Joe Lamp'l

Creator of Growing a Greener World® and Joe Gardner®

Joe Lamp’l is the Creator, Host, and Executive Producer of Growing a Greener World® and the "Joe" behind joegardener.com®

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Joe Lamp’l is one of the country’s most recognized and trusted personalities in gardening and sustainability. His passion for teaching is evident to a nationwide audience who watches Joe in his current role as Creator, Executive Producer Host and of the award-winning PBS series, Growing a Greener World® and previously as host of Fresh from the Garden on DIY Network as well as on-air contributor to The Today Show, Good Morning America and The Weather Channel. Past awards include The American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award, which recognizes effective and inspirational communication—through print, radio, television, podcasts and other online media and Best On-Air Talent for Television by the Garden Writers Association. Joe is also the founder and “Joe” behind joegardener.com – a new website dedicated to all things gardening and horticulture through how-to videos, podcasts, articles and blog posts.

Joe Lamp'l


"I like Milorganite because it offers a natural way to deliver important nutrients to my lawn and garden, without using harsh synthetic chemicals that are potentially dangerous to the environment. Equally important, the process of making Milorganite actually improves the environment and watersheds around Milwaukee. In contrast, the making of synthetic fertilizers utilize a tremendous amount of fossil fuels, something not many people factor into the equation. The bottom line; Milorganite is better for the environment where it's made, and wherever it's used" 

- Joe Lamp'l

Joe's Most Recent Posts

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Oct 21, 2023, 10:00 AM
Four simple but important steps to prepare your raised garden bed soil in fall.
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Sep 30, 2023, 5:15 AM
Sooner or later, even the best-maintained lawn will develop bare spots that require rehabilitation. In this post, I’ll explain the simple lawn patching steps.
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Aug 12, 2023, 5:00 AM
Unlike rainwater harvesting that addresses options to capture water, water conservation addresses ways to use that water in the landscape as efficiently as possible.
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Jun 10, 2023, 5:30 AM
Pest and disease issues and weeds are a fact of life when growing vegetables, but not every issue needs to balloon into a crisis. With preventative maintenance and diligence,…
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May 20, 2023, 5:15 AM
A thriving vegetable garden means loads of heavy tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and more hanging from plants that can’t support the weight on their own. Tall and vining plants…
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Apr 15, 2023, 5:15 AM
Raised bed gardening offers a number of advantages over gardening in-ground, but between the lumber and soil, start-up costs for a raised bed can stack up, and not everyone…