Aerial view of a traditional Tongva canoe launching into the ocean. | Still from "Tending Nature"

Tending Nature Season 2 Preview

Season 2 of "Tending Nature" kicks off Sun., Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. on KCET in Southern California and nationally on independent satellite network Link TV on Wed., Nov. 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410).

The series shines a light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how the state's Native peoples have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. 

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

Rethinking The Coast with the Ti'at Society

Climate change and urban development have significantly altered ocean conditions and our ability to access the coast, making it more and more difficult for the Tongva tribe to carry on their long-held seafaring traditions. Today, members of the Tongva, Chumash and Acjachemen are rebuilding their connection with the ocean and the Channel Islands by rebuilding a Ti’at, a traditional Tongva canoe.

Holistic Healing with the Syuxtun Collective

Since the 20th century, Western medicine has focused on treating a patient’s symptoms, not the underlying cause. Today, scientists and doctors are realizing that we should be wary of a health system that relies on direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising and are embracing alternative, preventive whole body options, which start with a healthy mind, body, spirit. These are concepts Indigenous peoples have practiced for thousands of years, by using medicinal plant knowledge that informed much our pharmacopeia.