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.

Stinkin' Up Lincoln's New Salem Home

2015-04-15

	Stinkin' Up Lincoln's New Salem Home

Karen Hudson of Illinois Citizens for Clean Air and Water reports on the possibility of a hog factory farm being built near Lincoln's historic New Salem, Illinois home and how the IEPA is having a hard time tracking down CAFOs in the state.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 6.06MB




April 10, 2015

2015-04-10

		 April 10, 2015

Mike spends five minutes with partner and webmaster Kathleen Thompson, gets a report on how a hog factory farm might be built near Lincoln's New Salem, Illinois home, and discovers a wonderful native plant and pollinator guide.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 20.04MB - Duration: 58:21 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




Sending Out an SOS for Songbirds

2015-04-04

 Sending Out an SOS for Songbirds

Su Rynard is the director of a documentary film called The Messenger, which details the decline of songbirds worldwide over the past forty years and what that means for our planet...and us.

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Dr. May Berenbaum Updates Bee Health in Early 2015

2015-04-02

	 Dr. May Berenbaum Updates Bee Health in Early 2015

University of Illinois entomologist Dr. May Berenbaum talks about U.S. bee populations, the efficacy of a pesticide ban, and bee health as we head into the 2015 growing season.

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Bren Haas, the Queen of Gardenchat

2015-04-01

	 Bren Haas, the Queen of Gardenchat

Mike talks to Bren Haas, an Ohio gardener who is a driving force behind gardenchat on Twitter, which is bringing together gardeners from all over the planet.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 10.79MB - Duration: 11:47 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Mint Creek Farm and the Ethics of Sustainable Meat

2015-03-16

	 Mint Creek Farm and the Ethics of Sustainable Meat

Raya Carr is the sales manager for family-run Mint Creek Farm in Stelle, Illinois. They produce the meat for their CSA in a humane, sustainable way.

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2015-03-16

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March 12, 2015

2015-03-12

March 12, 2015

Mike talks to Dave Coulter about the potential for using hegerows to increase biodiversity, then chats with Raya Carr from Mint Creek Farm about humane, sustainable meat products.

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Brenda Haas and The Yarden Talk Twitter

2015-03-09

Brenda Haas and The Yarden preview the Summer 2011 Garden Party Event in Chicago.

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March 5, 2015

2015-03-05

	March 5, 2015

Mike talks to Chef Paul Fehribach from Big Jones Restaurant about southern cooking, sustainability and his participation in the upcoming Good Food Festival, then discusses storm water management with Dennis Dreher ahead of the MELA conference.

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