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.

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October 8, 2017 – Start the Garden Revolution

2017-10-12

Author and native plant landscaper Benjamin Vogt talks about his new book, A New Garden Ethic. Gale Community Academy Principal Augustine 'Augie' Emuwa and A Just Harvest’s Rev. Marilyn Pagan-Banks and Tonia Andreina a teaching students about growing food

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October 7, 2017 – Temple of Bloom

2017-10-12

Landscape architect Carol Yetlen talks about managing the gardens surrounding the Baha’i Temple in Wilmette. Tom Klitzkie from Nature’s Perspective Landscaping has advice on keeping your plants well-watered in a dry spell.

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October 1, 2017 – Seeds, Giant Pumpkins and Solar Panels

2017-10-05

Sharon Bladholm talks about her latest nature-focused art exhibit. Mike and Peggy interview a man who grew a 1,852 pound pumpkin this year. Erik Carlberg and Doug Snower from Windfree Solar explain why this is a good time for clean energy in Illinois.

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September 30, 2017 – LIVE from the SCARCE Green Fair!

2017-10-05

Peggy and Mike broadcast live from the SCARCE Green Fair at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, where reduce, reuse and recycle are the words of the day.

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September 24, 2017 – Toxic Environments

2017-09-28

Toxicologist David J. Zaber comments on the efficacy of spraying mosquitoes. Kay McKeen from SCARCE promotes their Green Fair. Mike Mikulka from EPA Region 5 visits the Science Desk with Michele Hoffman and reports on efforts to gut the federal agency.

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September 23, 2017 – A Couple of PhDs Talking Tree Extinction

2017-09-28

Some of our iconic ash and oak species are on the brink of extinction. Dr. Murphy Westwood from The Morton Arboretum and Dr. Rex Bastian from Davey Tree Experts talk about why that has happened and what we do to save them.

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September 17, 2017 – Wildcrafting, Tracking Monarchs

2017-09-22

Lisa M. Rose talks about her book Midwest Medicinal Plants and how you can forage for those plants in your own yard. Doug Taron from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum reports on Midwest monarch populations as they begin their migration to Mexico.

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September 16, 2017 – Remaking Plans to Remake Jackson Park

2017-09-22

Friends of the Parks Executive Director Juanita Irizarry returns to the show to discuss the latest developments surrounding the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park.

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September 10, 2017 – Reclaiming Plastics and Toxics

2017-09-21

BK Sharma from ISTC explains how scientists are using pyrolysis to convert plastic back back into petroleum products. Two recycling experts explore the possibilities of reclaiming household storm debris.

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September 9, 2017 – The Challenge of Food Waste

2017-09-21

Gary Oppenheimer, founder and Executive Director of AmpleHarvest.org, explains his organization’s mission to enlist backyard gardeners to fight food waste by connecting them to local food pantries.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.13MB - Duration: 52:43 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




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