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b. organic with michele beschen

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

Meet a couple of families who are living organic lifestyles through their naturalized landscapes. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: b organic with michele beschen is an educational how-to television program that embraces all things creative while keeping a conscious mind. Host Michele Beschen invigorates a renewed 'back to basics' lifestyle that embraces nature, simplicity and an eco-friendly approach to doing it yourself. B. Organic covers an expansive range of content that creatively celebrates the many shades of green for every aspect of your life - at home, at work, and at play. Expect fresh ideas for your garden, for your home, for your office, for your kids, for your pets and for your overall health and well-being.

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  • Sticks and Stones (#101)

    Organic tabletop decor, a game board and a rustic side table are created with branch arrangements. [27 minutes]

  • Recycling Refreshed (#102)

    Fire logs are made from newspapers and old lumber gives old cupboard doors a charming new look. [27 minutes]

  • Creative Conservation (#103)

    Learn creative ways to press, iron and preserve blooms and foliage and create botanical plaques. [27 minutes]

  • Natural Art (#104)

    Handmade papers, a portable art set-up and art supplies are made from outdoor items and recyclables. [27 minutes]

  • Old School Ideas for Today (#105)

    The timeless task of quilting gets invigorated with a quick way to make use of those fabric scraps. [27 minutes]

  • Restyled Outdoor Home Enhancements (#106)

    A backyard conservationist shares ideas for recycling old sinks into fountains and birdbaths. [27 minutes]

  • Sensible Shopping (#107)

    Easy ways to stock a pantry include do it yourself jams, vegetable stocks and apple butter spread. [27 minutes]

  • Unique Ways to Reuse (#108)

    An adventure backpack is put together and an excellent way to recycle old lipsticks is shared. [27 minutes]

  • At The Office (#109)

    Ways make your office healthier, more resourceful and less wasteful and decorate tips are shared. [27 minutes]

  • Kids Can Too (#110)

    A miniature scale treehouse for a yard is created by using salvaged lumber and scraps. [27 minutes]

  • Better Building (#111)

    How to use salvaged building materials for new projects. Michele Beschen shares her love for salvaged woodwork and lumber and tells you what to look for and interesting ways to handle. She'll also show you how easy it is to rewire old lighting and make it better than new along with resourceful ways to repurpose what you already have in the way of furniture. [27 minutes]

  • Let It Rain (#112)

    Learn how and why to install rain gardens, install a rain barrel and create decorative rain chains. [27 minutes]

  • Looking Good That Feels Good (#113)

    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. [27 minutes]

  • Resourceful Renovating Take I (#202)

    Michele re-does her kitchen as resourceful as possible using old beams, bricks and wine bottles. [26 minutes]

  • Resourceful Renovating Take II (#203)

    Michele installs a countertop kitchen garden and shares tips on disguising mismatched appliances. [26 minutes]

  • Kids in the Garden (#204)

    Tips on selecting and preparing a garden location and making it an educational adventure for kids. [26 minutes]

  • Green - Inside and Out (#205)

    A delicious dish that utilizes some of the native weeds common to a lot of our backyards is shared. [26 minutes]

  • Free Reign with Cut Flowers (#206)

    Michele's floral designing mom shares tips for one of a kind fresh flower arrangements. [26 minutes]

  • What's Up with Wheatgrass (#207)

    Kerri Rush demonstrates how to grow and juice wheatgrass and shares some tasty recipes. [26 minutes]

  • Re-Fashioned (#208)

    Learn how to turn one old sweater into several useful things. A garden apron is showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Good Natured Approach to Fitness (#209)

    How to use nature as your gym, the benefits of yoga and meditation and other tips are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Tabletop Gatherings (#210)

    Learn some of the fun ways to make mealtime more interactive, interesting and healthy! [26 minutes]

  • Naturally Good for Kids (#211)

    Learn how to build a one of a kind mud bar for the backyard that will encourage kids to be outside. [26 minutes]

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

    Unique gardening methods and what to look for in a CSA are discussed at a local organic farm. [26 minutes]

  • Good Health. Good Life. (#213)

    A holistic health and nutrition counselor explores healthy lifestyle options in Michele's home. [26 minutes]

  • Foraging Fun (#301)

    Forager Andy Benson prepares Wild Bergamot, Chicory, Cattails, Milkweed Pods and Sumac. [26 minutes]

  • Smaller, Simpler Living (#302)

    Homeowners discuss their decision to downsize and build their home with salvaged materials. [26 minutes]

  • Aronia Berries (#303)

    Michele visits with Aronia Berry experts and growers to learn more about this celebrated SuperFood. [26 minutes]

  • Natural Pets (#304)

    Three Dog Bakery Owner Diana Emehiser prepares organic home-cooked meals and treats for pets. [26 minutes]

  • Healthy Home Brews (#305)

    Michele's friends from Aura Cacia and Aromatherapist Tim Blakley demystify essential oils. [26 minutes]

  • Growing Food - The Heirloom Way (#306)

    The family behind Eldorado Heirloom Seeds discuss benefits of heirloom gardening and simple living. [26 minutes]

  • Natural Healing (#307)

    Michele's friend and cancer survivor Glenda Aldrich introduces us to the benefits of Laughter Yoga . [26 minutes]

  • Kids and Nature (#308)

    Michele shares fun ways to get kids outdoors exploring, building and enjoying nature's playground. [26 minutes]

  • Dehydrated (#309)

    Nutritionist Sheree Clark shows how she uses a dehydrator to prepare delicious meals and snacks. [26 minutes]

  • Naturally Decorative (#310)

    Michele shares resourceful, budget friendly ideas on how she creatively redecorated a guest bedroom. [26 minutes]

  • For the Birds – Benefits of Backyard Wildlife (#311)

    Discover benefits of having birds and wildlife in your backyard and learn about houses and feeders. [26 minutes]

  • Naturally Entertaining - Outdoor (#312)

    Clever, budget friendly ideas on how to have naturally great parties with "party planting" and more. [26 minutes]

  • Natural Babies (#313)

    The benefits of babywearing, do it yourself baby foods and healthy bedding and clothing are shared. [26 minutes]

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