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.
The Power of Worms (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
While worms are an important ingredient of the soil, they can steal the show in the compost pile. With vermicompost, worms do all the work of breaking down and decomposing kitchen scraps, turning it into nutrient rich castings from the garden. They take the garbage and turn it into black gold for the garden. This episode explores home vermicomposting, visits a commercial harvesting operation, and tours a "zero waste" company turning warm waste into a multi-million dollar operation as a natural fertilizer alternative.
An Organic Farm Changing Lives; The Center for Discovery, Sullivan County, NY (#511H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Spend time in a garden or on a farm, and you quickly realize the amazing healing powers they have by just being there. Now imagine the power such a place can have when you're immersed in it full time. For children with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), those benefits are exponential. The Center for Discovery, in Sullivan County, NY is a place created for just such children. The farm is at the heart of the project and it's changing lives in a powerful and moving way. In this episode, we visit the farm, meet some of the dedicated staff, and discover the magic this place has on the children who come here.
Putting The Garden to Bed: Atlanta, Ga (#512H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The start of the next gardening season begins with making good decisions much earlier. Joe Lamp'l brings in the cameras as he puts his garden to bed and shows you what you need to know too. The tips shared in this episode are many and extremely helpful for any gardener to create a healthier and more productive garden next season and beyond.
- KQED Life: Sun, Jan 11, 2015 -- 8:30am email reminder
Gardening in the Hood; Organic Gardening in an Urban World: Atlanta, GA (#513H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
Independent Garden Centers: Austin, Tx (#514H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Local, independently owned nurseries are a vastly under utilized resource and we feature some of the many unique reasons we should support them. They offer benefits not available at larger box stores, yet consumers don't often realize the amazing resources that these small garden centers offer.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jan 31, 2015 -- 1:30pm email reminder