gardening, the environment, green living and a lot of humor

Mike Nowak, co-host Peggy Malecki and members of the show's green team discuss important gardening and environment topics with authorities in the field.

November 27, 2016 – The Good, the Bad & the Weird of Green Holiday Gifts

2016-11-27

Mike, Peggy and Michelle Byrne Walsh run the gamut of green holiday gift giving, Lurie Garden director Scott Stewart expounds on the value of the winter garden, and Sarah Surroz talks about her role as new exeutive director of Conserve Lake County.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 62.25MB - Duration: 2:15:59 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




November 20, 2016 – The Wilds of Chicago and of Chicago’s Farmers Markets

2016-11-20

Mike MacDonald talks about his 22 year journey to create a photo book about Chicago's natural areas. Representatives of Plant Chicago, The Urban Canopy and The Experimental Station examine why some urban farmers markets succeed and others fail.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 59.18MB - Duration: 2:09:16 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




November 13, 2016 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse, Rethink and Compost!

2016-11-17

Mike and Peggy welcome artist Mary Ellen Croteau, Food Tank president and founder Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank Summit participant Roger Thurow, Kay McKeen from SCARCE and Erlene Howard from Collective Resource.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 60.24MB - Duration: 2:11:36 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




November 6, 2016 - From Big Marsh, IL to Cannon Ball, ND to the Food Tank Summit

2016-11-06

Tom Shepherd from SETF previews the opening of a bike park at Big Marsh on Chicago's southeast side, investigative journalist Steve Horn reports on the continuing Standing Rock Tribe protests in ND, two presenters preview the 2016 Food Tank Summit.

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Talking Food Tank Summit, Part 1

2016-11-06

Lisa Moon from the Global FoodBanking Network and Shayna Harris from Farmer's Fridge discuss their roles in the upcoming 2016 Food Tank Summit in Chicago.

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October 30, 2016 - Desperately Seeking Bison

2016-10-30

Mike and Peggy preview the Green Living Expo at McHenry County College, celebrate #BatWeek with Bruce D. Patterson, MacArthur Curator of Mammals at the Field Museum, and recap their visit to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie to look for bison.

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Bringing Bison Back

2016-10-30

In honor of the first National Bison Day at Midewin Tallgrass Prairie, Mike and Peggy discuss the reintroduction of bison to Illinois with Wade Spang, Duane Lammers and Keith Aune.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 33.33MB - Duration: 36:24 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




October 23, 2016 - Moms Clean Air Force; Smart Drug Disposal; Chicago Wilderness Congress

2016-10-26

Mike and Peggy talk about why moms are getting involved in the clean air fight, what Cook County, IL is doing to keep pharmaceuticals from getting into our water, and why you should attend the upcoming Chicago Wilderness Congress.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 56.82MB - Duration: 2:04:08 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




October 16, 2016 - 30 Days of Doing; Friending 69,000 Acres

2016-10-16

Mike and Peggy invite staff from the Peterson Garden Project into the studio to talk about their 30 Days of Doing. Benjamin Cox from Friends of the Forest Preserves reports on the state of the largest forest preserve district in the world.

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Are Living Corridors the Only Way to Save Our Native Species?

2016-10-12

Mike Nowak and Peggy Malecki talk Pam Todd and Arthur Smith from the newly formed Chicago Living Corridors about their goal to win a 100 million dollar grant to reverse the damage of ecosystem fragmentation.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 16.24MB - Duration: 35:29 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




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