A GROWING PASSION: Season 3: Balboa Park: The Garden Fair
Airs Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Monday, December 4, 2017
Credit: Courtesy of AGP Productions, LLC
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.
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 man-made landscapes that shape the social, cultural, environmental and economic interests of our community.
We celebrate how San Diego grows. The series is hosted by Nan Sterman.
By 1909, the 1200 acres set aside by the city 50 years earlier remained little more than dry, dusty chaparral.
By 1915, it was a fantasyland of lush, exotic gardens surrounding buildings designed in elaborate Spanish Colonial architecture.
How did that magical transformation come to be? We walk the park, and talk to the historians to learn about "The Garden Fair."
We hear how the Exposition promoted the city, the first port of call as ships sailed west through the Panama Canal, and how it also promoted the regions' fledgling agriculture and horticulture industries.
We imagine ourselves among the two million Exposition visitors who discovered a climate and landscape unlike anything seen before, and beloved by millions of San Diegans ever since.
Balboa Park: The Garden Faire
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