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Growing a Greener World

The Green Bronx Machine: The Power of a Classroom Farm (Bronx, NY)

Stephen Ritz will be the first to tell you he’s not a farmer. But while his days are spent mostly indoors and with no tractor in sight, he tends to perhaps the most important crop of all: hundreds of elementary school-aged students growing up in the poorest congressional district in America. It is, essentially, the worst soil possible for anything to thrive. But here, Stephen embeds himself- heart and soul- into their lives on a daily basis. Armed with the power of “real food” (that is, fresh...
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Wednesday, July 31 at 3:30 am on 12.1


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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.