Huell visits the family run Gills Onions, which is not only the largest onion processing plant in California but its also the greenest. Each day they convert over 150 tons of onion peel and juice waste to power fuel cells on site that provide enough power to run the lights and refrigeration.
California's Green #133 - FOOD BANK INFO COMING SOON
Visiting...With Huell Howser #1707 - MUSEUMS Huell updates and combines two older shows. First up is The Grier Musser Museum which is a turn-of-the century historic Queen Anne house which displays fascinating antique collections. Then Huell stops in at the Historical Glass Museum in Redlands.
Road Trip With Huell Howser #152 - ORCHID TRAIL Huell is on the trail... the Orchid Trail that is!!! Located on California's central and southern coasts which became a Mecca for orchid hobbyists in the early part of the 20th century. Wealthy families who established estates to enjoy the Mediterranean-like climate of coastal California sought the services of renowned horticulturists and landscape architects to establish their lavish orchid filled gardens.
California's Golden Parks #167 - WHITEWATER PRESERVE Huell visits the Whitewater Preserve located just off the 10 freeway near Palm Springs. This amazing oasis contains 2,851 acres surrounded by the Bureau of Land Management San Gorgonio Wilderness and is part of the Wildlands Conservancy’s 33,000-acre Sand to Snow Preserve System. Included is and old trout farm and lodge that have been transformed into a visitor facility. There is also a picnic area, group campground, and a trailhead that is only a half-mile from the Pacific Crest Trail in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. This is truly a hidden gem! www.wildlandsconservancy.org 760 325-7222
California's Gold #805 - WOODEN BOATS They come in all shapes and sizes and many date back to the early part of this century. All have been lovingly restored by their owners and are meticulously maintained. In short, they're some of the most beautiful wooden boats ever made.
Host Huell Howser gets a close look at these boats as he attends the 24th annual Concours d' Elegance which is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the wooden boats that have graced Lake Tahoe since the 1920s. He not only talks with the owners about the rich history of their individual boats, but goes out on the clear waters of Lake Tahoe for a ride on some of the fastest boats.
It's all part of Wooden Boat Week sponsored by the Tahoe Yacht Club, and after you see these spectacular boats for yourself, you'll agree they are very much a part of "California's Gold."