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
The Rodale Institute, Champions of Organic Gardeni (Episode #615H)
KQED Life: Sun, Nov 22, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
In this episode, Joe Lamp'l visits with the first family of modern organic gardening at the Rodale Institute. Maria and Maya Rodale share their unique (and sometimes surprising) perspective on organic gardening, which sheds new light on this time-tested and eco-friendly way of gardening and why it's vital for the health of the planet. If you've ever been unclear about what organic gardening is really all about, this episode is essential viewing.
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants (Episode #620H)
KQED Life: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
We follow GGW's own homesteading expert Theresa Loe as she transitions from a 1/10th of an acre homestead in the heart of Los Angeles to the restoration of a dilapidated 14-acre farmstead filled with heirloom fruit trees. From a practical look at what it truly takes to save the heritage and flavor of neglected trees to clever ways of preserving the harvest, Theresa's massive undertaking is filled with real-world practices and techniques that work in a garden of any size.
Moss Is Boss (Raleigh, Nc) (Episode #614H)
KQED Life: Sun, Nov 8, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Many of us look right past moss in the garden, or see it as a nuisance to be pressure-washed away. Here, we take a closer look at what is actually an incredible eco-friendly plant that thrives in places where grass won't. It needs very little water, no fertilizers, no clipping or mowing, and yet stays green all year long! Get ready for us to shed some light on this shade-loving ground cover; you may just learn enough that you'll want to establish it and grow it in your garden.
Design Tips For A Small Space Garden (San Francisco, Seattle, Raleigh) (Episode #619H)
KQED Life: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
More people are moving into metropolitan cities, where yards are becoming smaller or even non-existent. From apartments to condos to in town homes on zero-lot lines, one thing persists: the desire to have a garden. It's actually easy to have a lush and beautiful garden on a balcony or terrace. We explore some of the latest techniques of small-space gardening and visit some very small gardens with big impact in the San Francisco area.
Aquaponics: Raising Fish And Plants Together (San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL) (Episode #613H)
KQED Life: Sun, Nov 1, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
From small tabletop setups to huge commercial warehouse operations, we explore the practice of growing food and raising fish together... indoors. In Chicago, we spotlight a vacant factory where a farm now produces vegetables and fresh fish on the city's south side. Then meet two young California entrepreneurs whose aquaponics kits teach sustainability in one square foot of counter space, plus their desktop gardens that grow mushrooms in a carton of coffee grounds.