Weekend Wake-Up Hour
Join us as we talk about events and activities across Arizona! We'll sit down with Sue Black, Director of Arizona State Parks and chat about their Gold Medal win for best managed state park system in the nation!! And much more..
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Greg Peterson with Urban Farm joins us to talk about home gardening!
Homeowner Topic: Special Interview!
Join us this Saturday for a special inteterview with Donna Taylor of LifeStream Complete Senior Living
Homeowner Topic: Dolan Ellis
Tune into Rosie on the House as we talk with Dolan Ellis - Arizona's Official State Balladeer about his new book "Scrubby" the legend of the “I-17 Mystery Christmas Tree”.
Executive Director Sue Black Arizona State Parks And Trails
In less than three years, Arizona State Parks & Trails has transformed into a self-sustaining Enterprise Business with record attendance and revenue. On September 26, 2017, Arizona State Parks & Trails won the GOLD MEDAL FOR THE BEST MANAGED STATE PARKS IN THE NATION!!!! From the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association.
Working on the latest state park Rockin River Ranch, Dead Horse Ranch, and adding more cabins to the parks.
More on the new state parks coming soon, camp sites and current parks. Make reservations at Arizona State Parks And Trails
Descriptions of the cabins and facilties.
Greg Peterson of The Urban Farm gives you lots of tips to get your garden ready to grow.
Best time to plant a tree: Years ago or today!
Need a plan to starting a garden. Spend time observing the space where you're planning a garden. Sun, shade, water runoff. Permaculture.
First thing to consider: where the sun is at during the year.
Identify your Microclimates: a zone where the climate is different from the surrounding area. Could be small for a garden bed or large.
On the west side of your garden, plant shade. Benefits cooling your house.
Mulch around your shade trees breaks down to amazing soil that makes them thrive.
Chip Drop helping arborists get rid of wood chips and cheap mulch for gardeners.
View your yard/garden as a system. Putting systems in place to get healty soil, letting nature do the work.
Don't de-thatch. It acts as organic compost for the seasons.
Using chickens to thatch and fertilize naturally.
Urban Farm for classes and other info on growing your garden and trees.
If you're gonna plant something, plant what you love or like to eat.
Planting on the east side of your house is the best for shade in the afternoon.
Plant herbs. Easy, cheaper to grow. Expensive to buy.
Discussion on hydroponic and aquaponic gardens.
Growing healthy soil: dirt, air space, water, organic matter (compost, potting mix), and everything live in the soil (worms, ants, micro organisms)
Wood chips placed on top. Wood chips are not compost.
Organic matter with jump start your garden. Adds life to soil, retains water, insulated the space around the garden.
Greg describes a garden he set up for his friend Perry. Shows how inexpensive it was to set up.
Donna Taylor of Lifestream Senior Living discusses how seniors can continue to live their life with purpose.
Interview with The Smecks who have experienced care issues and how they planned for their future care to make it easier on their family.
Learn how retirement communities have become more independent communities.
More with The Smecks on their decision about their future care with their family.
More about Living/Aging In Place. Final segment with The Smecks.
How to give honor and dignity to your parents as they age.
Informative points for aging parents.
Explanation of the 'silver tsunami' thats on the horizon.
Donna Taylor talks more about Lifestream Complete Senior Living.
Donna gives out the Senior Living Checklist.
Dolan's work is to continue the preservation of folklore and history in Arizona.
Original memeber of the folk group The Christy Minstrels.
Originially from Kanas, Dolan tells his story of how he made it to Phoenix for a career in television.
Knew he wanted to sing. Learned by peforming folk music at Phoenix area coffee houses and clubs back in the day. (Green Gables Club and Portofinos Coffee House)
Dolan has a display at The MIM - The Musicial Instrument Museum Scottsdale. Includes his first guitar.
Tells a great story about Waylon Jennings and his first record deal.
Dolan wrote a book about the mystery I-17 Christmas tree north of Sunset Point that is decorated every holiday for decades. Its a mystery who decorates it. Titled:
Performs the song from the book 'The Scrubby Christmas Tree'. Included in the book.
Arizona Music And Entertainment Hall Of Fame
First inductee as Arizona's Culture Keeper
Arizona Tourism Hall Of Fame
Citizen Of The Year 1996
Dolan has a special message and performs an original song for Veterans Day.
Concerned that Arizona history is being lost because its not being taught in schools.