b organic with Michele Beschen
This series embraces all things creative while keeping a conscious mind. Host Michele Beschen invigorates a renewed 'back to basics' lifestyle that embraces nature, simplicity and an eco-friendly approach to doing it yourself. The series covers an expansive range of content that creatively celebrates the many shades of green for every aspect of your life - at home, at work, and at play. Expect fresh ideas for your garden, for your home, for your office, for your kids, for your pets and for your overall health and well-being.
b organic with Michele Beschen Previous Broadcasts
Naturally Entertaining - Outdoor (Episode #312)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Clever, budget friendly ideas on how to have naturally great parties outdoors with "party plantings", "no waste serving ware", "repurposed lighting", and multi-purpose, long lasting cement block patio furniture you can build yourself.
For The Birds - Benefits of Backyard Wildlife (Episode #311)
KQED Life: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Discover why encouraging beneficial birds and wildlife to flock to your backyard can be naturally great for the environment. Learn about building houses and assisting with shelter, food recipes, and do it yourself feeder ideas.
Naturally Decorative (Episode #310)
KQED Life: Mon, Apr 21, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Michele shares resourceful, budget friendly ideas on how she creatively redecorated a guest bedroom using nothing but scraps of wood and fabric from around the house and natural items from the backyard. Everything from a bed, headboard and trim work to lamps, rugs, and art accessories.
Dehydrated (Episode #309)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Michele visits nutritionist Sheree Clark's home to see first hand her love for the dehydrator and how she uses it to prepare some of the most delicious meals and snacks that are fresh, simple and healthy.
Kids and Nature (Episode #308)
KQED Life: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Michele shares fun, creative ways to get the kids outdoors exploring, building, and enjoying nature's playground. Grab the kids and learn how to build nests and forts just their size using natural materials along with game style activities guaranteed to keep things entertaining and interesting!
Natural Healing (Episode #307)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Michele's friend and cancer survivor Glenda Aldrich introduces us to the benefits of Laughter Yoga and her daily foraging routine. Michele also shares a couple of healthy uses for homegrown herbs and the healing rewards of creative expression.
Growing Food - The Heirloom Way (Episode #306)
KQED Life: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Michele visits with the family behind Eldorado Heirloom Seeds at their homestead in Kansas. They talk about the benefits of heirloom gardening, seeds, soil, and simple living.
Healthy Home Brews (Episode #305)
KQED Life: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Michele's friends from Aura Cacia and Aromatherapist Tim Blakley stop by to demystify essential oils for everyone. They share easy, do it yourself recipes for home cleaning and bath and body products along with a simple way to create essential oils in your own kitchen using things from your garden.
Natural Pets (Episode #304)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Three Dog Bakery Owner, Diana Emehiser joins Michele in the kitchen to share how easy it is to prepare organic home-cooked meals and treats for our pets using the same every day ingredients we use to cook for ourselves.
Aronia Berries (Episode #303)
KQED Life: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Michele visits with a couple of the leading Aronia Berry Experts and Growers to learn more about this newly celebrated SuperFood. They share delicious recipes, products to look for, and how to grow Aronia Berry plants in your own backyard.
Smaller, Simpler Living (Episode #302)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Michele tours the 572 square foot home of Tim and Debbie Freeberg-Renwick and chats with them about their choices to dramatically downsize, building their home with salvaged materials, and what they've learned along the way.
Foraging Fun (Episode #301)
KQED Life: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Forager Andy Benson talks about why he chooses wild edibles for his daily diet and joins Michele in her own backyard to share how to prepare a few of his favorite wild edibles like Wild Bergamot, Chicory, Cattails, Milkweed Pods and Sumac.
Good Health. Good Life. (Episode #213)
KQED Life: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Michele invites a holistic health and nutrition counselor to her home to explore options for an even healthier lifestyle for her and her family. She believes food is medicine and has some fun looking through Michele's cupboards and introduces her to new ways of using wholesome ingredients along with a more natural approach to preparing foods that include juicing, dehydrating and a lot less cooking.
The Art of Community in the Garden (Episode #212)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Celebrating shared gardening efforts with tips on how to go about setting up a community garden with your friends and family. A visit to a local organic farm that shares what to look for in a CSA and several unique gardening methods that include trench, weed, cinderblock and pipe gardening; also tips on how easy it is to share some of your own plants with others.
Naturally Good for Kids (Episode #211)
KQED Life: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Naturally good fun 'n game ideas for kids. How to build a one of a kind mud bar for the backyard that will encourage kids to be outdoors creating things from nature and some playful ways to repurpose with do it yourself game ideas for indoors and out.
Tabletop Gatherings (Episode #210)
KQED Life: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
See how Michele and her family celebrate family meal time together from start to finish at the dinner table. Learn some of the fun ways to make mealtime more interactive, interesting and healthy! It's a tabletop gathering that celebrates food, fun and togetherness.
Good Natured Approach to Fitness (Episode #209)
KQED Life: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Clever ideas to make staying active and fit an easy part of "daily" life. How to use nature as your gym; the benefits of yoga and meditation; and other tips that will help you keep your mind and body, healthy and in naturally good shape.