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San Diego Gardening During Drought Conditions

Jan. 23, 2014
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico

A winter without rain is becoming a challenge for San Diego gardeners. Nan Sterman of KPBS-TV's "A Growing Passion" has some advice to use less water but keep your plants growing.

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Fall Gardening Tips For San Diego

Oct. 28, 2013
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Fall Is the best time to plant in San Diego. Gardening expert Nan Sterman will explain what to plant now in your fall garden.

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New KPBS Television Shows Explore San Diego

April 29, 2013
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Peggy Pico

KPBS Television is helping audiences explore San Diego with two new shows hosted by two longtime KPBS favorites. Garden designer, author and botanist, Nan Sterman, is the host of the new KPBS series, "A Growing Passion." Cook, author and restaurant owner, Su-Mei Yu hosts "Savor San Diego." Both shows premiere this Thursday.

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Live Chat: Hot Weather And Lawn Care

Aug. 14, 2012
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Gardening expert Nan Sterman joins us to talk water conservation and keeping your lawn green. Plus, Nan will address all your gardening questions in a live chat after Midday Edition from 1-2 p.m.

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Horticultural Therapy And Floral Design

June 11, 2012
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

Isari Flower Studio and Event Design does weddings and centerpieces for business meetings but it also offers classes in Culinary Bouquets and preaches the benefits of horticultural therapy.

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Isari Flower Studio Does More Than Weddings

June 8, 2012
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

Isari Flower Studio and Event Design does the typical things you expect from a florist -- like bouquets and centerpieces -- but it also offers classes in floral design and promotes working with flowers as horticultural therapy.

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Step Into Spring Gardening By Starting Seeds

March 6, 2012
By Hilary Andrews, Maureen Cavanaugh

Spring gardening tips from garden expert Nan Sterman, followed by a live chat at 1 p.m.

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Expert Offers Winter Gardening Tips

Dec. 2, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

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, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

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, 2011
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, 2011
By Katie Schoolov, Peggy Pico

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

Garden Project Allows Crawford Students To Grow

June 14, 2011
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, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh

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, 2011
By Alison St John, Pat Finn

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, 2011
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.