Upcoming Broadcasts:

The Green Bronx Machine: The Power of a Classroom Farm (Bronx, NY) (#808H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Stephen Ritz will be the first to tell you he's not a farmer. But while his days are spent mostly indoors and with no tractor in sight, he tends to perhaps the most important crop of all: hundreds of elementary school-aged students growing up in the poorest congressional district in America. It is, essentially, the worst soil possible for anything to thrive. But here, Stephen embeds himself - heart and soul - into their lives on a daily basis. Armed with the power of "real food" (that is, fresh fruits and vegetables) in building healthy minds and bodies, Stephen has committed his life's work to teaching kids to grow it in a one-of-a-kind incredible learning environment that he created. In the process, the real-life application of doing it has transcended all levels of academics: reading, writing, math, science, and so much more.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me

In Susan's Garden: A Backyard Habitat in Harmony with Nature (Spokane, WA) (#809H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

One thing all gardeners have in common is the desire to see other people's beautiful gardens. In fact, while many of our viewers enjoy painstakingly-maintained public gardens, nearly all prefer the ideas and inspiration they receive from an up-close look at more down-to-earth personal gardens. Today, we'll respond to many viewers' request for more visits to personal gardens with an episode that will not disappoint. Susan Mulvihill, an avid gardener, birder, and nature lover in Spokane, has created an inviting habitat for the creatures great and small that she welcomes to her garden. We'll learn some of Susan's best tips for creating a beautiful backyard habitat in harmony with nature.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 26, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me

The Private Garden of a Public Gardener (Wayne, PA and Wilmington, DE) (#810H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Bringing your work home with you can actually be a very good thing... when both your vocation and your avocation relates to gardening. Such is the case for Dan Benarcik and his wife Peggy Anne Montgomery. Both work in professional horticulture: Dan, at one of the country's most admired public gardens, while Peggy is a champion of native plants and the important role they play in the landscape. But it's at home where the real magic happens. Thanks to their keen eyes for design and a strong shared knowledge of plants, there's always something interesting to see throughout this garden's many rooms. Their beautiful garden is a laboratory of sorts where the couple is always experimenting with different plants yet with an abundance of native selections to provide wildlife habitats. Dan and Peggy's greatest joy is sharing their garden with friends and family; now they're sharing it with us.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 5, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me

The Compost Pedallers (Austin, Tx) (#811H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

America is on a mission to lighten their environmental footprint while reducing waste going into landfills. Many urban and suburban homeowners know that composting is a great way to do both. Yet not everyone is ready to take the dive into managing a backyard heap of food scraps and yard debris. In Austin, locals can have the best of both words. The Compost Pedallers is a small eco-minded company on a big mission. Using the clean energy of pedal power, they'll bike to your door, pick up your weekly collection, and haul it off to a nearby farm to do the dirty work for you. Keeping it local and out of the landfill while producing an abundance of compost, it's a winning recipe and a business model that's as green as it gets and growing fast.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 12, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me

Urban Farm, Country Town - The Spark in Sparta (Sparta and Atlanta, GA) (#812H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 19, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me

New Ways of Growing America's Favorite Vegetable - Where inspiration and innovation Meet (Raleigh, NC) (#813H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 -- 8:30am Remind me
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