Growing a Greener World
Series mixes green gardening with sustainability
"Growing a Greener World," a groundbreaking new series on Blue Ridge PBS, mixes the latest trends in eco-friendly living with traditional gardening know-how for a 21st century audience.
In the weekly series, host Joe Lamp'l and co-host Patti Moreno travel the country to learn from and join with some of the most inspiring projects in America. Episodes also feature chef Nathan Lyon as he prepares simple, delicious cuisine from the freshest ingredients. Blue Ridge PBS viewers can enjoy "Growing a Greener World" on Saturdays at noon and Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
In addition to airing the series, Blue Ridge PBS serves as the presenting station, making it possible for public television stations throughout the U.S. to broadcast "Growing a Greener World" to their own audiences.
"Joe Lamp'l shared his expertise and enthusiasm with Blue Ridge PBS members last summer at our special how-to event at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest," said James Baum, Blue Ridge PBS President and CEO. "We're extremely pleased to be the presenting station for a lively and timely series such as 'Growing a Greener World.'"
Each episode zeroes in on the diverse people, organizations and events that are raising awareness and influencing others to better stewardship of the planet we share. Viewers of all ages will enjoy the stunning HD video, compelling stories, hands-on segments and extensive online components.
"We hope 'Growing a Greener World' will encourage viewers to adapt and adopt some of the exciting practices showcased by the series," said Lamp'l. "Whether someone is interested in a group activity, enlightened corporate policy or enhancing a backyard garden, there are many ways to help create a healthier environment."
Locations visited by "Growing a Greener World" include Orlando, Fla. for examples of effective water management in the garden; the greenest conservatory in the world at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Penn.; urban bee keeping in Seattle, Wash.; the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, Calif.; Fetzer Winery in Mendocino, Calif.; the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa; and St. Louis, Mo. to witness the innovative recycling of horticultural waste.
Another 21st century hallmark of "Growing a Greener World" is its broad interactive capabilities. Complementing the on-air content is the series website, www.GrowingAGreenerWorld.com, along with on-demand content through blogs, interactive podcasts, websites like YouTube and Hulu, social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and downloadable videos that viewers can access anytime on mobile devices.
Lamp'l, also known as "joe gardener," is already one of the country's most recognized and trusted personalities in gardening and sustainability. His deep commitment to stewardship is demonstrated by his acclaimed books, his blog and podcasts, and his regular contributions to popular magazines and social media networks.
Co-host Moreno pairs her dedication to urban sustainable living in Boston with her knack for demonstrating "how-to" projects that viewers can try in their own settings. A familiar online presence as "Garden Girl," she was named "Most watched garden host on the web" by Tube Mogul. Moreno's sustainability expertise extends beyond gardening to include the home, pets, fiber arts and small livestock.
In the kitchen, chef Lyon combines his training at Le Cordon Bleu with his love of locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Always ready to educate rather than intimidate, his signature style of fresh ingredients, everyday cookware and easy-to-follow preparation of tasty recipes will add welcome variety to any meal.
"Growing a Greener World" is produced by The joe gardener © Company and distributed by American Public Television.
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Learn more about the hosts of "Growing a Greener World": Joe Lamp'l, Patti Moreno and Nathan Lyon