This series celebrates US agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture by spotlighting the diverse group of men and women providing food, fuel and fiber to the world. Season 5 boasts a fresh format, faster pacing, new regular features and on-camera contributors, and a greater emphasis on direct-to-consumer issues in urban environments. The series also welcomes back the popular "Harvesting Knowledge" (about the history of food and farming), "Voices from the Heartland" and "Along the Way" segments, and introduces "Off the Shelf," a recurring segment which traces the origins of everyday grocery-store products.
America's Heartland Previous Broadcasts
KQED Life: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Take in a tart harvest of cranberries from a historic New England farm. Answer the question: Which is best, canned, frozen or fresh? One woman finds success with an exotic mushroom farm in the heart of one California city.
KQED Life: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Saddle up for a rodeo riding school in Montana. Visit a California farm community pulling together to save pollinating honeybees. An Arkansas rancher rounds up a large and growing herd of buffalo.
KQED Life: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
Ready to discover who makes the world's best cheese? Wisconsin may be "America's Dairyland", but California cows have made their mark in the battle over milk production, cheese making and all things dairy. Visit the farms involved in making America's dairy production the envy of the world and sample some results at the World Cheese Championships.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
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Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.