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b organic with Michele Beschen Previous Broadcasts

Good Health. Good Life. (Episode #213)

KQED Life: Sun, Jun 30, 2013 -- 12:30 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.

Naturally Entertaining - Outdoor (Episode #312)

KQED Life: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 -- 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: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Jun 25, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Jun 24, 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!

The Art of Community in the Garden (Episode #212)

KQED Life: Sun, Jun 23, 2013 -- 12:30 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.

Natural Healing (Episode #307)

KQED Life: Fri, Jun 21, 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.

Growing Food - The Heirloom Way (Episode #306)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 20, 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: Wed, Jun 19, 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: Tue, Jun 18, 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: Mon, Jun 17, 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.

Naturally Good for Kids (Episode #211)

KQED Life: Sun, Jun 16, 2013 -- 12:30 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.

Smaller, Simpler Living (Episode #302)

KQED Life: Fri, Jun 14, 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: Thu, Jun 13, 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: Wed, Jun 12, 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: Tue, Jun 11, 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: Mon, Jun 10, 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.

Good Natured Approach to Fitness (Episode #209)

KQED Life: Thu, Jun 6, 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: Wed, Jun 5, 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: Tue, Jun 4, 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: Mon, Jun 3, 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.

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