Archive for the ‘Step Outside’ Category

Edible Landscapes

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé vists the Farm at Agritopia in Gilbert, AZ. He speaks with Erich Schultz (Head Farmer) to learn about their organic farm process. See the types of crops they grow and learn about the different places the crops end up. Check out this neat community — 15 acres of farmland in the center of Gilbert that some say is even better than organic.

Pete also heads over to Arizona State University to see how they are harvesting crops on their campus. They have 750 acres to use for an urban garden. Deborah Thirkhill (Volunteer Program Coordinator) talks about the origins of the program. Ryan Garcia (Chef, Engrained Cafe) talks about how the crops are used on campus. Check out this edible landscape in Tempe, AZ — take a trip to ASU to see green thumbs in action.

Composting Tips

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Ever wanted to know how to compost properly? Pete Curé talks with Erich Schultz (Head Farmer) about the composting process and operation at the Farm at Agritopia in Gilbert, AZ. Composting adds great nutrients to the soil.

Pete also learns how a couple of ASU students are using a morning pick me up to help plants flourish and grow — a great use for that morning cup of joe. Vincente Solis and Rigoberto Polanco talk about the origins and the purpose of the ‘Grounds for Grounds’ program at Arizona State University.

Pete also talks with Rebecca Kidwell from Farmyard about what people should be doing to get ready for their Fall plantings. Learn about these earth-friendly business practices that help the environment.

Agritopia Honey

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 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

Grow Organic

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé learns about the history of the Farm at Agritopia in Gilbert, AZ. Hear from Erich Schultz (Head Farmer) about what makes this community so special and what it’s like to have a farm in the middle of the city.

Plus, starting your own garden has never been easier with the help of Farmyard. Pete talks with Rebecca Kidwell to learn about the concept behind this organic ‘garden installation’ company – they provide custom gardens based on their clients’ needs and provide garden consultation. Step outside and grow your own garden today!

Fall Planting

Posted on: March 30th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Summer temperatures can take a toll on your landscape. When Fall arrives, it’s time to get everything blooming again. Join Pete Curé as he tackles diseased trees, lifeless planter beds, and dead brown lawns. We’ll walk you through the necessary steps to bring your yard back to life.

Gardener’s Eden

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location.

Gardener’s Eden is just one of the companies highlighted at this year’s show. This local company helps homeowners design unique landscapes to fit their lifestyle and needs of their families. A good design is crucial to a successful yard makeover and as Gardener’s Eden tells us it can save you money in the long run.

Moon Valley

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location. Moon Valley Nurseries is a featured company at the home show and you won’t be disappointed at their vast selection of plants and trees. Whether you’re looking for some flowers to spruce up your yard or trees to give you some shade, Moon Valley Nurseries’ experts suggest you take photos of designs and plants you like and bring them in so they can make your dream yard come to life.

Horticultural Frontiers

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location.

A great opportunity awaits you at the home show if you visit Horticultural Frontiers. Their landscaping experts will draw up a landscape design on the spot in about thirty minutes for free. This design will give you a good sense of what your yard can look like with the help of Horticultural Frontiers.

Tower Garden

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Maricopa County Home Show has thousands of design, landscape and home improvement companies all in one location.

Tower Garden is just one the unique products highlighted at this year’s show that will have you rethinking the way you garden. The Tower Garden simplifies traditional gardening, using a unique vertical garden system that makes it easy to grow your own fresh fruits and vegetables at home without using soil.

Mediterranean Home

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé heads to the red rocks of Sedona to see a Mediterranean style home. A lot of the detail throughout the property is in the landscape, archways, low tile roofs, and geometrical looking fountains and pools. This style of architecture was developed north of the Mediterranean Sea in countries like GreeceItaly and Spain. Take a look at this home, which is beautiful especially with the backdrop of the red rocks of Sedona.

Architecture

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Take a look at some magnificent architecture throughout Arizona. Pete Curé meets up with a protégé of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Pete visits a southwestern style home that is located on what used to be an old stage coach. He also heads up to Cave Creek to check out a penthouse loft in the middle of the desert. Finally, he checks out an incredible Sedona home with Mediterranean style at its finest.

Arizona has a wide variety of architecture, from homes that capture lots of light to Southwestern charm — this desert oasis has something for everyone. Pete takes you inside some of our states’ most beautiful homes. 

Penthouse Loft

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé continues his architectural tour and heads up to Cave Creek to check out a penthouse loft in the middle of the Arizona desert. This Manhattan-inspired home takes advantage of the elevation and is surrounded by the natural shapes of the mountains. The home is long and linear. On a clear day, the owners get lots of distant views and can even see South Mountain. Suzanne and Michael Johnson (Homeowners & Architect) show us the standout features of this modern Cave Creek home.