in the Ground Beneath Our Feet

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

One of the most overlooked ingredients in farming exists right beneath farmers' feet -- healthy, fertile soils.

Stop Feeding the Beast and Start Feeding the People

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute Have you ever wondered how anyone makes any money on a $2.00 bag of nacho-cheese-fl...

Farm To Fork Across America: Wild Alaskan Salmon Running for Their Lives

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green
Julie Ann Fineman

Right now we have this beautiful abundance, a sustainable resource, the largest run of sockeye salmon in the entire world! Why put it at jeopardy?

Why I Only Eat Organic Apples and Why You Should, Too

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Apples. Apples are the single most pesticide-contaminated produce ite...

Organic vs. Chemical Lawn Care: Which One Leads to Healthier Grass?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director The summer season always brings to mind bright green lawns and idyllic...

A New Hive Mentality

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director This past winter was another tough one for the humble honeybee. Winter l...

A Recipe for Great Growth

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director When it comes to growing food, it takes a village. But not the kind of...

Not All Compost Is Created Equal

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Just as the statement "milk is milk" is patently not true, so is the idea...

Better Bacon

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.25.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director We do love our bacon. When the rumor of an "unavoidable bacon shortage" ...

Why Organic?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director The latest media buzz over organic foods is a bit of a non-event here at ...

The Secret Is in the Soil

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. The headlines are extreme: "Broiling Heat," "Punishing Drought...

Total Recall

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. Just this week, Evenflo recalled 35,000 convertible highchairs....

What Are We Going to Tell Them?

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. The simplest of our children's (and their children's) basic huma...

6 Reasons Organics Can Feed the World

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. Buying organic is a powerful change-making action, but it's also ...

Come on Down to the 3rd Annual Organic Apple Festival!

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

Saturday, September 17th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the Rodale Institute's 3rd Annual Organic Apple Festival, where you can pick your own organic apple...

Front Lawn Freedom

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

If kids and pets play on a lawn, it's especially important to make sure that the turf is organic so they're not exposed to the toxic chemical residues left behind by the products and service providers.

It's Time to Start Thinking About Gardening Again!

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I can't remember a winter that has seemed longer, and more depressing in general. However, it is now officially March, which means that even though it...

Growing A Greener World: The Rodale Institute!

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

Watching yourself on TV is kind of weird. But I have to say, Joe Lamp'l (also known as "joe gardener"!) made it really easy for me. He's one of the ho...

Changing the World, One Organic Hotdog at a Time

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

This past weekend was the second annual Organic Apple Festival at the Rodale Institute farm in Maxatawny, Pennsylvania. The sun was shining, the air w...

Float of the Month: Apple Cider Float

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Rodale

Saturday, September 11th, is the second annual Apple Festival at the Rodale Institute. Consider this your official invitation. This year I am adding a new treat: Organic Apple Cider Floats!

A Visit to My Kitchen: Alison Grantham

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

Alison Grantham is in my kitchen today, sharing her insights from testing organic and chemical agriculture, and her surprising chocolate-and-vegetable...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Amanda Kimble-Evans

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Amanda Kimble-Evans is stopping by my kitchen this morning to chat about what's filling her garden (and her belly!) and her unusual use for diaper cream.

The Power of an Organic Hot Dog

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Why hot dogs? They are the great uniter. And if you can convince someone that the organic version of his or her favorite food is not only great, but better, then I think that's success.