eHow and P. Allen Smith Launch New eHow Home Channel on YouTube

The "Garden Home Challenge" chronicles an eco-friendly construction project on YouTube's new eHow Home Channel

Little Rock, AR—Tuesday, January 24, 2012 – Acclaimed designer and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith has been named as the host of YouTube's new eHow Home Channel and has unveiled his latest project, the "Garden Home Challenge",  exclusively online.

In the "Garden Home Challenge", planning, design and craftsmanship converge when designer and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith and his colleagues build an environmentally friendly home for $150,000 in 150 days. Along the way he'll also offer practical tips for style, comfort and sustainability in his "At Home with P. Allen Smith" series. The "P. Allen Classics" collection offers innovative tips for your home and garden from his extensive library.

"Doing the various TV shows, books, connecting to the public on social media sites, our blogs and now the new eHow Home channel on YouTube -- there is so much to share!" Allen continues, "We have shows about everything – from the garden, decorating, style tips, antiquing and junk shop finds to "green" alternatives.  Many are brand new shows that I can't wait for everyone to enjoy and learn from in an entertaining yet informative way!"

P. Allen Smith walks his viewers through the process of building a home from the ground up in the "Garden Home Challenge". Building a 1,600 square foot, eco-friendly Garden Home in 150 days for $150,000 dollars? From the insulation, to the windows, to the roof, viewers will be able to track how much money is being spent, what adjustments are made and what projects are cut to stay on budget – while learning from a trusted authority who inspires consumers with ideas and empowers them with easy and affordable lifestyle solutions. New episodes every Thursday.

The eHow Home line-up, "At Home with P. Allen Smith" consists of:

• Practical tips for style, comfort and sustainable living from designer and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith. Allen dissects style and function to reveal the tips that will take your home and garden to the next level.

• Once hooked, no one will want to miss episodes of behind the scenes of The Garden Home with P. Allen Smith.  It's chaotic. It's crazy. And, it's never as smooth as it looks. But, it's also a lot of fun. Allen gives viewers a behind the scenes look at what viewers normally don't see on film. Peek behind the curtain and see what happens when the cameras aren't rolling.

• Organic gardens, energy efficiency, a model for sustainable agriculture and a place to reintroduce endangered varieties and breeds of livestock, these are just a few things people from all over the world see when they visit Allen's Moss Mountain Farm. Each week, Allen will feature the unique things happening at the farm, from the birth of a lamb, to hatching baby ducks, to the 275,000 blooming daffodils, to learning about one of the largest private collections of antique rose species in the country.

Finally, see the "P. Allen Smith Classics".  Originally aired as part of "P. Allen Smith's Garden Home" Television series, watch construction updates from Allen's previous construction project at Moss Mountain Farm. There are also segments of Allen and friends giving hands-on basics of gardening and container gardening tips. Take a tour of the Garden Home Retreat and view a selection of innovative virtual garden makeovers. Join host P. Allen Smith as he visits some of the most interesting gardeners and gardens in the country.

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About P. Allen Smith
P. Allen Smith is an award-winning designer and lifestyle expert and host of two public television programs, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table and the syndicated 30-minute show P. Allen Smith Gardens. Smith is one of America's most recognized and respected design experts, providing ideas and inspiration through multiple media venues. He is the author of the best-selling Garden Home series of books published by Clarkson Potter/Random House, including Bringing the Garden Indoors: Container, Crafts and Bouquets for Every Room and P. Allen Smith's Seasonal Recipes from the Garden. Allen is also very active on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Allen's Blog and YouTube as well as on the new eHow Home channel. His design and lifestyle advice is featured in several national magazines. Learn more at

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