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Victory Garden Previous Broadcasts

Urban Oasis (Episode #3405Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

VG goes coast to coast today, starting with host Jamie Durie's visit to a city oasis that sits atop the Frank Gehry-designed Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Then, what do the rapper 50-Cent, actress Bette Midler and the Broadway show Wicked all have in common? Victory gardens! All of these folks are working with the New York Restoration Project's citywide effort to grow and eat local. The result? Community gardens are popping up all over the city.Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom is in New York to check it out and gather tips on how to build a community garden anywhere. Finally, celebrated chefs Michel Nischan and Barbara Lynch visit Boston's oldest farmer's market and mix up a fresh salad using the very best local seasonal produce.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Edible Gardens (Episode #3404Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

This week, the program is digging in and showing you how to prepare, grow and feast from a victory garden of your own. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom shares tips from New York's finest - the edible gardens at the New York Botanical Garden. The art of seed saving will enable you to grow the best from the past - magnificent varieties of antique flowers and heirlooms vegetables. Host Jamie Durie is in Sonoma California to tour the Cornerstone Festival of Gardens, which features garden ideas form the worlds' leading architects. And Chef Michel Nischan talks about potatoes in his "homegrown" segment, offering practical tips for how best to grow, cook and eat them.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Light Up Your Garden (Episode #3403Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Host Jamie Durie visits the renowned Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California, to take a closer look at specimens that reflect light, absorb light or bring light into the garden. Meanwhile, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom is in New York City searching for a cleaner, greener Big Apple. The city is attempting to shrink its carbon footprint, and one of the ways it's succeeding is through the "Million Trees" initiative. The New York Restoration Project is behind this effort - planting trees one at a time - and it's starting to make a real difference. Finally, Chef Michel Nischan creates a delicious, healthy "three sisters" succotash featuring beans, corn and pumpkin.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Inspired Gardens (Episode #3402)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Jamie Durie demonstrates how to create a dramatic bougainvillea espalier, inspired by the Getty Museum in California. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom takes viewers on a "seasonal walk" through the world-famous New York Botanical Garden to demonstrate how to sustain a low-maintenance seasonal border all year long. Resident chef Michel Nischan teams up with renowned Boston-based chef Barbara Lynch to dry vegetables for year-round use and stir them up into a hearty Italian summer minestra - a flavorful soup that uses the garden to its best advantage.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Perennial Favorites (Episode #3401)

KQED Life: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

Host Jamie Durie kicks off VG's 34th season with an exploration of the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California;he explains how to use the art of staging to put your plants in the spotlight. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom tours the world-famous New York Botanical Garden, home to more than a million plants - including those in the vibrant, artist-inspired perennial gardens - and offers up his perennial favorites from this amazing collection. Are green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in your garden? Use them up before the cooler weather sets in. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a recipe for green tomatoes that you won't want to miss!

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