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
Urban Gardening (Detroit, MI) (Episode #310H)
KQED Life: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 8:30 AM
As cities across America fend off the impact of economic blight, many are finding that gardens are providing one of the fastest roads to recovery. They're providing an emotional boost to citizens, food for the hungry and instant beauty to areas while lifting spirits and enthusiasm for a better tomorrow. Detroit is a landmark city making huge strides through its gardens and programs built around them.
Schoolyard Wildlife Habitats (Atlanta, Ga) (Episode #309H)
KQED Life: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 8:30 AM
Learn how one school is using wildlife and outdoor classrooms to engage youngsters in nature and teach environmental issues. And learn how to create a wildlife habitat in your own backyard.
- KQED Life: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
Veteran Farmers (Jacksonville, FL) (Episode #308H)
KQED Life: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 8:30 AM
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.
- KQED Life: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
Backyard Composting (Winston Salem, NC) (Episode #307H)
KQED Life: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 8:30 AM
Compost is the single most important amendment for creating healthy soil. Yet, many gardeners are confused when it comes to making it at home, and why it's important. In this information-packed episode, we meet with a soil scientist, and show you all you need to know to make it at home for free.
- KQED Life: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 1:30 PM