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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]