This season, we continue highlighting stories of people and organizations making a difference in their communities and throughout the country. We’re bringing you to a familiar place or two as well as some new locations that we bet you’ve never seen. There are remarkable gardeners, industry experts and environmental movements out there, and we are so excited to bring more of them to your living room.
There are ecological superheroes at work in our midst. But, like all great superheroes, bats are misunderstood and in jeopardy. As they fly through the night skies, bats save U.S. farmers over $23 billion annually. Yet, many in our culture are completely unaware of their benefits – or the dark force which has risen to threaten the very survival of their species.
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Growing a Greener World is an Emmy Award-winning TV show appearing on national Public Television that features organic gardening, green living and farm-to-table cooking. Each episode focuses on compelling and inspirational people making a positive impact on the planet through gardening and shares DIY information that we can all use at home. Currently in its ninth season, this gardening series covers everything from edible gardening, urban homesteading and hobby farming to seasonal cooking, canning and preserving the harvest.
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Episode 808: The Green Bronx Machine (2018 Emmy Award Winner!)
It only takes a moment after meeting Stephen Ritz of The Green Bronx Machine to know that this is a man devoted to changing the lives of his students. Through passion, patience, and the power of a plant that produces real food (as in fresh fruits and vegetables), Stephen Ritz and his Green Bronx Machine are building healthy minds and bodies and empowering thousands of children to discover and exploit the potential they never knew they had.
Episode 807: Hope for Heros
Spend any amount of time talking to farmers, and you’re sure to hear some inspiring stories: people working with their hands… people working with nature… people working for better communities. And while growing food is often something that’s passed down from generation to generation, some of the best stories come from men and women for whom farming is a second career.
Episode 801: A Year in the Life of the Garden Farm; Part I
This day has been a long time coming. About eight years actually. You see, Growing a Greener World® is mainly a gardening show. Yet for the past seven years, each season premier has happened in the dead of summer—typically the Fourth of July weekend of all things. Not the best time to roll out a new season of let’s all get outside and garden shows.
Episode 802: A Year in the Life of the Garden Farm; Part II
In this episode, we pick up where we left off in part I. In episode 802 – It’s all about the fall garden today at the Garden Farm. Here in the north Atlanta, GA area, gardening is easily a year-round event, if you allow it. The problem is, most people we know around here who have a summer garden, quite by mid-July. That is such a shame. Some of the best parts about gardening happen after summer ends.
Episode 803: Epic Tomatoes with Craig LeHoullier
This episode, Epic Tomatoes was inspired by Craig LeHoullier’s book Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time. For anyone who loves growing heirloom tomatoes, and the stories behind them, this is a must-read book for sure and a great addition to your own, or anyone’s library for that matter.
Episode 620: Bringing Nature Home
Our love affair with alien plants, along with unchecked habitat loss to urban sprawl is taking a significant toll on important native plants. In too many areas of the country, there’s no place left for wildlife. By bringing nature home in the landscapes and gardens we ourselves create, we can collectively start to reverse this alarming decline.
Meet the Ultimate Tomato Cage Support
Sometime last summer, likely around the time my tomato plants were loaded with fruit and breaking branches right and left (again), I wrote a blog post lamenting about my fantasy of one day—some day, finding the ultimate way to support tomatoes. I think that day has finally come.