Growing a Greener World Host Bios
Executive Producer and Host: Joe Lamp'l
Joe's infatuation with gardening and nature began as a child. After a run-in with his parents' favorite shrub, he panicked and jammed the broken branch into the ground. A few weeks later, it had taken root. Joe was not only relieved; he was also hooked on horticulture. Today, Joe is deeply committed to "growing a greener world" through his acclaimed books, his well-liked blog and podcasts, a nationally syndicated newspaper column, and regular contributions to popular magazines and social media networks. His knowledge and passion combined with his down-to-earth approachability have earned him a large and loyal following.
Co-host: Patti Moreno
Patti is a lifelong city girl who started gardening in 1998 as a way to eat healthier and lose some post-pregnancy weight. Her frequent shopping trips to her local gardening supply store earned her the nickname "Garden Girl" from one of the store's salespeople. Eventually, Patti transformed the backyard of her Boston home into an in-town garden that now produces almost all of the food her family eats, and has become a focal point within her inner-city community. Working tirelessly to promote her concept of urban sustainable living, Patti contributes to several publications and hosts an Internet video series using her moniker of "The Garden Girl."
Chef Nathan Lyon
Chef Nathan Lyon is known to viewers across the country for his simple, innovative cuisine featuring fresh, local ingredients. A stained glass artist and a trained EMT, Nathan holds a BS in health science from James Madison University as well as a culinary arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu. He has cooked for the U.S. Inspector General, numerous non-profit organizations, and has worked with local growers in California farmers markets for almost a decade. Blending grassroots with gourmet, Nathan believes that great meals make great neighbors.