ECHO - Helping Underdeveloped Countries Grow Their Own Food

Ft. Myers, FL. - ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) uses the power of agriculture on a global scale to reduce hunger and improve lives in underdeveloped countries. ECHO provides students and overseas development workers with agricultural skills and resources to help those who are just one failed crop away from starvation. Viewers will not only learn about these garden heroes, but will see how to apply many of the skills shown in the simulated gardens to the similarly challenging conditions of their own home gardens.



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Compost, Compost Everywhere: How It's Made (Seattle, WA)

Healthy plants start with healthy soil, and healthy soil starts with compost. In this episode, we see how one commercial facility diverts yard waste and kitchen scraps that might otherwise be destined for a landfill and converts it into compost, veritable black gold for the garden. We also visit Seattle Tilth, a training facility that teaches homeowners how to compost on a much smaller scale to give their own gardens the best chance for success.



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Year-round Growing With Eliot Coleman (HARBORSIDE, ME)

It's a GGW trip to the extreme northeast as we visit acclaimed authors and accomplished gardening sages Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch at their Four Seasons Farm in Harborside, Maine. Throughout the course of this episode, we see how this husband and wife team consistently and successfully grows vegetables all year-round... in even their sometimes frigid Zone 5 climate. You'll have no more excuses about gardening in challenging weather!

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Growing Without Soil: Hydroponics (Atlanta, GA; New York City; Raleigh, NC)

Growing hydroponically- without soil- offers many advantages, from fewer pest and diseases to being able to grow your own food in almost any size space. We showcase shipping containers that grow restaurant-quality produce hydroponically and a New Yorker creating small-scale hydroponic gardens that work anywhere there's a window. Even our own foodscape correspondent Brie Arthur shows her system for growing tomatoes hydroponically at her home.

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Debunking Gardening Myths With Linda Chalker Scott (Seattle, WA)

Dig a ten-dollar hole for a one-dollar plant. "Water deeply but infrequently." Thanks to new academic research, many longstanding gardening "rules" like these are now being debunked as myths. Getting past these outdated or just plain misinformed old wives' tales makes us all better and smarter gardeners. In this episode, we do some myth busting of some of the most common practices with guest host and award-winning author Dr. Linda Chalker Scott.

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Designing The Landscape (Atlanta, Ga)

Want to learn how great designers create beautiful landscapes? Joe Lamp'l and Brie Arthur team up to design and install a new landscape in this packed episode. We walk viewers through the complete process from concept to completion: design consultation, plan creation, shopping for and selecting plants, and (of course) the actual installation. This episode is full of useful information to equip anyone in creating a more beautiful landscape.

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