Gregory Berlowitz is the founder of a food co-op called Chicago Market . Starting on June 15, they began a campaign to find 1000 owners in 100 day to get the market on its feet. One of their owners is Ina Pinkney , who has been a fixture on the Chicago restaurant scene for 33 years. She explains why she got on board. Listen Here.
Improving the Soils in
Distinguished soil scientists Sally Brown,
Research Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Rufus
Chaney , Research Agronomist for the USDA, and Ganga Hettiarachchi ,
Associate Professor at Kansas State University, talk about contaminants
in our urban soils and the potential for remediating them, including
with biosolids. Listen
to Our Bees
Some of the most knowledgeable people in the
country explain what's causing the disappearance of our bees. And it's
not just neonicotinoids. This is the best discussion of the problem
that you've ever heard or read. Listen Here.
Susan Werner in the Studio Powerful, versatile, hilarious
singer/songwriter joins us in the studio to talk about her new tour and
album, Hayseed. She manages to stop joking around
with Mike long enough to sing a couple of songs.
What's the Big Deal
about Native Plants? Charlotte Adelman, co-author of The
Midwestern Native Garden, goes beyond and cliches and
oversimplifications and explains just why native plants make for a
better, more life-filled garden. Listen Here.
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Do males make
you sneeze ?
Tom Ogren has been studying the effects of allergenic pollen on
gardeners and the general population for twenty five years, writing
numerous books on the subject, including Allergy-Free Gardening. Now he
is in Canada, where he is performing an allergy audit. That is to say,
he is tasked with examining the effects of planting too many male
cloned trees and shrubs, where they can contribute to allergies and
asthma. Listen here.
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The crowd responds to Mike reading from Attack of the Killer Asparagus at Uncommon Ground restaurant..You can read all about it, and order your own copy, at Around the Block Press.
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Crew members Ron Kartholl and Sarah Batka with Robert Nevel
on a tour of the garden at
KAM Isaiah Israel as part of the
American Community Garden Association Conference.
A quick snap of Cloudgate while Mike was visiting Christy Webber's
permaculture installation at Millenium Park.
A monarch on Joe Pye weed in the permaculture display
at Millenium Park
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Top Green Talk Show Hosts
"Let's take a look at our top 5 green male talk show hosts on radio. Of course, there are others worth noting, but these ones will surely get you hooked on listening to green tips, news, and other ecological concerns. These talk show hosts are not only wildly entertaining, but they are also intellectuals who know theirgreen stuff. . . . [Mike Nowak]'s one of the best environmental hosts that you will find."
Diane Blazek from the National Garden Bureau stops by with Julie F. Tracy, president of the Julie and Michael Tracy Family Foundation, which is the recipient of the NGB's first Growing for Futures philanthropic program for its work on how gardening and farming can help mitigate the affects of autism. Sara Creech and Alicia Moore are military veterans who started Blue Yonder Organic Farm in Indiana in part to help other vets work with the land as therapy as well as vocation.
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