Growing A Greener World TV http://www.growingagreenerworld.com Sustainable Living and Organic Gardening PBS Series Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:13:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 The Role of Minerals in Making Great Soilhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/adding-minerals-to-garden-soil/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/adding-minerals-to-garden-soil/#respond Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:52:31 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16698 By Jeff Gillman, PhD – for GrowingAGreenerWorld.com By now everyone knows that the best thing to add to a soil to make it work for their plants is organic matter. In […]

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Five Steps to a Beautiful Organic Lawn This Springhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/organic-lawn-care-spring/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/organic-lawn-care-spring/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:20:56 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16687 Junk food. That’s how I think of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides when it comes to lawncare. When you’re hungry- really hungry- what do you reach for to satisfy that craving? […]

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The Most Important Soil Amendment No One Ever Talks Abouthttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/rock-minerals-as-soil-amendments/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/rock-minerals-as-soil-amendments/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 03:06:51 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16696 By Ellen Galvin, for GrowingAGreenerWorld.com The secret to growing healthy and nutritious food begins with the soil. Naturally healthy soil contains billions of living microorganisms—from bacteria to nematodes, fungi, protozoa, […]

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The secret to fearless pruning; 5 steps to prune like a prohttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/how-to-prune-like-a-pro/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/how-to-prune-like-a-pro/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:30:48 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16641 Pruning Primer: From Newbie to Ninja  Every gardener has heard that pruning is important. But getting out in the garden and actually doing it is a frightening challenge to many. […]

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How 3 Simple Steps Saved My Gardenhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/improving-garden-soil/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/improving-garden-soil/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 04:48:35 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16615 The Three Biggest Steps I Took in 2014 to Make My 2015 Garden the Best Ever In boxing, every fighter eventually squares off in the ring against a particularly crafty […]

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My 3 Biggest Gardening Mistakes of 2014http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/biggest-gardening-mistakes-2014/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/biggest-gardening-mistakes-2014/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:16:14 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16586 A term I’ve used often in the world of gardening is this: No matter how much you know about gardening, there’s always more to learn. Any time you’re at the […]

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Episode 526 – Backyard Birdshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/bird-watching/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/bird-watching/#comments Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:16:38 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16309 A Gardener’s Guide to Backyard Birding Backyard birds offer so much enjoyment to our gardening experience. They are part of the reason we garden in the first place – to […]

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Episode 525 – Supporting Backyard Beeshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/backyard-bees/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/backyard-bees/#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:41:33 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16417 Our honeybees have a lot going against them right now. From their habitats being reduced due to urban sprawl, to the mysterious die-offs known as Colony Collapse Disorder, they need […]

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524 – Monticellohttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/monticello-thomas-jefferson/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/monticello-thomas-jefferson/#respond Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:51:59 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16354 Although organic gardening may be considered a shift in thinking to modern agriculture, it wasn’t too long ago that ALL gardening was done without chemical fertilizers and pesticides. However, the […]

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Episode 523 – Modern Homesteadinghttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/modern-homesteading/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/modern-homesteading/#comments Sun, 07 Dec 2014 13:08:49 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16326 Of all of the topics we have covered on Growing A Greener World, homesteading is among the most popular. This doesn’t surprise us because our audience and our GGW team […]

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Episode 522 – The Farm Schoolhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/farmer-school/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/farmer-school/#respond Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:51:08 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16316 Farmers play an important roll in our every day lives. With the average age of a farmer close to 60, it got us thinking about the younger generation and how […]

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Episode 521 – The Seed Farmerhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/saving-seed/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/saving-seed/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:45:35 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16298 As organic gardeners, we understand the importance of good seed. We care about where it comes from and how it was grown. And we want to know how to save […]

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Episode 520 – Manhattan School for Childrenhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/rooftop-greenhouse-school/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/rooftop-greenhouse-school/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:22:05 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16243 There are many great schools across the country doing great things for their students. One in particular, located in the heart of the most densely populated city, is one such […]

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Episode 519 – Hyper Local Foodhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/local-food/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/local-food/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:01:54 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16219 The words “eat local” have been the battle cry of the sustainability movement for quite some time now – not only for the environmental impact, but for the incredible FLAVOR. In […]

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518 – Veteran Farmershttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/veteran-farmers/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/veteran-farmers/#comments Sun, 02 Nov 2014 15:39:18 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16212 We are deeply grateful to our veterans, men and women who offer their lives to defend our liberty. Now a growing number of vets are planting important seeds in our […]

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Episode 517 – Brooklyn Grangehttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/brooklyn-grange/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/brooklyn-grange/#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:45:42 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16199 Many people are in the market for locally grown produce, but in urban areas the majority of organic produce is brought in from outside the city, making it questionable at […]

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Episode 516 – Polyface Farmhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode-516-polyface-farm/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode-516-polyface-farm/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:21:14 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16167 Joel Salatin is one of the most celebrated pioneers in sustainable agriculture and his family business, Polyface Farms in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, is the model by which many farmers aspire. […]

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Episode 515 – Making More Plantshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/making-more-plants/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/making-more-plants/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:28:29 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16141 Many of the most popular plants we have today, from the top arboretums to the backyard gardens, originated from plants from far away places. A simple little twig holds all […]

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Episode 514 – Great Garden Centershttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/best-independent-garden-centers/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/best-independent-garden-centers/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:55:02 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16104 Independent Garden Centers, or IGC’s, are some of our all time favorite stores. Today, we get to visit two of the countries best IGC’s, The Natural Gardener and The Great […]

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Episode 513 – Urban Gardeninghttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/urban-gardening/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/urban-gardening/#comments Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:27:01 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16075 Over all of the years of our travels, we’ve met many amazing urban gardeners. They have been able to make their gardens because of the desire they had for fresh, […]

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Episode 512 – Fall Garden Prephttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/putting-garden-bed/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/putting-garden-bed/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:41:04 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16042 Having a great looking landscape and garden requires time and attention all year long. If you want to know some of the surest ways to get your spring garden off […]

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Episode 511 – Nature-based Learninghttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/nature-based-learning/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/nature-based-learning/#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:06:08 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16023 Sooner or later most of us discover the therapeutic powers of connecting with the outdoors. Nature has an almost magical way of calming and sometimes even healing our mind and […]

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Episode 510 – A Worm Farmhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/worm-farm/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/worm-farm/#comments Sat, 06 Sep 2014 13:53:43 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=16008 On today’s episode Joe takes us to the Sonoma Valley Worm Farm to meet Jack Chambers. Trained as an airline pilot, Jack found his true passion in gardening. Jack was […]

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Episode 509: Greening of Suburbiahttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/new-green-communities/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/new-green-communities/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:20:00 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15995 For decades, the typical model of the suburban home included crowded housing, water and chemical hungry lawns, and maybe even a sprawling golf course. Today there is a new vision […]

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Episode 508: Abundant Harvesthttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/growing-vegetables/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/growing-vegetables/#respond Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:23:45 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15986 Our goal as gardeners is to have an abundant harvest, but what are some of the best ways to get the produce we desire? On this episode,  Joe shares tips […]

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Episode 507 – The Weekend Farmerhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/weekend-farmer/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/weekend-farmer/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 01:16:04 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15936 If you’ve ever had an interest in growing a garden, chances are we’ve covered the topic in a relatable way on this show. From how to get started to managing a […]

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Green Bronx Machinehttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/green-bronx-machine/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/green-bronx-machine/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:30:56 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15943 Sowing Seeds and Saving Lives – The Power of a Classroom Farm Imagine if more people adopted the philosophy of Stephen Ritz. Not willing to accept the things he can’t […]

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Episode 506 – Gardening with Naturehttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/margaret-roach-garden/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/margaret-roach-garden/#respond Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:34:06 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15893 Margaret Roach traded in her high heels for garden boots when she left her high-powered executive job, for a job of writing books and her award-winning garden blog, Away to […]

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Episode 505 – Container Gardeninghttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/edible-container-gardening/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/edible-container-gardening/#comments Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:00:59 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15854 Over the years we have talked a lot about edible gardening and people all over the country growing food in many unusual places. We have seen many random places, but […]

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Episode 504 – Setting Up A Gardenhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/building-a-garden/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/building-a-garden/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:30:10 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15793 We’re very excited to be able to have a garden set that we can use for filming as well as growing delicious fruits and vegetables. Growing food at home has […]

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Simple Plum Syruphttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/simple-plum-syrup/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/simple-plum-syrup/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:15:08 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15800 As many of you know, I grow food for my family on less than 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles. But I also manage my family’s 1892 farmstead orchard […]

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Episode 503 – Solitary Beeshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/solitary-bees-pollinators/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/solitary-bees-pollinators/#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:27:13 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15744 For several years now, we’ve heard and talked about the significant and ongoing loss of the honeybee population. It is still a mystery as to why these bees are disappearing, […]

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Episode 502 – Behind The Sceneshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/ggwtv-behind-the-scenes/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/ggwtv-behind-the-scenes/#respond Sat, 12 Jul 2014 04:20:31 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15446 Ever wondered how we find the people, places and stories we feature on Growing a Greener World? In this episode, we go behind-the-scenes and share   how we film, produce […]

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In Pursuit of the Ultimate Tomato Supporthttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/tomato-support/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/tomato-support/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 03:42:23 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15449 From the Department of, “do as I say and not as I do”, I missed a great opportunity this year to try out my idea for the perfect tomato trellising […]

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Thinking Big at Little Creek Oyster Ranchhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/sustainable-oysters/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/sustainable-oysters/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:53:40 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15288 You’ve no doubt heard the phrase; “the world is your oyster”. It comes from a quote in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor.  The implication is that the world is […]

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Episode 501 – Edible Fruit Gardenshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/growing-fruit-2/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/growing-fruit-2/#comments Sat, 05 Jul 2014 10:55:33 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15363 On Growing a Greener World, we often celebrate the fact that vegetable gardening has become more popular over the years. Many people just like us garden to get the best […]

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Five Steps to Spring Lawn Renovationhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/five-steps-spring-lawn-renovation/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/five-steps-spring-lawn-renovation/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 13:25:10 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15219 For everything there is a season, and when it comes to lawn renovation, spring is it. As lawn grasses wake from dormancy, nutrient and water demands increase. Unless you’ve been providing consistent […]

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Why to Love Bare Root Trees and Shrubs; and How to Plant Themhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/love-bare-root-trees-shrubs-plant/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/love-bare-root-trees-shrubs-plant/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 18:53:03 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15209 There’s something about walking through a nursery and seeing all those beautiful trees and shrubs. Do you hear them calling your name? I do. It’s irresistible and easy to envision […]

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My Favorite Composting Bin; How to make it for free in minuteshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/favorite-composting-bin-make-free-minutes/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/favorite-composting-bin-make-free-minutes/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 18:52:10 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15214 Not long ago, we filmed an episode for Growing a Greener World, which was all about composting. To this day, we get many requests for the instructions on how to […]

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5 Reasons Not To Grow Fruit – And Why They’re Wronghttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/growing-fruit/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/growing-fruit/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 22:13:58 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15184 When it comes to growing our own food, the natural starting point for most of us is a vegetable garden. Yet by stopping there, (which I’m guilty of), means missing […]

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Preparing The Garden For Springhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/preparing-garden-spring/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/preparing-garden-spring/#respond Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:32:07 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=15168 Preparing for spring; What to do Now in the Garden and Landscape There’s nothing like the kickoff of spring to motivate us to get out in the garden. Yet savvy […]

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Building a Pallet Compost Binhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/building-pallet-compost-bin/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/building-pallet-compost-bin/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:02:55 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14912 Building a composting bin using pallets is an incredibly easy project and a great use for these common items. Here’s what you need to know to build your own. Also be […]

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Subaru Northwest Flower & Garden Show Presentation with Joe Lamp’lhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/seattle-garden-show-2014/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/seattle-garden-show-2014/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 04:13:29 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14855 Click the product you would like to know more about and the link will take you straight there. High Tech Garden Gadgets Black & Decker –       String Trimmer […]

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Episode 426: Fall Garden Choreshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/fall-garden-tips/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/fall-garden-tips/#comments Sat, 28 Dec 2013 22:58:38 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14808 Having a great garden takes maintenance all year long. Getting your spring garden started off right has everything to do with how you put your garden to bed the fall […]

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Episode 425: Four Season Gardenhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/winter-gardening/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/winter-gardening/#comments Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:03:55 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14781 Locally grown, organic foods are in demand year round, not just the spring and summer months. Depending on the climate that you live in, temperatures can soar into the 100s […]

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Repurposing Your Live Christmas Tree After the Holidayhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/christmas-tree-recycling/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/christmas-tree-recycling/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:42:05 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14791 The disposable cut Christmas tree of yesteryear is today a valuable addition as organic material used for mulch, compost and soil improvement.  Gone are the days when trees were simply […]

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Episode 424: Common Ground Fairhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/common-ground-country-fair/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/common-ground-country-fair/#comments Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:21:58 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14736 Who doesn’t love a fair? From the exhibits, food stands, and goodies to purchase, fair’s have plenty for everyone. The Common Ground Country Fair, in Unity Maine, is nothing short […]

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Episode 423 – Greenhouse Bushttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/mobile-urban-farm/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/mobile-urban-farm/#comments Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:46:02 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14717 We love to hear stories of young people making a difference in the world and that is why today’s story really struck a cord with us. In today’s episode, we […]

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Episode 422: Greensgrow Farm Truckhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/farm-truck-urban-farming/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/farm-truck-urban-farming/#comments Sat, 30 Nov 2013 10:05:31 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14692 Greensgrow Farm, one of the first urban farms in America, is located just 3 miles from Philadelphia’s city center. We filmed our very first episode of Growing a Greener World […]

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Episode 421: Growing Power 2.0http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/will-allen-growing-power/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/will-allen-growing-power/#comments Sat, 23 Nov 2013 15:05:33 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14612 In our first season, we featured one of the top people in urban farming, Will Allen, of Growing Power in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From the start Will Allen’s dream was to […]

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Canning Fruit in Grape Juicehttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/canned-fruit-low-sugar/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/canned-fruit-low-sugar/#comments Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:38:10 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14621 Normally, people use a lot of sugar when canning fruit and they do this is for two reasons. First, sugar has the ability to help the fruit retain its color […]

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Episode 420: New Victory Gardenshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/victory-garden-movement/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/victory-garden-movement/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:24:58 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14556 We talk a lot on this show about people in urban communities looking for new ways to grow their own food. Well, this episode is all about one organization that […]

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Canning Rhubarb Syrup – VIDEOhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/simple-syrup-video/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/simple-syrup-video/#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:55:30 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14501 Why Would You Can Simple Syrup? It may sound odd to “can” simple syrups, but let me tell you why I do it. When I have an abundance of fruit, […]

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Episode 419: Garden Myths 2.0http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/organic-gardening-tips/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/organic-gardening-tips/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 05:09:43 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14554 Have you or a neighbor had a garden or yard that was the envy of the neighborhood? As gardeners we are always looking for tips and tricks to make our […]

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How to Freeze the Harvest – VIDEOhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/freezing-tomatoes-video/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/freezing-tomatoes-video/#comments Sat, 09 Nov 2013 14:11:39 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14461 The video above shows you how to freeze certain foods quickly or you can read the summary post below: Every food gardener knows that at certain times, the garden explodes […]

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In the Life and Garden of Margaret Roachhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/margaret-roach-organic-gardener/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/margaret-roach-organic-gardener/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:47:11 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14430 With over 100 episodes spanning the past four years, we’ve been to a lot of amazing places and told some pretty incredible stories. And the more we do, the harder […]

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Episode 418: Garden with Margaret Roachhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/natural-gardener-margaret-roach/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/natural-gardener-margaret-roach/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 02:41:03 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14286 Margaret Roach did what many of us wish we could do ourselves. She left a high-powered job for a more authentic life in the garden. Although Margaret was “living the […]

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Episode 417: The Dirt on Healthy Soilhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/organic-matter-soil-testing/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/organic-matter-soil-testing/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:59:09 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14290 The words “dirt” and “soil” are often interchanged, but to a gardener, there’s a big difference. “Soil” is what gives life to a garden – full of organic matter, minerals, […]

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Off the Grid, or at Least Getting Closerhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/living-off-the-grid/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/living-off-the-grid/#respond Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:01:12 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14366 By the time we finish editing our shows that you see on television or online, they’re very well mapped out.Yet even in the final hours, it’s not unusual for us […]

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Pickled Garlic & A Peeling Trick – VIDEOhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/pickled-garlic-recipe-video/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/pickled-garlic-recipe-video/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:00:57 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14296 Learn How To Peel One Pound of Garlic in Seconds! For this recipe, you need a whole pound of peeled garlic and that would normally take FOREVER to peel. You […]

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Episode 416: Sustainable Homeshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/sustainable-living/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/sustainable-living/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:38:45 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14134 If you’re like us, most of the bills coming to your home have to do with running the house. Normally, the biggest one of all is the power bill. How […]

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Episode 415: Greenhouseshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/greenhouse-gardening/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/greenhouse-gardening/#comments Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:15:23 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14124 In today’s episode Joe travels to different areas of the country to talk about controlling your growing environment when you can’t control the weather by using a greenhouse. He first […]

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Amazing Blender Trick With A Canning Jarhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/salad-dressing-recipe/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/salad-dressing-recipe/#comments Sat, 12 Oct 2013 14:32:03 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14155 Amaze Your Friends & Make Jam’n Salad Dressing …at the same time! I use this canning jar trick all the time to make smoothies, sauces and salad dressings. I have even […]

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Episode 414: Backyard Beekeepinghttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/backyard-beekeeping/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/backyard-beekeeping/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:16:15 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14120 In this episode, Joe takes us on a beekeeping journey. He travels to Seattle, Washington to visit Corky Luster, the owner of Ballard Bee Company. Joe talks with Corky about […]

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Episode 413 – Abundant Harvesthttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/abundant-harvest/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/abundant-harvest/#comments Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:38:14 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14034 It’s a goal of every food gardener to have an abundant harvest. But what are the best ways to get the most produce from your efforts? On this episode, we […]

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Slow Cooker Applesauce – VIDEOhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/applesauce-recipe/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/applesauce-recipe/#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:05:21 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=14053 No-Sugar Applesauce With A Slow Cooker: We have dozen’s of heirloom apple trees on our property, so I am often asked how best to preserve large amounts of apples at […]

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BBQ Sauce with Homemade Jam – VIDEOhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/bbq-sauce-homemade-jam-video/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/bbq-sauce-homemade-jam-video/#respond Sat, 21 Sep 2013 01:27:37 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13857 If you have been canning this summer, you probably have several jars of half eaten jam in your refrigerator. I know I do! When that happens to me, I start […]

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Episode 412 – Independent Garden Centershttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/independent-garden-centers/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/independent-garden-centers/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 03:25:29 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13937 We could bet that at some point in your life you’ve had a favorite store, one that you went to all the time and could never get enough of. For […]

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Easy Dill Pickles – VIDEOhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/easy-dill-pickles-video/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/easy-dill-pickles-video/#comments Sat, 14 Sep 2013 05:03:46 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13774 Dill Pickles – The Simple Way There are two ways to make dill pickles – by fermentation or by vinegar brine. These quick dill pickles are made using the brine method […]

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Episode 411 – Moss Gardenshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/moss-gardens/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/moss-gardens/#comments Sat, 14 Sep 2013 03:19:59 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13934 What if we told you there was a plant that used minimal water and stayed green all year long? You can use it as a lawn, never have to mow it […]

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Episode 410 – Weedless Gardeninghttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/weedless-gardening/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/weedless-gardening/#comments Fri, 13 Sep 2013 03:10:04 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13929 It’s been said that there are only two things for certain in life, death and taxes. However, gardeners know there is a third, weeds. So, how does the concept of […]

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Episode 409 – Rooftop Farmhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/rooftop-farm-new-york/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/rooftop-farm-new-york/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:38:52 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13621 Today, a lot of people are interested in consuming locally grown produce, but in a big city, like New York much of that produce is brought in from outside locations […]

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Wine Salt Recipe – VIDEOhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/homemade-wine-salt-recipe/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/homemade-wine-salt-recipe/#comments Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:42:15 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13893 What the Heck is Wine Salt? Don’t feel bad if you have never heard of wine seasoning salt. Most people haven’t. But let me be the one to tell you […]

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Canning on an Electric Stovehttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/canning-on-electric-stove/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/canning-on-electric-stove/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 03:53:43 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13710 I was interviewed the other day by the extremely talented Margaret Roach for her weekly gardening podcast on public radio. During the conversation, we chatted very briefly about the difficulties […]

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Apricot Jam Without Pectin – VIDEOhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/apricot-jam-with-no-pectin/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/apricot-jam-with-no-pectin/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:26:49 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13506 You are probably familiar with the powdered or liquid pectin sold in the canning section of the grocery store. It is used in jam and jelly recipes to create the […]

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Episode 408 – Waterwise 2.0http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/drought-tolerant-gardening/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/drought-tolerant-gardening/#comments Sun, 25 Aug 2013 13:40:43 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13631 Did you know that only 1% of the water on the Earth is fresh water? This isn’t very much. Water is an important natural resource that affects everyone on the […]

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Episode 407 – Organic Lawn Carehttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/organic-lawn-care/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/organic-lawn-care/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:59:41 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13626 We’re always in the pursuit for a beautiful lawn, but in our pursuit for this beauty we do some not so good things to the water, soil, and environment. Today, we […]

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Refrigerator Pickles – VIDEOhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/refrigerator-pickles-video/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/refrigerator-pickles-video/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:21:56 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13285 How to can pickles the easy way! Got a bumper crop of cucumbers? It’s time to whip up a batch of refrigerator pickles! They are not only fast and simple […]

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Episode 406 – Setting Up A Gardenhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/raised-bed-garden/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/raised-bed-garden/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:29:33 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13224 The garden built in this episode is the new home garden set for our show. We’re very excited to finally have a home base garden that we can use to […]

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Killer Composthttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/killer-compost-it-happened-to-us/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/killer-compost-it-happened-to-us/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:10:12 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13221 It Happened to Us! I say it often; it’s alright to make mistakes as long as you learn from them—especially in the garden. Well, I made a doozy recently and […]

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Episode 405 – Trees Are Goodhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/tree-care/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/tree-care/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:41:05 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13212 Have you ever been driving through a neighborhood and thought this place just feels right? We bet it has to do with all of the mature trees. Trees offer shade in the summer, […]

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Trees are Good: In Defense of Trees – Againhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/trees-are-good-in-defense-of-trees-again/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/trees-are-good-in-defense-of-trees-again/#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:26:20 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13204 Perhaps the best way to set up the behind the scenes background information for this episode is to first set the stage. For years now, I’ve proudly driven around sporting […]

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Episode 404 – Aquaponics & Mushroomshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/aquaponics-mushroom-growing/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/aquaponics-mushroom-growing/#comments Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:06:40 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13163 With more people living in urban settings than ever before, it can be difficult for them to find locally sourced food within their neighborhoods or even to find a plot […]

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Strawberry Jam Cocktail – VIDEOhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/strawberry-jamtini-a-jam-cocktail/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/strawberry-jamtini-a-jam-cocktail/#respond Tue, 13 Aug 2013 02:19:52 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=13071 Strawberry Jamtini – A Delicious Jam Cocktail One of my favorite ways to enjoy those last bits of jam at the bottom of the jar is to create an easy […]

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Controlling Deer in My Gardenhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/controlling-deer-in-my-garden/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/controlling-deer-in-my-garden/#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:49:22 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=12980 Exactly one year ago, I moved from a small-town, small-yard urban neighborhood, to a not-so-small farm, equestrian community in suburban Atlanta. In my previous garden, the biggest threat was our […]

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Episode 403 – Controlling Pests Organicallyhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode-403-controlling-pests-organically/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode-403-controlling-pests-organically/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:19:12 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=12825 Did you know that only about 3% of the insect population actually does any kind of harm to our plants? That leaves 97% percent that are actually good bugs or […]

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Safe Water Bath and Pressure Canninghttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/how-to-can-vegetables-safely/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/how-to-can-vegetables-safely/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:47:01 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=12608 For the most part, canning is a very safe and simple process. If you follow the rules, you have nothing to fear and you get some delicious food that can […]

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Pan-roasted Halibut with Salsa Verdehttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/halibut-salsa-verde-recipe/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/halibut-salsa-verde-recipe/#comments Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:01:38 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=12569 Yields 2-4 servings Halibut 1 pound Halibut filet, patted dry and halved Kosher salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 1 tablespoon butter Salsa Verde […]

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Organic and Natural Lawn Care Solutionshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/organic-and-natural-solutions-for-your-lawn/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/organic-and-natural-solutions-for-your-lawn/#comments Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:11:01 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=12533 When it comes to finding ways to keep my lawn and landscape looking their best using natural methods, I’m always scanning for any new ideas. Yet to date, I’ve found […]

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The Show I Thought Would Never Germinatehttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/starting-plants-from-seeds/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/starting-plants-from-seeds/#comments Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:35:55 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=12500 As they say, the third time’s the charm. Such was the case with this episode covering some of the most important things to know about starting plants from seeds. I […]

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Episode 402: Seed Starting 101http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode-402-seed-starting-101/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode-402-seed-starting-101/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:41:49 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=12496 While it may seem intimidating at first, starting seeds from scratch can be a very rewarding experience. Once you know the basics, it really isn’t hard at all and you […]

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Kumquat Marmalade and Canning Tipshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/kumquat-marmalade-and-canning-tips/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/kumquat-marmalade-and-canning-tips/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:27:15 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=12389 Living in Southern California with citrus trees and a mom who canned, I grew up experimenting with all kinds of homemade citrus marmalade. In fact, it was not until I […]

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The Power of a Classroom Gardenhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/the-power-of-a-classroom-garden/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/the-power-of-a-classroom-garden/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:04:39 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=12357 If every school administrator had the chance to see what I saw over the two days spent at The Manhattan School while filming our episode on The Greenhouse Classroom, there […]

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Episode 401: NY Greenhouse Classroomhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode-401-rooftop-greenhouse-classroom/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode-401-rooftop-greenhouse-classroom/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:48:06 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=12295 In the heart of New York City there is a public school with a very unusual story, and just the kind of inspirational message we love to share with our […]

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Canning the Harvesthttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/season-4-of-canning-the-harvest/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/season-4-of-canning-the-harvest/#comments Sun, 09 Jun 2013 12:39:05 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=11742 Welcome to Season 4! A few years ago, we started Growing A Greener World for Public Television to tell the stories of people making a difference through gardening. Those stories […]

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Pan-fried Pork Chops with Port Cherry Saucehttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/pork-chop-recipe-with-cherry-sauce/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/pork-chop-recipe-with-cherry-sauce/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:23:00 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=11160 Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce Recipe From Episode 313 – Backyard Orchards Pork Chop Ingredients: 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 bone-in pork chops, 1-inch thick (just over 1 […]

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Episode 326: Behind the Sceneshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode326/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode326/#comments Sat, 05 Jan 2013 23:03:35 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=11525 In our 26th and final episode of Season Three, we’ve chosen to share with you some of the information, stories, footage and photos of what happens behind the scenes of […]

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Honey-Vanilla Whipped Ricotta with Fresh Berrieshttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/ricotta-fresh-berries-recipe/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/ricotta-fresh-berries-recipe/#comments Thu, 27 Dec 2012 04:41:58 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=11664 Fresh Fruit with Honey Vanilla Whipped Ricotta   Yield: 4 to 6 servings Fruit: 2 cups fresh sweet cherries, halved and pits removed 2 pints strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 […]

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Episode 325: Sol Food Mobile Farmhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode325/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode325/#comments Wed, 26 Dec 2012 23:13:55 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=11522 In this episode, we feature a small, young non-profit in Durham, North Carolina with a focus on environmental sustainability and community development. Sol Food Mobile Farm was created as an […]

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Episode 324: Edible Schoolyard and Kitchen Classroomhttp://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode324/ http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode324/#comments Wed, 26 Dec 2012 19:18:48 +0000 http://www.growingagreenerworld.com/?p=11509   This Season One episode was chosen for a special Encore Broadcast in Season Three. Join us today as we visit the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, California. This nationally recognized […]

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