Growing a Greener World Episodes

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Growing a Greener World Season 1 episodes

Victory Gardens Season 1, Episode 26

The Season 1 finale looks at victory gardens, which were popular during World War I and World War II. Also: creating a garden on a $25 budget. read more

Thomas Jefferson: Organic Gardening Pioneer; Monticello: Virginia Season 1, Episode 25

The gardens of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate are toured. Included: Jefferson's pioneering organic practices. read more

Natural Pest Control: Discovering Eco-Friendly Solutions to an Old Problem Season 1, Episode 24

Organic solutions to dealing with pests. Included: natural predators and insects; natural bacteria and plant derivatives. read more

Organic Gardening: Creating a Garden Ecosystem Season 1, Episode 23

Organic gardening is discussed with Maria Rodale (Rodale Institute). read more

Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens: The Sky's the Limit Season 1, Episode 22

Creating rooftop gardens is explored. Included: Chicago City Hall. read more

Community Gardens - Growing So Much More Than Plants Season 1, Episode 21

The benefits of community gardens are explored via several shared gardening spaces. read more

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Programs Season 1, Episode 20

Examining community-supported agricultural programs, in which consumers purchase organic produce from local growers. Also: making cheesecake with farm-fresh goat cheese. read more

Waterwise Gardening - Simple Solutions to Reduce Water Usage & Manage Runoff Season 1, Episode 19

Water management is discussed. Included: irrigating a garden; preserving soil moisture; harvesting rainwater. Also: innovative ideas and garden gadgets for preserving water. read more

Urban Farming at Greensgrow Farm Season 1, Episode 18

Urban farming is explored at Philadelphia's Greensgrow Farm. read more

Seed Savers Exchange - Saving the Planet by Saving Seeds Season 1, Episode 17

A look at the Seed Savers Exchange, a nonprofit group that preserves heirloom seeds at an Iowa farm. Included: preserving seeds from a home garden. read more

Native Plants and Invasives & Certified Wildlife Habitats Season 1, Episode 16

Why some exotic plants are dangerous; how gardeners can prevent the spread of invasive species; how the right plant selection can make gardening easier. read more

Living Homegrown Fresh: Raising Food & Livestock in Urban Backyards (Los Angeles, CA) Season 1, Episode 15

The environmental benefits of locally grown organic food. read more

All About Pruning: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (Columbus, OH/Mt. Airy, NC/Seattle, WA) Season 1, Episode 14

Pruning is discussed with gardening expert Tracy Desabato-Aust. Included: common mistakes; step-by-step instructions. read more

Recycling Horticulture Waste: Making Better Choices One Pot at a Time (St. Louis, MO) Season 1, Episode 13

Environmental problems posed by plastic plant containers. read more

The Power of Worms: Vermicompost as an Organic Marvel (Sonoma, CA/Princeton, NJ) Season 1, Episode 12

Vermicomposting, in which worms turn kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost. Included: home vermicomposting; commercial vermicomposting. read more

Farmer D: A Young Man's Campaign to Lead by Example (Atlanta, GA) Season 1, Episode 11

Daron "Farmer D" Joffe, an Atlanta farming expert who promotes sustainable practices. read more

Annie's Annuals: Preserving Heirlooms While Promoting the Environment (Richmond, CA) Season 1, Episode 10

A visit to Annie's Annuals and Perennials, a small nursery near San Francisco that specializes in rare and heirloom plants. read more

Fetzer: The Most Earth-Friendly Winery in America (Mendocino, CA) Season 1, Episode 9

A visit to Fetzer Vineyards in Mendocino, Cal., which uses sustainable methods. read more

The Edible Schoolyard: Using the Garden as the Classroom (Berkeley, CA) Season 1, Episode 8

A Berkeley, Cal., school that uses an outdoor classroom and garden to teach students math, science, language arts, social studies and nutrition awareness. read more

Urban Beekeeping: What's All the Buzz About? (Seattle, WA) Season 1, Episode 7

The growing popularity of backyard beekeeping. read more

Composting 101 and Beyond (Seattle, WA) Season 1, Episode 6

How to make compost. read more

Growing Power - Will Allen's Story of Inspiration Through a Garden (Milwaukee, WI) Season 1, Episode 5

The history of Growing Power, a nonprofit organization that's committed to providing sustainable food systems to all communities. Included: its Milwaukee roots. read more

Phipps Conservatory: The Greenest Conservatory in the World (Pittsburgh, PA) Season 1, Episode 4

The Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh. Included: its sustainable-building practices, energy conservation and eco–friendly methods. read more

More Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly Landscape at Home (Orlando, FL) Season 1, Episode 3

Conserving water, creating wildlife habitats and reducing air pollution. Also: how houseplants, including herbs, help clean indoor environments. read more

Creating an Eco-Friendly Landscape From the Ground Up (Orlando, FL) Season 1, Episode 2

Eco-friendly gardening advice. read more

ECHO: Helping Underdeveloped Countries Grow Their Own Food (Ft. Myers, FL) Season 1, Episode 1

The series premiere of this environmental-theme magazine spotlights ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization), whose goal is to reduce hunger in underdeveloped countries. read more

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