We’re told that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And then there’s Brie Arthur, our correspondent for design and foodscaping. She looks at lemonade as just the starting point when […]
The Compost Pedallers, an eco-minded startup in Austin, TX is on a mission to lighten the city’s environmental footprint while reducing waste going into landfills. Many urban and suburban homeowners know […]
This episode 809 just scratches the surface of just a few days out of an always busy year In Susan’s Garden. As we were preparing for this current season and […]
In the years of creating episodes for our national television series, Growing a Greener World on PBS, we’ve had the privilege of meeting and featuring some of the world’s most […]
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. […]
This episode about gardening in the desert southwest came about thanks to many viewers requesting we cover such a topic on our show. While we do travel the country to share […]
Redeeming your ground. It’s an interesting concept. And one we’ve all likely consciously or subconsciously thought about at least once. Taking back an untamed space and making it your own. […]
Gardening for butterflies and other pollinators was one of the most common responses In a survey Growing a Greener World sent out to our email subscribers, as one of their […]
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, […]
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 […]
We’re Hiring a Digital Content Manager. Growing a Greener World® and joegardener® are growing fast and looking to add a talented, highly motivated member to our team. Job description The […]
This is a show about the concept of designing the landscape. What it’s not is a makeover show. It was never intended as that. The idea for this episode was more about understanding the process […]
As the world struggles to find space to grow food, an expanding market has emerged in the most unlikely places. One of the most popular practices is known as hydroponics, […]
Mention the term “four-season gardening” and more often than not, Eliot Coleman is likely to come up. He pretty much owns the space when it comes to year-round growing in […]
As much as you may love compost, one of the biggest challenges is not in knowing how to make it (which we dedicated an entire episode to), but in making […]
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, […]
Horticulturalists and guru to all things gardening, Jeff Gillman, Ph.D literally wrote the book on the truth about organic gardening. He’s particularly fond of telling it like it really is, […]
This story has been one of our most popular episodes ever. You gotta love a story about four childhood friends that decide to take a cross-country trip (and back) on […]
While pruning can be an intimidating project it doesn’t have to be. Learning these simple steps can have you fearlessly pruning like a pro in no time. This episode will help you see that not only is it important for promoting vigorous growth, it’s easier than you think.
“Healthy soil equals healthy food, equals healthy people, equals a healthy planet”. It’s the mantra of J.I. Rodale, the founder of the Rodale Institute in 1941. In her interview with […]
Moss is the most beautiful yet under appreciated ground cover. You’ll be amazed at how beautiful yet undemanding moss is, and why we should all be growing more of it.
While no garden is ever weed-free, you can have a “weedless” garden. This episode shows you how.
Growing a Greener World visits Annie Hayes of world-renowned, Annies Annuals and Perennials. Here 2.5 acre nursery just outside of San Francisco, specializes in organically grown, hard to find heirloom annual and perennial flowers, all grown in four-inch pots.
If you’re a fan of the show, you know we’ve talked a lot about protecting and keeping honeybees. But this show is not as much about that. It’s about creating […]
Brooklyn Grange, currently America’s largest rooftop farm, produces over 40,000 pounds of fresh produce on over 2-acres of rooftop farms, overlooking the heart of NYC.
For more information: Seattle Urban Farm Company featured on this episode BK Farmyards featured on this episode 10 Steps to Becoming a Locavore Food Gardening Boom from Recession Continues […]
This episode of Growing a Greener World addresses how to most effectively deal with deer and other pests of gardens and landscapes.
This episode looks back on some of the most popular shows of the first five seasons, as determined by the feedback we received over that same time.
Learn all you need to know to start plants from seeds so you can save money, grow rare and unusual plants and reap the benefits of gardening from seed to harvest.
See just how easy it is to set up a Certified Wildlife Habitat at home, work or school with National Wildlife Federation’s David Mizejewski.
Learn how to keep chickens in your own backyard.
Show Notes: This episode originally aired in season two as #225. Yet, due to the popularity of the topic, and the endless stream of questions we get about the topic, it’s […]
In this episode, learn exactly what it takes to be a beginning backyard beekeeper. We follow host Joe Lamp’l for 1 full year as he learns the ropes and starts his own hives.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]