EMMAUS, PA and NEW YORK, NY, October 9, 2009-Organic Gardening magazine, published by Rodale Inc., has received Gold Awards for Best Magazine and Best Magazine Writing from the Garden Writers Association for the 2009 Media Awards program. The awards, which recognize the vast talents of garden communicators in the areas of writing, photography, graphic design, illustration, and electronic media, were announced at the Garden Writer’s Association Annual Awards Banquet in Raleigh, N.C. on September 26.
From 307 awards entries, Silver Awards of Achievement were given to 45 pieces of work published in 2008, making them semi-finalists for Gold Awards for Best Talent or Best Product. Organic Gardening received a Gold Award for Best Magazine for the July 2008 issue beating out Garden Design and Enjoy Gardening.
In the Magazine Writing category Organic Gardening dominated with four articles receiving recognition out of seven in the category. The winning article, “Rain Check” from the Aug-Oct 2008 issue was written by Managing Editor Therese Ciesinski. Organic Gardening beat out other nominees Garden Design and Green Print for the Best Magazine Writing honor.
“Organic Gardening‘s team has always done their utmost to create a magazine that reflects the beauty and vitality of the subject. Everyone at Rodale is thrilled by their achievement: to receive these Gold Awards from our peers at the Garden Writer’s Association is a superb accolade,” said Ethne Clarke, Editor-in-Chief, Organic Gardening.
In 2008, Organic Gardening won a Gold Award for best magazine article for the “Bee Crisis Special Report” by Sari Harrar.
About Organic Gardening
For 65 years, Rodale’s Organic Gardening magazine has been inspiring and empowering readers with trusted information about how to work in harmony with nature in their gardens, and tread lightly on the environment in all aspects of their lives. As the essential resource for any gardener, Organic Gardening provides the most current and authoritative information available, with a focus on making the process of gardening fun and easy. It’s online property organicgardening.com delivers gardening techniques, solutions, and interactive discussions on organic principles. Organic Gardening leads the way toward a sustainable future with integrity, authority and relevance, providing editorial that shows readers how to care about their health, home and garden safely and naturally.