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.

December 1, 2013

2016-06-30


							 December 1, 2013

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 39.35MB - Duration: 1:54:37 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




October 27, 2013

2016-06-30


							 October 27, 2013

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 39.37MB - Duration: 1:54:41 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




October 20, 2013

2016-06-30


							 October 20, 2013

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 39.43MB - Duration: 1:54:51 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




Will GMO food labeling come to Illinois?

2016-06-30


							 Will GMO food labeling come to Illinois?

Mike previews a public hearing in Chicago about SB 1666, which would require genetically engineered foods in the state to be labeled.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 12.04MB - Duration: 35:04 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




September 15, 2013

2016-06-30


							 September 15, 2013

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 38.91MB - Duration: 1:53:20 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




It Takes a Village to Create a Farm

2016-06-30


							 It Takes a Village to Create a Farm

Mike chats with young organic farmers and the organizations that are helping them get their operations on their feet.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 15.63MB - Duration: 45:31 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




September 8, 2013

2016-06-30


							 September 8, 2013

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 39.38MB - Duration: 1:54:41 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




What's Killing Our Honey Bees? A Conversation with a Trio of Experts

2016-06-30


							 What's Killing Our Honey Bees? A Conversation with a Trio of Experts

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 16.35MB - Duration: 47:38 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




August 11, 2013

2016-06-30


							 August 11, 2013

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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 39.39MB - Duration: 1:54:44 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




June 16, 2013

2016-06-30


							 June 16, 2013

The Green Team handles show duties while Mike is away. They talk about farmers markets, CSAs, biking in Chicago, Inspiration Kitchens and more.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 38.99MB - Duration: 1:53:35 m (48 kbps 44100 Hz)




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