Tom Oder



Gardening, Urban agriculture


Furman University.


Tom Oder is a writer, editor and communication expert who specializes in sustainability and the environment with a sweet spot for urban agriculture. He runs his own business, Worldwide Editing, writing for a variety of publications and helping individuals and organizations tell their stories. ,


Oder has 35 years of journalism experience. He contributed to MNN (now part of Treehugger) for eight years specializing in helping readers solve thorny garden and landscaping issues. He’s a regular contributor to Mother Earth News and Heirloom Gardener as well as Georgia Grown, the annual magazine of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. He also does environmental writing for The Conservationist, the annual publication of the Georgia Alabama Land Trust. In 2015, he won the Phoenix Award from the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

For 12 years, he served as managing editor of Cox News Service. Prior to that, he was news editor for the Atlanta Journal. Oder’s headline in The Atlanta Journal the day Atlanta won the 1996 Olympics sold more newspapers than any headline in the history of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.




 Oder holds bachelors degrees in business administration and economics from Furman University.

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