A GROWING PASSION: Season Two: Green Roofs
Airs Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, April 25, 2014
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.
"Green Roofs" - We take for granted that plants grow beneath our feet. But what about plants that grow over our heads? Green roofs were once a novelty.
Today, they are gaining popularity thanks to their ability to capture runoff and keep it from polluting beaches and bays, to moderate temperatures inside the buildings they top, reduce atmospheric heating, and offer a beautiful, interesting, even healing alternative to an expanse of glaring, bare rooftop.
In this episode, we visit green roofs large and small, across the county, in commercial settings, a hospital, private home and even a green roof that is part of an art installation on a university campus.
Episodes of A GROWING PASSION will be available for online viewing following the broadcast.