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Former contestant on the ABC hit television series Shark Tank, irrigation technology expert, and multimillion-dollar eCommerce entrepreneur Andy Humphrey brings his curiosity & creativity to tease out the secrets of successful Green Industry influencers on The Sprinkler Nerd Show. Discover how to get a leg up on the competition, to be the smartest person at the design table, and advance your career in the irrigation and landscape industry at any level. All stones will be unturned as Andy dig ...
 
Jennifer Ebeling from 6ftmama.com created Still Growing...with Jennifer Ebeling. Still Growing is a weekly gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. Jennifer hosts this hour-long show interviewing experts from around the country. The podcast also features a bi-monthly Master Gardener roundtable with Master Gardeners who share their gardening tips and horticulture techniques for gardeners of all skill levels. Still Growing is a terrific resource for gardeners looking to ...
 
Join Sean Lally in conversation about architecture’s future, as both earth’s environment and our human bodies are now open for design. The podcast engages a diverse range of perspectives to get a better picture of the events currently unfolding. This includes philosophers, cultural anthropologists, policy makers, scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Each individual’s work intersects this core topic, but from unique angles. Lally is the author of the book The Air from Other Plane ...
 
Design Pro Success Stories are inspiring interviews with Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers. We explore what it takes to be a successful Design Professional through the stories of the our guests. Where do they get their inspiration, who has influenced them, what choices have had the biggest affect on their career? How do they juggle the creative side and the need to run a profitable business? How do you find that balance everyone talks about between work and personal lif ...
 
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This week is a conversation with Jackie Higgins. Jackie is a television documentary director and writer, who read zoology at Oxford University, as a student of Richard Dawkins. She made wildlife films for a decade, for BBC as well as for Channel 4, National Geographic and The Discovery Channel. She then joined the BBC's science department, research…
 
Andy chats with Raj, the founder and CEO of GritSeed.com, a conversational text messaging platform. Grit Seed is a software startup based in Buffalo NY that is on a mission to help organizations change how they connect with their customers using the power of texting, videos, and mobile experiences. Try it for free by texting "Podcast" to 231-241-21…
 
In this episode, Andy sits in the hot seat and Denny Richards asks the questions. Denny is the Customer Service Manager at SprinklerSupplyStore.com and asks a series of impromptu questions that Andy answers on the fly. You'll learn what it means to be a Sprinkler Nerd, why Distributors should stop taking orders, how and understanding the effect tha…
 
Andy chats with Kevin Battistoni, aka, The WiFi Evangelist of Hunter Industries about how wifi technology is changing the way contractors do business. . kevin.battistoni@hunterindustries.com . Kevin Battistoni is the Midwest sales manager for Hunter Industries based out of the Chicagoland area. Baptized in sprinkler water, this fourth-generation ir…
 
Andy chats with Chad Touchet, former irrigation contractor, and current product manufacture. Learn how Chad lost $700k, and how found hidden profits in his contracting business. Chad is the founder of ConcreteDonuts.com, LargePavers.com, BackflowArmor.com, and ConcreteCatchBasins.com. Connect with Chad on LinkedIn to learn more: https://www.linkedi…
 
In this episode you will hear from Steve Dale, author of The Profitable Contractor; How to Attract Better Clients, Make More Money, and Create The Contracting Business You Really Want. Buy The Book >> www.amazon.com/dp/B091RNQN48 "The reality is that your business model is screwing you. You just can't see it yet." "There is no more, *sharpening you…
 
In this episode, you will hear from Ali Sabti, the Founder & President of OtO Lawn, the world's first smart home sprinkler and garden treatment system. Learn how Ali came up with the OtO Lawn idea, how he brought the product to market, and about the specific product-market-value fit. www.OtOlawn.com
 
'Rehearsing our Feelings' When it comes to trying to plan for the future, various tools are used to help us with the process. If you have a series of appointments to attend in the coming months, you'll likely use a calendar to schedule time and place. If you plan on building a structure or a landscape, you'll likely turn to drawings to define shape…
 
There is probably no bigger name in science fiction in the last 50 years than Kim Stanley Robinson. Robert Markley (who I’m speaking with today) wrote a book with that very title, 'Kim Stanley Robinson' that looks at his work. The book looks at the works including the alternate histories of The Days of Rice and Salt, the future through the Mars Tri…
 
What does it mean for architecture to have character? Stewart and Allison are co-founders of Design With Company, who's work is interested in concepts that are shared between architecture and literature, including: narrative fictions, type, and character. The work has earned awards such as the Architecture Record Design Vanguard Award and the Young…
 
Kevin Lewis, Sales Manager for Hunter Industries shares his Top 5 products for 2021. ========= You know, it's a, it's a common thing for me to say to contractors when I'm speaking to them in a training, you ever have homeowners who complain about when you come to do your spring turnout and you hit them with a big bill, the whole room will say, yeah…
 
Technology is an Enabler You are limited only by your motivation, your dreams, and your drive. Technology unlocks new opportunities: Where the tools used to limit us, now the tools enable us, so where do you want to go? What do you want to build? How big are you thinking? What do you really want for your business, your career, your family, your lif…
 
Learn exactly how to calculate landscape irrigation water savings. In this episode, Andy & Paul Bassett (Vice President of Water Efficiency at ENVOCORE), discuss Savings as a Service (Saas) and using the SLIDE method to determine gallons per square foot. www.ENVOCORE.com SLIDE Method ========== Gallons Per Square Foot Go find the water meter. First…
 
In this episode, Andy chats with John Di Giacomo, co-founder of Revision Legal about basic Intellectual Property contractors should consider when starting a business or running an existing business. About John: John has extensive experience in internet law, intellectual property, corporate law, and international law. He has litigated matters in the…
 
This is the first annual New Year's, Predictions Show. Paul Bassett from Water Savers {ENVOCORE} and I are hot off the mic with our predictions for 2021. Although none of these predictions are based on facts or any kind, or any form of insider information, these are predictions that we see from each of our unique industry vantage points. You'll lea…
 
With a background in sustainable agriculture, Nick McCann is the innovator behind the development of the Mission Meat snacks. He’s traveled the world to make a difference in people’s lives and is grateful to be able to create delicious snacks that make an impact. www.MissionMeats.com About Mission Meat: You may not know you’re impacting the world w…
 
Amy writes about arts, culture, and the environment. She is the Deputy Publisher of Guernica magazine and the Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Review of Books, where she also writes a monthly column called “Burning Worlds.” It explores how contemporary fiction addresses issues of climate change. She is also the co-editor of the anthology, House on Fi…
 
Michael Benedikt is an ACSA Distinguished Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Hal Box Chair in Urbanism and teaches design studio and architectural theory. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and of Yale University. Although he has practiced at small scale, he is bes…
 
In this episode, you will learn the basic principals or upper & lower moisture threshold and how to use soil moisture sensors to control or automate the run time, start time, or days of the week. Topics: The Thermostat Analogy Volumetric Moisture Content % Collecting Data before Automating The 2 Basic Watering Strategies Programming Lower Limit Pro…
 
This week is a conversation with John May and we’re discussing a book he recently wrote called ‘Signal, Image, Architecture. It’s a short book with an objective to define the playing field today for this discussion. The book makes a clear distinction between that of a drawing, a photograph and an image. And in doing so makes it clear that those fir…
 
In this episode, you will hear from Todd Hustrulid, an engineer at Baseline, how irrigation systems can be integrated into the building automation system. What is BACnet? BACnet is a communication protocol for Building Automation and Control (BAC) networks. BACnet was designed to allow communication of building automation and control systems for ap…
 
In this episode, you will learn how to use Baseline's wireless 2-wire technology for retrofitting difficult situations or complex irrigation sites. Dan and I discuss how the wireless SubStation can connect to a BaseStation 3200™ controller and allow you to connect every Baseline device wirelessly...This wireless connectivity means you can consolida…
 
Today is a conversation with Holly Jean Buck and we’re discussing her book After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair and Restoration. I think for many of us that like to think we’re working in at least the general wheelhouse of climate change, we still don’t have a firm grasp of what geoengineering entails. For most of us, it’s a singular black…
 
In this episode, you will hear a keynote speech given by George Bryant at the 2018 Brand Builders Summit in Austin Texas. Who likes competition? We are always going to have competition, and competition is a good thing and keeps us honest and keeps us active. You might not be able to beat them on price. You might not be able to beat them on design. …
 
In this replay episode of Baseline Tech-Talk Tuesday, brought to you by the Sprinkler Nerd, you will learn how to Manage Secondary Water Sources using the BaseStation 3200 Platform & FlowStation Performance Component. Types of Water Sources: Domestic water Canal water Rain catchment Ponds/lakes Well AC condensate water Reclaimed water Fertilizer in…
 
James Bradley is an author and critic. His books include the novels, Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus and the Penguin Book of the Ocean and of course most recently Ghost Species. Today is a conversation with the author and critic James Bradley and we’re discussing his recent novel Ghost Species …
 
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