The youngest of a 15-generation family farm in Carpinteria leaves the family history of growing fruit and flowers to embrace the “green rush” of cannabis cultivation. After six deaths this year at the Oceano Dunes Vehicular Recreation Area - and some unhappy neighboring residents - the Coastal Commission is taking a hard look at California’s last public beach open that allows vehicles. And saxophonist Ted Nash from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra plays his musical interpretations of some famous paintings at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Blooms to Buds: A legacy flower farm turns to cannabis cultivation
From this Episode:
A conservative farming family embraces California’s “green rush”
The Van Wingerden family has a robust farming legacy of growing cut flowers and avocados in Carpinteria with their Ever-Bloom brand.
Controversies continue over the use of Oceano Dunes park
The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, outside of the quiet beach town of Oceano, has been making headlines this summer following six deaths at the park this year.