Upcoming Broadcasts:

Regenerating Detroit Through Urban Gardening (Detroit, MI) (#702H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Once America's most productive manufacturing city, Detroit's landscape took a turn for the worse in the mid-1960s. But in recent years, green-minded citizens began to reclaim their city with community gardens and urban farms providing two of the fastest roads to recovery. Today, over 1,300 such plots have sprouted throughout Detroit. They're providing an emotional boost to citizens, food for the hungry and instant beauty to areas while lifting spirits, enthusiasm and economic recovery for a better tomorrow.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Masters of the Edible Landscape (San Francisco, CA and Mt. Vernon, WA) (#703H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Today's modern farmer is often a far stretch from the old stereotypical image we all know. Many young farmers of today are growing more than just healthy crops. They're thinking outside the plot to raise healthy communities and lifestyles around organically grown food, school and community gardens, even eco-conscience resorts. Daron Joffe (aka "Farmer D") is one such farmer and entrepreneur breaking down the walls of traditional farming. Today, his services and projects are all around the country and the proven results of his efforts are in high demand by some of the most prominent people and companies in America.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

The 50-Mile Bouquet: Why Local Matters with Flowers, Too (Skagit Valley, WA) (#704H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A common myth of food gardens is that they're ugly and unsuitable in front yards or as ornamental displays. Accordingly, they're typically relegated to out of sight places in backyards. But landscape design pro Rosalind Creasy has been working to debunk that myth for over 35 years. Even her home garden (starting right at the curb) is so beautiful; passersby usually don't even realize that it's mostly an edible landscape. We also visit another "master" when it comes to gardening and food, international celebrity chef and television host, Graham Kerr (a.k.a. "The Galloping Gourmet"). His relatively newfound passion for gardening is infectious and his desire to share his love of growing food is a true inspiration that you won't want to miss.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Dominica: Island Ingenuity in Sustainability (Island of Dominica, The Caribbean) (#705H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The next best thing to growing your own fresh produce is to have someone local do it for you. That's the basis of community supported agriculture co-ops, known as "CSAs". Their popularity with consumers has swept the country. For those that don't have the time, space, or desire to grow their own, it's the perfect partnership between the farmer and consumer. In this episode, we visit the oldest and largest certified organic CSA program in New Jersey. We also visit a small community co-op in New York that's put a new spin on the traditional CSA. Viewers will learn how CSAs work, how to find one in their area and the benefits of being a part of this "growing" community.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me

Beyond Organic Gardening: The Principles of Permaculture (Raleigh, NC and Americus, GA) (#706H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

It's been said "necessity is the mother of invention." And when resources are limited, you quickly learn to make the most of them, while protecting what you have. Such is the case for one tiny Caribbean Island, commonly known as the Nature Island. Dominica has earned it. Over two thirds of the island is protected rainforests. On the remaining third, sustainable agriculture and eco-tourism help the country thrive, while serving as a role model for others. In this episode, Joe travels to the beautiful Nature Island of Dominica to see what we can all learn from this small country that appreciates what they have and takes nothing for granted.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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