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Beyond 50 is America's Variety Talk Radio Show.  Originally designed for those in midlife (or approaching midlife), we have found over the 10 years of broadcasting that this is truly a program for ALL ages. The online radio show offers compelling topics that are informative, educational, and fun.

Beyond 50 is holistic in it's approach to solution-oriented programming that is alternative-minded and eclectic.  We showcase celebrities, bestselling authors, top experts, and visionary leaders  from around the world.  You can experience new insights and breakthroughs not usually found in mainstream resources.

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 Beyond 50's Radio Interviews: May 2017 

The Headless Way
Wednesday, May 3
9 a.m. (PT)/12 p.m. (ET)

The Future-Proof Workplace

Thursday, May 4
9 a.m. (PT)/12 p.m. (ET)

The Heart and Science of Yoga

Friday, May 5
12 p.m. (PT)/3 p.m. (ET)

Clear Home, Clear Heart

Wednesday, May 10
9 a.m. (PT)/12 p.m. (ET)

Cancer from a Medical Intuitive's Perspective
Thursday, May 11
9 a.m. (PT)/12 p.m. (ET)

Red Teaming: How Your Business Can Conquer the Competition by Challenging Everything
Thursday, May 18
9 a.m. (PT)/12 p.m. (ET)

Julia Hesse: Tarot for Our Times

Friday, May 19
12 p.m. (PT)/3 p.m. (ET)

Body Quirks:
Total Body Solutions

Wednesday, May 24
9 a.m. (PT)/12 p.m. (ET)

Moppin' Floors to CEO

Thursday, May 25
9 a.m. (PT)/12 p.m. (ET)

The Real Solution for Today's Anxiety: Raising Our Consciousness

Friday, May 26
12 p.m. (PT)/3 p.m. (ET)

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   Cancer from a Medical Intuitive's Perspective

For Beyond 50's "Natural Healing" talks, listen to an interview with Sherrie Davis. She'll talk about insight gained from working with cancer patients to understand their condition from her perspective as a Medical Intuitive offering Integrative Medicine that is a whole body approach to wellness and healing. She focuses on healing the mind, body and spirit with alternative natural methods. Through her multi-cultural family, she comes from many generations of intuitive and empathic healers. Tune in to Beyond 50: America's Variety Talk Radio Show on the natural, holistic, green and spiritual lifestyle. Visit and sign up for our Exclusive Updates.


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Plant Your Garden in a Keyhole

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Judas of Nazareth

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Plant Your Garden in a Keyhole

For Beyond 50's "Green Living" talks, listen to an interview with W. Leon Smith from Texas. He is an avid gardener who likes to educate about the practice of Keyhole Gardening.  Smith prefers this method because it's easier on the back, plant crops can be grown closer together, water efficient, and doesn't require weeding.  From a bird's eye view looking down on it, the structure looks like an old-time keyhole. In the middle is a rounded area to drop in your compostable materials that would break down to enrich the soil. 

Origins of Keyhole Gardening

The practice of Keyhole Gardening started at a school in Lesotho, Africa. 

It was through Smith's association with Dr. Deb Tolman from Portland State University that he learned about the concept.  

By design, Keyhole Gardens are six feet in diameter with a raised bed.  Like a pie that has been sliced for one serving, a wedge is made and the circular wire basket for composting is placed in the center of the garden.  From high above, it resembles a vintage keyhole.

Raised Bed Gardening

Smith's first attempt at building his own Keyhole Garden consisted of an improvised, semi-circular arrangement of rocks, cinder blocks and a 1-foot wide wire mesh cage for the internal basket. 

The topsoil was first added with water that's a mix of "green" (like kitchen food scraps, grass clippings, manure, coffee grinds) and brown" materials (like cardboard, junk mail, straw, woody stalks, dead plants).  And for the upper layer, he mixes in potting soil.  From years of keyhole gardening experience, Smith found that it takes about 1.8 yards of topsoil fill for a design that is 6 feet in diameter.

The plantings were done at two different times in Spring and watering almost daily.  His efforts yielded nicely grown yellow crook-neck squash and green zucchini. 

Over time, Smith learned to work with the changing climate and growing seasons for his area in rural central Texas. 

"About 95 percent of the space in my gardens is planted with seeds, while the other five percent consists of transplants, mainly tomatoes," he explained.

In Keyhole Gardening, the soil can sink several inches.  Very dark and rich soil matter can be found at the lowest layer where the bio-matter decomposes.

A Near-Perfect System

Before the discovery of Keyhole Gardening, Smith found traditional gardening tedious and back-breaking work and gave up on it.  He prefers to call his keyhole gardens near-perfect systems for several reasons:

 - By keeping the internal basket full, it can break down the compost for continuous leaching out of natural nutrients and moisture to feed the soil, resulting in high-grade harvests that are tasty and nutrient-dense;

 - Weeding is minimal, if at all;

 - Requires little watering and drains very well to avoid flooding during heavy rainfall;

 - You can grow several different types of crops closer to together.  The ideal keyhole garden is lush with very little unused surface space.  You can grow huge crop yields per space;

 - And, if you are disabled in a wheelchair, making a Keyhole Garden allows you to garden in a convenient way due to its height of 28.5 inches and 24 inch reach.

To Hear the Interview, Click on This: Keyhole Gardening

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