A GROWING PASSION: Distant Roots And Tasty Shoots: Plants At The Zoo
Airs Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, March 12 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS 2
Monday, March 5, 2018
Credit: Courtesy of Michael Gerdes / AGP Productions
Host Nan Sterman returns for Season 5 of A GROWING PASSION, a television show that celebrates all the ways that San Diego “grows,” from farms and nurseries to backyards and schoolyards, to native habitats and more.
What few people realize is that the Zoo and Safari Park have world-class collections of more than a million plants, too.
We stroll through the zoo with some of the browse staff who point out plants they harvest on-site, then take us to the offsite farm where they grow and harvest more browse.
What there isn't room to grow on-site gets collected along highways and in neighborhoods around San Diego County.
We visit reserved koalas whose strict eucalyptus diet is prepared in a special kitchen, tortoises who enjoy a range of fresh greens and more.
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