This is an encore episode of 057-What Happened to the G in HGTV? It’s another chance to dive into a question I hear often: “Why aren’t there more gardening shows on TV anymore?” As the host of shows on DIY, HGTV and PBS for the past 17 years – and as executive producer for the past 10 years – I have a unique perspective of this industry and the challenges of creating, funding, filming, getting, and keeping a gardening show on the air. This episode takes you behind the scenes to the business side of what makes a show television-worthy.
I’m also sharing my views on where the industry is heading and will give you a peek into the future of joe gardener and my show, Growing a Greener World®. We’re busier than ever creating more garden content – on air for television and online with how-to videos, podcasts, blog posts, and a growing social community.
In fact, we’re preparing to launch an exciting and brand new project – check back here for that announcement coming up in the next few weeks, or sign up for free updates with the “Get Free Updates” link at the very top of this page.
We’re also just about to begin production of our milestone 10th season of Growing a Greener World. You can join the GGW Subscriber Group in Links & Resources below to receive updates on new shows and the premiere schedule.
The staff of Growing a Greener World and joe gardener wish you happy holidays and look forward to bringing you more great gardening programming and content in 2019. We’re busier than ever, and the future is very bright.
So – what would help you most in your garden? Share your questions and suggestions in the Comments section below. We would love to hear from you!
Links & Resources
Episode 057: What Happened to the G in HGTV? – Featuring original show notes
GGW Episode 808: The Green Bronx Machine – 2018 Emmy Award Winner!
Join joe gardener on social media:
joe gardener Facebook Group – Note: At the time of this original recording, I was broadcasting on Facebook Live most Saturday mornings. Although I’ve stopped broadcasting Live during these winter months, watch for new Facebook Live broadcasts to come during the 2019 growing season.
Join the joe gardener Subscriber Group to receive updates on our new project coming soon!
Join Growing a Greener World on social media:
GGWTV YouTube – Watch all of Season Nine
Join the GGW Subscriber Group to receive updates on production and release of our 10th season!
HortusTV – Note: Since the time of this original recording, HortusTV has discontinued service. One less option for gardeners looking for garden-related programming.