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Horticulturalist Monty Don examines how the French love of food has influenced the country's gardens. He travels to some of the most famous potagers — or kitchen gardens — where vegetables and flowers are planted together in elaborate displays. He also picks asparagus and learns about the importance of soil.
Columnist Matt Gurney speaks with an elementary-school teacher about instructing and comforting students from six feet away — and why they think we’re headed for another shutdown. “Here, the kids are bused. Like I said, 90 per cent. And our geographic area is wide. It just wouldn’t be feasible. The kids arrive at the same time and leave at the same time. We can’t bus them back and forth at different times — it wouldn’t be realistic,” they say.
Communication. Harm reduction. Humour. The Shelter House’s Street Outreach Services team provides services and support for vulnerable people year-round — now it’s pivoted to preventing COVID-19. Northwestern Ontario reporter Charnel Anderson examines the challenges of providing care in a pandemic.
This weekend on TVO
Saturday, 9 p.m. — Amy
British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse established herself as a musical force in the early 2000s. A pop star with soul — often described as reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday — she was a rare talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. In this documentary, learn about the woman behind the headlines — and about the inner demons that led to her death at just 27.
Sunday, 7 p.m. — National Geographic: Versailles
The Palace of Versailles, built for the kings of France, is a masterpiece of architecture and craftsmanship — but it’s home to a constant battle against the ravages of time and tourism. Meet the artisans, curators, and security experts who maintain this 17th-century jewel.