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Beyond Organic Gardening: The Principles of Permaculture (Raleigh, NC and Americus, GA) (Episode #706H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

It's been said "necessity is the mother of invention." And when resources are limited, you quickly learn to make the most of them, while protecting what you have. Such is the case for one tiny Caribbean Island, commonly known as the Nature Island. Dominica has earned it. Over two thirds of the island is protected rainforests. On the remaining third, sustainable agriculture and eco-tourism help the country thrive, while serving as a role model for others. In this episode, Joe travels to the beautiful Nature Island of Dominica to see what we can all learn from this small country that appreciates what they have and takes nothing for granted.

Dominica: Island Ingenuity in Sustainability (Island of Dominica, The Caribbean) (Episode #705H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

The next best thing to growing your own fresh produce is to have someone local do it for you. That's the basis of community supported agriculture co-ops, known as "CSAs". Their popularity with consumers has swept the country. For those that don't have the time, space, or desire to grow their own, it's the perfect partnership between the farmer and consumer. In this episode, we visit the oldest and largest certified organic CSA program in New Jersey. We also visit a small community co-op in New York that's put a new spin on the traditional CSA. Viewers will learn how CSAs work, how to find one in their area and the benefits of being a part of this "growing" community.

The 50-Mile Bouquet: Why Local Matters with Flowers, Too (Skagit Valley, WA) (Episode #704H)

KQED Life: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

A common myth of food gardens is that they're ugly and unsuitable in front yards or as ornamental displays. Accordingly, they're typically relegated to out of sight places in backyards. But landscape design pro Rosalind Creasy has been working to debunk that myth for over 35 years. Even her home garden (starting right at the curb) is so beautiful; passersby usually don't even realize that it's mostly an edible landscape. We also visit another "master" when it comes to gardening and food, international celebrity chef and television host, Graham Kerr (a.k.a. "The Galloping Gourmet"). His relatively newfound passion for gardening is infectious and his desire to share his love of growing food is a true inspiration that you won't want to miss.

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