Upcoming Broadcasts:

How to Make Compost (Mt. Airy, Nc) (#602H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Soil experts agree: the most effective amendment you can add to your garden to improve soil quality is compost. Best of all, you can make it at home for free! Yet many people are confused about how to get started, unclear about what can be composted, or just want to get better compost faster. Joe Lamp'l takes you on a behind the scenes look at everything you need to know to make it yourself, including a do-it-yourself compost bin using recycled pallets.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 30, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Bringing Bees Back (Skagit Valley, Wa) (#610H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The humble honeybee plays a critical role in our global ecosystem, and its endangered status threatens the very food chain that humanity depends on for survival. While the plight of the honeybee is still a struggle, more people than ever are stepping up in ways both great and small. From major corporations to individual citizens across the country, see what some are doing to create safer habitats and environments and learn how we can make a difference at home.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Starting Seeds, A to Z (Mount Airy, Nc) (#605H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Nothing scares new gardeners (and even some veterans) like starting a vegetable crop from seed. But there's no better way to really know what you're growing and turn your gardening habit into a year-round endeavor. This episode demystifies seeds and offers a crash course in starting a productive and successful garden from scratch. Host Joe Lamp'l starts seeds both inside and outside and demonstrates expert techniques from his own kitchen and food garden.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Annie's Annuals: Preserving Horticultural Diversity (San Francisco, CA) (#611H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Annie's Annuals and Perennials is a small retail nursery specializing in growing plants that large commercial operations have long since passed over. Adding these rare and heirloom plants to our own garden adds beauty but also preserves the species for the future. Learn about green practices like biodegradable plant labels, recycling programs, and eco-friendly growing techniques, and then hit the kitchen with your favorite heirloom tomatoes for a spicy gazpacho.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Fan Favorites from 5 Years (All Over The Us) (#606H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

With over 100 episodes broadcast so far and countless emails and comments from our viewers about each one, the GGW team has gotten a strong sense of which ones have left the most lasting impressions. In this episode, we look back on our most popular segments, share the best stories about the most incredible people we've met and the most dynamic places we've visited... and we uncover more about why these episodes resonated so deeply with fans.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 13, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Practical Steps To A Weedless Garden (New Paltz NY) (#612H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Weeds: the bane of every gardener everywhere. Well, almost. In this episode, we meet Dr. Lee Reich. He's mastered the art of weedless gardening, and he's done it without chemicals. In addition to being a professor of horticulture, author and longtime avid gardener, Dr. Reich is a former plant and soil researcher for the USDA. So his hands-on advice for keeping our own landscapes growing strong with fewer weeds is gardening gold.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Oh, Deer! Dealing With Garden Pests (Athens, GA; Mount Airy, NC) (#607H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Trying to live in harmony with nature can test anyone's patience, especially when uninvited critters and pests use our gardens and landscapes as one giant dinner buffet. In this important episode, we explore a low-cost and simple (but highly effective) deer barrier that absolutely anyone can make. But deer aren't the only nuisance; we explore natural, safe, and humane ways to repel other common furry garden and landscape pests for good, too.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 20, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Aquaponics: Raising Fish And Plants Together (San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL) (#613H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

From small tabletop setups to huge commercial warehouse operations, we explore the practice of growing food and raising fish together... indoors. In Chicago, we spotlight a vacant factory where a farm now produces vegetables and fresh fish on the city's south side. Then meet two young California entrepreneurs whose aquaponics kits teach sustainability in one square foot of counter space, plus their desktop gardens that grow mushrooms in a carton of coffee grounds.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Business Of Urban Backyard Food Gardens (Seattle, WA; Brooklyn, NY) (#608H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Eating local and seasonal is more than just a foodie trend. Some people have the time and land to grow their own food. Some have the expertise to do it. But few have both. These challenges have given birth to a new cottage industry that creates win-win partnerships and reaches far beyond the garden plots themselves. We meet some young urban professionals who have started successful businesses that reap the rewards of these symbiotic relationships.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Sep 27, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

    • KQED DT9s OTA: very brief outages Thurs 6/11/15

      (DT9.1, 9.2 and 9.3) There will be 3 very brief outages (apx. 10 seconds each) of KQED’s Over The Air (OTA) DT9 signal Thurs 6/15, between 10am and 3pm. This is to accommodate preventative maintenance and inspections at Sutro Tower. Most TVs will recover easily each time the signal is restored, but a few viewers […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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KQED World

Channel 9.3
Wave 156

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XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network



Channel 54.4
Wave 155

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