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Joe Lamp’l

2017 Show Judge, Co-Producer and Host, “Growing a Greener World® TV”

As one of the country’s most recognized and trusted personalities in gardening and sustainability, that passion for living a greener life is evident to a nationwide audience who watches Joe in his current role as Executive Producer and Host of the award-winning PBS series, “Growing a Greener World”® and previously as host of “Fresh from the Garden” on DIY Network and GardenSMART. Joe also shares his know-how on NBC’s TODAY SHOW, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Weather Channel and through his popular books, podcast series, nationally syndicated newspaper column and more. In 2011, The American Horticultural Society selected Joe as the recipient of the Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award, which recognizes effective and inspirational communication—through print, radio, television, and online media. In 2012 and 2014, the Garden Writers Association named Joe as Best On-Air Talent for Television.

Don’t miss Joe Lamp’l as he hosts the popular “Garden Wars” reality show, every day at 1 pm in the Garden Wars Arena in the North Hall.


The $25 Victory Garden Challenge: Grow a Garden to Feed Your Family on $25 or less

Joe Lamp’l takes you back to where it all began—creating an organic garden from scratch, sufficient to feed his family of four for an entire season. The challenge: spend less than $25 for the entire project—and do it as if he were a brand new gardener, with no tools and no contacts to help him! Not only did he do it, there was money left over. Discover the tricks and tips Joe used to make it happen, and learn how you can do the same thing.

Wednesday, Feb 22 at 4:30 pm / Rainier Room

Behind the Scenes at The Farm Garden from PBS’ “Growing a Greener World® TV”

Creating a garden that’s “good enough for you and your family” is one thing. But doing it all organically, making it healthy and bountiful enough to stand up to the scrutiny of year-round national television production? Yikes! Yet that’s exactly what Joe Lamp’l does in his home garden that also serves as the working set for “Growing a Greener World TV.” Joe will share all the details of creating and maintaining this garden, as well as his 5 must-do’s to create your most productive and resilient organic garden ever!

Friday, Feb 24 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room