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Cool Cities’-sponsored “Growing a Greener World” to air in October and November

September 16, 2014

Joe Lamp'l(ROANOKE, Va.)— Blue Ridge PBS will broadcast national television series, Growing a Greener World’s episode showcasing Roanoke, in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 24 at 12 noon. The show features the Roanoke City Market area, local restaurants and the green roof at Center in the Square. In addition, interviews with Jon Bryant, Natural Foods Co-op, and Mark Powell, Association of Community Gardens, will highlight Roanoke’s community gardens and the programs’ success. Local sponsors of this episode are Blue Ridge PBS, Center in the Square, City of Roanoke, Cool Cities Coalition, Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sheraton Roanoke.


Growing a Greener World is an award-winning TV show appearing on national Public Television featuring organic gardening, green living and farm-to-table cooking. Each episode focuses on making a positive impact on the planet through gardening and shares DIY information that we can all use at home. Currently in its fifth season, Growing a Greener World covers everything from edible gardening, urban homesteading and hobby farming to seasonal cooking, canning and preserving the harvest.

James Baum, president and CEO of Blue Ridge PBS says, “We’re happy that our good friend, Joe Lamp’l, brought Growing a Greener World to Roanoke and Virginia’s Blue Ridge to highlight the wonderful horticultural happenings in this area.”

NOTE: Growing a Green World is broadcast in 96% of the top 50 market areas in the US. Blue Ridge PBS is pleased to have sponsored the show’s original television season.

Blue Ridge PBS is the winner of multiple regional Emmy Awards for documentaries and community service. Founded in 1967, Blue Ridge PBS is the sole public multimedia enterprise serving portions of five states. As the region’s storyteller, Blue Ridge PBS offers outstanding informational, educational and cultural programming, along with an award-winning local production team devoted to regional issues and interests.

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