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Growing a Greener World Season 1 Episodes

26 Episodes 2010 - 2010

Episode 1

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

Sat, May 15, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 2

Creating an Eco-Friendly Landscape From the Ground Up (Orlando, FL)

Sat, May 22, 2010 27 mins

Eco-friendly gardening advice.

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Episode 3

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

Sat, May 29, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 4

Take the LEED at Phipps Conservatory – The Greenest Conservatory in the World (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sat, Jun 5, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 5

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

Sat, Jun 12, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 6

Composting 101 and Beyond (Seattle, WA)

Sat, Jun 19, 2010 27 mins

How to make compost.

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Episode 7

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

Sat, Jun 26, 2010 27 mins

The growing popularity of backyard beekeeping.

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Episode 8

The Edible Schoolyard: A Class Without Walls and a Love to Learn (Berkeley, CA)

Sat, Jul 3, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 9

Community Gardens: Growing So Much More Than Plants

Sat, Jul 10, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 10

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

Sat, Jul 17, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 11

Growing Healthy Foods and Sustainable Communities (Atlanta, GA)

Sat, Jul 24, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 12

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

Sat, Jul 31, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 13

Talking Trash-Dealing with Plastic Pots, Packaging and more (St. Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA)

Sat, Aug 7, 2010 27 mins

Environmental problems posed by plastic plant containers.

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Episode 14

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

Sat, Aug 14, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 15

Growing Big Flavors in Small Spaces (Los Angeles, CA)

Sat, Aug 21, 2010 27 mins

The environmental benefits of locally grown organic food.

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Episode 16

Native and Invasive Plants & Certified Wildlife Habitats (Austin, TX)

Sat, Aug 28, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 17

Saving Seeds for Future Generations: Seed Savers Exchange (Decorah, IA)

Sat, Sep 4, 2010 27 mins

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.

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Episode 18

Urban Farming at Greensgrow Farm

Sat, Sep 11, 2010 27 mins

Urban farming is explored at Philadelphia's Greensgrow Farm.

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Episode 19

Waterwise Gardening - Simple Solutions to Reduce Water Usage & Manage Runoff

Sat, Sep 18, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 20

Know Your Farmer: Supporting Community Agriculture (Pennington, NJ; Bedford Hills, NY; and Ranger, GA)

Sat, Sep 25, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 21

Community Gardens - Growing So Much More Than Plants

Sat, Oct 2, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 22

Green Roofs-The Benefits Beyond the Beauty (Chicago, IL and Charlotte, NC)

Sat, Oct 9, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 23

Organic Gardening: Creating a Garden Ecosystem

Sat, Oct 16, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 24

Natural Pest Control: Discovering Eco-Friendly Solutions to an Old Problem

Sat, Oct 23, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 25

Thomas Jefferson: Organic Gardening Pioneer; Monticello: Virginia

Sat, Oct 30, 2010 27 mins

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

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Episode 26

Victory Gardens

Sat, Nov 6, 2010 27 mins

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.

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