by Nan Sterman
Jan 07, 2020
A Growing Passion
by Nan Sterman

California native Nan Sterman is host, co-producer, and co-writer of A Growing Passion. Nan will talk about her journey with A Growing Passion, how the show came to her, how they come up with episode ideas, what it is like to make a show, awards they have won, funny/odd/memorable things that have happened...

A Growing Passion is an award-winning TV and online garden lifestyle program featuring one of the West’s leading garden experts, Nan Sterman. The show explores the ways California and the Southwest grow, and gives its viewers a fresh perspective by visiting farms, backyard gardens, vineyards, native habitats to green rooftops, community gardens, nurseries, and beyond.

Nan is a garden designer, author, botanist, and award-winning garden communicator. She is dedicated to the transformation of planted landscapes from overly thirsty and resource intensive to climate appropriate and sustainable.  Her efforts combine age-old techniques with modern technologies.

Nan has worked towards this goal since the 1970s when she was involved in the first wave of the sustainability movement.

Nan speaks, teaches, and writes about low water, sustainable and edible gardening, all of which she designs for client’s homes and school gardens.  She seeks out plants, methods, and technologies that ensure client gardens are as water-efficient, low maintenance, and beautiful as possible.

Nan lives in lives in Encinitas, California, where she serves as an advisor to the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College, the San Diego County Water Authority and sits on the Invasive Plant Committee for the City of Encinitas. She co-founded a 5,000 square foot school garden and founded the annual Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour. Nan is a board member of the Garden Writer’s Association and a founding board member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, San Diego District.