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.

April 22, 2012

2012-04-22

Mike celebrates Earth Day with co-host Melinda Myers, who helps him answer gardening questions. He then interviews the photographer of a beautiful new book about the Arctic, and warns about bad legislation in Springfield.

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April 15, 2012

2012-04-15

Mike celebrates 20 years of successes in cleaning up the Chicago River, talks to an apple grower about recent damaging frosts, looks for answers after 300 old growth trees were felled in suburban Evergreen Park, and previews a green film festival.

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2012-04-15

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April 8, 2012

2012-04-08

Mike talks trash (literally) and recycling, reports on a visit to an organic vegetable at the Field Museum of Natural History, and previews a very green event next weekend.

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April 1, 2012

2012-04-01

To welcome the month of April, has live musical accompaniment in the studio. He talks to a Michigan farmer who explains how that state's DNR is virtually outlawing all heritage breed hogs. Then Mike prepares to shoot Dig In Chicago this week.

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March 25, 2012

2012-03-25

Mike gets the lowdown on compost in a tube sock, talks to a Morton Arboretum horticulturist about the crazy weather in the Midwest, and gets some lawn care tips for an early spring.

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h 18, 2012

2012-03-18

Mike and co-host Jennifer Brennan preview their new TV show Dig In Chicago, talk about record-breaking warmth in Chicago, discuss the benefits of calcium in your soil, and promote Alderman Joe Moore's attempt to get blue carts in the 49th Ward.

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March 11, 2012

2012-03-11

Mike previews a seed swap at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, looks forward to the Good Food Festival, talks about whistleblowing on CAFOs is under attack, and checks in on LaSalle County residents trying to protect Starved Rock State Park.

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An Interview with Cheryl Johnson on the Proposed Ordinance to End Chicago's Landfill Moratorium

2012-03-04

Mike talks to Cheryl Johnson, Executive Director of People for Community Recovery about an ordinance proposed by Chicago 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale that would reverse a landfill moratorium that was scheduled to last for another 13 years.

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February 26, 2012

2012-02-26

Mike gets schooled by the teachers and students at a Montessori school in Joliet, then gets some learnin' from some of the people behind The Plant on the south side of Chicago.

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