What's On UEN-TV
Rocky Mountain AirFriday, July 10
4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1The Schley's explore the importance of clean air and how their living habits contribute to the quality of air in their lives from cleaning up their old fireplace to starting a local farm air is something that is everywhere, and they hope everyone can see it a little clearer. In this episode the Schley's attend the Telluride Hot Air Balloon Festival as a family, explore radiant floor heating and fresh air ventilation for their home, take a ride on Denver's new light rail system, and exhale their first season of locally grown flowers.
Across The Desert SandFriday, July 3
4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1The Schley's take a road trip and immerse themselves in the heat of the sun by visiting the Colorado Sand Dunes. They discover the natural properties of sand, and learn how it is a critical component of the insulation that is used to keep the heat inside of homes in the winter, or outside of home in the summer. Rodman and Gina dive into energy usage in the home building process and design creative solutions for their modern farmhouse renovation.
Harvesting The SunFriday, June 26
4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1The Schley's consider all the ways the sun affects their home, farm and life. From orienting the house to capture the most sunlight, to the size and placement of windows, roof, and even flower fields. They learn that paying more attention to the sun could have everlasting benefits. Rodman and Gina learn about window efficiencies, roofing options, and work through home solar option versus community solar options.
Whose Water Is It, Anyways?Friday, June 19
4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1After experiencing the heat and dryness of the desert sun, the Schley's have a whole new appreciation for water, and with help from the City of Arvada, they explore the question of where exactly their water comes from. From the continental divide to their faucets and fields, they follow the Colorado watershed and learn that water is something to be deeply thankful for, and should be used wisely in their new endeavors.
Let It Rot!Friday, June 12
4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1The Schley's get grounded as they explore the composition of soil, starting with hunting for wild mushrooms with experts from the Denver Botanic Gardens. They learn how mushrooms are the fertilizers of the forest, and take these lessons back to their farm where they try to use mother nature to prep their new fields for planting. Whether they are getting dirty while building a compost pile, learning about tractors from retired farmers, or dredging through pits of mud at the Snowmass Tough Mudder this episode is downright dirty.
We Bought A FarmFriday, June 5
4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1The Schley's find the remaining 2.7 acres of an original wheat farm in Arvada, that allows them to remodel an old estate to meet modern day high performance building standards, and try their hand at small-scale lavender and cut flower farming. In this episode, viewers follow Rodman and Gina as they work with their architect to design a USGBC LEED Certified Home as well as learn about the history of the property, and develop plans to honor the past while designing for the future.