GROWING A GREENER WORLD blends the latest trends in eco-friendly living with traditional gardening know-how. The series highlights the diverse people, organizations and events that seek to raise environmental awareness and encourage better stewardship of the planet. GROWING A GREENER WORLD combines the expertise and engaging styles of veteran television host and nationally recognized authority on gardening and sustainability, Joe Lamp'l (a.k.a. joe gardener), with the "Most Watched Gardening Personality on the Web," Garden GirlPatti Moreno. Each episode contains one compelling feature story and one how-to segment for growing your own food, followed by a four-minute segment with chef Nathan Lyon (A Lyon in the Kitchen) who uses fresh-from-the-garden fruit, vegetables or herbs to create simple and delicious dishes. Lyon, a finalist for the 2006 The Next Food Network Star, believes the fresher the ingredients, the better the food.

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Redeeming Your Ground (Atlanta, GA)

How often do we move into a house that provides adequate shelter but does nothing to beckon you outside beyond the walls? That was the case for the Scott family... until they decided to do something about it. What started as an experimental small vegetable garden at the back of the driveway has since evolved into a livable and inviting backyard that is now an essential part of their everyday living space.

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The Compost Peddlers (Austin, TX)

America is on a mission to lighten their environmental footprint while reducing waste going into landfills. Many urban and suburban homeowners know that composting is a great way to do both. Yet not everyone is ready to take the dive into managing a backyard heap of food scraps and yard debris. In Austin, locals can have the best of both words. The Compost Peddlers is a small eco-minded company on a big mission. Using the clean energy of pedal power, they'll bike to your door, pick up your weekly collection, and haul it off to a nearby farm to do the dirty work for you.

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The Green Bronx Machine: The Power of a Classroom Farm (Bronx, NY)

Stephen Ritz will be the first to tell you he's not a farmer. But while his days are spent mostly indoors and with no tractor in sight, he tends to perhaps the most important crop of all: hundreds of elementary school-aged students growing up in the poorest congressional district in America. It is, essentially, the worst soil possible for anything to thrive. But here, Stephen embeds himself-heart and soul-into their lives on a daily basis.

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The Private Garden of a Public Gardener (Wayne, PA and Wilmington, DE)

When overseas travel became possible, exotic plants were common cargo on ships all across the world. Unfortunately, many of those plants proved to be far more aggressive outside of their native range. At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, we explain why some non-native plants are dangerous, how gardeners can prevent further spread of some of the more aggressive species, and how using the right native plant for a particular space can make gardening easier for people and better for the planet.

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Controlling Garden Pests, Diseases, and Weeds Organically (Atlanta, GA)

While garden pests, diseases, and weeds are a fact of life, the harsh chemicals often used to treat them don't have to be. As we become more aware of the adverse impact these products are having on wildlife and our environment, gardeners are seeking eco-friendlier ways to manage these ever-present problems. In this episode, Joe and the team tackle all those challenges garden pests, diseases, and weeds in and around the Garden Farm set of Growing a Greener World. And they'll do it using all-organic methods for effective control.

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