A Growing Passion: The Business Of Blooms
Airs Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 4 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published April 24, 2013 at 10:58 a.m., updated June 28, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.
More and more San Diegan’s strive to make socially, environmentally, and economically responsible choices. From earth-friendly and water wise gardens to organic foods and habitat restoration, we demand options that protect our health, feed our communities, and protect our natural resources. A GROWING PASSION is a lifestyle program that explores San Diego County’s agriculture and horticulture activities as an expression of this growing earth-friendly movement.
From backyard food production to major horticultural growers, from low water landscapes to sustainable practices around the home and in the garden, we tell stories about the natural and man-made landscapes that shape the social, cultural, environmental and economic interests of our community. We celebrate how San Diego grows. The series is hosted by Nan Sterman.
"The Business of Blooms (San Diego’s Cut Flower Industry)" repeats on Saturday, June 29 at 4 p.m. - San Diego is one of our nation’s top cut flower producers. These crops generate almost 78 million dollars a year.
The cost of land and water has put pressure on local growers. Host Nan Sterman visits a hardy few who are helping San Diego’s floraculture industry to survive and thrive.
A GROWING PASSION debuted May 2, 2013.
Episodes of A GROWING PASSION will be available for online viewing following the broadcast.