Rodale Names Ethne Clarke Editor-in-Chief, Organic Gardening



Emmaus, PA and New York, NY, May 5, 2009 — Rodale Inc. today announced that Ethne Clarke has been named Editor-in-Chief of Organic Gardening, effective May 11. As a professionally trained horticulturist and internationally known garden historian and author, Clarke has published 15 books on gardening and landscape history. Scott Meyer, former Editor, has left the company. Clarke will report to Rodale President & CEO Steven Pleshette Murphy.

“Ethne brings to Rodale an extremely robust career as a garden journalist, editor and author that will surely help broaden Organic Gardening’s reach to new audiences,” said Murphy. “We look forward to expanding our gardening coverage to new areas with Ethne leading the charge.”

Clarke is a former Garden Editor at Meredith’s Traditional Home magazine, and was previously a Contributing Editor at Condé Nast’s House & Garden magazine. As a Freelance Garden Editor, author, and journalist in the UK, she has written for a wide range of notable magazines including The American Gardener, Country Life, Horticulture, and Homes and Gardens. Her many books include Water Features for Small Gardens, Autumn Gardens, and Three Seasons of Summer: Gardening with Annuals and Biennials. Her next book, Hidcote: The Making of a Garden, will be published in June.

Clarke was the recipient of the 1987 Angel Literary Award for Art of the Kitchen Garden. She has a Master of Philosophy in Art and Design from DeMontfort University.

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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 delivers gardening techniques, solutions, and interactive discussions on organic principles. Organic Gardening leads the charge 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.

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