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A GROWING PASSION: The Business Of Blooms

Airs Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Host Nan Sterman visits Protea Hills Ranch in Escondido, Calif.

Credit: Courtesy of Marianne Gerdes, AGP Productions, LLC

Above: Host Nan Sterman visits Protea Hills Ranch in Escondido, Calif.

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.

On "The Business of Blooms," Nan explores why 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. Nan visits a hardy few who are helping San Diego’s floraculture industry to survive and thrive.

A GROWING PASSION debuted May 2, 2013.

Full Episode: A GROWING PASSION: The Business Of Blooms

San Diego is one of our nation’s top cut flower producers. Host Nan Sterman visits a hardy few who are helping San Diego’s floraculture industry to survive and thrive.

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