Growing a Greener World is a groundbreaking television series that delivers the latest trends in eco-friendly living mixed with traditional gardening know-how to a modern audience. The series will inspire viewers of all ages with stunning HD video, a fresh and engaging style, and always a compelling story.
Each episode will feature the people, organizations, and events that are making a difference in our world today by raising awareness and influencing others to better stewardship of the environment we all share.
The Season 6 premiere chronicles a year in the life of a new beekeeper: host Joe Lamp'l. Included: selecting the best equipment; taking possession of live bees and installing them in a proper hive; and harvesting honey.
How to make compost; and use recycled pallets to build a compost bin.
How to raise chickens in a backyard. Included: a simple structure for a chicken coop.
How to create a Certified Wildlife Habitat in one's backyard.
How to start a vegetable garden from scratch.
The show's most popular segments are revisited.
A low-cost and simple deer barrier that anyone can make; and natural, safe and humane ways to repel other common garden and landscape pests.
Turning an urban backyard garden into a business is discussed.
Two rooftop organic farms in New York City are visited.
Efforts to save the endangered honeybee are detailed.
A small retail nursery that specializes in plants overlooked by large commercial operations is visited; and heirloom tomatoes are turned into a spicy gazpacho. Also: biodegradable plant labels; recycling programs; and eco-friendly growing techniques.
How to achieve a weedless garden without relying on chemicals.
A Chicago factory-turned-farm; and two California entrepreneurs who offer aquaponic systems and desktop mushroom gardens.
Moss, which is often seen as a nuisance, is discussed.
Modern organic gardening is explored at the Rodale Institute.
Pruning is discussed. Included: five keys to pruning like a pro; common pruning mistakes; and promoting healthy plants through selective pruning.
Gardeners who teach about sustainable edible gardening while traveling the country in a biodiesel bus are featured.
Organic gardening is discussed.
Small-space gardening is explored. Included: small gardens in the San Francisco area.
How gardens impact the diversity of life in one's yard and town; and on the planet.
Sustainable practices employed by small-scale farmers are featured. Included: applying the techniques to one's own backyard.
A commercial facility that makes compost from yard waste and kitchen scraps; and a Seattle training facility that teaches how to compost.
A Maine farm that grows vegetables year-round is visited.
Hydroponic gardening is examined.
Common gardening myths are debunked.