Many Hollywood stars and famous celebrity moms are no longer just Hollywood stars walking the red carpet and seeking praise for their movies and performances. Many are avid gardeners with their own organic garden and embrace the organic lifestyle using not only organic food but also organic baby toys, bedding, and clothing in an effort to give their families the best in health care, and nutrition. Read more to learn what some celebrities are doing to live and eat organic.
Plus, you’ll be super surprised at the last name on this list !!
26) Morgan Freeman
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After being extremely concerned about the rapidly declining population of honey bees in the world, Morgan Freeman decided to do his bit to support their return. He built his own apiary, bought 26 hives of bees and turned his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a Bee Sanctuary by planting as many flowering plants that he can. He now spends much of his time Beekeeping and does it all without a protective veil. Check out the video below and see what he says in person. Bees are essential to help pollinate many of our plants so they can produce all the fruits and vegetables we love to eat.
25) Jamie Lynn Spears
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When American Actress, singer and songwriter Jamie Lynn Spears (AKA Zoey Brooks from the Nickelodeon teen sitcom Zoey 1010 (2005-2008)) was expecting her daughter Maddie, sis Brit picked up the tab for organic bedding and baby blankets made by Robbie Adrian and the two Spears sisters were also spotted in renowned celeb baby store Petit Tresor picking up organic blankets, towels and PJs.
You can rest assured celebrity eco-babies are soundly sleeping in top-notch organic bedding.
(24) Brook Shields, (23)Jenna Elfman
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Eco-celeb moms want to deck their kiddos in only the best eco-friendly wear. Brooke Shields (Pretty Baby(1978) Blue Lagoon (1980) and Franco Zeffirelli’s Endless love(1981) as well as various TV shows including the sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996-2000)) and Jenna Elfman (TV and film actress best known for American sitcom Dharma & Greg (1997-2002)) have been reported to rely on BabySoy clothing made from soybean fibers and renewable materials, in addition to other organic products.
Some BabySoy Clothing
Jessica Alba (actress from and Golden Globe nominee for her television series Dark Angel (2000-2002)), mom of daughter Honor, was seen purchasing organic baby clothing from Kicky Pants and Pixie Lily. In addition to organic baby wear, Jessica Alba was also reported picking up Sage Creek Organics crib sheets among other organic items when she was nearing Honor’s birth.
21) Courteney Cox
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American actress, producer and director, and mother of Coco, Courteney Cox Arquette, says she always tries to “be as green as possible” especially for their daughter. Courteney is probably best known for starring as Monica Geller on the American NBC sitcom Friends, Gale Weathers in the horror movie “Scream” and Jules Cobb in the ABC/TBS sitcom Cougar Town. . Coco inspired her dad David Arquette to team up with two of his friends to launch his own quality clothing line “propr”, which includes a large percentage of organic cotton in their design.
20) Laura Dern, and Sheryl Crow
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Laura Dern, and Sheryl Crow are 2 more Eco-conscious celebrity moms who reportedly rely on organic baby lotions. Sheryl Crow, is also a fan of Seventh Generation cleaning products (which are all plant based products that are safe and work) , and took things a step further by having an an eco-friendly baby shower using everything eco.
Some Seventh Generation cleaning products
19) Gwyneth Paltrow
1999 Oscar-winning actress Gwenyth Paltrow who garnered worldwide recognition through her performance in Shakespeare in Love (1998) is known for her long-time commitment to all things organic. She has launched a website Goop.com with a focus to “nourish the inner aspect” according to her food philosophy of eating locally, seasonally and always organically – the same way she feeds her daughter Apple, and son Moses. She has also been voted the most-hated celebrity in Hollywood, probably because she promotes such a luxurious organic lifestyle. Nevertheless she has a huge cult following, and continues to deliver a large range of organic products via her website.
18) Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie is probably best known for her five year run on the television series The Simple Life, but is also an American fashion designer and an Author. She openly shares that she wants her family to eat organic food and her partner, well known rock star, musician and music producer, Joel Madden can sometimes be spotted at the Brentwood’s Farmers Market toting organic bread, fruit and vegetables.
When Nicole Richie and Joel Madden launched their Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation in 2007, 100 needy moms and moms-to-be were presented with $200,000 worth of goods by Richie and Madden, including organic cleaning products as part of their mission to spread awareness for family health care, nutrition and education.
17) Savannah Miller
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You would probably associate Savannah Miller with the world of London high fashion rather than gardening. But for Savannah Miller, who created the label “Twenty8Twelve” with her sister Sienna after working with Alexander McQueen and Matthew Williamson, gardening is just like her collection “Savannah” was in 2012, Fashion Forward.
That’s why she devoted so much time to developing and maintaining the three-quarter of an acre garden at her Gloucestershire home with colourful roses, lavender, and alliums. As a daughter of a gardening mad mother she also loved to spend time with her three small children in the garden where you could find a sandpit, a pond filled with fish, and a willow house where her children could play. She also loved to cook with the fresh ingredients she has grown in her own organic vegetable garden. The garden was a breath of fresh air for a life that was so busy.
She had to leave her home in Gloucestershire due to financial trouble and moved to Panama with her husband, where she had some of her toughest struggles, eventually returned back to the UK, did a deal with Debenhams for her collection Nine and finally got back to her beloved Cotswolds.
She said that gardening “feeds her soul”, “even if it is only for five minutes”
16) Sienna Miller
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Sienna Miller (Nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in in the 2012 TV film The Girl) much like her sister, Savannah, is striving for an organic lifestyle. This bedazzling British actress known for her outgoing, partying lifestyle, and her adventurous life on the big screen, loves to indulge herself in another hobby, gardening. Sienna Miller makes a healthy lifestyle one of her top priorities and being a vegetarian she has a vested interest in vegetables. Sometimes known for her relationship with Jude Law, she is, behind the scenes a huge gardening fan. While filming the movie, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, Sienna said, “I’ve got a cottage and a garden at home in London that I’m planting and I’m growing vegetables for the first time in my life. I can’t wait to get back to my garden…I love my garden, my home and my dog, so it’s hard to be away.” What more can she say than that? A passion and a love that she really want’s to get back to!
15) Elizabeth Hurley
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Liz Hurley who is an actress and model associated with cosmetics company Estée Lauder (Think also of Vanessa Kensington in “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) or the Devil in Bedazzled (2000) ), has especially well known organic credentials. She first started farming in 2003 when she purchased 400 acres of land in Gloucestershire with ex-husband Arun Nayer. Now days she says she still practises her skills even after selling the large block of land and attests to how it totally transformed her son Damian’s eating habits. She is also a dedicated supporter for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,
14) Maria Menounous
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The beautiful Maria Menounos, is a big advocate of organic gardening, and loves growing her own organic food. She has written a book called, “The EveryGirl’s Guide To Life” which encourages readers to adopt a green lifestyle.
In her career she has been a TV host, movie star, and occasional WWE wrestler. If you love comic books you may have seen her in the movie version of Fantastic Four, and on Dancing With The Stars.
13) Reese Witherspoon
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Reese Witherspoon from Legally Blonde (2001) and Walk the line (which earned her the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and the Critics Choice Award for Best Actress), used to date Jake Gyllenhaal. Maybe that’s where she discovered gardening? She had a ranch in California where she grew cucumbers, tomatoes, and raised chickens. Reese embraces the green lifestyle and still enjoys her organic juices with husband Jim.
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Sting became a star with the eighties band The Police. Wanting to feed his family locally-growth healthy food, he bought a 900 acre Tuscan vineyard. He produces organic olive oil as well as his own wine.
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He is learning how to renew and enrich his soil through old natural methods as opposed to dumping chemicals into the land. He has been recognised by Italian wine connoisseurs in a compiled list of wines by an American magazine “Wine Spectator”. It was described as having a silky smooth texture with mature tannins and hints chocolate, liquorice and blackberries. Go Organic!
11) Mark Ruffalo
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Actor Mark Ruffalo who starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) but is probably best known for his role as Hulk in the The Avengers movies (2012 and 2015), moved his family from Hollywood to a quiet farm in upstate New York. He loves to get out in the garden on his own property spending much of his time there barefoot covered in mud. In his forward from the book “Organic: Farmers and Chefs of the Hudson Valley by Francesco Mastalia”, he reminisces about his Grandpa and his almost magical knowledge of how to maintain a healthy garden without chemicals, using rotting food for mulch and planting the right plants together.
Conferring some age old wisdom often forgotten in our modern society with the advent of industrial gardening. He is also actively involved in a non-profit called Water Defence, an environmental group that studies the impact of processes like fracking. (Injecting water sand and chemicals into the earth to release natural gas.)
10) Suzanne Somers
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After decades in the celebrity spotlight in her television roles as Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company and as Carol Lambert on Step by Step among others, Suzanne Somers’ decided that organic living was the way to go when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She started growing her own vegetables to ensure that she could have her own pesticide and chemical free food at home.
The star says that she looks forward to walking through her garden each morning and choosing which vegetables she’ll cook with that day. With such a varied selection of vegetables available, including artichokes, broccoli, corn, cucumbers, cauliflower, and kale, she’s ensured of having a rich menu.
9) Michelle Obama
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Michelle Obama wife of President Obama, is a total advocate of organic gardening and she doesn’t just talk about it, she produces it too. Michelle Obama’s organic garden at the Whitehouse was a high profile development in the organic celebrity world.
Not since Roosevelt’s victory garden of the 1940s had there been a proper garden at Pennsylvania Avenue’s most famous address.
The plot has a full 55 vegetable and fruit varieties, and was part planted by local school children. Michelle Obama has apparently even enlisted her husband to do a bit of the weeding. Planted in consultation with the Whitehouse’s chefs, the organic vegetable garden will provide food for the first families’ meals.
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However, according to the first Lady, the main function of the garden will be educational: informing children of the benefits of healthy, local fruits and veg. This is contextualised by the US’s especially severe obesity and diabetes concerns.
If you want to see more you can go to her website www.thewhofarm.org to see videos and find out more information. You can even join her mailing list and keep an eye out to see when they might need volunteers.
8) Oprah Winfrey
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Who doesn’t know Oprah Winfrey, our beloved Media mogul? Well she has really taken gardening to the next level. In between running “O” The Oprah Magazine and The Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah found the time to turn 16 acres of her Maui estate into a fully functional garden. It is located almost 4,000 feet high on the side of a dormant volcano Haleakala and gets plenty of rain and sun.
It has a 100 species of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. But it is not just a hobby as her vision is to supply food to her local Maui community where typically most of the food is shipped or flown in. “We realized if we could grow delicious food ourselves, we could share it.” And that’s just what Oprah’s doing.
With the help of friend Bob Greene, Oprah is changing the way she eats and the way much of Maui receives food. After testing several varieties of planting methods to ensure that each vegetable was rich with vital nutrients, Oprah and Greene found a farming method that is quickly creating results. The rich Maui soil now allows Oprah’s farm to produce 145 pounds of food each week, and also has hens which supply eggs.
Hopefully this will bring attention to growing local food on the island (or anywhere in the world where this can be replicated), and not only provide inspiration for local farmers, but reduce costs, and the carbon footprint of getting food to the island from other places!
7) Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – you know them from so many movies like Mr. and Mrs Smith, Lara Croft Tomb Raider and the Oceans 11 franchise and their incredible charity work – acquired a 1000 acre vineyard in the south of France. While I doubt you’d see Angelina in mud boots and a big floppy hat tying vines, you never know. Like many of the celebrities on this list they are both quite serious about eating organic food whenever possible, and treat themselves to the organic wine from their own vineyard.
Unfortunately due to events in the September 2016, most notably divorce, their future remains uncertain. While they sort out their personal difficulties on a world stage, (which must be intensely difficult as sorting out personal problems is difficult at the best of times without a huge audience magnifying the effects) lets hope they can work things out in the best interest of their kids, and continue to be the best they can be!
6) Martha Stewart
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Not surprisingly, Martha Stewart , bestselling author, publisher of the Martha Stewart Living magazine as well as a host of two long running TV shows “Martha 2005-2012” and “Martha Stewart Living 1993 to 2005”, may be the most accomplished celebrity gardener. From her books, videos, and websites dedicated to teaching others about home living, Stewart has made a living creating and maintaining a variety of gardens. And she makes good use of her knowledge.
At her Cantitoe Corners home in New York, Martha Stewart has created a fully functional vegetable garden. The 90 by 150 foot garden is encased by a seven foot tall metal fence to keep large and small animals away. Within the metal fence are vegetables ranging from kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, pumpkins, onions, several varieties of lettuce, and potatoes. Being the queen of tips and tricks gives Martha a gardening advantage. She utilizes salt hay for mulching because it minimizes weeds and retains moisture, mustard greens are planted alongside kale, cabbage, and broccoli to trap flea beetles, and patches of hay are placed below pumpkins to prevent early rotting and bruising during growth.
5) Julia Roberts
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Most likely you didn’t know that this Pretty Woman had a passion for sustainable living and organic gardening. Who would guess that she prefers munching away with her children on kale chips rather than greasy French fries (Or perhaps that’s why she looks so good!)
Something that you probably didn’t know about this Pretty Woman is that she’s an avid believer in sustainable living and also shares a love for organic gardening. Yes, the stunning Julia Roberts is one of those people, who would have her children munching on kale chips rather than some greasy French fries. Roberts has always believed in an organic lifestyle, and to pursue this lifestyle she has built an organic garden at her Malibu mansion so that she can help her children know where the food comes from and ensure that their diet always remains healthy. What’s more, she even composts her kitchen waste and makes sure her garden gets back all those nutrients from leftover meals. Now, that’s what you call a pretty ‘green’ woman!
4) Nicole Kidman
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Yet another Hollywood beauty who loves gardening and swears by organic living, is the gorgeous Australian beauty, Nicole Kidman. Her breakthrough roles were in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm, and the television thriller mini-series Bangkok Hilton. For her role as writer Virginia Woolf in the drama The Hours (2002) she became the first Australian to win the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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Mother of Sunday Rose, and married to musician Keith Urban, the couple has settled down on a farm in Nashville, Tennessee, where Nicole grows her own organic vegetable garden. What’s more, even Nicole’s mother and sister are avid gardeners. Apparently she spends hours tending to her vegetables so that she can feed her family fresh, organic, and home-grown produce. Calling her organic garden “just a hobby”, Kidman is certainly one green celebrity who literally understands the joy of eating out of the garden.
3) Jake Gyllenhaal
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If you thought you loved Jake Gyllenhaal (famous for his role in Brokeback Mountain) for that sexy beard, that amazing body, and those deep blue eyes (oh and also the fact that he’s a vegan and he loves animals), here’s another reason – he loves gardening! Apart from looking ridiculously good, Jake enjoys gardening and eating a healthy diet with plenty of fresh veggies from his own organic garden. Moreover, he has also been urging American school kids to adopt healthy eating habits and learn the importance of vegetable gardening. So much, that he also promoted the Edible Schoolyard Project, a program that was started to teach children to grow and cook their own food, so as to prevent obesity in children. Is there any man out there more perfect than Jake Gyllenhaal?
Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of film producer and screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and film director Stephen Gyllenhaal. His parents insisted that he have summer jobs to support himself and he thus worked as a lifeguard and as a busboy at a restaurant operated by a family friend.
His film and stage careers have resulted in a multitude of award nominations and wins, one of the best being for his role in Brokeback Mountain with Heath Ledger. The film went on to win four Golden Globe Awards, four British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, and three Academy Awards.
2) Prince Charles
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Of all the celebrities who garden, His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales has devoted the largest amount of years and space to his gardens. In fact, Prince Charles has devoted so much time and space to his gardens that they have become a showcased area for groups to tour.
Begun in 1980, the Highgrove House – Prince Charles’ country estate– consists of 37 acres of organic gardens. Each garden is unique in its own way. Over four acres of the garden is a wildflower meadow. There are around 32 different varieties of endangered native plants within the wildflower meadow.
In addition to the meadow, there is a Thyme Walk, a variety of themed flower gardens, and the Walled Kitchen Garden. There are enough fruits and vegetables grown in the Walled Kitchen Garden to allow the house to achieve full self-sufficiency.
The Prince’s most loved vegetables, such as Charlotte potatoes, leeks, spring cabbage, brussel sprouts and carrots are grown alongside strawberries and a wide variety of apples. While the large size and beautifully maintained gardens are impressive, what’s more alluring about the gardens is that they are one-hundred percent organic.
The wildflower meadow is maintained by grazing sheep, cows are brought in to eat the overhang branches of over 10,000 trees, all of the water used on the gardens is recycled, and only organic materials are used to maintain the lush vegetation.
1) Ringo Starr
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This famous drummer from one the most popular rock bands the history of music has ever produced, happens to be a passionate gardener. Yes, the famous Ringo Starr, who handled the drumsticks for the legendary rock band the Beatles, also knows his way around flowers and vegetables. He has a vegetable patch in his garden and loves growing his own vegetable. A regular attendee at the Chelsea Flower Show along with his wife Barbara, Starr is known to be fan of horticulture, just like his band mate, the late George Harrison.
Whether it is wildflowers, greens, or fruits, the truth is that many celebrities are now using organic methods to grow and maintain their gardens. They are realizing the bad health effects of the traditional chemicals in wide use today and are choosing to use natural, organic horticultural methods to keep their vegetables, fruits, and flowers, as well as their clothing and bedding, free of pesticides and chemicals.
Why are they embracing the organic lifestyle and turning to organic gardening? For good reasons. Some want to raise awareness about the poor diets of children in America, while others enjoy creating a fun, healthy, and educational family experience with their children and loved ones. Whatever their reasons, many celebrities have now caught the organic gardening bug and are not only finding their green thumbs, but also making organic gardening cool and trendy for the rest of us.
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