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
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.
Pete Curé talks about sustainability through gardening and how Phoenicians around the valley are living a greener life. Visit a community in Gilbert that was built around the idea of an urban farm. Take a trip to ASU to see green thumbs in action. Finally, we’ll introduce you to a company that will help you start your own vegetable garden. You’ll find this and more on this episode of Step Outside.
Pete Curé is replacing trees and palms. He’ll show you how to plant these the right way. Also, get your lawn ready for the winter season. And just how much water do you really need for your landscape to thrive? It may not be as much as you think.
Many trees took a beating during the summer heat. Pete Curé shows you how to tell if they can be saved or not. Plus, if you have brown spots in your hedges, Pete’s got a helpful solution for you.
If your plants were lucky enough to survive the hot summer, we still recommend a little Fall pruning. Pruning will help your current plants and trees flourish in the colder Winter months. Pete Curé shows you how to properly prune your existing landscape.
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.
Fall is the time of year to repair your weary summer soil. The hot, harsh temperatures have taken a toll and so the first thing you need to do is get the soil ready for your Fall planting. Find out how to prep your soil properly, best time to plant, and what type of things you should be planting.
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.
Pete Curé continues the architectural tour with a Southwestern touch. This home sits on eight acres of land and is located on what used to be an old stage coach. It also functioned as cavalry stop in the 1830s.
Pete speaks with builder, Jason Smith (Identity Construction), about what he did to keep the home looking authentic to the period. They used many old western artifacts throughout the property. They also redid the pond and re-built the ranch house out back. Take a look at some of the subtle yet modern twists in this southern style home.
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 Greece, Italy and Spain. Take a look at this home, which is beautiful especially with the backdrop of the red rocks of Sedona.
Take a look at some magnificent architecture throughout Arizona. Pete Curé meets up with Vernon Swaback (Architect, Swaback Partners) who was a protégé of famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. We take a tour of a home Vern designed in North Scottsdale that epitomizes desert living architecture.
The arhcitect takes advantage of solar angles and views. He also provides the home with a sense of arrival – building up to a destination with sight and sound of water. There is great attention to detail throughout the whole home. It’s an extremely modern design with the Arizona desert in mind.