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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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)




May 14, 2017 – Bees, Conservation, Green Buildings and More

2017-05-16

Mike and Peggy start with a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, then talk about bees, a camp about reconnecting with the earth, a conservation program coming to Cook County, and the work of the US Green Building Council in Illinois.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 48.4MB - Duration: 1:45:44 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




May 13, 2017 - Urban Nature

2017-05-16

Dan Protess writer and producer of the WTTW digital series Uban Nature, stops by the WCGO studios to talk about his search for wildlife in three major American cities.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.01MB - Duration: 52:27 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




May 7, 2017 - The Future of Natural Areas

2017-05-10

Mike and Peggy welcome the author of a book about George Fell, discuss the next moves in opening up Lake Calumet to the Public, find out about fruiting shrubs that can be grown in containers, weigh in on a composting operation controversy.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 48.5MB - Duration: 1:45:57 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




May 6, 2017 – Counting Birds

2017-05-10

As birders in the Chicago area begin their annual May counts of migrating species, Mike and Peggy talk to a couple of experts about how the Cook County Forest Preserves can be prime viewing areas.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.1MB - Duration: 52:38 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




April 30, 2017 - A Sunday Kind of Show

2017-05-05

On their first Sunday show at WCGO, Mike andn Peggy discuss natural lawn care, the threat of invasives to the Great Lakes, and unethical and inhumane predator hunts in Illinois.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.08MB - Duration: 1:38:29 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




April 29, 2017 - Up on the Roof

2017-05-05

Brad Temkin is a photographer whose images of rooftop gardens was recently shown at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Professor Mike Bryson from the Sustainability Studies department joins him to discuss their collaboration in presenting the show.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.7MB - Duration: 51:46 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




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