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.

October 2, 2016 - Trashing the Dude, Teaching Vocations, Active By Design

2016-10-02

Mike and Peggy report on Rob Greenfield's latest environmental adventure, talk to a couple of teachers who are making a difference on Chicago's south side, and explore how good municipal design can help to keep people healthy.

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September 25, 2016 - Giant Pumpkins, Aggressive Strawberries, Losing Trees

2016-09-25

Mike and Peggy welcome a couple of Illinois giant pumpkin growers, examine why Ron Cowgill's Marshall Strawberries are out of control, and visit a south side park that has lost all of its century-old trees.

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September 18, 2016 - A Visit from Dallas Goldtooth

2016-09-18

Mike and Peggy welcome Dallas Goldtooth, who is a Native American activist and comedian. He talks about being at the site of the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota.

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September 18, 2016 - Farm Strolls; 12 Special Species; A Visit from Dallas Goldtooth

2016-09-18

Mike and Peggy preview a farm stroll in McHenry County, promote a Chicago Wilderness crowd funding campaign to save 12 crucial local species, and talk to activist and comedian Dallas Goldtooth about the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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September 11, 2016 - Factory Farm Summit

2016-09-11

Mike and Peggy travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin to broadcast from the 2016 Factory Farm Summit, presented by the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP)

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September 4, 2016 - DiMaio-Palooza!

2016-09-04

Mike and Peggy talk weather and how it relates to climate change with iconic Chicago meteorologist Rick DiMaio.

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September 4, 2016 - DiMaio-Palooza! and Death of a Farmers Market?

2016-09-04

Mike and Peggy investigate the closing of the South Shore Farmers Market, get an update from the Chicago Farm Report, and spend an hour talking about weather and climate issues with meteorologist Rick DiMaio.

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August 28, 2016 - Protecting Our Land, Our Water and Our Right to Play

2016-08-28

Mike and Peggy preview the opening of the Regenstein Learning Campus at the Chicago Botanic Garden, talk to the director and starring actress in Turn Here Sweet Corn, and report on protests against the Dakota Acces and Enbridge 5 pipelines.

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August 21, 2016 - Launching G-Ride, Building School Gardens, Planting Natives

2016-08-21

Mike and Peggy welcome the founder of G-Ride, the world's first green ride sharing program, discover how one group is helping Chicago Public School studens learn about growing plants, and get advice on late season native plants.

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August 14, 2016 - Happiness Is...LEDs, Beer and Reusable Bags

2016-08-14

Mike and Peggy preview the Oak Park Micro Brew Review, revisit the Chicago plastic bag ban, and talk to the creator of an LED light that could help grow plants indoor more efficiently.

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