Upcoming Broadcasts:

A Year in the Life of the Garden Farm, Part I (Atlanta, GA) (#801H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Over the years, viewers have always enjoyed getting specific ideas and tips about whatever is growing at the moment on the gardening set of Growing a Greener World. In this episode, we document the first part of a two-part series covering an entire year in the life of the Garden Farm. From prepping the beds and planting the crops to dealing with potential pests and diseases and whatever else Mother Nature throws at us, you'll see it all: the good, the bad, the challenges, and the successes. All the while, we'll weave in teachable moments, practical tips, and simple projects. Joe Lamp'l, our own horticultural expert and gardener in residence, will bring you behind the scenes for the reality of the spring and summer seasons in the GGW garden like you've never seen before.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

A Year in the Life of the Garden Farm, Part II (Atlanta, GA) (#802H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Part II in this 2-part series picks up with the tomato season waning and a brand-new season of cool season edibles ready to go in the ground. In many ways, it's the best time of year at the Garden Farm. Even so, there are challenges and the sweet taste of success that we'll share with you as host, Joe Lamp'l takes you on his garden journey in the Growing a Greener World garden set through the fall and into winter. Who knows what Mother Nature will throw at us? But whatever it is, you'll be along to see what happens. This episode wraps up the Year in the Life of the Garden Farm with reality moments and some positive takeaways that anyone can apply no matter where you garden.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Epic Tomatoes (Raleigh, Nc) (#803H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Perhaps the most popular plant for any vegetable gardener is the tomato. It's the first food most beginners attempt to grow. It's the one that many experienced veterans still try to perfect each season. It is the iconic crop of the summer garden. Yet it's also one of the hardest to nurture all the way through to harvest without fighting pests and diseases in route to that bountiful harvest we all dream of. In this episode, we'll shadow an expert tomato grower, Craig LeHoullier from planting to harvest to get practical tips from one of the most respected experts and learn unique and innovative growing methods for dealing with a variety of challenging conditions.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Gardening for Butterflies & Other Beneficial Insects (Atlanta, GA, Phoenix, AZ) (#804H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Ask a gardener these days what's on their short list of upcoming projects, and they'll likely name the addition or expansion of a butterfly or pollinator garden. That's because the loss of their native habitats to urban sprawl and the widespread use of herbicides in commercial farming has decimated many of the plants these insects need to survive. As gardeners often do, they're now rising up in force in an effort to restore lost habitats across the country, starting in their own backyards. In this episode, we work alongside national experts to show ways we can all attract and help restore populations of these threatened insects. At the same time, we'll be increasing the beauty of our landscapes with native plants that our beneficial insects depend on.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 9, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Redeeming Your Ground (Atlanta, Ga) (#805H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

How often do we move into a house that provides adequate shelter but does nothing to beckon you outside beyond the walls? That was the case for the Scott family... until they decided to do something about it. What started as an experimental small vegetable garden at the back of the driveway has since evolved into a livable and inviting backyard that is now an essential part of their everyday living space. See how this family's efforts to redeem their ground opened up a whole new world of life in the great outdoors, and how many of the simple changes they made will inspire you in your own backyard.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 16, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Gardening in the Desert Southwest (Phoenix, Az) (#806H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

When it comes to gardening, one size most certainly does not fit all. What grows well in the cool Pacific Northwest would melt in the Florida heat. What thrives in the mild Southeast might never be hardy enough to handle a typical Midwestern winter? For many of us unfamiliar with the desert southwest, we may believe that nothing can grow there at all. Yet it boasts one of the most horticulturally diverse regions in the country. It just takes a little local knowledge to master the nuances of growing a productive garden there. In this episode, we explore some of the unique beauty, challenges, and benefits to gardening in this part of the country where water is scarce and the brutal heat is the only predictable part of the weather.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 23, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Hope for Heroes: The Farmer Veteran Coalition (Davis, CA) (#807H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The Farmer Veteran Coalition Ask almost any returning war veteran and they'll tell you that the hardest part of the war is not going, it's coming home. The toll it takes on our soldiers is often more debilitating to the body and mind than the combat they faced. Many return with scars and baggage that makes it even harder for them to find gainful employment. Fortunately, organizations are helping connect veterans with good jobs and new careers that can literally change and save the lives of our heroes. The Farmer Veteran Coalition is one such organization with a simple mission: to mobilize veterans to feed America by cultivating a new generation of farmers and food leaders. In this episode, we meet one veteran-turned-farmer and share the story of how his life - and that of his family - went from hopeless to thriving, thanks to the Coalition connection.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 30, 2018 -- 4:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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