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Expert Offers Winter Gardening Tips

Dec. 2
Midday Edition

Gardening expert Nan Sterman joins Midday Edition with winter gardening tips, and answers readers' questions.

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Planning A Fall Garden - Challenges And Rewards

Sept. 12
Midday Edition

Fall is one of the best seasons for the San Diego gardener - but it can also be the most challenging.

Urban Gardening Program Helps Juvenile Offenders Uproot Their LIves

July 8
Sasha Doppelt

A group of young inner-city offenders graduated today from an urban-gardening program that teaches them life skills.

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Berry Farm In a Blimp

June 22
By Peggy Pico, Katie Schoolov

A San Diego farmer invents a new way to grow "uber-organic" strawberries.

Garden Project Allows Crawford Students To Grow

June 14
By Megan Burkeand Brian Meyers, Media Arts Center of San Diego

Students from San Diego's Crawford High School are cultivating healthier food choices and learning about different cultures.

Do's And Don'ts For Your Summer Vegetable Garden

June 13
Midday Edition

Garden expert Nan Sterman talks about summer vegetable gardening. What works in other parts of the country doesn't always work in San Diego gardens. Find out how to plant and nuture your favorite vegetables.

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City Heights Community Garden Now Derelict

June 1
Midday Edition

One year ago, the city of San Diego forced a dozen Cambodian refugees in City Heights off city-owned land they had used to grow vegetables for 26 years.

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San Diego Offers Free Gardening Classes To Produce Healthy Lifestyles

May 17
By Susan Murphy

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
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Tom Fudge

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
By Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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Recycle Christmas Trees Into Mulch

Dec. 27
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

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
By Maureen Cavanaugh

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
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Natalie Walsh

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
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Natalie Walsh

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.

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San Diegans Using Synthetic Grass To Conserve Water

April 22
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

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.