Here are a couple of links for things that came up on the radio today (the Mike Nowak Show, gardening and greening, which I sub-hosted this morning). Intrepid producer Heather Frey and I managed to fumble through pretty well. Although I now realize that I and my guests Glenda Daniel of Openlands, Breanne Heath of Growing Power and Ed Lyon of the Allen Centennial Gardens at the University of Wisconsin in Madison ended up spending a lot of time discussing various forms of, um, waste products. Well, gardeners are an earthy bunch.
Breanne will be teaching a workshop on "Composting in Fall and Winter" on Oct. 5 at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago (yes, much of the conservatory is open for business despite this summer's damage from a hailstorm). To register for the compost workshop ($5 donation), go to garfield-conservatory.org.
Have your say on food policy in Cook County and how the county should shape regulations and programs to encourage a fresh, local, healthy food supply. Take the survey online. Here's more info on a page
where you also can find information about how to participate in the survey in English or Spanish. The survey will be open until Sept. 29, so please participate quick.
There also will be a public meeting Oct. 6 where you can show your support for a system that encourages heathly eating. You'll find information and registration on the website.
For information about becoming a TreeKeeper as we discussed on the show, or about the Historic Oaks Propagation Project, see Openlands.org. Learn more about Growing Home at growinghomeinc.org. And check out the Allen Centennial Gardens in Madison, Wis. (a mere 3-hour drive from Chicago, with lots to do and lots of other interesting sites to visit in the area) at allencentennialgardens.org.
The podcast of the show should be up on Mike's website later today or tomorrow.