Urban Conversion

Set in Colorado, this series traces a family's efforts to lead a more eco-friendly, environmentally-conscious lifestyle. At the urging of his wife, Gina, fiscally conservative businessman Rodman Schley agrees to an "urban conversion." Over the course of the series, Rodman learns about backyard bookkeeping, farm-to-table eating, alternative fuels, and home brewing. The family visits Detroit, where urban farming helps a community heal, and Washington, D.C., where White House chef Sam Kass offers a tour of first lady Michelle Obama's vegetable garden.

Schedule

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    Urban Conversion

    Building Small

    Wednesday
    Sep 22

    30 Minutes

    Examples of living simply include a tiny home, a handmade cordwood home, container home and a treehouse.
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    Alternative Building

    Wednesday
    Sep 22

    30 Minutes

    Alternative builds include a family-built rammed earth construction home; retrofitting an existing build; benefits of straw-bale housing.
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    Urban Conversion

    Building Small

    Saturday
    Sep 25

    30 Minutes

    Examples of living simply include a tiny home, a handmade cordwood home, container home and a treehouse.
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    Urban Conversion: TVSS: Iconic

    Urban Conversion

    Alternative Building

    Saturday
    Sep 25

    30 Minutes

    Alternative builds include a family-built rammed earth construction home; retrofitting an existing build; benefits of straw-bale housing.
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    Clean Energy 101

    Wednesday
    Sep 29

    30 Minutes

    Wind energy; a small turbine powers a single home; installing solar panels to contribute to the grid; solar farms.
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    We Bought a Farm

    Wednesday
    Sep 29

    30 Minutes

    Rodman and Gina Schley embark on a remodel of an old estate to meet high performance building standards; small-scale lavender; cut flower farming.
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    Urban Conversion

    Saturday
    Oct 2

    30 Minutes

    Set in Colorado, this series traces a family's efforts to lead a more eco-friendly, environmentally-conscious lifestyle. At the urging of his wife, Gina, fiscally conservative businessman Rodman Schley agrees to an "urban conversion." Over the course of the series, Rodman learns about backyard bookkeeping, farm-to-table eating, alternative fuels, and home brewing. The family visits Detroit, where urban farming helps a community heal, and Washington, D.C., where White House chef Sam Kass offers a tour of first lady Michelle Obama's vegetable garden.
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    Urban Conversion: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Urban Conversion

    Saturday
    Oct 2

    30 Minutes

    Set in Colorado, this series traces a family's efforts to lead a more eco-friendly, environmentally-conscious lifestyle. At the urging of his wife, Gina, fiscally conservative businessman Rodman Schley agrees to an "urban conversion." Over the course of the series, Rodman learns about backyard bookkeeping, farm-to-table eating, alternative fuels, and home brewing. The family visits Detroit, where urban farming helps a community heal, and Washington, D.C., where White House chef Sam Kass offers a tour of first lady Michelle Obama's vegetable garden.

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