Episode 102: Growing Organic

Original Airdate: 
Monday, December 3, 2012 - Sunday, December 9, 2012
Next Airdate: 
Monday, April 22, 2013 - Sunday, April 28, 2013

Eco Company gets down to earth in this episode, quite literally. Jessica learns how restaurant scraps are collected to provide the nitrogen and wonderful nutrients needed to make compost. It's compost that goes back to farms and wineries to grow our food and produce. Nothing is wasted and all goes right back into the soil.

Then Adam reports on a group of high school students in Santa Cruz, CA, who are reaping the rewards of their labor by eating what they are growing in their organic garden. But they are not just learning the process of growing foods organically, they are also learning how many of the decisions they make everyday affect the environment.

Then Jordon's on the scent of the flower business and it is BIG business in the U.S. Most growers use pesticides to control pests. However Jordon found one grower using good bugs to control bad bugs in order to grow their flowers sustainably.

Finally Brendan takes us to a high school where students have made a difference in a program called S.P.A.R.E., Students Promoting Awareness of Recycling and the Environment. They have created a place for students to hangout that is surrounded by a garden of native plants. AND they run the schools recycling program, making money for their projects in the process!