Flagstaff, AZ – Ever wonder what happens to the millions of gallons of motor oil drained from our cars each year in the course of repairs and maintenance? When treated carelessly, it's a major source of pollution to waterways. The EPA estimates that as much as 40 percent of the nation's oil pollution may come from improper disposal of used motor oil by shade-tree mechanics.
The short frost-free growing season in the Southwest can make growing crops through to harvest a tricky business. Savvy gardeners muster all the help they can and many use cold frames, which can extend the growing season by months.
Cold frames use free energy, relying on the sun's warmth shining through the clear cover. Be sure that your cover is made of PVC, plastic or polycarbonate, so that it's light enough to lift easily.
Flagstaff, AZ – Agricultural grapes have a surprisingly long history in Arizona, particularly in the Verde Valley and Jerome. The grapes even survived prohibition. Now Verde Valley winemakers are beginning to boom.