Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening Secrets: Spring

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Rodale, Mar 20, 2012 - Gardening
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Maria Rodale shares her organic gardening secrets in this four-volume ebook series. These season-by-season guides offer straight-forward, easy-to-follow gardening basics so that anyone can enjoy a beautiful, productive, organic garden.

The first original ebook, Spring, explains how to prepare for and plan your garden in order to ensure a bountiful four-season vegetable harvest.

Spring-specific techniques and how-to's include:

  • How to start your own seeds
  • The secret ingredients of healthy soil
  • How to build a raised bed
  • 9 flowers that control insects
  • How to start a compost pile in 4 easy steps
  • Detailed Spring Planning Calendar


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I am looking so forward to reading this book completely. I'm hoping there is pictures in it since I am a visual learner. This is my very first attempt at a garden and my goal is to go organic. So I have a lot to learn and I believe from what I've read that this is will be a great helper!


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About the author (2012)

Maria Rodale is the CEO and Chairman of Rodale Inc., the world's leading multimedia company with a focus on health, wellness, and the environment, and the largest independent book publisher in the United States. Rodale reaches 70 million people worldwide through brands such as Prevention and Men's Health; through books such as The South Beach Diet and Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth; and through numerous digital properties. She is founding editor of the company's newest online venture,, which features the latest news and information about healthy living on a healthy planet, as well as her blog, Maria's Farm Country Kitchen.

Maria Rodale joined the family business in 1987, first working in circulation and direct marketing and eventually leading Rodale's in-house direct marketing agency. In 1998, she served as director of strategy, where she led the strategic review, planning processes, and management changes that refocused the company on publishing information on healthy, active lifestyles. She also led the company's Organic Living division, Rodale's first integrated brand division, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of Organic Gardening and oversaw all of Rodale's gardening books. She joined the Rodale board in 1991 and was elected Chairman in 2007.

She has won numerous awards, including in 2004 the National Audubon Society's "Rachel Carson Award" and in 2007 the United Nations Population Fund's "Award for the Health and Dignity of Women." In 2009 she was named to Pennsylvania's "Best 50 Women in Business" List. She is also a member of the board of Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project, co-chair of the Rodale Institute, and a board member of the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Maria is a mother, an activist, and a businesswoman and has made promoting the benefits of an organic lifestyle both her personal mission and her business. She lives in an ecologically friendly house in Bethlehem, PA, with her husband, three children, one dog, one cat, and six guinea hens.

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