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b organic with Michele Beschen Previous Broadcasts

Kids and Nature (Episode #308)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 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.

Kids in the Garden (Episode #204)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

Michele helps her young daughter set up her very own garden. Tips on selecting and preparing a location and how to make it a colorful, educational adventure for kids with interesting plant selections they make themselves, the right tools, and a few handmade "artful" additions.

Growing Food - The Heirloom Way (Episode #306)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 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: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 -- 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: Wed, Apr 17, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 -- 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.

Resourceful Renovating Take I (Episode #202)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

This two-part episode follows Michele and her husband as they re-do their kitchen as resourceful as possible. They challenge themselves to work with what they have, and to salvage anything and everything. Old beams become wood tile flooring, garage roofing covers the ceiling and bricks off demolished buildings adorn the walls and crushed wine bottles find their way to some do it yourself concrete countertops.

Good Natured Approach to Fitness (Episode #209)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 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.

Re-Fashioned (Episode #208)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Michele shares resourceful ways to refashion things from your closet to create brand new wearables for you and your home. Learn how to turn one old sweater into SEVERAL brand new, useful things; simple ways to mix up the "parts" of your clothing to create new looks; a new spin on the garden apron; and an easy way to repurpose clothes into stylish home decor.

What's Up with Wheatgrass (Episode #207)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Michele gets schooled on how to go about drinking her "greens". Her friend Kerri Rush, "the local wheatgrass girl", shares the wonderful benefits of wheatgrass. She shows us how to grow it, how to juice it and some tasty recipes that even kids enjoy.

Free Reign with Cut Flowers (Episode #206)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Fresh flower arrangements brighten rooms and moods. Michele's floral designing mom shares how to gather, condition and manipulate pretty much anything and everything that you may have growing in your yard or garden. Interesting tips and tricks for one of a kind arrangements you can easily create yourself.

Green - Inside and Out (Episode #205)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Michele asks her friend Ernie to share to share a delicious dish that utilizes some of the native weeds common to a lot of our backyards. He even tosses in a few "helicopters" off the maple tree. Learn tips on what to look for, how and when to harvest and other guidelines that help keep foraging safe and delicious!

Organic, and What It Means to Us (Episode #201)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

What does organic and being green really mean to everyone? This episode breaks down our approach to what it means to live an organic lifestyle. Things to think about, what to look for and how to embrace your own shade of "green". Meet a couple of families who are celebrating 'organic' through their naturalized landscapes.

Kids in the Garden (Episode #204)

KQED Life: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Michele helps her young daughter set up her very own garden. Tips on selecting and preparing a location and how to make it a colorful, educational adventure for kids with interesting plant selections they make themselves, the right tools, and a few handmade "artful" additions.

Resourceful Renovating Take II (Episode #203)

KQED Life: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

The conclusion to Michele's resourceful kitchen renovation. She chats about choices when it comes to purchasing appliances and the benefits of natural copper sinks. She installs a countertop kitchen garden, throws together scrap lumber for inset cutting boards and shares tips on how to disguise mismatched appliances and making the most use out of every bit of space

Resourceful Renovating Take I (Episode #202)

KQED Life: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

This two-part episode follows Michele and her husband as they re-do their kitchen as resourceful as possible. They challenge themselves to work with what they have, and to salvage anything and everything. Old beams become wood tile flooring, garage roofing covers the ceiling and bricks off demolished buildings adorn the walls and crushed wine bottles find their way to some do it yourself concrete countertops.

Organic, and What It Means to Us (Episode #201)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

What does organic and being green really mean to everyone? This episode breaks down our approach to what it means to live an organic lifestyle. Things to think about, what to look for and how to embrace your own shade of "green". Meet a couple of families who are celebrating 'organic' through their naturalized landscapes.

Looking Good That Feels Good (Episode #113)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

A show that celebrates looking good that feels good. Caitlin Brotz from Olivu joins host Michele Beschen to share delicious recipes to make us look and feel more beautiful. Learn how to whip up nourishing face masks using expired items from the fridge. See how easy it is to whip up a delightful do it yourself lotion using only a few ingredients from the kitchen. Stir things up with a bit of color by creating your own mineral cosmetics.

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