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Critter Control; Natural ways to repel backyard wildlife pests (Atlanta & Athens, GA):

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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.

Latest Episodes

A look at more garden myths and what to really do instead.

Pruning helps shape a plant or tree while promoting future growth. But if done correctly, it can do more harm than good. In this episode, GGW brings in best-selling garden author Tracy Desabato-Aust to demonstrate the science behind the practice. Host Joe Lamp'l adds his expertise by showing you the five basic keys to pruning like a pro. Learn the benefits, common mistakes and step-by-step instruction on how to promote healthy plants with selective pruning.

Once you get past the buzz of backyard beekeeping, what's the reality? This episode tracks the first year of newbie beekeeper Joe Lamp'l: selecting the best equipment, physically taking possession of thousands of live bees, installing them in a proper hive, harvesting the honey, and dealing with the inevitable challenges along the way. With a Master Beekeeper offering expert advice as well as incredible visuals of the honeybee's secret world, this episode is a must-see.

With the fate of honeybees still uncertain, gardeners know just how important they are for a bountiful garden and the world's food security. Yet with declining numbers, raising your own backyard bees makes even more sense. One of the biggest barriers to getting started though is the uncertainly of what's involved. In this episode, Joe Lamp'l bring you along as he attends his first beekeeping class, to buying the equipment, setting up the hive, to enjoying the bountiful harvest and wonderful honey that adds to the joy of this rapidly growing hobby.

Most of us have never experienced true hunger. Yet for much of the world, the assurance of a next meal can be anything but certain. Fortunately, many are working to change that. One such group is ECHO A Ft. Meyers, Florida based organization empowering students and overseas workers with the agricultural skills to share their resources around the world with those who may be just one failed crop away from starvation.

This season premiere episode documents the first of a two-part series covering an entire year in the working garden set for the television series. Host Joe Lamp'l and gardener-in-residence takes you behind the scenes for the reality of the spring and summer seasons like you've never seen before.

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