Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Arizona Hour Driven by Sanderson Ford
Barbara Hatch, of the Veterans Heritage Project, an organization that's dedicated to connecting students with veterans in order to honor veterans, preserve America's heritage and develop future leaders joins us in Studio.
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Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson
Homeowner Topic: Open House Hour!
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Around The House Hour: Can You Build A House To Survive A Wildfire
Everyone was horrified at last year's fires in California, but then we read a newspaper account about a home in Malibu that survived one of the worst wildfires ever in that state. Arizona doesn't seem to have as many risks as California... but we certainly have wildfires. In light of the fact that the summer season of wildfires might not be far away, here is a list of materials and techniques that can be used during building to provide more fire protection for an Arizona home.
Coolest Memorial Day Weekend below 100. The shortest Memorial Day Parade in Arizona?
Barbara Hatch, Founder and Program Director of Veterans Heritage Project. Dedicated to connecting students with Veterans to get their stories told.
Barbara talks about how the program started with students interested with the real stories behind the movie 'Saving Private Ryan' which led to Veterans of WWII and Korea ready to tell their stories about their experience in these wars.
How students of the project are participating in Memorial Day activities.
What students duties include. Interviewing and writing the stories of Veterans. And more students are needed.
Next year's focus is on Vietnam Veterans.
Barbara gives 2 examples where a student connected with a Veteran to tell their story. A WWII Veteran's salute to a fallen soldier and a Vietnam Veteran's story of loss.
Students learn life lessons from their connections. How to live, deal with adversity and how to serve no matter what career they choose.
Updating other events around Arizona including desert tortoise adoption from Arizona Game and Fish.
Catalina Foothills Resource Guide under Staycation tab at Rosie On The House.com
Farmer Greg from The Urban Farm and Kari Spencer of The Micro Farm Project talking preserving your fruit harvest!! Starting with planning how you want to preserve for recieps, pie fillings and equipment needed.
Methods for canning/jarring: water bath and pressure canning. (actually storing in jars). Kari explains each method. Plus selecting the right produce.
Explains cling peaches and the two apples that grow well in the desert. Anna and Dorset Gold.
Why selecting reciepes after 1985 is important.
Discussion of pickling and fermenting. 3 ways to pickle and methods to fermenting. Some of the suggestions of things to pickle.
Greg and Kari discuss GrowPhx.com and their mesquite hammer mill. Mills mesquite beans into flour. Can be stored in jars for bread or pancakes.
What to plant in a 4x4 garden? Go to plantingcalendar.org and pick what you like to eat!
Discussion of dehydrating your harvest. Makes great snacks. Kari talks about how she makes 'fruit leather'.
More on Kari's fruit leather treats.
Discussion on freezing your harvest. Greg's technique of preparing to freeze your fruit and store in a jar to fight freezer burn.
Finding U-Pick-It farms for fresh produce.
Update on Rosie's successful tumor removal, increase population in Arizona and reminder to be careful during fire season.
Romey talks about his tour of the water resources department at the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant and its use of reclamated water for steam and cooling.
Remembering Ira Hayes.
David Nance of SABRE personal protecting devices discusses some of their products found at the National Hardware Show.
More with David Nance of SABRE Personal Protection.
'How To' on putting together an Emergency Plan.
Bob Ross of Lightning Busters discusses how he can protect your home from lightning strikes.
Update on more events around Arizona and more HD cameras identifying license plates of illegal dumpers.
Rosie Remodeling's Alex Pajic discusses building sustainable homes that could last for generations instead of a lifetime. Sustainable and green building are not necessarily the same but can be used together.
Alex discusses his background and his certification in new construction methods. Explains how green building practices follow sustainable practices.
Green building follows 3 things: social, environment and economics. Alex explains.
Sustainability: meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability for future generations to meet their needs. A mindset.
Sustainable products on the market that are not being used for residental. The reasons why explained.
Buyer's decisions/cost, consumer demand and trade skills.
Step one in building: the location and how to position the home for cooling and heating.
Step 2: Product selection. Sustainable because they are renewable. Example is wood.
Step 3: Building practices. Systems that work separatly but together for efficency.
Good first step in planning is a Home Energy Audit.
Romey and Alex talk about their top 5 things on building the perfect home.
Sustainability is a mind set. Building for generations to pass down to others. A mindset different from buliding and remodeling/tear down, repeat. Better building quality.
Green can be sustainable but it must follow sustainable practices.