August 27, 2017 – Live from Heirloom Fest at the Chicago Botanic Garden!

Mike and Peggy head to the Chicago Botanic Garden to broadcast live from Heirloom Fest: Tomatoes and More. Horticulturist Lisa Hilgenberg from the Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden joins them to talk about the 50,000 plants under her care.

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June 25, 2017 – Mid-season Form

Mike and Peggy talk mid-season veggies with Lisa Hilgenberg from the Chicago Botanic Garden, follow up on the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipe which runs under the Straits of Mackinac, and learn about a new study that focuses on the tree canopies in the Chicago region.

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January 14, 2017 – Secrets of Selecting Seeds

It’s another abbreviated version of The Mike Nowak Show with Peggy Malecki today. However, The Man has informed us that we get to broadcast for a full two hours on Saturday, January 21. We’ll see. However, this morning we welcome Lisa Hilgenberg, who is the horticulturist at the Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, back to the program. Her mission: to teach us as much as she can in about twenty minutes about which seed catalogs to order and how to get those little guys started–and when!

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