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How We're Updating Our Outdoor Living Space

Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast

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How We're Updating Our Outdoor Living Space (running time 7-11AM)

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Weekend Wake-Up Hour by Sanderson Ford

Jerome Historical SocietyStart your mornings off learning about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona! Tune-in as we speak with Jay Kinsella whi is the General Manager of Jerome Historical Society as well as Vice Mayor of Jerome!

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Sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!

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Outdoor Living Hour - Urban Farming with Greg Peterson

Urban Farm LogoGreg Peterson with Urban Farm joins us to discuss the #GreatAmericanSeedUp! Over 60 varieties of seeds will be available for purchase. All of the seeds offered are regionally adaptive & native seeds that grow well in Arizona! All seeds are offered to the public at really low prices.

 

9am DIYhour 2

Homeowner Topic: Open Lines 

The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!

Weekly To-Do: #PoolCovers

 

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Homeowner Topic: How We're Updating Our Outdoor Living Space

cyc landscaping logoAre you wanting an updated outdoor living space, perhaps a more functional backyard for hosting parties and gatherings? Then you'll want to consider new furniture, a fire pit, big-screen TV and more! Check out the changes in outdoor living trends in Arizona and gather ideas you may want to incorporate into your landscape remodel.

Tune-In and talk with CYC Landscaping about your landscape desires!

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7:00AM - Arizona Hour! History Of Jerome, AZ

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Talk about the history of The Farmers Almanac. 

The problem of smut in wheat, the infamous sugar shortage of 1919 and the incredible story of John Paul Stapp, who tried to prove you could build an ejection seat in an aircraft by withstanding incredible G-Force.  Its how he did it that's just as incredible.

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Vice Mayor of Jerome, AZ and General Manager of the Jerome Historical Society Jay Kensilla joins us to discuss the history of this facinating town build on the side of a mountain.

Population 500.

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Jay details the history of Jerome from its beginnings.

Jerome is about 1 square mile with over 150 documented mining tunnels beneath the surface.

Late 1800's thru the 1950's, Jerome was the largest producer of copper in the world.

Story of a typical work day for miners.

3rd largest tourism draw in Arizona.  With artists shops, wineries, good eats, and The Grand Hotel.  (A great view of the Verde Valley too!)

Jay has a connection with the movie 'Field Of Dreams'.

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Former Mayor of Phoenix Phil Gordon joins us to talk about a great story involving the people of Jerome.

With fall approaching, Flagstaff features the LEAF-O METER.  Updates the fall color changes in the leaves.

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Urban Farming with Greg Peterson

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Farmer Greg of The Urban Farm and guest Bill McDorman of The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.  Bill discusses what RMSA teaches.

Taking about the Great American Seed Up  Thousands of pounds of seeds in bulk for a wide variety of vegetables, grains and herbs to start growing your unique garden.

There's a movement worldwide to get people to grow their own food.  

Seeds have a long shelf life in cool dark dry places.  

Once planted, seeds have an amazing adaptability.  

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CALLER:  Had terrible luck planting ananazi beans last year.  He started them in March.  Any solutions.

Bill talks about the adaptability of older seeds.  Example is corn.  Its basically a tropical grass that has prospered all over the world.

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Uptown Farmers Market.  Every Saturday and Wednesday morning in Phoenix.

Bill talks about the oldest recorded ancient agriculture dig near Tucson.  Producing chapalotte corn.  Led to the spread of growing corn in other cultures by trial and error.

Once you find something that works, share it and grow it.

Mention of Glass Gem Corn.  Has its own Facebook page.

CALLER:  Has a 20 year old pepper plant that died.   Has a few of the seeds from that plant.  How to get a new plant started.

Some seeds have to go thru the digestion of a bird for them to germinate.

Romey's story of using sunflower seeds for fly control.

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Seeds are impressive.  You can store what you don't use to plant later.

Seeds don't die.  We kill them.  Farmer Greg explains.

Greg and Bill have formed a Seed School On Line

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Discussion of the digital home maintenance tool Home Zada.  A great way to keep an entire record for maintenance and history of your home.

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We talk about the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.  A FLW designed home in Phoenix is on the market.  

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CALLER:  Has a 25 year old sunroom with various signs of deterioration.  Wants suggestions on fixes.

CALLER:  Has a window in the shower.  The film tint on the window is peeling.  Any suggestions on other ideas besides replacing the film.

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CALLER:  Has a tile roof with a 'weird' hole where pitch corners of the roof meet.  Wants to know who to call to get it fixed, a roofer or general contractor.\

CALLER:  Can I replace a 2 Ton A/C unit with a 4 Ton.  The caller explains why.

10:00AM - How We're Updating The Outdoor Living Space/CYC Landscaping

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Mark & Chris of CYC Landscaping talk about trends in landscaping and design.

The thought that goes into the architecture and design of landscaping that can fit in any size yard.

When you start designing a landscape, it takes an on site visit and the question of what do you want to do with your outdoor space.

Mark and Chris talk about their background from Indiana to Arizona.

When the downturn in the economy happened, they found more people staying in homes longer and updating their landscape/outdoor space.

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Discussion of how Mark and Chris stay out of routine and stay current with the many landscape, hardscape, plants, etc. options on the market.  They don't do it alone.

They ask customers for their personal preference of what they want, and start from there.

CYC has evolved in design over their 18 years in business.

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History of CYC Landscaping.

The elements of landscaping isn't just plants.  What other things can be put into your outdoor space/hardscapes.

Customers should think in the value of landscaping.  Functionality and future use of the space.

Discussion of the popularity of an outdoor pizza oven.

CALLER:  Wants to transplant a baby barrel cactus to a different yard.

Discussion about good and bad businesses.

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CYC Landscaping in business for 18 years.  Find them at Rosie On The House.com

Talk about some of the designs they're working on.   Like speakers in the pool, sunken bocce ball court.