Welcome to Season 4!
A few years ago, we started Growing A Greener World for Public Television to tell the stories of people making a difference through gardening. Those stories included everything from backyard chickens and beekeeping to features on some of our gardening and sustainability heroes. As part of the package, we also included informative posts here on our website on organic gardening, seasonal cooking and preserving the harvest. And through your comments, emails and Facebook messages, we have learned a lot about you – our audience.
We’re Upgrading To Give You MORE!
One thing we know for sure – More of you are growing your own food, looking for sustainable alternatives and taking steps to be “green” than ever before. From day one, you have been asking for more DIY, homesteading topics and canning and preserving.
So this season, we are continuing to give you MORE OF EVERYTHING – both on the television show and here online! We are re-launching our website in a few weeks to expand our stories from the TV to here. More resources, more behind-the-scenes info and…
Expanded Canning & Preserving!
I am most excited that we are expanding the Canning/Preserving Section!
Last season I was traveling so much for the show, I wasn’t able to share as many canning adventures here. However, this area remained a lively place with lots of discussions happening in the comments. But as we launch Season Four in a few weeks, we are already gearing up to share MORE of the seasonal canning and preserving here. With how-to videos and weekly posts, we will continue to cover preserves, pickles, fermenting, freezing and other techniques with an emphasis on simple, timesaving practices for saving the harvest.
As a lifelong canner and homesteader, I am always looking for unusual recipes to try and love experimenting on my small homestead here in Los Angeles. But recently, my canning “laboratory” expanded as I am now also managing several acres of my family’s 1890’s farmstead. More heirloom fruit, means more recipes and videos to share! And the best part is that there will be both advanced and newbie topics covered all season long.
We are all in this together!
One of the things I love about our television series is that it is written and produced by people who also just happen to live the same type of stories we love to share. Everyone on our GGW team is a gardener, homesteader, hobby farmer, or grew up on a farm. We “get” organic gardening because we live it! I think that is what sets our TV show apart.
I am really looking forward to expanding this canning section this season. My fruit trees are filled with immature fruit just waiting to “grow up” and dive into my canning jar. I hope you will join me in this adventure as we all work toward eating more local, savoring peak homegrown flavor and growing a greener world.