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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Dominica: Island Ingenuity in Sustainability (Island of Dominica, The Caribbean)

It's been said that necessity is the mother of invention. And when your resources are limited, you quickly learn to make the most of them, while protecting what you have. That's the way of life on one tiny Caribbean island. Commonly known as "The Nature Island," Dominica has unquestionably earned the nickname. Over two-thirds of the island is made up of protected rainforests. On the remaining third, sustainable agriculture and eco-tourism help the nation thrive, while serving as a role model for others.

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Beyond Organic Gardening: The Principles of Permaculture (Raleigh, NC and Americus, GA)

While organic gardening is a great way to work in harmony with nature as we learn to garden and farm without chemicals, permaculture is all that and more. In fact, permaculture is becoming one of the hottest trending terms for those seeking to take their gardening and farming practices to the next earth-friendly level. In this episode, we meet Dr. Will Hooker, who teaches permaculture at North Carolina State University and demonstrates the practices in his own home garden.

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Know Your Farmer: Supporting Community Agriculture (Pennington, NJ; Bedford Hills, NY; and Ranger, GA)

The next best thing to growing your own fresh produce is to have someone local do it for you. That's the basis of community supported agriculture co-ops, known as CSAs. Their popularity with consumers has swept the country. For those that don't have the time, space, or desire to grow their own food, it's the perfect partnership between farmer and consumer. In this episode, the team visits the oldest and largest certified organic CSA program in New Jersey. They also visit a small community co-op in New York that's put a surprising spin on the traditional CSA.

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Beyond Veggies: Adding Fruit to Your Food Garden (St. Louis, MO)

The natural first step to growing food is usually a small vegetable plot or garden. For many, the desire to expand their palate often finds them considering fruit trees or shrubs. Yet all too often, they stop short of taking that step for various reasons, including the belief that growing fruit will take too much room or require more work and extra care to battle pests and diseases. Yet with the right information and plant choices, growing fruit in a backyard of any size can be a successful and enjoyable experience, without all the work or chemicals you thought you might need.

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