Gardening for Butterflies & Other Beneficial Insects (Atlanta, GA, Phoenix, AZ)
Ask a gardener these days what's on their short list of upcoming projects, and they'll likely name the addition or expansion of a butterfly or pollinator garden. That's because the loss of their native habitats to urban sprawl and the widespread use of herbicides in commercial farming has decimated many of the plants these insects need to survive. As gardeners often do, they're now rising up in force in an effort to restore lost habitats across the country, starting in their own backyards. In this... [see more] episode, we work alongside national experts to show ways we can all attract and help restore populations of these threatened insects. At the same time, we'll be increasing the beauty of our landscapes with native plants that our beneficial insects depend on.
The award-winning series, GROWING A GREENER WORLD combines the latest trends in eco-friendly outdoor living with traditional gardening know-how, farm-to-table cooking, and canning and preserving the harvest. In each episode, gardening expert Joe Lamp'l demonstrates hands-on, how-to gardening projects from his scenic north Atlanta farm and organic garden, while chef Nathan Lyon blends grassroots with gourmet to create simple, innovative cuisine using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. And throughout the season, Master Food Preserver, Theresa Loe will demonstrate easy yet delicious ways to preserve the flavors of the season.