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
NYC Rooftop Gardens (New York, NY) (Episode #322H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 8:30 AM
Sitting high above rush hour traffic, is a full production, organic farm - growing food in only 8-12 inches of soil spread across the rooftop of a New York City building. We visit this incredible 1-acre farm and learn how they are creating a whole new model for locally grown urban food that can be duplicated anywhere in the world.
Permaculture (Raleigh, Nc & Americus, Ga) (Episode #321H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 8:30 AM
Beyond organic gardening, permaculture incorporates those practices and more, drawing from a number of agricultural disciplines by incorporating organic farm practices, agroforestry, integrated farming and ecology.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
Behind The Scenes of a Flower Show (Seattle, Wa) (Episode #320H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 8:30 AM
A firsthand look at how these display gardens are created and how to get the most from your visit to any show.
Moss Gardens (Raleigh, Nc) (Episode #319H)
KQED Life: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 8:30 AM
In this episode, we learn how moss is an incredible eco-friendly plant that needs very little water, no fertilizers, clipping or mowing and yet, it stays green all year long! We cover all the basics and make a miniature tabletop landscape that will give years of enjoyment.
Organic Flowers (Skagit Valley, Wa) (Episode #318H)
KQED Life: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
Some organically minded growers and retailers are changing the way the flower industry practices their craft of growing beautiful flowers without the chemicals. It's a movement that is good for the planet.