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.

June 5, 2016 - Wisconsin Vegetables; Irish Bridge; South Side Nature

2016-06-05

Mike explores growing food with the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener(s); visits Dublin, Ireland via Skype to talk to the team of an award-winning garden that is thematically about bridging that country with Chicago; and promotes Eden Place Nature Center.

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2016-06-02_2016-05-29_mn_full_show

2016-06-02

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May 29, 2016 - Healthy Lawns and Healthy Sustainable Investing

2016-05-29

		 May 29, 2016 - Healthy Lawns and Healthy Sustainable Investing

Mike promotes natural lawn care with a local company, encourages people to sign up for summer courses at KAM Isaiah Israel on the south side, previews the Hosta Sale at Rich's Foxwillow Pines, and discusses how to invest sustainably with two experts.

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2016-05-25_2016-05-22_mn_full_show

2016-05-25

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May 15, 2016 - Breaking Free from Fossil Fuels; Garden Advice from Dan Kosta

2016-05-15

		 May 15, 2016 - Breaking Free from Fossil Fuels; Garden Advice from Dan Kosta

Mike interviews two participants in the Break Free-Midwest event in Whiting, Indiana, part of the largest global civil disobedience against fossil fuels in history. Then Mike and horticulturist Dan Kosta talk spring plants and bonsai.

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How state law and the Department of Agriculture fail to keep Illinois citizens safe from CAFOs

2016-05-11

	 How state law and the Department of Agriculture fail to keep Illinois citizens safe from CAFOs

Mike talks to Karen Hudson from ICCAW and Jessica Chipkin from Crate Free Illinois about how the system is set up to approve Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations at the expense of the health of its citizens.

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Seedfolks--One actor, 14 memorable characters

2016-05-08

							 Seedfolks--One actor, 14 memorable characters

Mike talks to actor Sonja Parks, who plays 14 different characters in one hour in the play for young people, Seedfolks, a story about building a community garden in Cleveland.

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An Interview With The Garden Professors, Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott and Jeff Gillman

2016-05-04

		 An Interview With The Garden Professors, Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott and Jeff Gillman

Mike chats with two of the four members of The Garden Professors blog and, with them, helps answer listener gardening questions and examines several tough gardening issues.

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Frac Sand Mining Comes to Starved Rock State Park - How Illinois Fails to Protect Its Natural Areas

2016-05-01

	Frac Sand Mining Comes to Starved Rock State Park - How Illinois Fails to Protect Its Natural Areas

In an exclusive report, Mike talks to environmentalists and LaSalle County citizens about how the lawsuit to keep a frac sand mine from the doorstep of Starved Rock State Park was lost.

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May 1, 2016 - Another Bad Day at Starved Rock; The Downsized Veggie Garden

2016-05-01

			 May 1, 2016 - Another Bad Day at Starved Rock; The Downsized Veggie Garden

Mike interviews Kate Copsey about her new book, The Downsized Veggie Garden then Mike examines why environmental groups lost a court battle to keep frac sand mining from Starved Rock State Park.

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