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The Victory Garden

Costa Rica: Wilson Botanic/Medicinal Plants (#2607)

The Victory Garden garden correspondent Holly Shimizu continues to tour the beautiful gardens of Costa Rica when she visits Wilson Botanic Garden. Located in a cloud forest that receives over 160 inches of rain a year, the gardens have one of Central America's richest plant collections. Director Luis Diego Gomez shows Holly several interesting species while discussing medicinal plants and tropical medicine, an area of study at the garden. Finally, Holly is introduced to a local Guaymi healer who explains the uses of many local plants. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: THE VICTORY GARDEN, television's longest-running gardening program, continues to inspire viewers to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. Hosted by Australian gardening and television sensation Jamie Durie, its simple, easy lessons help seasoned and amateur gardeners alike make the most of their outdoor spaces in a way that respects and preserves the environment for future generations.

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