Head to the Big Easy to see all that New Orleans has to offer. But first, visit Brian and Dawn Gotreaux — first-generation farmers who adopted 10 children from around the world and raise them on the family farm for the life lessons they believe are fostered there. Next, visit farmer Ben Burkett of B&B Farms/Indian Springs Cooperative — an African-American farming cooperative in Mississippi. Then head to Paradigm Gardens, where farmer Joel Hitchcock is making homemade insecticide with cayenne... [see more] pepper and garlic, showing the essential tools every gardener should have, and teaching some basic watering tips. Finally, visit the home kitchen of James Beard Award-winning chef Donald Link, who will make a dish of shrimp and citrus.
Public television's landmark gardening program has a new host: Jamie Durie, a horticulturist, international landscape designer and Australian television personality. Familiar faces from previous seasons, including resident horticulturist and all-around gardening expert Kip Anderson, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom and lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers, continue to provide simple, easy lessons to help today's busy gardeners make the most of their time outdoors.