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


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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 48.48MB - Duration: 1:45:55 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)

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


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


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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 47.99MB - Duration: 1:44:50 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)

January 21, 2018 – Soil Secrets, Flowertales


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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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 47.92MB - Duration: 1:44:41 m (64 kbps 44100 Hz)

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