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 A Beginning Beekeeper (Atlanta, GA; Mt. Airy, NC) (Episode #601H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Once you get past the buzz of backyard beekeeping, what's the reality? This episode tracks the first year of newbie beekeeper Joe Lamp'l: selecting the best equipment, physically taking possession of thousands of live bees, installing them in a proper hive, harvesting the honey, and dealing with the inevitable challenges along the way. With a Master Beekeeper offering expert advice as well as incredible visuals of the honeybee's secret world, this episode is a must-see.
Gardening in the Hood; Organic Gardening in an Urban World: Atlanta, GA (Episode #513H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
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.