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Episode 910
Rice grower Michael Bosworth is growing a successful business one relationship at a time including one with sushi chef Billy Ngo. Then, we travel to the famous Gilroy Garlic Festival for a master cook-off. Learn what you can do with a half-ton of garlic! Also, the secret is out! Learn how to grow luffa sponges and drive stage coaches in San Luis Obispo County. Master Gardener Kristine Hanson gives you tips on growing herbs.

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A Growing Relationship

A Growing Relationship   Watch Video
Once relegated to the dinner table’s side dish, California rice frequently takes center stage thanks to the popularity of sushi and Asian inspired California cuisine. Leave it to a California farmer to come up with a new game for that old grain.

Bringing It Home: Beet Salad Bringing It Home: Beet Salad  Watch Video
Food and Lifestyle Expert Laura McIntosh and Hawks Restaurant’s chef, Molly Hawk toss up a beautiful beet salad with goat cheese and caramelized walnuts. 
Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival   Watch Video
At the Gilroy Garlic Festival find garlic ice cream, kangaroo mean and gator tail. The annual event brings in more than 100,000 garlic lovers from all over California. 

The Ag Traveler: A Trip Back West

The Ag Traveler: A Trip Back West  Watch Video
San Luis Obispo County is situated along California’s central coast. The region offers tourists a unique agricultural experience of family farms, on horseback over the open trails, in wineries, at Old West museums, you name it – you’ll find it. 

Homegrown: California Beauties Homegrown: Herb Landscaping  Watch Video
Master Gardener Kristine Hanson gives you tips on growing herbs.


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