Coach Mark Smallwood

Coach Mark Smallwood has been dedicated to environmental sustainability, efficiency and conservation for decades. Since joining Rodale Institute in December 2010, he has brought heritage livestock back to the institute’s 333-acre farm, expanded and enhanced its research efforts, and launched Your 2 Cents, a national campaign to support and promote new organic farmers.

In recognition for his sustainability efforts, Coach was chosen as a messenger for Al Gore’s Climate Project, presenting to more than 15,000 people on the effects of global warming. Last, but certainly not least, as a longtime organic farmer and biodynamic gardener, Coach has raised chickens, goats, sheep, and pigs, and driven a team of oxen.


| January 15, 2015
News that Chipotle pulled pork from many of its menus has been blowing up all over...

| October 14, 2014
On Oct. 16 I will arrive in Washington, DC and will...

| August 22, 2014
It now seems almost revolutionary to think that we can change our health by changing the food we eat...

| June 25, 2014
Americans have a serious spending problem. Our nation is $17.5 trillion in debt, we use credit cards like free money...
Rodale Institute farm.

| April 24, 2014
The answer is farming. Not just business-as-usual industrial farming, but farming like the Earth matters...

| February 22, 2014
We have a system of predatory agriculture in which corporations (aka Big Ag) pursue private gain relentlessly regardless of...

| January 29, 2014
GMOs are also only one aspect of a toxic food system. Simply choosing non-GMO does not...