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Focus on Farming | August 2022
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We are what we eat, and the more we know about where our food comes from, the better we can appreciate the history, people and process that makes it possible. In August, join us down on the farm, only on WTVP.

MAGNIFICENT BEAST
MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 10 PM

Explore the unique relationship of pigs as food, friend and foe to humans. Interviews with archaeologists, farmers, chefs, hunters and pet owners reveal the complicated bond between people and pigs, including the “pork taboo.”

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/01/2022 @ 10 PM

THEY WHO OVERCAME:
STORIES OF HOPE AND RESILIENCE
MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 10 PM

A short film on how our elders coped with challenges including great floods, famine, economic depression and pandemics and rose to meet those challenges in ways many of us have forgotten or never learned. They Who Overcame tells the story of how our elders created a resilient world and how we can get it back.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/08/2022 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/12/2022 @ 12 AM

SHARING BUTTE CREEK
MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 10:30 PM

Experience an incredible story of environmental change in the Sacramento Valley as robust bird populations and salmon runs are revitalized. This modernized infrastructure restored 90 miles of Butte Creek and led local farmers to allow their fields to be flooded each summer after harvest. By slowing down the river system and spreading the water across a portion of the historic floodplain, these local farmers are enabling habitat restoration for fish and birds.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/08/2022 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/12/2022 @ 12:30 AM

FARMERS FOR AMERICA
MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 10 PM

Farmers for America celebrates farmers nationwide, sharing both the challenges and joys of growing food. Mike Rowe narrates the documentary, which traces the changes coming to America’s agriculture as more people choose farmers’ markets, embrace farm-to-table restaurants and dedicate their lives to building local, regional food supply systems.

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/29/2022 @ 10 PM