The Lane Packing Co. in Fort Valley, Ga., where pecans and peaches are grown and shipped; a pumpkin festival in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Also: Students at Humboldt State in Arcata, Cal., discuss the use of technology in everyday life.
Chemist Victor Lin and other researchers work on nanospheres, in hopes of finding alternative forms of energy. Also: the Green Market in Manhattan; anthropologist Ken Brecher, an avid collector of myriad objects.
The first season concludes with a visit to the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp in Eau Claire, Wis.; and the planting of corn and beans using Native American methods. Also: shrimp is cooked in a jabanero sauce.
Jimmy Carter recalls his experiences as a peanut farmer; and an interview with a guitar maker who has made instruments for Eric Clapton and Johnny Cash. Also: a Seattle landscape designer discusses raising urban chickens; and a segment on a Future Farmers of America convention.