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.

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.5MB - Duration: 51:20 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




August 6, 2017 – Breeding Success

2017-08-10

Mary Hennen and Peggy Macnamara on their new book, The Peregrine Returns; Laura Calvert is new executive director of Advocates for Urban Agriculture; Dr. Harry Klee on his quest to breed the perfect commercial tomato; Jonathan Kruger previews Veggie Fest.

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August 5, 2017 – Plastic Behavior

2017-08-10

Jordan Park of Bring Your Bag Chicago returns to the show to talk about the success of the 7 cent fee on single-use plastic bags in Chicago.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.42MB - Duration: 51:09 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




July 30, 2017 – Snipping and Spraying

2017-08-04

Dan Kosta answers gardening questions and promotes the Prairie State Bonsai Society annual event. Ruth Kerzee from the Midwest Pesticide Action Center and Laura McGowan from Clarke talk about the complexities of controlling mosquitoes in the Chicago area.

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July 29, 2017 - Fun with Foliage

2017-08-04

Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz, authors of Gardening with Foliage First, explain to Mike and Peggy how to design a beautiful garden while almost making blooms an afterthought.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24.01MB - Duration: 52:26 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




July 23, 2017 - Soil Sisters, Ocean's Daughter

2017-07-25

Farmers Lisa Kivirist and Alison Parker preview Soil Sisters and In Her Boots events. Michele Hoffman previews her trip to Florida to research plankton and the affects of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. Coorens reports on a big land use deal in Chicago

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July 22, 2017 – The Chef and the Meteorologist

2017-07-25

Chef Paul Virant previews the 10th Annual Peak Harvest Farm Dinner presented by Angelic Organics Learning Center. Rick DiMaio returns from and educational trip to Iceland to study climate change.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 22.31MB - Duration: 48:44 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




July 16, 2017 - Floating Gardens, Trash Talking Professors

2017-07-18

Urban Rivers has an idea for bring floating nature to the Chicago River; Carl Zimring and Kris Kaar explain the IRA event "A Couple of Professors Talkin' Trash;" plus an update on the British Columbia wildfires from Dave Scott of Spaced Out Radio.

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July 15, 2017 – 49 Years and Counting

2017-07-18

Former Chicago Gardener of the Year and co-director of the 49th Annual Sheffield Music Festival and Garden Walk Laury Lewis stops by the studio to promote “The Summer’s Best Festival” and talk a little gardening.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 24MB - Duration: 52:26 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)




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