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Airs Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Host Nan Sterman (right) pots plants with John Michael Gerdes.

Credit: Courtesy of AGP Productions, LLC

Above: Host Nan Sterman (right) pots plants with John Michael Gerdes.

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.

Photo credit: Courtesy of AGP Productions, LLC

Nan Sterman, host, co-producer, and co-writer of A GROWING PASSION, a television series that celebrates all the ways that San Diego “grows,” from farms and nurseries to backyards and schoolyards, to native habitats and more.

"Garden In A Pot" (Container Gardening) repeats on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 8:30 p.m. - If you haven’t got a large space to garden, containers may be your answer.

Whether they’re decorative or filled with something edible, they can be beautiful and productive and just right for small spaces.

Host Nan Sterman shows us how pots are designed, planted, and used to solve almost every small space gardening need.

Photo credit: Courtesy of AGP Productions, LLC

A variety of planted pots

A GROWING PASSION is on Facebook, and you can follow @GrowingPassion on Twitter. Share photos and follow the series on Instagram.

All episodes of A GROWING PASSION are available for viewing on demand following the broadcast.

A GROWING PASSION: How to Start Seeds

How to Start Seeds from Gerdes Creative on Vimeo.

Want to grow something you don’t see in your nursery of local garden store? Gardening expert Nan Sterman shows you the method to successfully starting seeds that you can transplant to your vegetable garden. Dig a little deeper! It’s not as hard as you think.

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