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.

August 7, 2011

2011-08-07

Mike previews Veggie Fest in Naperville, talks to Duluth Real Women model and farmer Rebecca Claypool, gears up for a Toxics to Treasures tour, and gets a status report on the storm-damaged Garfield Park Conservatory.

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Why Is Wicker Park a Target for Vandalism?

2011-08-05

Mike talks to Wicker Park residents and activists, as well as 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno about recent acts of vandalism in this historic Chicago neighborhood and park.

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July 24, 2011

2011-07-24

Mike interviews the president of Sid's Greenhouses to find out why they are closing their doors, gets tips on how to garden without hurting yourself, learns how a new Illinois composting law is benefitting businesses, and learns how to water properly.

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July 17, 2011

2011-07-17

Mike and former Chicago Gardener of the Year Laury Lewis talk about garden walks, the forecast for extremely hot weather this week, and answer gardening questions from listeners.

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July 10, 2011

2011-07-10

Mike looks for volunteers to help plant 10,000 native species in an Illinois prairie, explains how beer and the Chicago River go together--environmentally, talks garden shows with Bill Alrich and Dan Kosta.

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2011-07-04

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July 3, 2011

2011-07-03

Mike gets a report on clean up at the hail storm damaged Garfield Park Conservatory, previews next week's Canoes for a Cause on the Chicago River, and talks to a local filmmaker and an organizer about local food issues.

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June 26, 2011

2011-06-26

Mike and Heather talk about LGBT issues in this special show, broadcast from the Center on Halsted before the start of the 2011 Chicago Pride Parade.

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June 19, 2011

2011-06-19

Mike tries to figure out the USDA Hardiness Zone Map, talks about raising three million bees on the west side of Chicago, and previews his broadcast at the Chicago Pride Parade on June 26.

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June 12, 2011

2011-06-12

Mike tells a tale of a fire hydrant across from his community garden, talks to the founder of a company that is launching a for-profit recycling program in Chicago, and follows up with a local "commuter farmer."

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