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Are You Ready for Topanga New Times TV?

TNTV debuted Saturday, July 25, with a special Outdoor Adventure Program with tips for a DIY backyard BioBlitz with TNT’s resident naturalist Suzanne Guldimann; and cooking with Kat High, who explored some of our edible and delicious native plants, and how to gather and prepare healthy fare. Brian Chapman hosts the inaugural episode of TNTV!

Look for regular programming bi-weekly, following our print publication, that will bring our features more to life with live interviews, demonstrations, and discussions. Growing out of the huge popularity of our Musical Community/Virtual Topanga Days event, TNTV will also be launching a monthly music program, soliciting musical creations from our rich community of musicians and performers throughout the Santa Monica Mountains. 

We are actively seeking artists, professionals, writers, poets, naturalists, entrepreneurs of all kinds to participate. Contact us at

Kat’s Corner and Backyard BioBlitz debut. Kat High harvests Elderberries and creates masterful recipes. Suzanne Guldimann takes on investigating nature in her own backyard. Brian tries to figure out what he’s doing, and what this is.

We’ve broken out Backyard BioBlitz for those of you wanting to share it separately.

The term BioBlitz was coined in 1996 by U.S. National Park Service naturalist Susan Rudy for the first event of its kind, held at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, in Washington D.C. Rudy created this portmanteau word from the Greek word for life and the German word for lightning.