I recently had the pleasure of talking to Joe Lamp'l, gardener, green media personality extraordinare, and host and executive producer of Growing a Greener World on PBS.
About Joe Lamp'l
Joe initially got into horticulture as a child, after breaking the branch off a shrub, sticking it into the ground, and seeing a mere few weeks later that it had taken root.
Joe how he has been interested in sustainability for his whole life, but "there was an a-ha moment." That moment was when he was using synthetic fertilizer in a hopper. He hit a root and the fertilizer spilled, and he knew that using more than the recommended about of fertilizer is bad, so he tried to remove some of it. The following day, there was a huge dead spot on the grass where the fertilizer had spilled. "That was a huge graphic demonstration to me of what was in that stuff," he said, "It really got me going."... read more