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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June 18, 2017 – Better Living Through Hops and Rails

2017-06-21

Mike and Peggy learn about The Elgin Hops Project, preview their broadcast from the Midwest Pond and Koi Society 25th Annual Koi and Trade Show, and examine why electric rail service to the south side is being stymied.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 48.27MB - Duration: 1:45:27 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




June 17, 2017 – The Obama Library: Baby Steps for Transparency

2017-06-21

Juanita Irizarry, Executive Director of Friends of the Parks, returns to the show to follow up on efforts to hold Chicago accountable for transparency in developing the Obama Library and other facilities in south side parks.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.05MB - Duration: 52:32 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




June 11, 2017 – Climate Backup

2017-06-13

Diane Blazek describes the work and programs of the National Garden Bureau, Josh Mogerman reports on environmental issues for the NRDC, and Breanne Heath from The Pie Patch talks about growing fruit in Chicago.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 48.71MB - Duration: 1:46:25 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




June 10, 2017 – Keepin’ Energy Clean

2017-06-13

Mike and Peggy preview 28th annual Energy Fair, sponsored by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association in Custer, Wisconsin, then answer some gardening questions.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.12MB - Duration: 50:30 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




June 4, 2017 – Well-Tended Gardens and Markets

2017-06-07

Mike and Peggy learn about pruning perennials with Tracy DiSabato-Aust, promote the Sugar Beet Food Co-op, talk green smack with Green Diva Meg, and discuss the work of the Illinois Farmers Market Association.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 48.66MB - Duration: 1:46:19 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




June 3, 2017 – Parks As Democracy

2017-06-07

Juanita Irizarry, Executive Director of Friends of the Parks, talks to Mike and Peggy about the future Obama Presidential Library, a proposed south side golf course, and other issues facing park land in Chicago.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.58MB - Duration: 53:42 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




May 28, 2017 - Veggies, Baby!

2017-05-29

Mike and Peggy get advice from The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener about strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes and more; get a preview of World Environment Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden; and explore non-toxic pest solutions from A-Plus Pest Control.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 49.01MB - Duration: 1:47:04 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




May 27, 2017 – Made in the Shade

2017-05-29

Mike and Peggy talk about native plants for woodland areas with Monica Buckley of Red Stem Native Landscapes.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.49MB - Duration: 53:31 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




May 21, 2017 - Name This!

2017-05-23

Mike and Peggy talk to Dr. Allan Armitage about his new book, Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots, report on a victory for a suburban natural area, and get tree care advice from Skeet of Bartlett Tree Experts.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 49.06MB - Duration: 1:47:10 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




May 20, 2017 – Saving the Monarch

2017-05-23

Mike and Peggy welcome citizen scientist and author Kylee Baumlee, who talks about her new book, The Monarch: Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.17MB - Duration: 52:48 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




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