Growing A Greener World
This series blends the latest trends in eco-friendly living with traditional gardening know-how. It highlights the diverse people, organizations and events that seek to raise environmental awareness and encourage better stewardship of the planet. It combines the expertise and engaging styles of veteran television host and nationally recognized authority on gardening and sustainability, Joe Lamp'l (a.k.a. joe gardener), with the "Most Watched Gardening Personality on the Web," Garden Girl Patti Moreno. Each episode contains one compelling feature story and one how-to segment for growing your own food, followed by a four-minute segment with chef Nathan Lyon (A Lyon in the Kitchen) who uses fresh-from-the-garden fruit, vegetables or herbs to create simple and delicious dishes.
Growing A Greener World Previous Broadcasts
Gardening in the Hood; Organic Gardening in an Urban World: Atlanta, GA (Episode #513H)
KQED Life: Sat, Jan 24, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
Working under the shadows of the downtown skyscrapers of Atlanta, a group lead by urban farmer Rashid Nuri have transformed an urban housing project into an urban oasis right in the middle of the city. The Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture has become a model for local sustainable food systems across the country. They not only grow certified food at five farm sites within the city, but also teach people how to grow food themselves. They are working to protect the environment, provide quality organic produce and grow community at the same time.
- KQED Life: Sun, Jan 25, 2015 -- 8:30 AM
Putting The Garden to Bed: Atlanta, Ga (Episode #512H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jan 11, 2015 -- 8:30 AM
The start of the next gardening season begins with making good decisions much earlier. Joe Lamp'l brings in the cameras as he puts his garden to bed and shows you what you need to know too. The tips shared in this episode are many and extremely helpful for any gardener to create a healthier and more productive garden next season and beyond.
An Organic Farm Changing Lives; The Center for Discovery, Sullivan County, NY (Episode #511H)
KQED Life: Sat, Jan 3, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
Spend time in a garden or on a farm, and you quickly realize the amazing healing powers they have by just being there. Now imagine the power such a place can have when you're immersed in it full time. For children with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), those benefits are exponential. The Center for Discovery, in Sullivan County, NY is a place created for just such children. The farm is at the heart of the project and it's changing lives in a powerful and moving way. In this episode, we visit the farm, meet some of the dedicated staff, and discover the magic this place has on the children who come here.