Here's an overview of this week's 3 hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Homeowner Topic: It’s Easy To Be A Good Neighbor
Mr. Rogers was on to something when he sang "It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine?" - Do you know your neighbors? Do they know you? The Pew Research Center reported in 2018 that four-in-ten rural residents say they know all or most of their neighbors; the shares are smaller among those living in urban (24%) and suburban (28%) areas. Getting to know your neighbors is the first step to becoming a good neighbor. If you are new to your neighborhood, don't wait for the proverbial welcome wagon to come calling. Be proactive, get out of your comfort zone and meet them!...
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
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Weekly To-Do Topic: #2022Planning - READ MORE>> | Join us this Saturday; we'll be talking about planning for your home maintenance projects in 2022 - things may be a bit different than in previous years.GIVE US A CALL WITH QUESTIONS!!
Farmer Greg explains Permaculture. Learning what nature does to become self-sufficient and sustainable. Where the term comes from and how he became aware of permaculture and applied it to his Urban Farm.
Observing natural systems to integrate into your space.
The difference between regenerative versus degenerative and its importance in permaculture.
Discussion of the ethics of permaculture: Caring for the Earth and sharing the surplus. Like the bounty of citrus and fruit.
A principal of permaculture by observing your space over a year. Noting where the location of the sun is positioned over a year and why its important.
Discussion of stacking functions.
Greg explains how he learned the concept of 'trip stacking' in a transportation planning class.
Stacking functions are an asset that provides more functions than just by itself. Examples include chickens and evaporative coolers.
Explaining and old growth food forest. How it can provide less maintenance while growing a harvest of food.
The concept of circular composting. Breaking down food, grass and foliage waste to assist creating healthy soil.
Farmer Greg lists the fruit and citrus trees that WILL PRODUCE and grow in the low desert.
Getting to know your neighbors is a first step to becoming a good neighbor! Our blog above has more on this topic.
Grand Canyon Associate History Professor Dr. David Dean takes us on a spin of some of the 'bad neighbors' in Arizona history.
Story of the Arizona's Pleasant Valley War between the Tewksbury and Graham families. The bloodiest family feud in the country where up to 50 people were killed. Why it started and how it likely affected Arizona statehood.
Story of another Arizona history 'bad neighbor'. Winnie Ruth Judd was known as The Trunk Murderess who killed two friends, chopped them up and placed in trunks.
Dr. Dean discusses some of Arizona's 'good neighbors'. Arizona's former Governor Ernest McFarland was a father of 'The G.I. Bill'. Its credited to help military members adjust to civilian life with low cost mortgages meaning a housing boom, neighborhoods and neighbors.
Another 'good neighbor' are Del Webb and John McFarlin. Designed Arizona neighborhoods. McFarlin was an innovator of component construction that established Maryvale, AZ
Good neighbors in historic preservation. Focus on Frank Barrios, a historian of the Hispanic population in Arizona by preserving neighborhoods. Plus, how anyone can be a historic preserver in their neighborhood.
Getting home projects together after the holidays and planning for the new year.
Rosie gives you tips on how to find air leaks around the home. Focus on electical plugs, windows and doors. Other homeowner fixes. And explaining how a heat pump functions.
Romey discusses our Home Maintenance App powered by Home Zada. A better way to keep complete records and photos of your home digitally. From regular maintenance to budgeting and remodeling projects. The Future Of Homeowership Is Here!
Planning for projects for 2022! Rosie details some things you should consider you might not think about. Dealing with supplier and labor shortages, possible wait times and selecting the right contractor. Plan ahead and be flexible!
Chirstmas Tree drop off locations mentioned.
A listener complement on our topic 'Its Easy To Be A Good Neighbor'. What her experience has turned into in their neighborhood!
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