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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 #510
The Power of Worms
While worms are an important ingredient of the soil, they can steal the show in the compost pile. With vermicompost, worms do all the work of breaking down and decomposing kitchen scraps, turning it into nutrient rich castings from the garden. They take the garbage and turn it into black gold for the garden. This episode explores home vermicomposting, visits a commercial harvesting operation, and tours a "zero waste" company turning warm waste into a multi-million dollar operation as a natural fertilizer alternative.
26 minutes long
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Mon Oct 27th @ 7:00 am

Episode #511
An Organic Farm Changing Lives; The Center For Dis
Spend time in a garden or on a farm, and you quickly realize the amazing healing powers they have by just being there. Now imagine the power such a place can have when you're immersed in it full time. For children with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), those benefits are exponential. The Center for Discovery, in Sullivan County, NY is a place created for just such children. The farm is at the heart of the project and it's changing lives in a powerful and moving way. In this episode, we visit the farm, meet some of the dedicated staff, and discover the magic this place has on the children who come here.
26 minutes long
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Mon Nov 3rd @ 7:00 am

Episode #512
Putting The Garden To Bed: Atlanta, GA
The start of the next gardening season begins with making good decisions much earlier. Joe Lamp'l brings in the cameras as he puts his garden to bed and shows you what you need to know too. The tips shared in this episode are many and extremely helpful for any gardener to create a healthier and more productive garden next season and beyond.
26 minutes long
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Mon Nov 10th @ 7:00 am

Episode #513
Gardening in The Hood; Organic Gardening in an Urb
Working under the shadows of the downtown skyscrapers of Atlanta, a group lead by urban farmer Rashid Nuri have transformed an urban housing project into an urban oasis right in the middle of the city. The Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture has become a model for local sustainable food systems across the country. They not only grow certified food at five farm sites within the city, but also teach people how to grow food themselves. They are working to protect the environment, provide quality organic produce and grow community at the same time.
26 minutes long
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Mon Nov 17th @ 7:00 am

Episode #514
Independent Garden Centers: Austin, TX
Local, independently owned nurseries are a vastly under utilized resource and we feature some of the many unique reasons we should support them. They offer benefits not available at larger box stores, yet consumers don't often realize the amazing resources that these small garden centers offer.
26 minutes long
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Mon Nov 24th @ 7:00 am

Episode #515
Making More Plants - How To Propagate Anything, NC
A big part of what hooks someone on gardening is watching a plant grow from seed, or tender young transplant. Yet there's another piece to the story of making more plants that is rarely mentioned, yet has a big impact on how they show up around the world. Plant propagation is a technique most used by professionals, yet it's an easy technique gardeners of any level can do to grow more plants for themselves and others. In this episode, we visit with some of the top plant propagators in the country to learn the tricks of the trade that we can easily apply at home.
26 minutes long
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Mon Dec 1st @ 7:00 am

Episode #516
Polyface Farms
Polyface Farms is everything that industrialized farming is not. Here's an in depth look at how they are able to grow produce and raise food (beef, chickens, pigs, and turkeys) while stewarding the land at the same time.
26 minutes long
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Mon Dec 8th @ 7:00 am

Episode #517
Rooftop Farm, Brooklyn, NY
Sitting high above rush hour traffic is a full production, organic farm - growing food in only 8-12 inches of soil spread across the rooftop of a New York City building. We visit this incredible 1-acre farm and learn how they are creating a whole new model for locally grown urban food that can be duplicated anywhere in the world.
26 minutes long
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Mon Dec 15th @ 7:00 am


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Episode #509
The Greening of Suburbia: Lake County, ILlinois
In years past, developers would build typical subdivisions around golf courses and tennis courts. But today, with the growing interest in environmental conservation and local food systems, savvy developers are building self-contained communities around organic farms. The focus is on creating a sustainable community and outreach programs geared to helping all generations embrace local, in-season food as well as the agrarian lifestyle. Buyers are lining up to stake their claim to experience a taste of life on the farm, from the comfort of their own home. In this episode, we travel to one such community that serves as a model for all the others.
26 minutes long
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Mon Oct 20th @ 7:00 am

Episode #508
Bountiful Harvest: Birmingham, Al
From seed to pantry, we share not only how to get the best flavors from the garden, but how to capture that harvest in a jar for year round flavor.
26 minutes long
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Mon Oct 13th @ 7:00 am

Episode #507
The Weekend Farmer; Beyond The Garden-the Basics O
For many, the longing for a more rural lifestyle comes calling sooner or later. Just a small plot of land out in the country for a weekend getaway we say; a few chickens, a garden and maybe a goat or two. Before you know it, you're farming. While experience is still the best teacher, we'll show you some of the most important considerations you need to know-before taking the plunge.
26 minutes long
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Mon Oct 6th @ 7:00 am

Episode #506
In The Garden With Margaret Roach: New York
Former senior executive for Martha Stewart shares how her garden saved her and how it IS possible to grow more sustainably both in the garden and in life.
26 minutes long
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Episode #505
Container Gardening From a To Z: Atlanta, GA
We can all appreciate the beauty of colorful containers of plants and flowers to dress up any space. As simple as potting up a few plants can be, the best arrangements are achieved through techniques professional designers use to create stunning combinations. From selecting the most appropriate container, to choosing the right soil, to creating that magical plant combination, we'll show you recipes for successful container gardening no matter how small or large the space.
26 minutes long
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Episode #504
Setting Up a Garden: Atlanta, GA
In this episode, host, Joe Lamp'l invites viewers into his own backyard as he creates a large raised bed garden from scratch, and shows tips along the way that anyone can do to create a productive garden. This episode is particularly appealing to fans of the show since it shows the beginning moments of what now serves as the main teaching and trial gardens for the series as well as other respected organizations.
26 minutes long
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Episode #503
Solitary Bees; The Unsung Heroes in The World of P
Today, backyard gardeners may hold the key to the future success of food on our plates. While honeybees are directly responsible for more than 30% of all the food we eat, their population continues to decline in alarming numbers. When orchard managers of the world begin looking for an alternate pollinator, solitary mason bees may be just the answer. In this episode, we explore these solitary creatures, learn just how easy it is to raise them at home, and see that the security of our future food supply just might lie with these unsung heroes, the solitary mason bees.
26 minutes long
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Episode #502
Behind The Scenes With Ggw: Atlanta, GA
With nearly 75 episodes over three seasons, a lot has gone into the planning of each and every one. But who are the people behind scenes, how does the show come together and what gets left on the cutting room floor that we'd love to have back? From the voices our own producers and production team, this episode provides a behind the scenes look at how the series is made, from how we chose our topics and locations, the highlights and lowlights and our some of our favorite scenes you didn't see.
26 minutes long
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Mon Sep 1st @ 7:00 am

Episode #501
Creating an Edible Fruit Garden: Atlanta, GA
The first step for most new food gardeners is the addition of a few vegetable and herb plants. Yet once they're hooked, the desire to grow more and different plants and varieties grows as well. From the classic food garden, this episode takes home gardeners to the next step of adding a wide assortment of fruit trees and shrubs for their personal backyard orchard. In this episode, host Joe Lamp'l installs several fruit trees and shrubs on the GGW Garden Farm, while sharing everything you need to know for homegrown success, even if only on a deck or patio.
26 minutes long
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