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.
How to Make Compost (Mt. Airy, Nc) (#602H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Soil experts agree: the most effective amendment you can add to your garden to improve soil quality is compost. Best of all, you can make it at home for free! Yet many people are confused about how to get started, unclear about what can be composted, or just want to get better compost faster. Joe Lamp'l takes you on a behind the scenes look at everything you need to know to make it yourself, including a do-it-yourself compost bin using recycled pallets.
- KQED Life: Sun, Aug 30, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
Bringing Bees Back (Skagit Valley, Wa) (#610H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The humble honeybee plays a critical role in our global ecosystem, and its endangered status threatens the very food chain that humanity depends on for survival. While the plight of the honeybee is still a struggle, more people than ever are stepping up in ways both great and small. From major corporations to individual citizens across the country, see what some are doing to create safer habitats and environments and learn how we can make a difference at home.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Starting Seeds, A to Z (Mount Airy, Nc) (#605H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Nothing scares new gardeners (and even some veterans) like starting a vegetable crop from seed. But there's no better way to really know what you're growing and turn your gardening habit into a year-round endeavor. This episode demystifies seeds and offers a crash course in starting a productive and successful garden from scratch. Host Joe Lamp'l starts seeds both inside and outside and demonstrates expert techniques from his own kitchen and food garden.
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
Annie's Annuals: Preserving Horticultural Diversity (San Francisco, CA) (#611H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Annie's Annuals and Perennials is a small retail nursery specializing in growing plants that large commercial operations have long since passed over. Adding these rare and heirloom plants to our own garden adds beauty but also preserves the species for the future. Learn about green practices like biodegradable plant labels, recycling programs, and eco-friendly growing techniques, and then hit the kitchen with your favorite heirloom tomatoes for a spicy gazpacho.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Fan Favorites from 5 Years (All Over The Us) (#606H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
With over 100 episodes broadcast so far and countless emails and comments from our viewers about each one, the GGW team has gotten a strong sense of which ones have left the most lasting impressions. In this episode, we look back on our most popular segments, share the best stories about the most incredible people we've met and the most dynamic places we've visited... and we uncover more about why these episodes resonated so deeply with fans.
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 13, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
Practical Steps To A Weedless Garden (New Paltz NY) (#612H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Weeds: the bane of every gardener everywhere. Well, almost. In this episode, we meet Dr. Lee Reich. He's mastered the art of weedless gardening, and he's done it without chemicals. In addition to being a professor of horticulture, author and longtime avid gardener, Dr. Reich is a former plant and soil researcher for the USDA. So his hands-on advice for keeping our own landscapes growing strong with fewer weeds is gardening gold.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Oh, Deer! Dealing With Garden Pests (Athens, GA; Mount Airy, NC) (#607H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Trying to live in harmony with nature can test anyone's patience, especially when uninvited critters and pests use our gardens and landscapes as one giant dinner buffet. In this important episode, we explore a low-cost and simple (but highly effective) deer barrier that absolutely anyone can make. But deer aren't the only nuisance; we explore natural, safe, and humane ways to repel other common furry garden and landscape pests for good, too.
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 20, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
Aquaponics: Raising Fish And Plants Together (San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL) (#613H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
The Business Of Urban Backyard Food Gardens (Seattle, WA; Brooklyn, NY) (#608H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Eating local and seasonal is more than just a foodie trend. Some people have the time and land to grow their own food. Some have the expertise to do it. But few have both. These challenges have given birth to a new cottage industry that creates win-win partnerships and reaches far beyond the garden plots themselves. We meet some young urban professionals who have started successful businesses that reap the rewards of these symbiotic relationships.
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me