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Growing a Greener World Season 6 Episodes

26 Episodes 2015 - 2015

Episode 1

A Year in the Life of a Beginning Beekeeper (Atlanta, GA; Mt. Airy, NC)

Sat, Jul 4, 2015 27 mins

The Season 6 premiere chronicles a year in the life of a new beekeeper: host Joe Lamp'l. Included: selecting the best equipment; taking possession of live bees and installing them in a proper hive; and harvesting honey.

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Episode 2

How to Make Compost (Mt. Airy, NC)

Sat, Jul 11, 2015 27 mins

How to make compost; and use recycled pallets to build a compost bin.

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Episode 3

Keeping Chickens 101 (Raleigh, NC)

Sat, Jul 18, 2015 27 mins

How to raise chickens in a backyard. Included: a simple structure for a chicken coop.

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Episode 4

Creating Certified Wildlife Habitats (Atlanta, GA)

Sat, Jul 25, 2015 27 mins

How to create a Certified Wildlife Habitat in one's backyard.

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Episode 5

Starting Seeds, A to Z (Mount Airy, NC)

Sat, Aug 1, 2015 27 mins

How to start a vegetable garden from scratch.

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Episode 6

Fan Favorites From 5 Years (All Over the U.S.)

Sat, Aug 8, 2015 27 mins

The show's most popular segments are revisited.

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Episode 7

Oh, Deer! Dealing With Garden Pests (Athens, GA; Mount Airy, NC)

Sat, Aug 15, 2015 27 mins

A low-cost and simple deer barrier that anyone can make; and natural, safe and humane ways to repel other common garden and landscape pests.

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Episode 8

The Business of Urban Backyard Food Gardens (Seattle, WA; Brooklyn, NY)

Sat, Aug 22, 2015 27 mins

Turning an urban backyard garden into a business is discussed.

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Episode 9

Rooftop Farming in NYC (New York City, NY)

Sat, Aug 29, 2015 27 mins

Two rooftop organic farms in New York City are visited.

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Episode 10

Bringing Bees Back (Skagit Valley, WA)

Sat, Sep 5, 2015 27 mins

Efforts to save the endangered honeybee are detailed.

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Episode 11

Annie's Annuals: Preserving Horticultural Diversity (San Francisco, CA)

Sat, Sep 12, 2015 27 mins

A small retail nursery that specializes in plants overlooked by large commercial operations is visited; and heirloom tomatoes are turned into a spicy gazpacho. Also: biodegradable plant labels; recycling programs; and eco-friendly growing techniques.

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Episode 12

Practical Steps to a Weedless Garden (New Paltz NY)

Sat, Sep 19, 2015 27 mins

How to achieve a weedless garden without relying on chemicals.

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Episode 13

Aquaponics: Raising Fish and Plants Together (San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL)

Sat, Sep 26, 2015 27 mins

A Chicago factory-turned-farm; and two California entrepreneurs who offer aquaponic systems and desktop mushroom gardens.

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Episode 14

Moss Is Boss (Raleigh, NC)

Sat, Oct 3, 2015 27 mins

Moss, which is often seen as a nuisance, is discussed.

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Episode 15

The Rodale Institute, Champions of Organic Gardening (Kutztown, PA)

Sat, Oct 10, 2015 27 mins

Modern organic gardening is explored at the Rodale Institute.

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Episode 16

A Primer on Pruning (Columbus, OH; Mount Airy, NC; Atlanta, GA)

Sat, Oct 17, 2015 27 mins

Pruning is discussed. Included: five keys to pruning like a pro; common pruning mistakes; and promoting healthy plants through selective pruning.

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Episode 17

Four Farmers & a Bus: Sol Food (Various Cities Across America)

Sat, Oct 24, 2015 27 mins

Gardeners who teach about sustainable edible gardening while traveling the country in a biodiesel bus are featured.

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Episode 18

The Truth About Organic Gardening (St. Paul, MN)

Sat, Oct 31, 2015 27 mins

Organic gardening is discussed.

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Episode 19

Design Tips for a Small Space Garden (San Francisco, Seattle, Raleigh)

Sat, Nov 7, 2015 27 mins

Small-space gardening is explored. Included: small gardens in the San Francisco area.

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Episode 20

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants

Sat, Nov 14, 2015 27 mins

How gardens impact the diversity of life in one's yard and town; and on the planet.

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Episode 21

The New Generation of Farmers: Thinking Big While Staying Small (Various Cities in GA)

Sat, Nov 21, 2015 27 mins

Sustainable practices employed by small-scale farmers are featured. Included: applying the techniques to one's own backyard.

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Episode 22

Compost, Compost Everywhere: How It's Made (Seattle, WA)

Sat, Nov 28, 2015 27 mins

A commercial facility that makes compost from yard waste and kitchen scraps; and a Seattle training facility that teaches how to compost.

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Episode 23

Year-round Growing With Eliot Coleman (Harborside, ME)

Sat, Dec 5, 2015 27 mins

A Maine farm that grows vegetables year-round is visited.

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Episode 24

Growing Without Soil: Hydroponics (Atlanta, GA; New York City; Raleigh, NC)

Sat, Dec 12, 2015 27 mins

Hydroponic gardening is examined.

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Episode 25

Debunking Gardening Myths With Linda Chalker Scott (Seattle, WA)

Sat, Dec 19, 2015 27 mins

Common gardening myths are debunked.

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Episode 26

Designing the Landscape (Atlanta, GA)

Sat, Dec 26, 2015 27 mins

The Season 6 finale shows how a new landscape is designed and installed.

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