In his Palo Alto backyard, Bruce Gee has what he calls extensive "adventures" in hydroponics. His goal is to experiment growing food with an economy of space and water, and to help others see that creating their own hydroponic garden can be done inexpensively and with relative ease. For more informa...
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Connect the Bay: Needle Felting Stephanie Metz
Non-traditional sculptor Stephanie Metz has her studio at San Jose's Alameda Artworks collective, and fills it with her fantastic, fun, and sometimes downright weird creations. Working primarily in wool and industrial felt, she states "My artwork grows out of a sense of curiosity, play, and the desi...
Come take a tour of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Celebrity chef Martin Yan gives us a short history lesson of the 24 blocks that make up the most densely populated neighborhood west of Manhattan.
At the intersection of two busy downtown Santa Rosa streets, Luther Burbank Home and Gardens is a park containing the former home, greenhouse, and gardens of the noted American horticulturist. Garden Curator Rachel Spaeth wrangles dedicated student and community volunteers to keep this historic land...
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Connect the Bay: Cuong Ta Ceramics
Since 1998 Cuong Ta has been following his passion for ceramic art. A math teacher by trade, after taking a pottery class he discovered a true calling: making beautiful objects out of clay. We visit his amazing Emeryville studio and find out about some of his fascinating process. For more informatio...
Original and reproduced historic buildings make up San Jose's History Park, revealing a fascinating glimpse of Santa Clara Valley’s past. Complete with paved streets, running trolleys, and an old-fashioned ice cream shop, this 14-acre site offers the charm and ambiance of times gone by. Nonprofit Hi...

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