Vol. 62, No. 2
The birth of Organic Farming and Gardening coincides with a nation going to war.
Ruth Stout encourages gardeners to take the easy route to a bounty of produce; aerial spraying of DDT causes alarm and lawsuit.
Silent Spring sparks nationwide concern over the dangers of pesticides.
Vegetable gardening becomes a route to self-sufficiency, while environmentalism turns radical.
More Americans seek a healthy organic lifestyle; Meryl Streep speaks out against chemical residues on food.
Edible landscaping catches on; the USDA struggles to define what can be labeled "organic" in the marketplace.
The New Millennium
Genetic engineering becomes the buzzword in the sustainability movement, while farmers' markets and urban gardens re-emerge.
On the history and future of Organic Gardening.
We Heard You
Our favorite reader letters from the past 73 years.
A remembrance of the founder of the organic movement.
From Our Mailbox
An eclectic sample of photos we've received from readers.
The Rodale Institute
The founding and research of the influential organization.
The life of an organic leader and visionary.
Tips, quotes, and a quiz about everyone's favorite—black gold.
The Last Page
A typographic journey through our history.
On the Cover: Organic Gardening's founder, J.I. Rodale. Photograph by Paul George/Rodale Family Archives.
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