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

AZ Stronghold Wine

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Arizona Stronghold is a name synonymous with great Arizona wine. We head to their tasting room to get a lesson on wine and why the glass you’re using could be altering the taste.

Four Eight Wineworks

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

We visit the site of one of the biggest bank heists in its day and now it’s a well known wine tasting room. See why Four Eight Wineworks is the talk of Clarkdale and how they are helping other aspiring winemakers achieve their dreams.

Alcantara Vineyards

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

On this episode of Step Outside, we head to the Verde Valley to explore Arizona’s Wine Country.  

First up, we take a look at this bustling area just ninety minutes north of Phoenix that is becoming a popular wine destination. Then, we’ll travel to one of the oldest vineyards in the area where tourists aren’t just coming for the wine.

Fine Wine and Food

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by xmlrpc

It’s the company some say put Arizona on the wine map. We head to Arizona Stronghold’s winery for a lesson on making award-winning wine. Then, it might be small on space, but it’s big on flavor. Come with us, as we dine at Abbie’s Kitchen.

Terracing

Posted on: May 11th, 2015 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.

Tucson Aquaponics

Posted on: May 11th, 2015 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: May 11th, 2015 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: May 11th, 2015 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.  

Barrio Gardens

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 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: April 20th, 2015 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: April 20th, 2015 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.

Butterfly Magic

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 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.