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 us to talk about Creating your own backyard #FoodForest
Homeowner Topic: Charity Is Infinitely Inventive | St. Vincent de Paul
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are in need and suffering. More than 5 million working poor are served annually by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States. Check out why ROTH supports SVdP and how you can help somebody in need this holiday season and all year long...
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
Got a question? Call In! Chat with Rosie & Romey!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #GlassPanes | Special Guest Pella Windows & Doors joins us in studio to talk about your windows. If you can't see clearly from your windows, it may not be your eyesight. It could be the glass. Not your eyeglasses, but the actual window pane itself and it may be time to consider repairing or replacing them.
Farmer Greg discusses growing your own 'food forest'. How to mimic what nature does in a forest on a smaller scale at your home.
How permaculture uses nature (sun, water, wind) to provide everything your garden needs to aid plants and seeds.
Start by observing the space for your 'forest'. How the sun hits the space during the year, where the rain falls, shade. What makes the eastern exposure the best and western exposure the worst.
Greg's tip for sun observation. The annual dates to observe where the sun is positioned in the sky at Noon for exposure in the space.
Greg's vision of developing a food secure city.
Best way to start a garden is to think small. How growing one or two projects gets you experience to grow more. The easiest thing to grow is the most expensive thing at the grocery store.
Greg describes his hedgerow of citrus trees and the two reasons he manages their height.
Greg's tips for planting a hedgerow. The distance between each tree. And advantages of planting multiple trees in a triangle shaped hole. How successive ripening produces fruit at different ripening times.
Another observation tip: Walking around your neighborhood to see what's growing well.
Building healthy soil. Desert soil alone won't work. The need for woody mulch and organic matter make things grow.
Dirt, air space, water, organic matter are the components of healthy soil. Greg explains how they work
The difference between mulch and planting mix and its proper use in the garden.
We feature our 3 favorite charities we support. Discussion with John Junker of St. Vincent de Paul. Their presence and mission is one of the largest in the country with 80 chapters in Arizona alone.
John discusses their campus for housing, agriculture, dining, medical and dental volunteers for those in need regardless of their faith.
More with John Junker. How St. Vincent de Paul has affected fellowship during the pandemic and their operation yet continue to serve.
The many thrift stores you can shop including the new Hope Chest Store in Scottsdale.
Your donations qualify for the Arizona Tax Credit. Plus other ways you can give.
Discussion with Marc Boehm of Military Assistance Mission. Founded by Margie Bons when her son was killed in Iraq on Mother's Day. Providing financial assistance to military members E-5 and below who qualify as working poor.
More with Marc Boehm of MAM. Discussion of the extensive list of programs and events. Including the annual Operation Christmas Giving for families. Plus how they've operated during the pandemic.
Military Assistance Mission qualifies for the Arizona Tax Credit.
Discussion with Jason Barlow of Habitat For Humanity Central Arizona. How they've been able to continue constructing homes with less volunteers due to the pandemic. Plus making a donation by texting 'HABITATCAZ' to 44321.
More with Jason Barlow. Discussion of the 5 Restore locations to find gently used items. The De-Construction Program that will remove items before a remodeling project which qualifies as a donation. And the special Habitat Arizona License Plate you can purchase.
Habitat For Humanity qualifies for the Arizona Tax Credit
Our 2021 Calendar goes out this week.
Most Asked Question Of The Week is how do you keep your Christmas Tree fresh until New Years Day?
Reminder to know before you sign a contract on anything.
Carol updates the expansion of our social media presence for the future. Facebook, You Tube Channel, E-Store and good eats around town.
The Weekly To Do on Glass Panes. Adam Homer of Pella Windows discusses seal failure in dual glass windows leads to fog or moisture in between the glass panes. A fix that needs a pro.
Discussion of our E-Store. How it started and the new, improved E-Store now on line with products tried and tested by Rosie On The House.
Discussion about a Wall Street Journal story on housing increase including second homes.
How you can explore Arizona with our Arizona Staycation.
Kudos to Arizona Highways Magazine for a great December issue.