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The Victory Garden 2624

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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2624
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Gardening program hosted by Jim Wilson and joined by Bob Smaus, Roger Swain, Lucinda Mays and Peter Seabrook as international travel correspondent. Series chef is Marion Morash. Special correspondent is Holly Shimizu. The Boston-based Victory Garden (w/ Roger Swain) is located at a private residence; Victory Garden South is at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia; Victory Garden West is at Roger's Garden Center in Corona del Mar, California. Original program: Crockett's Victory Garden - premiered April 6, 1976. Hosted by Jim Crockett. Second host Bob Thomson (for 12 years till 1991). Series release date: 1976

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Holly Shimizu is on Avery Island in Louisiana, touring the jungle gardens--a wildlife sanctuary filled with native plants such as oaks, iris, azaleas, Spanish moss, creeping figs and a swamp covered in duck weed. Underneath the earth sit huge salt minds. She meets up with Paul McIlhenny, President of Tabasco. He demonstrates the operation of Tabasco production. Director of Agricultural Operations, Gene Jefferies, takes Holly through the various stages of the pepper plants. Chef Marian tours the factory and company deli. There she samples local Cajun cuisine with plenty of Tabasco sauce.

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