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Emmy Award-winning series GROWING A GREENER WORLD features organic gardening, green living and farm-to-table cooking. In each episode, the program’s hosts share DIY information with home gardeners.

Sonoma Valley Worm Farm: Where Are They Now?

26m 46s

Jack Chambers traded one career in the clouds for a new one in the dirt. This former airline pilot became hooked on the power of worms after watching them work their magic in his own yard. Now he runs an entire operation centered around these multitasking garden helpers. From worm castings to vermicompost tea, we’ll see what Jack and his wigglers have been up to.

Episodes

  • Abundant Harvest: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Abundant Harvest

    S12 E1209 - 26m 46s

    How do you get the most out of your garden? In this episode, we share tips for achieving a truly abundant harvest and answer some of the tough harvesting and preserving questions that every gardener faces. Along the way, we’ll meet a gardener whose picture-perfect homegrown fruits and vegetables actually live forever- on film- in the pages of Cooking Light magazine!

  • Epic Tomatoes with Craig LeHoullier: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Epic Tomatoes with Craig LeHoullier

    S12 E1201 - 26m 46s

    Come along with bestselling author and master tomato grower Craig LeHoullier for innovative techniques that you can also use to grow tomatoes that are truly epic. We’re talking the biggest, prettiest, tastiest heirloom tomatoes in varieties that you simply won’t find at the big box store.

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    Redeeming Your Ground

    S12 E1206 - 26m 46s

    Sprucing up a corner of your yard is one thing. It’s quite another, though, to totally transform a property and compensate for years of neglect. “Redeeming the ground” is what one amazing family set out to do when they moved into a home no one wanted. They changed their landscape into something truly special. And in the process, they changed their whole life.

  • Hope for Heroes: The Farmer Veteran Coalition: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hope for Heroes: The Farmer Veteran Coalition

    S12 E1211 - 26m 46s

    This is the inspiring story of a growing legion of farmers who are putting down roots and feeding their country… after defending it in uniform. These second-career farmers routinely find renewed purpose in continuing to serve their communities even after their military duty ends. But it also takes a tireless corps of passionate individuals to support these dedicated veterans.

  • The Spark in Sparta: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Spark in Sparta

    S12 E1203 - 26m 46s

    This tiny Georgia town was one of many that never fully recovered after the boll weevil decimated the cotton industry in the South. But the future is looking brighter after one couple provided an unlikely spark, and accidentally started an urban farming revolution smack in the middle of downtown… from front yard gardens to a mushroom-growing warehouse.

  • Locavores and Yard-sharing: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Locavores and Yard-sharing

    S12 E1208 - 26m 46s

    Eating local and seasonal is more than just a foodie trend. While some people have the time or the land to grow their own food, and some have the expertise, few people have it all. That’s given birth to a cottage industry that creates win-win partnerships and reaches far beyond in-town garden plots. Meet the young urbanites who are changing the way we grow and eat.

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    Sonoma Valley Worm Farm: Where Are They Now?

    S12 E1213 - 26m 46s

    Jack Chambers traded one career in the clouds for a new one in the dirt. This former airline pilot became hooked on the power of worms after watching them work their magic in his own yard. Now he runs an entire operation centered around these multitasking garden helpers. From worm castings to vermicompost tea, we’ll see what Jack and his wigglers have been up to.

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    New Ways of Growing Our Favorite Vegetables

    S12 E1205 - 26m 46s

    Gardeners tend to go with what’s tried and true. A growing season is too precious to roll the dice on some wacky experimental technique that may or may not work. In this episode, foodscape correspondent Brie Arthur- basically a rocket scientist when it comes to growing things- thinks outside the pot to show unorthodox methods that can produce big results in the home garden.

  • Year-Round Growing with Eliot Coleman: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Year-Round Growing with Eliot Coleman

    S12 E1210 - 26m 46s

    "Four-season growing” is the ultimate goal for many gardeners. Eliot Coleman has mastered it, and he’s doing it in one of the farthest corners of the country, in weather that often makes gardening in even one season a challenge. The methods Eliot and his wife use to grow year-round in Zone 5 are ones you can use to extend your season, too, no matter where you live.

  • In Susan’s Garden: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In Susan’s Garden

    S12 E1202 - 26m 46s

    Come along with bestselling author and master tomato grower Craig LeHoullier for innovative techniques that you can also use to grow tomatoes that are truly epic. We’re talking the biggest, prettiest, tastiest heirloom tomatoes in varieties that you simply won’t find at the big box store.

  • Small-Space Gardening: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Small-Space Gardening

    S12 E1207 - 26m 46s

    No space is too small or too oddly shaped for a thriving garden! Whether you have a zero-radius lot, an intimate patio, or just a balcony several stories off the ground, you might be surprised at some of the clever design tricks you can use to create growing space almost anywhere. From cramped and narrow side yards to growing vertically along flat walls, nothing is off-limits.

  • Greening Up the Places We Call Home: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Greening Up the Places We Call Home

    S12 E1212 - 26m 46s

    Growing a greener world isn’t something that happens in the garden alone. Living more in concert with our environment has to extend to the places we call home, too. We’ll go off the grid to take a tour inside one next-gen home that was constructed almost entirely out of repurposed materials, and then visit a unique suburban subdivision that puts nature first.

Schedule

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    Redeeming Your Ground

    Tuesday
    Dec 6

    30 Minutes

    A family totally transforms a property that had been neglected.
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    Small-Space Gardening

    Tuesday
    Dec 6

    30 Minutes

    Design tricks for gardening in small or oddly-shaped spaces.
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    The Foodscape Revolution

    Tuesday
    Dec 6

    30 Minutes

    Foodscaping -- landscaping to include edibles -- grows in popularity; author Brie Arthur provides guidelines and examples for a successful foodscape garden.
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    More Than Just a Seed: Protecting Its Past, and Preserving Its Future

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    30 Minutes

    Where a seed comes from and how it is grown impacts how food crops and ornamental plants are sourced and grown.
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    Growing to Give -- The Story of First Fruits Farm and Wise Farmer Brown

    Thursday
    Dec 8

    30 Minutes

    Jason Brown walks away from a multimillion dollar NFL contract to become a farmer, pledging to give away the first fruits of every harvest to those in need.
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    Growing the Next Generation of Gardeners

    Friday
    Dec 9

    30 Minutes

    Brie Arthur instills a love of gardening into two neighborhood children.
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    Urban Victory Gardens Project

    Monday
    Dec 12

    30 Minutes

    The Peterson Garden Project, a historical victory garden where growing food grows communities in Chicago.
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    Urban Victory Gardens Project

    Tuesday
    Dec 13

    30 Minutes

    The Peterson Garden Project, a historical victory garden where growing food grows communities in Chicago.
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    Learning to Prune Like a Pro, In Your Own Home Landscape

    Tuesday
    Dec 13

    30 Minutes

    Ideas for taking the fear out of pruning plants and trees.
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    Learning to Prune Like a Pro, In Your Own Home Landscape

    Tuesday
    Dec 13

    30 Minutes

    Ideas for taking the fear out of pruning plants and trees.
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    Urban and Community Gardening Heroes

    Wednesday
    Dec 14

    30 Minutes

    Urban and community gardeners who make gardening more accessible for all, regardless of boundaries or limitations.
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    Expanding Your Food Garden by Growing Fruit

    Thursday
    Dec 15

    30 Minutes

    Adding a wide variety of fruit trees and shrubs to a personal backyard orchard.
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    Container Gardening Anywhere: What to Know Before You Grow

    Friday
    Dec 16

    30 Minutes

    Achieving successful container gardening in small or large spaces.
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    Creating Paradise Through a Shared Passion for Gardening

    Monday
    Dec 19

    30 Minutes

    An Atlanta couple who has gardened together for more than 30 years.
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    Creating Paradise Through a Shared Passion for Gardening

    Tuesday
    Dec 20

    30 Minutes

    An Atlanta couple who has gardened together for more than 30 years.
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    Making More Plants by Propagating Your Garden

    Tuesday
    Dec 20

    30 Minutes

    Successfully making more plants through simple propagation techniques.
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    Making More Plants by Propagating Your Garden

    Tuesday
    Dec 20

    30 Minutes

    Successfully making more plants through simple propagation techniques.
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    Gardening to Feed Our Souls and Nourish Our Neighbors

    Wednesday
    Dec 21

    30 Minutes

    How people across the U.S. serve their communities through gardening.

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