SEASON 12 UPDATE
We are excited to bring you season 12 of Growing a Greener World which is currently in production with 13 episodes slated for an October 2021 launch.
Tune in each week to your local public television station for new episodes. If your local station doesn’t broadcast the latest episodes, watch them here or from our GGWTV YouTube channel beginning in October 2021. Subscribe to that channel for free to receive notifications. A new episode is released every Saturday throughout the fall.
Growing a Greener World® (GGW) is an award-winning public television series, distributed by American Public Television, airing on PBS stations across the country and on CREATE TV, focused on organic gardening, sustainability, and green living. Airing 52 weeks a year in 175 markets across the United States, the series features accessible and cutting-edge topics, compelling and expertly-told stories, and stunning visual imagery for its ever-growing network of broadcast and web communities. Joe Lamp’l (a.k.a. joe gardener), a recognized leader in organic gardening and authority within the sustainability movement, serves as host and executive producer of this inspiring journey. His vast expertise and engaging personality make him ideally suited to connect with audiences. Thanks to multiple TV series, websites, and podcasts, Joe has become a trusted go-to resource for millions in the fields of organic gardening, environmental and eco-friendly living, urban homesteading, farm-to-table growing, harvesting, 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.