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Local TV series, “A Growing Passion,” launches Kickstarter campaign

Earning goal set to $10,000 in 40 Days

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New, local TV series, “A Growing Passion,” is started a Kickstarter campaign on March 29, to raise $10,000 to finance the filming and production of their second season on KPBS (www.agrowingpassion.com).

The San Diego-based gardening television series will launch its first season on May 2, at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS. “A Growing Passion” highlights sustainable gardening, horticulture and agriculture in San Diego by celebrating the natural and manmade landscapes.

Series host, Nan Sterman and Marianne Gerdes, co-writer and producer, are offering opportunities to plant seedlings at farmers markets and events across San Diego County, now through May 5. The duo will offer information on their TV series and the chance to donate to their Kickstarter campaign, an online funding platform. For more information and additional dates, visit www.Facebook.com/AGrowingPassion or find them on Twitter @GrowingPassion.

Place Address Date Time
Golden Hill Farmers 2753 B St. San Diego, CA Saturday, April 6 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
La Jolla Farmers Market 9001 Genessee Ave. San Diego, CA Thursday, April 11 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Encinitas Garden Festival 2240 Encinitas Blvd. Suite D, PMB 337 Saturday, April 20 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
EarthFair 1549 El Prado San Diego, CA Sunday, April 21 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Every week, “A Growing Passion” takes viewers around the county to see all the ways that San Diego “grows.” In its first season, “A Growing Passion” explores San Diego’s cut flower industry, water-wise gardening, container gardening, growing edibles and a variety of connections between growing and recycling. Every episode includes how-to and take home lessons for viewers.

“Gardening affects every aspect of our communities and lives,” said host Nan Sterman, who is also an author and speaker. “This series teaches viewers how to make small and large changes to improve the environment, economy and society as a whole.”

“A Growing Passion” hopes to raise $10,000 through Kickstarter to finance the second season of the series. The fundraising campaign lasts for only 40 days until Wednesday, May 8. For more information on “A Growing Passion” go to agrowingpassion.com. To support their financing efforts visit www.kickstarter.com. More information about Nan Sterman can be found on her website, www.PlantSoup.com.

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