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Episode 904
Reporter Jennifer Quinonez is in Los Angeles on a quest to find the city’s most delicious fallen fruit. Food and Lifestyle Expert Laura McIntosh and guest Chef Darren McRonald bake pears in Sangiovese with Mascarpone.  Reporter Toan Lam visits a San Francisco neighborhood where residents are growing their own food. The ag-traveler Melanie Kim ventures into the Napa Valley by bike. Master gardener Fred Hoffman gives tips on growing citrus trees in containers.

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Fallen Fruit

Fallen Fruit   Watch Video
Reporter Jennifer Quinonez meets 3 friends, David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young who’ve found a way to bring neighborhood communities together, and prevent fresh, organic, free fruit from being wasted on the streets of L.A.

Bringing It Home Bringing It Home: Baked Pears in Sangiovese with Mascarpone  Watch Video
Food and Lifestyle Expert Laura McIntosh and Guest, Executive Chef Darren McRonald from West County grill in Sebastopol. As they bake pears in Sangiovese with Mascarpone, an easy-to-make sweet dessert that you can make at home. 
Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope   Watch Video
Nestled between highways in a low-income San Francisco neighborhood, lives a four-acre, organic haven, called Alemany Farm. This garden is full of fruits, vegetables and the seeds of hope for a better future.

Napa By Bike The Ag Traveler: Napa by Bike Watch Video
The Ag Traveler Melanie Kim tours the Napa Valley wine country by bike! A unique trip that gives you an opportunity to exercise your interest in wine—while exercising!
Homegrown Homegrown: Citrus in Containers   Watch Video
Master Gardener, Fred Hoffman gives tips for growing Citrus in Containers. Citrus loves the California sun—a prime ingredient for growth. Get the 4-1-1 on growing citrus and grow a tree in your very own backyard—even if you don’t have the space!


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