The Role of Exotic Fruits in Biodiversity

Sep 6, 2016
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  The Heirloom Expo, a colorful celebration of old, rare, exotic and bountiful produce, returned to the fairgrounds in Santa Rosa yesterday, with scores of vendors and nearly as many speakers. We hear from one of them on today’s North Bay report.

  All of the abundance and diversity of fruit that can be grown around the Bay Area tends to belie the fact that very little of it is actually native to the region, explains John Valenzuela.

The National Heirloom Exo continues through Thursday.

Heirloom Expo Looks Back, Forward

Sep 10, 2014

  The 4th annual Heirloom Expo got underway at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds yesterday. KRCB News Director Bruce Robinson paid a visit and talked with one of the event’s co-founders.

The 4th annual Heirloom Expo continues through tomorrow. You can find a full schedule of events here.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bananas

May 29, 2014

  One of Woody Allen’s early movies was titled “Bananas,” but it wasn’t actually about the popular yellow fruit. That distinction belongs to the new documentary Mondo Banana. It was directed by a part-time west county filmmaker, who stopped in to talk about his project with Bruce Robinson.