Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Earth Day present: A new garden TV show

As if a planet that has not (yet) been entirely consumed by environmental catastrophe were not enough, we have more goodies coming this Earth Day Weekend. April 21 will see the debut of "Dig In Chicago," a new locally-produced cable TV show hosted by my buddy Mike Nowak of WCPT radio fame, along with Jennifer Brennan.

I haven't seen the show so I don't know whether it's going to be any good. Oh, who am I kidding? I'm sure it will be a riot, and it might incidentally even contain some useful gardening information.

Mike is never not entertaining, whether he's proselytizing for natural lawn care, singing goofy Christmas carol parodies, teaching community gardeners or voluably arguing for completely wrongheaded opinions. Jennifer, who is the education manager at Chalet Nursery in Wilmette, is absolutely irrepressible as well as a font of gardening wisdom. There also will be cooking segments with local chefs.

They've been frantically shooting all over the Chicago area for weeks, in between Mike's Sunday morning radio shows.

The TV show will be seen at 10 a.m. Saturdays on Channel 102 on Comcast's Xfinity cable TV system. For those who don't have Comcast, all segments also will be posted on the show's website and YouTube channel, with links from its Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Here's a story about the show on the Chicagoland Radio and Media blog.   

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