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.
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
Moss Is Boss (Raleigh, Nc) (#614H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Many of us look right past moss in the garden, or see it as a nuisance to be pressure-washed away. Here, we take a closer look at what is actually an incredible eco-friendly plant that thrives in places where grass won't. It needs very little water, no fertilizers, no clipping or mowing, and yet stays green all year long! Get ready for us to shed some light on this shade-loving ground cover; you may just learn enough that you'll want to establish it and grow it in your garden.
- KQED Life: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Rooftop Farming In Nyc (New York City, Ny) (#609H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Amidst the hustle and bustle, few would guess that sitting high above rush hour traffic are full-production organic farms growing food in only eight to twelve inches of soil on the rooftops of New York City buildings. We visit two such one-acre farms to learn how they are creating a whole new model for locally-grown urban food. But their sky-high gardening techniques aren't exclusive to the Big Apple; they share secrets for duplicating their results anywhere in the world.
- KQED Life: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
Four Farmers & A Bus: Sol Food (Various cities across America) (#617H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
GGW takes an old-fashioned road trip to follow a group of four young gardeners traveling the country in a retro-fitted school bus that's powered on pure waste vegetable oil and their own enthusiasm. With their greenhouse on wheels, a mobile green roof, and lots of seeds, they're taking edible gardening to the streets- literally- and teaching sustainable practices in food deserts and blighted communities across America.
- KQED Life: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
The Truth About Organic Gardening (St. Paul, Mn) (#618H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Buyer beware: just because it's organic doesn't automatically make it a better option. Dr. Jeff Gillman, a popular gardening author and an associate professor of horticulture, helps us become more discerning gardeners as we explore specific examples or organics in a fun and illuminating way. We'll discover some enlightening examples of what works, what doesn't, and get to the bottom of some of the most popular claims.
- KQED Life: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me