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.

April 15, 2017 – Wha’d Life Be Without Homegrown Tomatoes?


Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes, discusses his thirty years of studying the fruit (yes, it is), and reveals his favorite varieties.Kay McKeen previews the Focus on Energy,film festival, which Mike will be emceeing on April 23.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.77MB - Duration: 51:56 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)

April 8, 2017 - Siting compost, sighting endangered species


Mike and Peggy interview the owner of a proposed composing operation in Cook County about why it is so controversial, and talk to a nature photographer who is documenting endangered species in Illinois.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.05MB - Duration: 52:33 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)

April 1, 2017 – The Challenge of Upcycling


Mike and Peggy welcome Carl Zimring, author of Aluminum Upcycled: Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective. They talk about recycling, sustainability, innovation and environmental justice.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.53MB - Duration: 53:35 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)

March 25, 2017 – LIVE from the Chicago Flower & Garden Show


For the second straight week, Mike and Peggy are on the road, this time to the Chicago Flower and Gard Show, where they talk to a wide range of guests about everything from roses to bird-friendly natives to composting to backyard water features.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 47.15MB - Duration: 1:43:00 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)

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