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.
Mike talks to an Illinois Extension educator about local food and farms, explores the food scrap composting program in Andersonville, and previews a habitat restoration event in the Sauganash neighborhood of Chicago.
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Mike talks to the author of a new book about the benefits (including flavor) of growing and cooking heirloom varieties, then talks about the threat to Chicago posed by piles of petcoke along the Calumet River.
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Mike talks to Albert Bates about the challenge of living more sustainably, looks at the Farm Bill and the Food Safety Modernization Act, and talks about the importance of soil health for trees.
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Mike previews a public hearing about whether food products with GMOs should be labeled in Illinois, interviews a Chicago educator about her documentary on ocean micro-organisms, and previews a bonsaid show.
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Mike talks to Dr. Wally about a variety of gardening issues, then holds a rountable discussion about where our young farmers are coming from and they can get help starting their businesses.
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Mike talks to Dr. May Berenbaum, Jeffrey S. Pettis, and Zac Browning about why honey bees are dying and disappearing and how agricultural chemicals might be linked to that bee loss.
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Mike welcomes Joel Karsten, author of Straw Bale Gardening, and a panel of experts, led by Dr. May Berenbaum of the University of Illinois, dicusses the factors behind the decline of honey bees world wide.
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