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Growing a Greener World Season 5 Episodes

13 Episodes 2014 - 2014

Episode 1

Creating an Edible Fruit Garden: Atlanta, GA

Sat, Jul 5, 2014 27 mins

The Season 5 premiere details how to create a personal orchard by adding fruit trees and shrubs to one's backyard.

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Episode 2

Solitary Bees; The Unsung Heroes in the World of Pollinators: Atlanta, GA

Sat, Jul 19, 2014 27 mins

Why orchard managers may want to turn to mason bees for their pollinating needs if the honey bee population continues to falter.

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Episode 3

Container Gardening From A to Z: Atlanta, GA

Sat, Aug 2, 2014 27 mins

The basics of container gardening are explained.

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Episode 4

The Weekend Farmer, Beyond the Garden: The Basics of Starting a Small Farm; Atlanta, GA

Sat, Aug 16, 2014 27 mins

What to consider before starting a farm.

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Episode 5

The Greening of Suburbia: Lake County, Illinois

Sat, Aug 30, 2014 27 mins

A look at self-contained communities centered around organic farms.

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Episode 6

An Organic Farm Changing Lives; The Center for Discovery, Sullivan County, NY

Sat, Sep 13, 2014 27 mins

A visit to the Center for Discovery in Sullivan County, N.Y., a farm-based residential treatment center for people with autism spectrum disorders, difficult medical conditions and other challenges.

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Episode 7

Gardening in the Hood; Organic Gardening in an Urban World: Atlanta, GA

Sat, Sep 27, 2014 27 mins

An urban-gardening initiative in Atlanta is spotlighted.

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Episode 8

Making More Plants: How to Propagate Anything, NC

Sat, Oct 11, 2014 27 mins

Tips for plant propagation are shared.

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Episode 9

Hyper Local: Heirloom Apples & Craft Beers; New Hampshire

Sat, Nov 8, 2014 27 mins

The many varieties of heirloom apples are shared by an organic farmer; and a nano-brewery that takes production full circle by using local grains, fruits and vegetables and repurposing its byproducts back to local farmers.

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Episode 10

The Seed Farmer: Dr. John Navazio, The Organic Seed Alliance; Port Townsend, WA

Sat, Nov 22, 2014 27 mins

Seed stewardship is discussed with Dr. John Navazio, the senior scientist for the Organic Seed Alliance.

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Episode 11

Farmgirls: Seattle, WA

Sat, Dec 6, 2014 27 mins

A visit to Seattle features women who are feeding their families from gardens in their urban backyards.

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Episode 12

A Year in the Life of a Beginning Beekeeper: Atlanta, GA

Sat, Dec 20, 2014 27 mins

How to become a backyard beekeeper. Included: a beekeeping class; buying the necessary equipment; and setting up a hive.

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Episode 13

Blooms and Birds; A Gardeners Guide to Backyard Birding: Copake Falls, NY

Sat, Dec 27, 2014 27 mins

The Season 5 finale explains how to create a backyard habitat that will attract a wide variety of birds.

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