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 all about what to do with all the produce we grow #UrbanHomestead
We will also be taking your landscape and garden questions so give us a call!
AZ State Park Passes: 8:20AM - Tune-In to win!!
Homeowner Topic: Solar Energy Is Here To Stay
Solar energy is here to stay. Harnessing the energy of the sun just makes sense, especially here in Arizona, where free energy falls from the sky nearly all year round. It's worth remembering that offsetting utility bills is even more essential now that families are spending more time at home. What's more, turning your roof into its own generating station adds greater independence and peace of mind during times of crisis...
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
Got a question? Call In! Chat with Rosie & Romey!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #Flagpole | Special Guest Major Aaron Thacker from the Public Affairs Officer For The Arizona National Guard joins Rosie, Romey and Jennifer to discuss our hashtag of the week!
Farmer Greg of The Urban Farm and Kari Spencer of The Micro Farm Project discuss what to do with the over abundance of produce. Preserving your food!
Kari discusses the two ways to preserve by canning. Pressure and water canning.
Canning guidelines and receipes found at the National Center for Home Food Preservation https://nchfp.uga.edu/
Places to find abundance of produce that don't go to waste: The 3000 Club http://the3000club.org/wordpress/
How long does food last after jarring/canning?
Anna and Dorset apples grow well in the low desert. From tart to sweet.
Farmer Greg explains how he makes homemade applesauce. From preparation to canning.
Discussion of growing peaches fresh off the tree.
Farmer Greg describes the cool tool he has on the Urban Farm from juicing to milling.
growphx.org for the next mesquite bean milling day. Kari describes mesquite flour and what to you can make with it. Store in jar, last for years.
Pickling and fermenting preservation of food and the difference between them. Fermenting is high in probiotics. Food suggestions to pickle and ferment.
TEXT: The mesquite pods picked has tiny holes in them. Can the beans inside still be milled? Never. Greg explains why.
Discussion of dehydrating and freezing. Kari dehydrates fruit into 'fruit leather'.
No need for dehydrater machine for herbs. Just a paper bag. Kari explains.
Farmer Greg freezes fruit in jars.
Followup on ways to save money on energy use during the summer. Being on the correct energy plan and home energy audits.
Advantages of your free Rosie On The House calendar.
Rosie goes over what he learned attending The Home Improvement Research Group Seminar. Some of it may surprise you!
Arizona National Guard Public Information Officer Major Aaron Thacker talks about treating the American Flag with dignity and respect on Memorial Day Weekend. How they retired a flag while serving in Iraq. Why is the American Flag patch on military uniforms reversed?
Major Thacker talks about Arizona's own Lori Piestewa who was killed in Iraq. Member of the Quartermaster Corps. Explains why drivers are considered major targets by the enemy.
Major Thacker tells the story of his assingment to notify a family of a fallen soldier in Mesa.
More with Tom Reilly and how he became a Rosie Certified partner. Many clients from the valley have second homes in the Prescott area. Some of those homes have been passed down from family members.
Kyle Ritland of Sun Valley Solar Solutions introduces their new Solar Savings Estimator.
Their pre-engineered solar packages of panels and batteries makes it easier to estimate the cost and SAVINGS analysis for the recommended sized system. The estimator uses Sun Valley Solar's own data from the many systems installed and running over years.
Kyle explains the 4 packages available that are owned systems, not leases.
Solar works in partnership with the grid. Reducing the amount used from the grid. The estimator helps the customers get to a price point within minutes.
CALLER: Has solar panels installed by a different company. Needs to remove panels and replace roof. Removing them was verbally agreed to by the company but was never in writing so company balked. Suggestions of what to do next.
Continue from the caller and discussing the importance of dealing with a reputable company especially when it comes to servicing. Kyle details some thoughts.
More with the previous caller. Kyle details some thoughts on what to consider and why its important to work with a reputable company. Especially when it comes to service.
The calculator helps to decided if current incentives can save you money on installing. 26% Federal Tax Credit for 2020 and additional credits for storage batteries.
Solar panels don't have to be on the rooftop. Other ideas to consider.
Rosie's thoughts on solar assisting on reducing the time of use plan costs with ON PEAK hours. Solar panels produce more daylight energy offsetting grid prices.
Sun Valley Solar Solutions offers an active management plan. Maintaining and monitoring solar panels and production.
Discussion on solar battery storage. Kilowatt capacity. Any limits on amount of batteries used. SRP's battery rebates.
Solar and battery advantages during reduced demand in the winter. Building credits by returning unused energy back to the grid.