Blue Ridge PBS Welcomes Joe Lamp'l to Roanoke!
Joe Lamp’l, host of Growing a Greener World, will be in Roanoke on April 25 and 26 to film a segment for his nationally broadcast series. The show will feature the City Market area with its farm-to-table theme as well as local restaurants and the green roof at Center in the Square. Joe will also talk with Jon Bryant, of Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, and Mark Powell, of the Roanoke Community Garden Association, to highlight Roanoke’s community gardens and the programs’ success.
The segment will be broadcast in the upcoming fall season of 2014. After the taping, Blue Ridge PBS will partner with Center in the Square to host an invitational rooftop cocktail event with Mr. Lamp’l.
Growing a Greener World combines the latest trends in eco-friendly outdoor living with traditional gardening know-how. The award-winning 26-part series travels the country to deliver compelling, inspirational, informative and entertaining stories about those making a positive impact on the planet through organic gardening, sustainable living and farm-to-table cooking. This season's topics range from edible landscape design, urban homesteading and hobby farming to seasonal cooking, canning and preserving. In each episode, gardening and sustainability expert, Joe Lamp’l demonstrates a hands-on gardening project and later, Chef Nathan Lyon blends grassroots with gourmet to create simple, innovative cuisine using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
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