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

    Clean Energy 101

    Saturday
    Jun 19

    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

    Saturday
    Jun 19

    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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    Let it Rot!

    Wednesday
    Jun 23

    30 Minutes

    Hunting for wild mushrooms; prepping new fields for planting; tractors; Tough Mudder in Snowmass Village, Colo.
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    Whose Water Is It, Anyways?

    Wednesday
    Jun 23

    30 Minutes

    Following the Colorado watershed to determine where water comes from.
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    Let it Rot!

    Saturday
    Jun 26

    30 Minutes

    Hunting for wild mushrooms; prepping new fields for planting; tractors; Tough Mudder in Snowmass Village, Colo.
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    Whose Water Is It, Anyways?

    Saturday
    Jun 26

    30 Minutes

    Following the Colorado watershed to determine where water comes from.
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    Across the Desert Sand

    Wednesday
    Jun 30

    30 Minutes

    The Colorado Sand Dunes; natural properties of sand; sand as a critical component of insulation; energy usage in the home building process.
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    Rocky Mountain Air

    Wednesday
    Jun 30

    30 Minutes

    The importance of clean air; hot-air balloon festival in Telluride, Colo.; radiant floor heating; fresh air ventilation; Denver's light rail system; first season of locally grown flowers.

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