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.

Chicago Market: The Making of a Food Co-op

2014-09-11

	 Chicago Market: The Making of a Food Co-op

Gregory Berlowitz, founder of Chicago Market, a food co-op, and iconic Chicago chef Ina Pinkney, an owner Chicago Market, talk about the rising number of food co-ops and why people think they're necessary.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.16MB




September 7, 2014

2014-09-07

		 September 7, 2014

Mike prepares for next week's broadcast from the Green Metropolis Fair, talks to Melinda Myers about fall gardening, promotes a new food co-op in Rogers Park, and previews a food scrap composting seminar sponored by SCARCE.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 39.38MB - Duration: 1:54:43 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




August 31, 2014

2014-08-31

		 August 31, 2014

Team member Carol Brewer reports on the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm in Chicago. Mike interviews Dennis Anderson, Democratic candidate for the Illinois 14th Congressional District. The passenger pigeon is remembered 100 years later.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 39.4MB - Duration: 1:54:46 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




An Interview with Dennis Anderson, Candidate for the Illinois 14th Congressional District

2014-08-31

	 An Interview with Dennis Anderson, Candidate for the Illinois 14th Congressional District

Mike talks to congressional candidate Dennis Anderson of the Illinois 14th Congressional District, focusing on his environmental and animal welfare policies.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 12.55MB - Duration: 36:33 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




How Do We Save the Iconic Monarch Butterfly?

2014-08-28

	 How Do We Save the Iconic Monarch Butterfly?

Chip Taylor, founder and director of Monarch Watch, reports on the progress of the endangered monarch butterfly, and what we need to do to save the species.

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August 24, 2014

2014-08-24

		 August 24, 2014

Has this been a good tomato season or a bad one? Mike attempts to answer that question. The same thing, unfortunately, could apply to monarch butterflies. Chip Taylor from Monarch Watch tells Mike how the iconic species is faring.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 39.39MB - Duration: 1:54:44 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




Connecting Veterans to the Land at Blue Yonder Organic Farm

2014-08-17

Connecting Veterans to the Land at Blue Yonder Organic Farm

Military veterans Sara Creech and Alicia Moore are adjusting to civilian life by working on Blue Yonder Organic Farm in Indiana, and they hope to teach other vets how to work the land as a healing strategy.

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August 17, 2014

2014-08-17

		 August 17, 2014

Mike talks about how the National Garden Bureau is supporting an effort to teach autistic people how to grow food, then welcomes two Indiana military veterans who are doing the same for their former comrades in arms.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 39.39MB - Duration: 1:54:44 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




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2014-08-17

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Permaculture Comes to Millennium Park

2014-08-12

 Permaculture Comes to Millennium Park

Mike talks to Christy Webber and three collaborators who put in a first of its kind garden installation in Milliennium Park, based on permaculture techniques.

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