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Gardening

San Diego Offers Free Gardening Classes To Produce Healthy Lifestyles

May 17
By Susan Murphy
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Rising food costs and lack of accessible fresh produce can lead to unhealthy eating. That's why San Diego County is launching a gardening project to teach people how to grow their own food.

Creating An Edible Garden

March 14
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The farm-to-table craze is the most popular trend in restaurants right now. But, how about the "backyard garden-to-table?" This month, we combine our Food and Garden programs and bring you two experts on growing your food and eating it, too.

Tips For Your Winter Garden

Jan. 10
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So far, it's been a chilly, wet winter. We'll hear what San Diego gardeners should be doing to take care of their plants during this stormy season, and how do prepare for the springtime.

Recycle Christmas Trees Into Mulch

Dec. 27
By Ed Joyce
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When you're ready to unload your holiday tree, the city of San Diego will turn it into garden mulch. The grinding happens at the Greenery at the Miramar Landfill.

Make Your Autumn Garden Bloom

Sept. 27
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Fall can be great time to start gardening in San Diego. But autumn gardening has its challenges: like Santa Ana winds and variable temperatures. Gardening expert Nan Sterman joins us with advice on how to make your Autumn garden bloom.

Summer Means Alfresco Dining

July 20
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Summer means eating fresh food in the fresh outdoors. We'll talk about great cooking and eating with summer produce and fresh ingredients.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Summer Garden

July 12
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What's the summer gardener to do now that July has arrived? We'll talk with garden expert Nan Sterman about getting the most out of your summer garden.

San Diegans Using Synthetic Grass To Conserve Water

April 22
By Ed Joyce
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Drought and the increasing cost of water are reasons many San Diegans are pulling up their lawns and switching to alternatives like drought-tolerant plants and water-wise landscapes. One alternative is synthetic grass, but not everyone agrees it's the best choice.

Using Spring Produce To Cook Delicious Vegetarian Dishes

April 20
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Spring is here, so what's cooking? We'll explore the wonderful options of vegetarian cuisine in our monthly food segment.

Planting Time In The Spring Garden

April 12
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Spring is here, and that means many plants are blooming. We'll find out how to take advantage of the wet winter rains and how to control weeds in your garden.

New Landscaping Regulations Mandate Water Conservation

Jan. 11
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California cities were mandated by the state to have new water landscaping regulations in place by January 1. 2010. We discuss what these new regulations entail, what effect they will have on the state's water usage and which San Diego communities are in compliance.

San Diego Gives Christmas Trees Second Life

Dec. 28
By Ed Joyce
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You can recycle your old Christmas tree in a way that returns it back to the earth. The City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department offers free tree recycling.

Winter Gardening In San Diego

Dec. 21
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We'll talk about the benefits of winter gardening with garden expert Nan Sterman.

It's Planting Time In The San Diego Garden

Oct. 21
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It's the beginning of the planting season in California so we'll talk with garden expert Nan Sterman about what to do in your garden for the winter.

Plan For Community Garden Grows Out Of High Diabetes Rate

Oct. 12
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KPBS is working on a project called Food. We're following your dinner from the plate to the fields, farm and ocean. Americans are eating more than we used to, it's making us fatter and in some cases sick. KPBS Investigative Reporter, Amita Sharma, has been looking into an alarming statistic facing residents in National City -- the city has the highest diabetes rate in San Diego County. What can be done to improve the health of the residents of National City? We'll tell you about what one community organization wants to do that they think will help.