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A Growing Passion: The Business Of Blooms

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. In the series premiere, host Nan Sterman visits a hardy few who are helping San Diego’s floraculture industry to survive and thrive.

Pickers harvesting flowers at Rainbow Hill Protea Farm in Fallbrook, Calif.

Pickers harvesting flowers at Rainbow Hill Protea Farm in Fallbrook, Calif.

Published on April 24, 2013

Rainbow Hill Protea picker at work.

Rainbow Hill Protea picker at work.

Published on April 24, 2013

Dawn and the Rainbow Hill Protea crew after harvest.

Dawn and the Rainbow Hill Protea crew after harvest.

Published on April 24, 2013

Truck loaded with flowers after harvest at Rainbow Hill Protea in Fallbrook, Calif.

Truck loaded with flowers after harvest at Rainbow Hill Protea in Fallbrook, Calif.

Published on April 24, 2013

Rainbow Protea landscape.

Rainbow Protea landscape.

Published on April 24, 2013

Flowers, Rainbow Hill Protea

Flowers, Rainbow Hill Protea

Published on April 24, 2013

Protea bud

Protea bud

Published on April 24, 2013

Rainbow Protea

Rainbow Protea

Published on April 24, 2013

Proteas packed to ship.

Proteas packed to ship.

Published on April 24, 2013

Noted floral artist, educator and speaker René van Rems with host Nan Sterman and  floral arrangement.

Noted floral artist, educator and speaker René van Rems with host Nan Sterman and floral arrangement.

Published on April 24, 2013

Floral Trade Center, Carlsbad, Calif.

Floral Trade Center, Carlsbad, Calif.

Published on April 24, 2013

Boxes of tulips, Floral Trade Center, Carlsbad, Calif.

Boxes of tulips, Floral Trade Center, Carlsbad, Calif.

Published on April 24, 2013

Grevlilea "Moonlight" flowers

Grevlilea "Moonlight" flowers

Published on April 24, 2013

California lilac bloom up close.

California lilac bloom up close.

Published on April 24, 2013

California lilac blooming.

California lilac blooming.

Published on April 24, 2013

Dramm & Echter, horticultural greenhouse producer, 1150 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, Calif. 92024

Dramm & Echter, horticultural greenhouse producer, 1150 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, Calif. 92024

Published on April 24, 2013

Gerbera, Dramm & Echter.

Gerbera, Dramm & Echter.

Published on April 24, 2013

Gerbera, Dramm & Echter.

Gerbera, Dramm & Echter.

Published on April 24, 2013

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