Thank you so much for sending this! I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this, and your other episodes. This was a great pick me up this evening, since I am still a bit sad that in Western N.Y., our gardening season is basically over until next spring…Thanks again, and keep up the spectacular work that you are doing…
With Appreciation…..Linda Cordier
From an email:
Coincidences being what they are … an hour ago I was sitting at the
computer writing text for a website for the small Community Gardens
London group, here in London, Ontario. I’ve never done a website
before, but we need one. We’ve got things we want to do, and we need a
connection mechanism. Into my e-mail pops an update from Rodale
Institute, saying that it’s going to be on a PBS show called Growing a
Greener World. (My household doesn’t have cable, so my apologies for
not knowing about you.)
Well!! What a website! I watched episode 121 with its focus on the
Seattle P-patch gardens and Bobby Wilson of the American Gardening
Assn being the best spokesperson/advocate there could be! What a
treat! What a lift! What a resource your show is! I’m going to squeeze
time to look at more episodes. Thanks so much for making them
available on-line. Best regards to everyone involved with your
Just watched episode 101 (ECHO in Ft. Myers). WoW, dude, you hit it out of the ball park! Fabulous content, amazing production, great stories and people. (5/16/10)
Shannon Maureen Russell
Congratulations on your first episode! I watched it online with no problem. The trial gardens based on various environments were very interesting. And who would have thought to plant seeds in carpeting or tires? Very creative, very resourceful. Great pictures too. I loved it all. I’m hungry for avocados now. Loved that little dance at the end too, Joe.
Angela (@MyRubberBoots) I just watched the first episode of Growing a Greener World online & LOVED IT: it was fantastic! I was expecting it to be good – but it was even better than I thought! Congrats!! Cheers to you! 🙂
@GreenSoil: not just for garden lovers http://bit.ly/autUe9 first airing of @GGWTV a must watch for sure : ) (5/17/10)
@GGWTV Watched the first episode of Growing a Greener World today and loved it- Looking forward to seeing more! (Joanna Dawn, @joanna_dawn, 5/16/10)
From Tom Vanderbilt, Atlanta, GA
Joe, I watched the first episode on the web yesterday and I have to say I was thrilled. I am pretty much a die hard environmentalist etc. and I think you have a great premise for a series of shows. I have spent alot of time in my career in third world countries and when I saw them growing on carpet using cans for mulch I thought that this really could be used in some of the places I have been. Very cool.
It is not just a gardening show, but will make people think about how things are in all parts of the world and ways to change this world. Which does need some changin.
I am sure the folks at Echo were excited to get the exposure and it is great that a show like yours puts organizations, such as theirs, out there to have people aware of the work they are doing.
Congratulations and good luck, Tom
Bren_BGgarden writes: I had to take a ‘double take’ of that fellow in the jazzy hat. Wait… that isn’t Billy?!
I have been following Joe Lamp’l and his ‘side kicks’ Theresa and Patti for over a year now on social networks like Twitter. I can’t begin to tell you how much I have learned about making this world a little more greener. The ‘Growing a Greener World’ was no doubt a much anticipated endeavor. This is an awesome article that takes an inside look at the man behind all that green. I look forward to each episode as I continue to learn how to make my garden better for EVERYONE by adding the green concepts of living into my home and garden.
High five Billy – thank you for sharing Joe from your point of view.
From Fine Gardening Blog, 5/17/10:
Growing A Greener World is Must See TV
Joe’s impeccably produced, lusciously filmed HD video, 30-minute weekly show is a top-notch visual treat, but it’s the content that has me so excited.
What I love most about this show is how seamlessly it’s been integrated into the web, including not only a robust website filled with additional information, but also linked to Facebook, Twitter, Joe’s personal blog and other media—truly a clever use of 21st century communication technology that will draw the attention of a younger audience ripe for the message of sustainable landscaping.
Joe Lamp’l is my new hero. He’s created an entertaining, watchable way to bring the essential message of intelligent, beautiful, productive, earth-friendly gardening to a mass audience.
“Hi Joe! Saw the first episode of Growing A Greener World! Yall did not dissapoint! It was worth the months of teasing as yall shared tidbits here and there. You guys should be proud of the great work you all have done! Congrats on a GREAT show!” (Jennifer Hammer)
@TeeRiddle (twitter): You guys are doing a heck of a show. Loved Episode 101! Thanks so much for spreading the word.
Robin Haglund We finally had the time and mindset to enjoy the first episode – ECHO is amazing. Thank you Joe Lamp’l and Theresa Loe so much for bringing their good works into my livingroom. And, Nathan Lyon, when it warms up it’ll be all guacamole and margaritas on our patio! Kudos all :)!
From Facebook: Betty Nielsen Duff It was very educational. All of you taught your topic fully so that anyone can experiment and follow your directions with success. I want to try the souffle, the upside down tomato bucket idea and visit the farmers market more often. Theresa was terrific as she always is and her educating us as well as her sons is so inspiring. I am going to view all of your videos.
Patrick McMillan August 22, 2010 at 5:31 PM
This is wonderful great intro to learning to live better/simpler. Theresa’s garden is one of the most beautiful and inspiring I’ve ever seen. Her explanation of what works well, especially with kids inspires hope. If enough people learn to think like this then this truly can be the decade of “hope” for Americans.
At this moment I’m beginning my own ‘victory garden’, composting (in two countries) and beginning to can the fruit that I can’t eat. I couldn’t be more thankful for the timeliness of this webcast.
Kudos to all involved. Joe and Theresa seem to be natural teachers. In that you are all beautiful people should be advertisement itself to growing green. You all, Patti and Nathan included, are great role models who clearly love what you do. Now I’m going to look for the episode on canning.
Endless praise is deserved.
Laura Strathman Hulka SO love your show – thank you for all the work you did on my behalf – and other deafies – on getting the captioning straightened out! You guys are the best!
Michelle Grandinetti Just wanted to say that I love the show and I think all of you are amazing! Keep up the great work;)
Laura Spencer Your feature on Growing Power… inspiring! Thank you to both your show and to Mr. Allen.
From the blog:
Jenny Peterson August 23, 2010 at 8:55 AM
Wow, I’m blown away! I initially wanted to stop by the site and show my support for this episode on Theresa, but wasn’t expecting to come away with what I did. I garden in the city on a balcony, most of my landscape design clients don’t grow their own food and none have chickens. But on every level, I was blown away! I love the design of Theresa’s garden (think a cottage garden is just casually thrown together? Think again!), was impressed to see how much she grows in such a small space, and totally inspired to do/grow more than I thought I could! I haven’t really encouraged my clients with urban homesteading to this point–now I think I’ve gotten the inspiration I needed!
Thank you SO much for such an informative show! Having seen an episode filmed here in Austin, I know how much hard work goes into it, but still amazed that you all pull it off with such humor and top-notch information. This show is the real deal!
the inadvertent farmer August 24, 2010 at 4:16 PM
This is the first time I’ve watched this program (we don’t get it here) and now I’m hooked! As a small organic farmer I appreciated the plug for your local farmer’s market…its really is an amazing resource that many communities have.
Rhonda Keyes I just love this site, it make me want to live more of a “greener” life.Thank you so much for empowering me to do more!
Rhonda Keyes I am so HAPPY that I found you! Awesome ……….. I intend to share many of your posts.
Patrick McMillan This episode couldn’t be more timely. You’re all remarkably handsome/pretty and natural teachers who clearly love what you do. I think Theresa’s garden is one of the most beautiful and inspiring I’ve ever seen. And to think that some of it is edible is astonishing. When do I get to learn about canning? I’m planning on doing a lot of that now. Theresa? Are you watching this?
Mary Callahan the great camaraderie between y’all really comes through on your episodes
Betty Nielsen Duff It was very educational. All of you taught your topic fully so that anyone can experiment and follow your directions with success. I want to try the souffle, the upside down tomato bucket idea and visit the farmers market more often. Theresa was terrific as she always is and her educating us as well as her sons is so inspiring. I am going to view all of your videos.
Jonathan Pipke Sadly we don’t get the show on TV down here in Australia, but I’ve been watching the shows online as it’s a great show and full of loads of helpful stuff. Have even given it a plug and encouraged people to check it out on my community radio station program “Food Fight”. Keep up the good work!
Maggie Dodd Kasparek I saw Growning a Greener world TV show for the first time yesterday and was very impressed with how people are banning together to make our world better and educate our children on what is good for the common good of themselves and all. Great job.
Rhonda Keyes I cannot tell you how much I love this site……… so informative and fun to watch. I have suggested it to many of my friends
Betty Neilsen Duff – It was very educational. All of you taught your topic fully so that anyone can experiment and follow your directions with success. I want to try the soufflé, the upside down tomato bucket idea and visit the farmers market more often. Theresa was terrific as she always is ad her educating us as well as her sons is so inspiring. I am going to view all of your videos.
From Bruce Ruch in an email:
Dear Joe. I am writing on behalf of our new organization. Friends of matter park gardens. We are a grass roots group with enthusiam. but no monies. We live in a poor town that lost almost all our industry. But again we are fighting back as a community. Your show brings tears to my eyes. As your show. Brings the best of America out. Through your show we are planning many projects because of what you do. Making our city,county a better safer place. You guys are the best. As a master gardener it gives me hope and great pleasure to watch our volunteers growing. Thank you again.
I was surfing through the channels and ran across your
show……really liked it. I’m personally not much for TV and was
happy to see the show, I believe it was on PBS.
I’ll be checking out your web site and who knows, maybe (hopefully)
it will get me more involved in gardening and a greener world.
I don’t believe you need to respond to my message, just wanted you to
know that there is one more person that you got there attention.
However, if you’re ever doing anything in the Central Florida area, I
would be interested in seeing (and possible helping, if you need any)
what you’re up to.
I’m Gary and live in Brooksville, Fl. about an hour and a half west
From Nan Sterman:
Hi Joe and Theresa
I”m sitting in a Best Western in Oregon City Oregon, watching Growing a Greener World from this week. All I can say is “Wow!” Joe, you really really got it. I’m so pleased. The video looks great and I love the way it is edited, but mostly, I so appreciate the fact that you communicated my message so effectively. I know how hard that is to do, from both perspectives – behind the camera and in front of it. But you did it perfectly!
Thank you thank you thank you!
From Beth Heier on FB
“Just took the survey. Love the show. But the Hubby says it gives me too much inspiration. 🙂 (I’ve been eyeing green houses!)
From Debra Kelly on FB
“just filled out the survey! Was hard because you asked what we didnt like.There was no answer for that! We love the show!
From Michelle Grandinetti on FB
“I love your show so much and look forward to it every week! I also appreciate that all of you from the show comment and update your pages regularly:) I enjoy every moment you have allowed me to share with all of you! Looking forward to another great season!”