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
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 25, 2015 -- 9:00am 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

Moss Is Boss (Raleigh, Nc) (#614H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Many of us look right past moss in the garden, or see it as a nuisance to be pressure-washed away. Here, we take a closer look at what is actually an incredible eco-friendly plant that thrives in places where grass won't. It needs very little water, no fertilizers, no clipping or mowing, and yet stays green all year long! Get ready for us to shed some light on this shade-loving ground cover; you may just learn enough that you'll want to establish it and grow it in your garden.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Rooftop Farming In Nyc (New York City, Ny) (#609H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Amidst the hustle and bustle, few would guess that sitting high above rush hour traffic are full-production organic farms growing food in only eight to twelve inches of soil on the rooftops of New York City buildings. We visit two such one-acre farms to learn how they are creating a whole new model for locally-grown urban food. But their sky-high gardening techniques aren't exclusive to the Big Apple; they share secrets for duplicating their results anywhere in the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Four Farmers & A Bus: Sol Food (Various cities across America) (#617H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

GGW takes an old-fashioned road trip to follow a group of four young gardeners traveling the country in a retro-fitted school bus that's powered on pure waste vegetable oil and their own enthusiasm. With their greenhouse on wheels, a mobile green roof, and lots of seeds, they're taking edible gardening to the streets- literally- and teaching sustainable practices in food deserts and blighted communities across America.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Truth About Organic Gardening (St. Paul, Mn) (#618H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Buyer beware: just because it's organic doesn't automatically make it a better option. Dr. Jeff Gillman, a popular gardening author and an associate professor of horticulture, helps us become more discerning gardeners as we explore specific examples or organics in a fun and illuminating way. We'll discover some enlightening examples of what works, what doesn't, and get to the bottom of some of the most popular claims.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • 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 […]

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

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Wave 9 and HD 164
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Wave 157

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KQED World

Channel 9.3
Wave 156

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Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network



Channel 54.4
Wave 155

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