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Gardening 101: Getting Ready For Spring

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 City Farmers Nursery

Simple Composting

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 City Farmers Nursery

Restore Native Habitat To Help Endangered Birds

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 Mariner's Point Park

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Berry Farm In a Blimp

June 22
By Peggy Pico, Katie Schoolov
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A San Diego farmer invents a new way to grow "uber-organic" strawberries.

Garden Project Allows Crawford Students To Grow

June 14
By Megan Burke and 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.

City Heights Community Garden Now Derelict

June 1
Midday Edition
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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.

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
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.

Recycle Christmas Trees Into Mulch

Dec. 27
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio
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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
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.

San Diegans Using Synthetic Grass To Conserve Water

April 22
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio
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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
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Natalie Walsh
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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
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Natalie Walsh
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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
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

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.