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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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)




September 3, 2017 – Chicago: City of Big Celery

2017-09-08

Ken Santowski from Chicago Logistic Service explains to recover Styrofoam. WBEZ’s Monica Eng gives a history lesson on Chicago’s farming past. Michael Howard promotes the Go Fund Me campaign for Eden Place Nature Center on Chicago’s south side.

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September 2, 2017 – Hurricane Harvey: Predicting and Coping with the New Normal

2017-09-08

Harriet Festing from Flood Forum USA and meteorologist Rick DiMaio discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey–the role of climate change in catastrophic weather events and whether we will be prepared for the next one.

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August 27, 2017 - Live from Heirloom Fest at the Chicago Botanic Garden!

2017-08-30

Mike and Peggy head to the Chicago Botanic Garden to broadcast live from Heirloom Fest: Tomatoes and More. Horticulturist Lisa Hilgenberg from the Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden joins them to talk about the 50,000 plants under her care.

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August 26, 2017 - Hall of Fame Horticulturist

2017-08-30

Peggy and Mike welcome garden author, lecturer and media star Melinda Myers back to the show. She was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.

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August 20, 2017 – Respect for Animals Large and Small

2017-08-29

Jessica Chipkin from Crate Free Illinois and Scott Beckstead of the Humane Society preview the new Illinois Agriculture Advisory Council. Michele Hoffman of Microcosm and Shedd Aquarium’s Mark Schick report on the future of coral populations.

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August 19, 2017 – The Dark Side of the Sun

2017-08-29

Mike and Peggy welcome NASA Senior Scientist Meagan Thompson, who answers questions about the coming total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

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August 13, 2017 – Cultivating Resilience

2017-08-18

Peggy Malecki and Lisa Hilgenberg from the Chicago Botanic Garden co-host the show. They talk to Michelle Hickey of The Resiliency Institute about permaculture, then get summer growing advice from plant care specialist Chris Beiser.

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August 12, 2017 – Moms Fight to Breathe Free

2017-08-18

Peggy Malecki fills in for Mike and welcomes back Kelly Nichols from Moms Clean Air Force to discuss the connection between clean energy and clean air. Rick DiMaio returns to talk about 2016–another year that goes into the record books for extreme heat.

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