Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Farmer Greg Peterson of the Urban Farm joins to talk about your #SpringGarden
We will also be taking your landscape and garden questions so give us a call!
Homeowner Topic: Busting the Myths of Construction Careers
There are so many opportunities in construction! Nearly anyone just out of high school to those seeking a career change can not only find a job, they can also have a career.
Special Guest NAWIC, the National Association of Women in Construction will join us to talk career opportunities. We will also have special guest Jeff Fleetham, Director of Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC) joining us to discuss the uptick in ROC licensing.
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
Got a question? Call In! Chat with Rosie & Romey!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #AgingInPlace | Special guest Charlene Sargent, owner of Rosie-Certified Helping Hands Senior Services joins us to talk about the assistance they can provide for loved ones who need a little extra care as they get older.
Farmer Greg of The Urban Farm says its easy to grow your own food in the desert provided you know the 'rules' for success. And grow something nearly year round.
Explains the art of permaculture. Starting with observing your garden space. First thing is sun exposure. East, west, north, south exposure during the year varies. Greg explains which is the best and worst exposure.
Identify the microclimates. Cooler and warmer spaces to grow in the yard.
Tips on watering your garden. Greg explains the advantage of using drip tape with is different from drip irrigation. Chlorine removal from city water. Never used soften water due to its salt content.
Stacking Functions! One asset that does many things. Example is Greg's chickens provides eggs, eat bugs and weeds and stir up the dirt.
Some of the orange trees are producing smaller fruit and a bit tart juice then last year. Did the hottest summer on record have something to do with that? Greg explains why.
Dirt preparation. Building healthy soil. The 5 components are: Dirt, Air Space (to fluff it up), Water, Organic matter and All Things Living in the soil. The key is organic matter!
Greg explains the healthy soil buildup of Jan's Instant Garden. And why he likes weeds in his yard provided its managed properly.
Urban Farm's Planting Calendar What and when to plant in your garden during the year.
TEXT: Can you keep tomato plants alive during the summer?
Discussion on seed selection. Explains the three kinds: Genetically modified, hybrids and open pollenated.
Creating a food forest by letting things go to seed that come back year after year.
How long to seeds live? They live until you kill them. Greg explains how to save seeds.
Careers In Construction Hour! The demand for skilled labor is the highest its ever been. We spend this hour for those who lost their jobs and to consider the construction sciences as a new career with tons of openings and good pay. Electricians, plumbers, etc...
Carol Hagen of the Phoenix Chapter of The National Association Of Women In Construction discusses Women In Construction Week (March 1st thru 13th). Designed to promote women in construction and let companies know that their missing half of the potential workers in the field.
Some of the events include a coloring book for elemetary girls and golf clinic with a twist!
Discussion how working your way thru the trades using the trades to pay for learning skills is a good way to start a career debt free.
Listener responses include a chef who was laid off and wants to know where to start learning. Plus where can a high school senior get started?
CALLER: Where the water supply line meets up to the house, the ground is wet and supects a water leak. Do you call a plumber or a specialist?
Registrar Of Contractors Director Jeff Fleetham explains how the word 'trade' is now known as Construction Science Technology Professional. (to know, to build).
Construction science education is not lesser that university education. Jeff explains what that means. Example using the various types of electricians, potential pay, no debt.
Stories of companies who would train from scratch provided they had good work ethic and 'use their head'. An NAU graduate with a degree in construction management success story.
Educational facility: East Valley Institute Of Techology. A starting place of encouagement for high school students to consider Construction Science Technology.
Habitat For Humanity's Construction In Training. 16 week program. Contact: Hugh Wolf 602-570-2677.
Rosie's story of his high school career counselor who idenified a problem that led to his first experience of construction.
Arizona Department Of Economic Security has various apprenticeship programs besides construction.
Discussion of the demise of Paradise Valley Mall and the wrong way a landlord handled tenants who missed rent payments.
LISTENER LETTER: What are some ways to keep the interior paint in the home in good shape?
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Charlene Sargent (RN,BSN) is the fonder of Helping Hands Senior Services. Helping families and their elderly family members thru what she calls the 'senior care maze'. She provides a free service that matches seniors with the right facilities that best meets their needs.
Charlene explains how their service works from the first phone call.
More with Charlene Sargent of Helping Hands Senior Services. Charlene explains what makes her service different from other type services. Starting with working with licensed facilities with various scopes of care from in-home care, assisted living, skilled facilities, memory care and more.
Helping Hands reaches most of the state expect Tucson.
Charlene's touching story about working with a man who wouldn't talk to anyone but made a connection with Charlene who helped get his affairs in order.
Romey's story about a Florida home for sale in deplorable condition.
Highlighting one of our E-Store products. The Hex Armor Thorn Resistant Gloves.
Answering The Most Asked Question Of The Week: How to keep water from leaking in and around the window? (The question came from Texas. But it applies to Arizona windows too!)