Jock Pitts, the president and CEO of People Working Cooperatively, is in the studio with Mark Perzel to discuss some additional results from the comprehensive Cadmus Group Study that shows the community and economic impact of PWC’s approach to repairing and upgrading the homes of elderly or needy residents. He also has information about the upcoming Repair Affair and how people can get involved with this region-wide event.
Monday was Earth Day, and one way to help preserve the landscape and soil is to maintain, and in some cases, resurrect, the native plants that once existed in all regions of the planet. A new book, Back to Eden: Landscaping with Native Plants provides information and instruction on starting a native plant garden, how to make a rain garden, dealing with pests and how to avoid using fertilizers. The author, Dr. Frank Porter, joins Mark Perzel on the phone to discuss the many benefits of using native plants.