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.

February 11, 2018 – Healing Agriculture, Healing Earth

2018-02-17

Dr. John Ikerd, Craig Watts, and activist-farmer Karen Hudson talk about how to change industrial agriculture. Dr. Michael Schuck and Dr. Nancy Tuchman from Loyola University Chicago discuss their open source online textbook called Healing Earth.

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February 4, 2018 – Saving the Monarch, Round 2: Pessimists v. Optimists

2018-02-09

Kylee Baumlee, author of The Monarch: Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly, visits the WCGO studios, along with Carol Niec and Kerrie Rosenthal from The Seed Keeper Company. On a snowy day, Pat Skach fills in for meteorologist Rick DiMaio.

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January 28, 2018 – Solar Speed Bump, Healthy Parks

2018-02-02

Solar energy expert Lisa Albrecht comments on a tariff on imported solar panels to the U.S. Steve Neumann of Logic Lawn Care and Jeff Swano of Dig Right In Landscaping promote natural lawn care to Illinois park districts.

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January 21, 2018 – Soil Secrets, Flowertales

2018-01-27

Soil scientist Mary Tiedeman explains what’s happening in your soil beneath the snow. Zhenwei Zhu talks about the new Loyola Environmental Testing Laboratory (LETL). Tony Abruscato previews the 2018 Chicago Flower & Garden Show.

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January 14, 2018 – The Threat to Organics

2018-01-18

Janie Maxwell of the Illinois Farmers Market Association on winter farmers markets; gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi on containers and foodscapes; former NOSB member Francis Thicke on why he thinks the organic label is at risk.

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January 7, 2018 – Happy Solar Energy and Food Justice!

2018-01-11

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) wants to teach you how to install solar energy systems. Robert Nevel previews the 9th Annual MLK Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation in Hyde Park.

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December 31, 2017 – See Ya, Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya

2018-01-03

Jennifer Molski of HF Christmas Tree Recycling and Kay McKeen of SCARCE explain to recycle trees, lights and other holiday jetsum. Then Mike, Peggy and Rick DiMaio discuss the environmental stories of 2017.

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December 24, 2017 – It’s a Wonderful Slice!

2017-12-28

It’s a Wonderful Slice of It’s a Wonderful Life makes its return to the airwaves featuring the Not Even Ready for Weekend Smart Talk Players, after bird conservationist Judy reports on the annual Christmas Bird Count.

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December 17, 2017 – The Gutting of America’s Natural Areas

2017-12-28

Adam Federman of The Nation Magazine on his investigative series, The Plot to Loot America’s Wilderness, Beth Vercolio-Osmund on why she’s running for Congress and Whitney Richardson on the The Kitchen Community and the Logan Square Winter Farmers Market.

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December 10, 2017 – Snow Leaves and Ponzetters

2017-12-16

Doris Taylor from the Morton Arboretum Plant Clinic on why trees have been reluctant to drop their leaves this fall, Kate Green from Lurvey Garden Center on holiday plants, and meteorologist Rick DiMaio on California wildfires.

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