Growing A Greener World Previous Broadcasts

Masters of the Edible Landscape (San Francisco, CA and Mt. Vernon, WA) (Episode #703H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Today's modern farmer is often a far stretch from the old stereotypical image we all know. Many young farmers of today are growing more than just healthy crops. They're thinking outside the plot to raise healthy communities and lifestyles around organically grown food, school and community gardens, even eco-conscience resorts. Daron Joffe (aka "Farmer D") is one such farmer and entrepreneur breaking down the walls of traditional farming. Today, his services and projects are all around the country and the proven results of his efforts are in high demand by some of the most prominent people and companies in America.

Regenerating Detroit Through Urban Gardening (Detroit, MI) (Episode #702H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Once America's most productive manufacturing city, Detroit's landscape took a turn for the worse in the mid-1960s. But in recent years, green-minded citizens began to reclaim their city with community gardens and urban farms providing two of the fastest roads to recovery. Today, over 1,300 such plots have sprouted throughout Detroit. They're providing an emotional boost to citizens, food for the hungry and instant beauty to areas while lifting spirits, enthusiasm and economic recovery for a better tomorrow.

The Giving Garden: Ample Harvest Helps Share the Bounty (Milford, NJ) (Episode #701H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Imagine an organization whose sole mission is to assist those who are teaching farmers around the world learn how to be more effective producers for the needs of their families and communities. And then that information is infinitely shared with others. That's the "ECHO" effect, and the name behind this inter-national organization's global endeavor. In this episode, Joe visits ECHO's main research center in Ft. Myers, FL to see some of the most inno-vative growing techniques in use around the globe. Viewers will also learn how some could be applied with success to the most challenging areas in their own home gardens.

New Ways of Growing America's Favorite Vegetable - Where inspiration and innovation Meet (Raleigh, NC) (Episode #813H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

For as long as tomatoes have been grown, the techniques to do so haven't changed all that much. But leave it to horticultural and tomato growing expert, Brie Arthur to turn conventional wisdom upside down. Never one to be satisfied with old-school thinking, Brie is exploring new ways of growing an old favorite. While dealing with her own challenges of inhospitable soil, and advancements in growing technology, Brie is charting new ground to see if she can create the latest, best way to grow America's favorite vegetable while opening new opportunities to potential gardeners that may now finally have a way to grow them too. In this episode, we track Brie's progress as she works through the season and numerous challenges of trialing these techniques for the very first time

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Urban Farm, Country Town - The Spark in Sparta (Sparta and Atlanta, GA) (Episode #812H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Little did Robert and Suzy Currey know that an invitation to lunch in a small Georgia town would forever change their lives. But that's exactly what happened. And now, in the town they've called home for the past 15 years, they're changing the lives of many others in the poorest county in the state. The Currey's early success with their backyard vegetable garden took off and continued to expand to new plots and neighboring properties. They needed help and locals needed jobs. That first garden on Elm Street started a spark that burns brighter with every season as they continue to expand the farm and create new opportunities for a town that's now growing in more ways than just a garden.

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