P Allen Smith

The Food Show

Join Allen as he explores Mt. Vernon Estate for a history lesson on the vegetables and herbs that George and Martha Washington grew in their gardens. Allen examines the rosemary hedges at Mt. Vernon and what it takes to care for this versatile herb. Allen also looks at Mt. Vernon's abundance of Fig trees that grow on the estate and shares his delicious fig preserve recipe. He also shares tomato planting tips from his farm and we learn how to plant sweet potato vine.



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Embracing The Backyard

With more and more people doing "Stay-Cations" it makes sense to put a little time and effort into your outdoor living space. A little grilling, a little relaxing and a few chickens. Come on... Did you really think P. Allen Smith would do a show about embracing the backyard and NOT have chickens?



  • 2017-03-27T02:30:00-07:00
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Escape to the Garden

Stress is a small word that can have big effects in terms of our health and overall well-being. Did you know the American Institute of Stress says 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half of all workers say they need help learning how to manage stress? Never fear. Escape to the garden with P. Allen Smith as he shares his garden stress relievers including yoga poses specifically designed for gardeners.

  • 2017-03-28T02:30:00-07:00
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The Unusual

We grow accustomed to things we see every day, the things we're comfortable with. But it's a good exercise to go beyond our comfort zones and explore things that are a little unusual. From unique planters, obscure wall hangings or a pizza topped with a fried egg, this episode explores the uncommon and unconventional.



  • 2017-03-29T02:30:00-07:00
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Kids, Kids and More Kids

Kids and broccoli aren't traditionally a match, but studies show that if you teach children how to grow vegetables, they are more likely to eat it. Learning about their food sources will also lead to healthier lifestyles as they grow up. That's why P. Allen Smith is a big advocate of getting kids in the garden. Plus, meet some kids who are raising chickens in the city and learn how to design a kids room that easily adapts to their changing styles.

  • 2017-03-30T02:30:00-07:00
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Small Spaces

Small spaces can be a challenge to make comfortable and stylish but P. Allen Smith has some ideas you can use for any area, indoors or out. Watch as Allen offers suggestions to a helpless romantic in setting up a spa getaway for his wife. Plus, we'll travel to New York City and see how one designer has created a beautiful garden on her balcony. No matter what the size of your space, there's always a creative solution.

  • 2017-03-31T02:30:00-07:00
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Anyone Can Do It

Getting started on a gardening or decorating project can be intimidating to some people if you don't know where to begin. That's ok, because today P. Allen Smith is going to hold your hand and help you through every step. We'll learn the top five, first-time gardener mistakes, see someone with a black thumb turn it green and understand when it's time to call in reinforcements.



  • 2017-04-03T02:30:00-07:00
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Flower Power

This episode is all about flowers and how they have the power to lift our spirits and add personality to our homes. P. Allen Smith shows us how to grow some of his favorites for arrangements and how to let loose and not try to be so perfect in the garden.



  • 2017-04-04T02:30:00-07:00
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Washington Was Here

Step back in time with P. Allen Smith as he travels back to 18th century Williamsburg to see just how George Washington and other Virginians would have lived (and eaten) in Pre-Revolutionary War time. He'll walk in the shoes of an 18th century middling to meet some colorful characters that talk about the gardens, kitchens and their way of life. You'll even get a taste of our first president's favorite dish.

  • 2017-04-05T02:30:00-07:00
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Extremes

Look up in the sky... it's a bird, it's a plane... nope. It's an episode of Garden Home all about extremes! Today P. Allen Smith covers both ends of the spectrum. Topics range from plants that love the heat to plants that thrive in water. We'll also see some extreme decorating ideas that feel right at home in the Garden Home Cottage.

  • 2017-04-06T02:30:00-07:00
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Self Defense

Learning some self-defense is a good idea for everyone. In this episode, P. Allen Smith will explore some fighting moves you can do to protect things around your home and garden. Now don't worry, these moves are all natural and a few are also very effective in case of a Zombie Apocalypse.

  • 2017-04-07T02:30:00-07:00
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A Visit from the Beekman Boys

Two New York City boys turned farmers visit Moss Mountain Farm. Find out how the Fabulous Beekman Boys fare, when faced with the challenge of capturing a free-range turkey while Allen puts a spin on a classic dish.

  • 2017-04-10T02:30:00-07:00
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Past Made New

Take a step back in time to the late 18th century town of Salem, North Carolina. Learn how many of the same practices and principles in this Moravian community can be utilized in today's modern backyard gardens.

  • 2017-04-11T02:30:00-07:00
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Pay It Forward

Be inspired to pay it forward! From building homes for those in need, to inspiring children to garden, in this episode P. Allen Smith spotlights several groups and organizations that are doing their part giving back to the community.

  • 2017-04-12T02:30:00-07:00
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The Future

A look at the latest in garden and design innovations and how to incorporate them into your home and outdoor spaces.

  • 2017-04-13T02:30:00-07:00
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Your Happy Place

What is your bliss? Do you have one? Let P. Allen Smith help you find and cultivate it.



  • 2017-04-14T02:30:00-07:00
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First Things First

Sometimes the first step is the hardest. Gain confidence and let P. Allen Smith show you how to build a solid foundation in your garden.



  • 2017-04-17T02:30:00-07:00
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Down and Dirty

A day without dirt under the fingernails is a sad day at Moss Mountain Farm. How to get the most out of your soil in this episode of P. Allen Smith's Garden Home.

  • 2017-04-18T02:30:00-07:00
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Drink Your Yard

Using herbs in your cooking is one thing, but in your drinks? P. Allen Smith shows you how to create a garden space that plays nicely with a glass.

  • 2017-04-19T02:30:00-07:00
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Take It Easy

No more excuses, get out and garden! P. Allen Smith demonstrates some hassle free gardening and cooking techniques for even the most well rooted couch potato.



  • 2017-04-20T02:30:00-07:00
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Allen's Favorites

Allen picks a few of his favorite topics to discuss in this episode. He talks to experts about antique furniture and blackberries. He also tells us about heirloom tomatoes and white superior potatoes. We'll also get educated in planting garlic and the different breeds of chickens. Plus Allen visits with an expert on pine straw.

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All Natural

Become closer to earth using natural ingredients and inspirations from the environment to create your own Garden Home experience.

  • 2017-04-21T02:30:00-07:00
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The Pioneers Challenge with Georgia Pellegrini

Modern Pioneer, Georgia Pellegrini, teams up with P. Allen Smith to prepare a stunning cocktail party. Meanwhile, a challenge between the two has been waged. Who will come out on top?



  • 2017-04-24T02:30:00-07:00
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It's Spooky

Allen Smith is throwing a Halloween Bash! Learn how to keep your Jack-o-Lantern's fresh longer along with unique fall decorating designs.

  • 2017-04-25T02:30:00-07:00
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