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A GROWING PASSION: The Business Of Blooms

Airs Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, Jan. 21 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS 2

Host Nan Sterman visits Protea Hills Ranch in Escondido, Calif.

Credit: Courtesy of Marianne Gerdes, AGP Productions, LLC

Above: Host Nan Sterman visits Protea Hills Ranch in Escondido, Calif.

On "The Business of Blooms," host Nan Sterman explores why San Diego is one of our nation’s top cut flower producers. These crops generate almost 78 million dollars a year.

The cost of land and water has put pressure on local growers. Nan visits a hardy few who are helping San Diego’s floraculture industry to survive and thrive.

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Episodes of A GROWING PASSION will be available for streaming on demand following the broadcast. All past seasons are available on demand now.

Full Episode: A GROWING PASSION: The Business Of Blooms

San Diego is one of our nation’s top cut flower producers. Host Nan Sterman visits a hardy few who are helping San Diego’s floraculture industry to survive and thrive.

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A GROWING PASSION is on Facebook, and you can follow @GrowingPassion on Twitter. Share photos and follow the series on Instagram.

Center for Plant Conservation is on Facebook, Instagram, and you can follow @CPCplants on Twitter.

About The Series:

More and more San Diegans 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 an Emmy-winning lifestyle program that explores San Diego County's agriculture and horticulture activities as an expression of this growing earth-friendly movement.

From backyard food production to major horticultural growers, from low-water landscapes to sustainable practices around the home and in the garden, we tell stories about the natural and manmade landscapes that shape the social, cultural, environmental and economic interests of our community.

We celebrate how San Diego grows.

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