A new PBS television series is set to premiere in major markets on Saturday, May 15. Growing a Greener World is what happens when you combine one part eco-friendly living with one part gardening know-how and then mix in recipes for cooking up the harvest.
This new show is hosted by Joe Gardener (Joe Lamp’l) and Garden Girl Patti Moreno with help from celebrity chef Nathan Lyon.
I think it’s the right show at the right time for the right audience.
I met both Joe and Patti at a symposium last September and have a feeling they’re going to be terrific, down-to-earth hosts for this series.
Growing a Greener World (GGW) will certainly inspire a whole new generation of gardeners by telling the stories of real-life gardeners and how they’re growing in gardens across the country. Stories will focus on sustainable victory gardens, organic lawn care, compost, natural pest care, water-wise gardening and the efforts of young gardeners, to name just a few of the first season’s topics.
What I like most about the concept for this series is that it will feature the green and growing efforts of real people in real projects in places from Azusa, California, to Boston, Massachusetts.
I’ve been following Joe on Twitter as he’s crisscrossed the country filming the show. Audiences will get the chance to meet a group of people and organizations working to make a difference in our world. I’m so glad their stories will get to be told.
In addition to the main story, each show includes a short how-to segment on growing backyard vegetables and then a segment on how-to cook up the harvest. Because I enjoy cooking as much as I enjoy gardening, I’m looking forward to learning a few new ways to use my home-grown produce in the kitchen.
Check your local PBS listings for the premiere date and air time and then tune in. I’ll be interested in hearing how this series inspires you to grow greener in your world.