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.

September 9, 2015 - Roundup v. Vinegar: The Ultimate Test?

2015-09-09

Mike talks to a landscaper who made a video in which he pits a popular homemade weed killer against Roundup in a more or less controlled setting. Meteorologist Rick DiMaio discusses El Nino, rain in the Midwest and drought and heat in Europe.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 52.63MB - Duration: 57:29 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




August 30, 2015 - Proviso Partners Fights Suburban Food Insecurity

2015-08-30

		 August 30, 2015 - Proviso Partners Fights Suburban Food Insecurity

Mike heads out to Maywood, Illinois, just west of Chicago, to see how Proviso Partners for Health are working with the high schools and the community to promote health equity in the area.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 51.4MB - Duration: 56:08 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




August 23, 2015 - A Stinky Flower and a Dead Ginkgo

2015-08-23

							 August 23, 2015 - A Stinky Flower and a Dead Ginkgo

Mike heads up to the Chicago Botanic Garden to talk to their experts about Spike, the twelve year old Corpse Flower that is finally set to bloom. Mike and Kathleen Thompson try to figure out why their backyward ginkgo tree died.

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Cook County Steps Up to Keep Demolition Debris Out of Landfills

2015-08-16

 Cook County Steps Up to Keep Demolition Debris Out of Landfills

Mike chats with Bryant Williams from the Cook County Department of Environmental Control about a webinar to alert contractors and municipalites to the highly effective Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance.

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August 16, 2015 - One Way to Keep Building Materials Out of Landfills

2015-08-16

Mike visits the Rebuilding Exchange in Chicago, a not-for-profit business with the goal of keeping building materials out of landfills by reusing them. Leah Gauthier reports on her quest to keep the Marshall Strawberry in production.

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August 9, 2015 - Dr. Harry Klee and the (Nearly) Perfect Tomato

2015-08-09

							 August 9, 2015 - Dr. Harry Klee and the (Nearly) Perfect Tomato

Mike talks to Dr. Harry Klee from the University of Florida, who has spent two decades trying to produce a flavorful tomato that can be grown in abundance and be sold at supermarkets everywhere.

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August 2, 2015 Two Environmental Victories in Illinois

2015-08-02

	 August 2, 2015 Two Environmental Victories in Illinois

Mike talks to Lauralyn Clawson of Growing Power, who had a hand in the passage of a new composting law in Chicago, then chats with Cindy Skrukrud of Sierra Club Illinois Chapter about reducing nutrient overload in our waterways.

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2015-07-23

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June 22, 2015 - Food Scraps Aren't Garbage Anymore

2015-06-22

		 June 22, 2015 - Food Scraps Aren't Garbage Anymore

Mike visits a Chicago car wash to talk to Erlene Howard, owner of Collective Resource, Inc., which gathers food scraps to turn into compost. Meteorologist Rick DiMaio talks about weather anomalies and their relationships to climate change.

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Doug Tallamy

2015-06-09

Doug Tallamy

Mike interview author Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home

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