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Digging Into Climate-Friendly Farming In “Roots So Deep”

Part of “Roots So Deep” poster.
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“Roots So Deep (you can see the devil down there)” is a documentary series about farmers, scientists and how we can use land to help curb climate change.

Two parts of the four-part series will be screened next week here in Chattanooga - at the AMC Classic Majestic 12 - on Tuesday at 1 PM and 6 PM, and on Wednesday at 1 PM and 7 PM.

Peter Byck - the director of “Roots So Deep” - is professor of practice at Arizona State University.

Bill Keener owns Sequatchie Cove Farm in Sequatchie, one of the farms featured in the series.

Peter Bick in a trailer for “Roots So Deep.”
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Peter Bick in a trailer for “Roots So Deep.”

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