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
A Year in the Life of the Garden Farm, Part I (Atlanta, GA) (Episode #801H)
KQED Life: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
Over the years, viewers have always enjoyed getting specific ideas and tips about whatever is growing at the moment on the gardening set of Growing a Greener World. In this episode, we document the first part of a two-part series covering an entire year in the life of the Garden Farm. From prepping the beds and planting the crops to dealing with potential pests and diseases and whatever else Mother Nature throws at us, you'll see it all: the good, the bad, the challenges, and the successes. All the while, we'll weave in teachable moments, practical tips, and simple projects. Joe Lamp'l, our own horticultural expert and gardener in residence, will bring you behind the scenes for the reality of the spring and summer seasons in the GGW garden like you've never seen before.
- KQED Life: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
Sol Mobile Bus (Various Cities Across America) (Episode #325H)
KQED Life: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
We follow a group of young gardeners who are traveling the country in a retro-fitted school bus powered on nothing but waste vegetable oil and their own enthusiasm. With a traveling greenhouse, green roof and lots of seeds, they hope to teach edible gardening with sustainable practices in cities and towns across America.
Veteran Farmers (Jacksonville, FL) (Episode #308H)
KQED Life: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 1:30 PM
As veterans return home from war, a troubled economy can make finding jobs in the private sector even harder. Combined with the difficulties of readjusting to "normal routines" many are finding careers in organic farming to be the perfect combination of mental therapy, healthy activity, and positive reinforcement as they re-enter the workforce, just at a time when organic farmers are needed more than ever.