758: Jon the Farmer Larson on Seed Sharing in Seattle

Spreading seeds in the local community. How do you start a farm? You quit your job, become a stay-at-home dad, and convince your neighbors to let you use their yards to grow food. Well, that is how Jon the Farmer did it. He now farms over 20 yards outside of Seattle, connects the other food growers in the area, and creates and delivers his own CSA boxes to his clients. OH yes and he periodically buys a Seed Up In a Box and distributes open pollinated seeds to his community!

757: Extreme Heat – A Rosie on The House Episode

A Rosie on the House Radio Show. This is the July 2023 show discussing extreme heat and Greg goes in depth on three ways to avoid letting the heal kill our plants and trees. In this conversation, Greg shares with Romey the lessons he learned while growing fruit trees in the desert that make a big difference in having our plant survive and that is: location, ground cover, and watering. They go further in depth on each of these to help know what steps to take to protect your plants..

750: Rainwater for Our Landscapes with Don Titmus

A Rosie on the House Radio Show. This is the June 2023 show discussing rainwater harvesting for the benefit of our landscapes. Don Titmus joined Romey and Greg to talk about the realities of collecting rainwater in the Sonoran Desert to use for our landscapes. Don explains how his passive rainwater collection system waters trees that are upslope from his house solving the problem of too much water on his back patio during the summer rains.

746: Renee Dang on Rainwater Harvesting

Learning about collecting the rain and sharing the journey. Renee Dang wanted to learn more about Rainwater Harvesting, and as she jumped into researching this topic, she used her lack of experience to ask important questions that every new water harvester wants to ask. She explains how using this unique perspective, and her strength in technical writing, she works to help others understand a water sustainability option for any property that receives rain.

745: “Native Edibles with Peggy Sue & Mike”

A Rosie on the House Radio Show. This is the May 2023 show discussing Native edibles and Mesquite. Native edibles in the southwest are a fun way to experience the local desert. Greg and Romey chat with guests Peggy Sue Sorenson and Mike Clow and talk about some of the best and easiest edible finds in the local area. They talk about how to harvest wild crops like mesquite and so much more. Hear how they collect a variety of different fruits and beans from native desert plants and what to do with the harvest afterwards!

742: David Sands on Bamboo in Construction

Using to bamboo to help address the climate crisis. David Sands shares his journey from trying to be a better steward for the planet and how that evolved into him starting a business offering bamboo wood for building lumber. We learn why this is such a renewable resource and some of its unique aspects that can help as we seek solutions for the climate crisis.

740: Companion Planting, a Seed Chat

A chat with an expert on Seeds. -This is the April 2023 class discussing seed and plant selection. Join Farmer Greg and Bill McDorman as they explore what it means to companion plant, and it depends on what you want to accomplish. From a permaculture perspective, can also be called the whole systems perspective, companion planting looks at every aspect of your ecosystem.  This brings into play guilds, pollinators, planting things that thrive together and avoiding things that don’t like each other and building ecosystems that work together. 

733: You Too Can Have an Urban Farm

A Rosie on the House Radio Show. – A Rosie on the House Radio Show. – This is the March 2023 show discussing having your own urban farm. What is an urban farm, anyway? Learn how you can level up your participation in the local food economy by growing your own food. Greg talks about how to get started, different methods of…