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Growing a Greener World
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GROWING A GREENER WORLD blends the latest trends in eco-friendly living with traditional gardening know-how. The series highlights the diverse people, organizations and events that seek to raise environmental awareness and encourage better stewardship of the planet. GROWING A GREENER WORLD 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 GirlPatti 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. Lyon, a finalist for the 2006 The Next Food Network Star, believes the fresher the ingredients, the better the food.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #609
Rooftop Farming in NYC (new York City, NY)
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.
26 minutes long
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Mon Sep 7th @ 7:00 am

Episode #610
Bringing Bees Back (skagit Valley, WA)
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.
26 minutes long
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Mon Sep 14th @ 7:00 am

Episode #611
Annie's Annuals: Preserving Horticultural Diversit
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.
26 minutes long
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Mon Sep 21st @ 7:00 am

Episode #612
Practical Steps To a Weedless Garden (new Paltz Ny
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.
27 minutes long
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Mon Sep 28th @ 7:00 am

Episode #613
Aquaponics: Raising Fish and Plants Together (san
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.
27 minutes long
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Mon Oct 5th @ 7:00 am

Episode #614
Moss Is Boss (raleigh, NC)
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.
26 minutes long
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Mon Oct 12th @ 7:00 am

Episode #615
The Rodale Institute, Champions of Organic Gardeni
In this episode, Joe Lamp'l visits with the first family of modern organic gardening at the Rodale Institute. Maria and Maya Rodale share their unique (and sometimes surprising) perspective on organic gardening, which sheds new light on this time-tested and eco-friendly way of gardening and why it's vital for the health of the planet. If you've ever been unclear about what organic gardening is really all about, this episode is essential viewing.
26 minutes long
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Mon Oct 19th @ 7:00 am

Episode #616
A Primer On Pruning (columbus, OH; Mount Airy, NC;
Pruning helps shape a plant or tree while promoting future growth. But if done correctly, it can do more harm than good. In this episode, GGW brings in best-selling garden author Tracy Desabato-Aust to demonstrate the science behind the practice. Host Joe Lamp'l adds his expertise by showing you the five basic keys to pruning like a pro. Learn the benefits, common mistakes and step-by-step instruction on how to promote healthy plants with selective pruning.
26 minutes long
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Mon Oct 26th @ 7:00 am


This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #608
The Business of Urban Backyard Food Gardens (seatt
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.
26 minutes long
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Mon Aug 31st @ 7:00 am

Episode #607
Oh, DEer! Dealing With Garden Pests (athens, GA; M
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.
26 minutes long
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Mon Aug 24th @ 7:00 am

Episode #606
Fan Favorites From 5 Years (all Over The Us)
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.
26 minutes long
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Mon Aug 17th @ 7:00 am

Episode #605
Starting Seeds, a To Z (mount Airy, NC)
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.
26 minutes long
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Mon Aug 10th @ 7:00 am

Episode #604
Creating Certified Wildlife Habitats (atlanta, GA)
You may think it's a title reserved for vast state parks or federally-protected natural areas, but anyone can create a Certified Wildlife Habitat in their own backyard! In this episode, an expert from the National Wildlife Federation outlines the simple steps to making your own landscape a lot wilder. We also visit a local Certified Wildlife Habitat school where outdoor garden classrooms engage youngsters in nature and teach them about important environmental issues.
26 minutes long
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Mon Aug 3rd @ 7:00 am

Episode #603
Keeping Chickens 101 (raleigh, NC)
Some do it for the meat, some for the eggs, some just to have a few feathered friends clucking about in the garden. But there's no doubt that the newfound popularity of backyard chickens has turned many a city-dwelling executive into a weekend urban farmer. Joe Lamp'l and Theresa Loe help you introduce chickens to your yard, and Todd Brock, co-author of Building Chicken Coops for Dummies, shows a solution for housing a flock that even a novice DIYer can handle.
26 minutes long
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Mon Jul 27th @ 7:00 am

Episode #602
How To Make Compost (mt. Airy, NC)
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.
26 minutes long
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Mon Jul 20th @ 7:00 am

Episode #601
A Year in The Life of a Beginning Beekeeper (atlan
Once you get past the buzz of backyard beekeeping, what's the reality? This episode tracks the first year of newbie beekeeper Joe Lamp'l: selecting the best equipment, physically taking possession of thousands of live bees, installing them in a proper hive, harvesting the honey, and dealing with the inevitable challenges along the way. With a Master Beekeeper offering expert advice as well as incredible visuals of the honeybee's secret world, this episode is a must-see.
26 minutes long
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Mon Jul 13th @ 7:00 am


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