Craig Torres on Reviving Native Food Practices | KCET
Craig Torres on Reviving Native Food Practices
In contemporary California, movements such as "eat local" and scientists' "discovery" of the health benefits inherent in chia and sage, for instance, have led to an increasing awareness and desire to purchase indigenous foods. Here, Craig Torres of Chia Cafe Collective talks about how educators train modern society to phase out the harmful elements of their diets.
Co-produced by KCETLink Media Group and the Autry Museum, this six-part multimedia series and one-hour documentary special are presented in association with California Continued, a groundbreaking exhibition now on view at the Autry.
Tending the Wild shines light on the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia, in the process developing a deep understanding of plant and animal life. This series examines how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of Californians to tend their environment.