Archive for the ‘3. Grow it in the Desert’ Category

Tucson Aquaponics

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé shows you how to tackle several sustainability projects at his house. We head to the high country so Pete can show you some easy and relatively inexpensive projects you can tackle in no time.

We don’t get a lot of rain here in Arizona, so when we do get some wet weather it’s best to save it. Pete will show you how to install a rain barrel so you have precious water for your gardens and lawns. And there’s no better way to water your lawns than with well placed gutters. We’ll show you how a little planning with your gutters can keep your yard green. Then we take a trip South to Tucson. We visit the Tucson Botanical Gardens to see how they use aquaponics.

Veggie Garden & Compost

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé shows you how to tackle several sustainability projects at his house. We head to the high country so Pete can show you some easy and relatively inexpensive projects you can tackle in no time.

In this week’s ‘Ask Pete’ we talk about using trees to shade your house and cut down on your electricity bills. And it wouldn’t be sustainability without composting. See how Pete uses some simple materials to get nutrient dense compost for his gardens.

Recycled Materials

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé shows you how to tackle several sustainability projects at his house. We head to the high country so Pete can show you some easy and relatively inexpensive projects you can tackle in no time.

Do you have some old materials laying around like bricks and wood? Pete will show you how he uses recycled materials to build a cool planter for his strawberry garden.  

Terracing

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé shows you how to tackle several sustainability projects at his house. We head to the high country so Pete can show you some easy and relatively inexpensive projects you can tackle in no time.

In this segment we talk about terracing. What is it and what can it do in your yard to help save water. And, we’ll talk to an expert in sustainability and get her tips on saving Mother Earth. She’ll give us some advice on how to get our kids interested in sustainability.

Healthy Plants

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure shows you how plant location, soil prep and the proper nutrients can give you year-round healthy plants. Plus, a quick way to tackle weeds.

Turf & Soil Prep

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

French Country backyard in the middle of the desert? It’s no small feat, but Pete Cure is up to the task. He will turn the backyard of a Desert Mountain home into one fitting for a French chateau. He’ll show you the proper irrigation and soil prep to keep those lush plants flourishing in Arizona. He also adds a pop of green with the proper type of synthetic turf.

Arcadia Farms

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Achieving a French Country backyard is easy if you know the right type of plants to use. Pete looks at the plants he used and also shows you some creative ways to bring out their beauty.

And if you truly want a French Country experience, a restaurant in Scottsdale can help with that. Arcadia Farms has been in Old Town for three decades. The setting is definitely French Country and the food is delicious.

Butterfly Magic

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure takes you on a tour of an Arizona gem, the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Reader’s Digest designated the Tucson Botanical Gardens as America’s Best Secret Garden. The collection of 17 specialty gardens sits on 5 and a half acres.

In this segment, Pete learns the history of the Tucson Botanical Gardens and how the efforts of Rutger Porter and his wife made it all possible.

Pete also takes a tour of one of the most popular attractions at Tucson Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Magic. 50-thousand people a year come to enjoy the butterflies which are actually shipped to Tucson from all over the world just for this exhibit.

Barrio Gardens

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by xmlrpc

While on a tour of the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Pete learns more about barrio gardens and the importance they play in the Mexican-American culture. He sees how unusual items most of us would throw away end up in the garden. In this case, it’s everything including the kitchen sink.

Arizona is known for its cacti and Tucson Botanical Gardens has some of the most amazing displays. The cactus garden showcases a variety of cactus including edible ones.

Invasive Weeds

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure takes you on a tour of an Arizona gem, the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Pete takes a quick detour inside to check out the Alien Invasion, a look at invasive plants. It’s a great way to teach kids about the outdoors and how nature can affect our eco-system.

The next stop on the tour of the Tucson Desert Botanical Gardens is the Native Gardens. Pete finds out about farming techniques of the indigenous people and how those ideas apply today.

Join us on this incredible tour of the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Xeriscaping

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure takes you on a tour of an Arizona gem, the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Reader’s Digest designated the Tucson Botanical Gardens as America’s Best Secret Garden. The collection of 17 specialty gardens sits on 5 and a half acres.

When you hear the word Xeriscaping you might think of rocks and a few plants, but there’s so much more to it. We’ll talk to an expert on Xeriscaping and how you can get a lush look with low water and low maintenance.

And we’ll tell you how you can grab a healthy bite to eat while touring the gardens.

Join us on our tour of the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Agritopia Honey

Posted on: December 30th, 2013 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé shares with you a sweet treat offered at the Farm at Agritopia. They harvest their own raw natural honey and offer it at their Farmer’s Market in Gilbert. To get more info, please visit www.thefarmatagritopia.com