I had the pleasure of visiting the campus of prominent publisher, Rodale Inc. and toured their beautiful LEED compliant facility which provides countless benefits for employees and sustainable living. The nature of Rodale is showcased throughout the building, from the quiet rooms on each floor, to the delicious food offered by their on site cafeteria.
I also had the pleasure of meeting the editors and Editor in Chief of Organic Gardening magazine, THE publication in the organic gardening sector. What a truly amazing organization and the employees we interacted with on our trip go to show why Rodale is the industry leader!!
Another unbelievable part of the trip was a visit to the Rodale Institute, a research facility located about 20 minutes from the Rodale campus. Truly amazing things happen at the Rodale Institute including one of the biggest breakthrough studies in organic gardening. The Farming Systems trial matches Organic Farming right up again Conventional Farming to determine which method produces the highest yields, profits, lowest energy input, as well as the lowest greenhouse gases emitted.
The results of this study were not secret to us who have been gardening organic for many years now. Organic farming produced similar yields, while requiring less energy and emitting less greenhouse gases. This study was a 30 year study and provides definitive evidence of the sustainability of organic farming.
One walk around the Rodale Institute, led by their Executive Director “Coach”, shows just why Rodale Institute is a top notch facility and providing us with proof to why our organic gardening and way of life is not going anywhere soon, and can help feed the world. Their newest study matches up GMO crops against organic crops to determine which produces the highest nutritional value. We are all anxious for the results of this study, but we already know organic gardening is superior.