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'Growing a Greener World’ host coming to Kingsport

Submitted by Joy Moore • Jan 15, 2019 at 4:30 PM


KINGSPORT - Joe Lamp’l, the nationally-syndicated garden writer who hosts the award-winning PBS series, “Growing a Greener World,” will be the featured speaker at this month's Southern Appalachian Plant Society meeting and gardening enthusiasts throughout the region are invited to come out and hear what he has to say.

Lamp’l will present “No-Till Gardening: If You Love Your Soil, Ditch the Tiller” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, located at 300 West Market Street in downtown Kingsport. The program, sponsored by SAPS, is free and open to the public.

Tillers are the go-to tools gardeners have always used to break up the earth. But is tilling really the best way to get your soil in shape? Lamp’l says no, and will explain how tilling adversely impacts the soil and share the five simple steps to creating a thriving no-till garden.

Lamp’l, a master gardener who became a household name with his gardening and sustainable living shows, is the executive producer and star of “Growing a Greener World” that airs nationally on PBS stations and around the world.

As host of three national television shows, the author of several books (including “The Green Gardeners Guide”) and a syndicated newspaper column, Lamp’l is one of the country’s most recognized and trusted personalities in gardening and sustainability. For the past nine years, he has been the creator, executive producer and host of the award-winning national PBS series, “Growing a Greener World” ®. Prior to that, he hosted “Fresh from the Garden” on DIY Network as well as being an on-air contributor to “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America” and The Weather Channel.

His efforts have earned numerous awards, including The American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award which recognizes effective and inspirational communication (through print, radio, television, podcasts and other online media) and Best On-Air Talent for Television by the Garden Writers Association.

He is also the founder and “Joe” behind joegardener.com – a garden-intensive site launched in 2017 and dedicated to all things gardening and horticulture through how-to videos, podcasts, articles and blog posts. When he’s not working in his large, raised bed vegetable garden, he’s likely planting or digging something up, or spending time with his family on their organic farm just north of Atlanta, Georgia.

For more details about the program or the Southern Appalachian Plant Society (SAPS), call (423) 348-6572 or email [email protected] You can also find them online at www.saps.us.