Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour by Sanderson Ford
Join Rosie on the House and Arizona Highway's Editor in Chief Robert Stevie while we discuss the Special Edition December issue featuring the incredible photography collection of Barry Goldwater.
Sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!
Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
Learn the do's and don'ts of Recycling with City of Phoenix Recycling. We will be discussing what can and can't be recycled.
Weekly To-Do: #CleanAppliances
Homeowner Topic: Are You Living in a Money Pit?
There are a lot of problems you could run into if you purchase a home that needs a lot of fixing up such as lack of permits, roof problems, termites, electrical issues and more! Learn what to look out for and how to avoid serious issues. Plus, we'll take a look at a good example of a "Money Pit"
Arizona Highways Editor In Chief Robert Steive talks about the special issue featuring the photography of Former Senator Barry Goldwater.
Barry's family was in the mercantile business. His mother was a great influence in getting him out to explore the outdoors and the people before and after Arizona statehood.
Veteran of World War II and Korea.
In 1940, Barry took a Colorado River trip thru the Grand Canyon and filmed it. Touring the film around the state started his foray into politics.
He was an avid photographer with thousands of pictures in his collection of Arizona and around the world.
Barry's first published picture in Arizona Highways was in 1938.
The collection is around 15,000 pictures. Including those that no one had the opportunity to photograph like Hopi and Najavo tribes.
Images that need restoration to preserve history of time and places. Mostly black and white photos.
Barry's frustration of processing the film was an arduous task back then.
Story of a picture of the Najavo girls tending sheep. It was the December 1946 cover, the first all color issue of Arizona Highways.
Barry was meticulous keeping his slides and film in order but not as careful with information about the image.
Befrinded another famous photographer Ansel Adams.
Travel and equipment to get to locations took time and effort. But since Barry was a military pilot, he had access to an airplane to find subjects to film.
Barry speaks on the purpose of his Arizona photography.
Arizona Highways has partnered with the Goldwater Foundation to show and preserve the collection.
Find Arizona Highways calendars, books and other things HERE.
Register for your Arizona Staycation. Discussion of the staycation in Prescott.
Farmer Greg of The Urban Farm talks about winter gardening.
Best time to grow in the low desert is October to June.
Greg's explains his winter tip of letting nature take its course and planting things season appropriate. Knowing what to plant when.
Another tip is to get a planting calendar. Find Greg's low desert planting calendar HERE.
Discussion of regenerative landscapes at the Urban Farm. Taking a desire to grow things to being a farmer.
A good frost/cold weather helps reduce the pests and the need for chill hours to set fruit in trees.
Another benefit of cold: it helps things grow.
Discussion of permaculture. Using observation and connections to see what is working and growing in your area. Then create healthy soil for growing and better tasting produce.
Healthy soil acts like a sponge to soak up water and other things.
Talked about thunderstorms produce nitrogen contributing to greener plants.
Proper way to prep a 6 momths to year old citrus tree to save it from frost. Use a sheet, not plastic. Decideuous trees go dormant and like cold.
Other methods to keep trees from frost.
Brenda and Lucas of City Of Phoenix Recycling discuss the recycling program and educate what can and cannot be recycled in the home bins.
Plastic bags CANNOT be put in the recycling bins. You can recycle them at grocery store containers.
Plastic bags choke the machinery at the recycling centers and shut down the facility.
Shreaded document paper makes great compost. Can be recycled too.
4 basic recycle materials are paper, plastics, glass and metal. They go into detail about these.
Those numbers at the bottom of the plastic are called 'resin codes'.
Video for TOP 10 IN THE BIN
Styrofoam, electronics, and batteries cannot be put in your recycle bin.
They do check recycle bins and tag them with items that aren't allowed as a reminder to the household.
Tossing anything you're not sure of in the bin costs the city a lot of money.
Update of the current participation in the recycling program since its inception.
How much is going to the landfill.
Goal since 2013 is to reduce 40% of landfill waste by 2020.
Working on a pilot program for composting.
Explains the process when recycled materials get to the facility and sold as revenue to offset costs.
The proper way to dispose of plastic water bottles in recycle bins. It must include the cap!
Welcome a new partner to our Referral Network: Overhead Door Company of Tucson.
Romey takes the movie 'The Money Pit' and looks at the situations in the movie to compare then and now. What could happen and what couldn't happen.
We go over the synopsis of the movie. It starts with a million dollar home marked down 80% and the warning signs ignored.