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.
Rooftop Farm, Brooklyn, NY (#517H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
For gardeners, bird watching and attracting them to our gardens is a natural. Beyond the beauty and excitement they bring, birds play an important role in organic pest control, seed dispersal, and biodiversity. Gardeners can play an important role in creating environments that offer shelter, natural food and water sources, nesting sites, and a place to raise their young. This episode covers the most important things you need to know to have a healthy habitat that will attract and protect the widest variety of birds to your backyard.
Veteran Farmers: Jacksonville, Fl (#518H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
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.
Hyper Local - Heirloom Apples & Craft Beers: New Hampshire (#519H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Chain grocery stores are only interested in food that ships well and stores long. That is why with over 2,500 different types of apples grown in the United States, only 6 can be found in the typical store. But by eating local and in season, we are exposed to incredible flavors not found anywhere else and we can savor the food products of creative artisans who only source local ingredients. In this episode, we visit an organic farmer who sells 70 different varieties of heirloom apples to learn the secrets of peak flavor and how we can grow some of these varieties ourselves. And we visit a nano-brewery who takes production full circle by only sourcing local grains, fruits and vegetables while repurposing all their byproducts back to local farmers.
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