I just discovered my favorite show, Growing a Greener World, which is an amazing gardening-centric show that I can’t get enough of. I’ve recently watched episode 515 – Making More Plants, featuring a wonderful young horticulturalist and propagator, Brienne Gluvna Arthur, who is charming as she explains the various ways to easily propagate plants of all types. If you haven’t seen the show, check out their website, www.growingagreenerworld.com, which actually has all of their full episodes for viewing for free – awesome. I am hooked.
Watch Episode 515 – Making More Plants:
Excerpt: Today, Joe takes us to just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina to meet Brienne Gluvna Arthur. Brie is amongst a small group of nationally recognized young horticulturalists and propagators. Having studied horticulture and landscape design at Purdue University, she immediately started working as a full time propagator. 15 years later, Brie estimates she has added a million plants to gardens all across the country.
Episode 306 – Polyface Farms:
Here’s another great episode that explains how to raise cattle, chickens and pigs in a very environmentally-friendly way that is inspired by nature. My favorite part is Joel picking all the “grass” plants to explain the “salad-bar beef” concept. Genius.
Expert: At the forefront of this movement is Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in the Shenandoah Valley of VA. With 100 open acres and 3 generations of family, the Salatin’s raises grass-fed beef, forage-based rabbits, pastured poultry, eggs, and forest floor pigs. And the whole system is carefully choreographed without ever using chemical fertilizers or industrial animal feed. And yet, his farm is able to service over 3,000 families, 10 retail outlets and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and buying clubs.