Having an opportunity to participate in a community garden builds a sense of community like nothing else. It provides opportunities for exercise, education, therapy, relaxation and social interaction, along with […]
Growing A Greener World is currently airing Season Nine, and you can see them listed below as they are released. You can also scroll through all episodes below (in the order they were released) or view by season using the season links.
Few people realize that less than 10% of all seed varieties commonly grown in 1900 are still with us today. They’re extinct–gone forever, because no one took the time to […]
In all the years of producing episodes for Growing a Greener World, we’ve observed one theme that always holds true: place a student in a learning environment that includes growing […]
The natural first step to growing food is usually a small vegetable plot or garden. For many, the desire to expand their palate often finds them considering fruit trees or […]
The next best thing to growing your own fresh produce is to have someone local do it for you. That’s the basis of community supported agriculture co-ops, known as CSAs. […]
While organic gardening is a great way to work in harmony with nature as we learn to garden and farm without chemicals, permaculture is all that and more. In fact, […]
It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. And when your resources are limited, you quickly learn to make the most of them, while protecting what you have. […]
We’ve all heard the term “sustainably grown.” But have you ever stopped to consider that it can apply to more than food? In fact, the flowers you put on your […]
A common misconception of food gardens is that they’re ugly and unsuitable in front yards or as ornamental displays. Accordingly, they’re typically relegated to out of sight corners in backyards. […]
Once America’s most productive manufacturing city, Detroit’s economic landscape took a turn for the worse in the mid 1960s. But in recent years, green-minded citizens have begun to reclaim […]
If you’ve ever grown a vegetable garden, you’ve probably had more of something than you could use at the end of the season. That was the basis for how AmpleHarvest.org […]
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 […]
One of the most inspiring movements in modern agriculture today is a growing trend of young farmers coming on the scene. And just in time. With the average age of […]
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 […]