Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Farmer Greg of the Urban Farm joins us to talk about all about #Permaculture, what it is, and why you should apply it to your yard and life.
Homeowner Topic: The Intricate World Of Permitting With Green's Home Design
Like nearly all things in life, its better if you go in with a plan. Home improvement is no exception, and you'd be doing yourself a favor to study up before starting your next project. This week we'll give you a peek into the world of permitting, how they work, and why we need them.
Loren Green of Green's Home Design joins us in studio to provide an insiders insight of all aspects surrounding permits
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
Got a question? Call In! Chat with Rosie & Romey!
Rosie's words of wisdom about our current climate. Plus Staycation update.
The Urban Farm's Farmer Greg discusses permaculture. Explains what it means and how it works.
With gardening on the increase, the best place to start is a list of what you can plant now. Benefits of observing the space where you'd like to plant and Greg's tips on what to look for.
Greg's online gardening classes teach general principals you can apply no matter where you live. I Want To Garden
Greg discusses the ethics of permaculture. Care for the earth, people and the future. Taking care of the environment by installing natural systems in place. Sharing the surplus. Greg explains.
Habitat For Humanity's Deconstruction team's connection to permaculture.
Permaculture in designing natural systems to work with nature. Open pollenated seeds allow plants to replant themselves.
Discussion of regenerative gardening. Where sustainability maintains existing things, regenerative gardening allows to plants to regrow.
CALLER: Has a problem with seeds that won't sprout or when they start to grow they stop short.
Greg's explains how 'stacking functions' work in more than just one way. Example are chickens. How an asset in stacking functions provide multiple functions.
Loren Green of Green's Home Design discusses permits. Most involved projects require a permit. How permits are important for legal issues, insurance and keeping your home safe.
Most permits are easy to 'pull' (or get) when the work is done inside a home. Exterior home projects can have challenges.
CALLER: Building a shed and has a problem with a public utility easement. Abandoning a public utility easement is nearly impossible. They explain why.
Loren discusses his experience and background.
More on the caller with an easement problem.
When going on the outside of the footprint of the home, what challenges will the city provide. Loren explains what setbacks are around the home and examples of whats allowed.
Discussion of when a home addition was built over a property line by previous owners. Plus fighting a neighbor's permit to build something that blocks a view.
Impact of surface drainage. Washes, hillsides, any water flow must drain properly.
Loren explains what a homeowner can expect out of a remodel design. Whats included in the plans.
Some of the challenges in home design.
Discussion with APS Representative Jacob Tetlow. With power demand up as families stay in place at home, an update on APS capacity to keep up demand as the air conditioners begin to run.
CALLER: Wants to know where to find permits on a neighbor's projects. And what kind of codes do I have to the LED lights that mount to the J boxes.
CALLER: Has french doors that is likely hung improperly, not closing correctly. Looking for professional advice.
The Weekly How To with Fox Valley Electric. Randy discusses the inspection of your home electrical system and some of the thing to look for including extension cords, GFCI plugs, overloaded outlets and more.
CALLER: Advice on how to choose the proper toilet for a home.
CALLER: Has a sliding patio door with a warped rail that the rollers ride on. Suggestions to repair or replace the entire door.
Some ideas to help you think thru the current virus outbreak instead of panic.