Organic gardener and educator, Jeanne Nolan, is in studio to talk sustainability, food awareness and growing good things on rooftops and backyard plots. Plus, Chicago Tribune launches a new "plan for Chicago". What's needed to make the city great?
Though they shared a plot of land in the southwest side neighborhood of Garfield Ridge, students from two adjacent elementary schools — one public, one charter — rarely met. One group hopes a "learning garden" bridges the divide.
WBEZ education reporters Linda Lutton and Becky Vevea stop by to answer questions about the CPS school closings. A Red Cross representative discusses the role technology is playing in the Oklahoma tornado aftermath. The Chicago Botanic Garden explains how climate change affects your garden.
Yoga pants really have nothing to do with environmental ethics. But to hear Lululemon, Apple or any number of companies appropriate terms like “ecosystem,” you might start to think all CEOs are green thumbs. Most are not, but Sophia Siskel, CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden, thinks more should be.
The myth: It's the responsibility of local governments to deal with stormwater when it rains. The facts: The first line of defense is the property owner. The cumulative efforts of whole communities has significant impact on the quantity and quality of stormwater that ends up in our lakes and rivers.
The abnormally warm March weather in the Chicago-region is still having an affect on local gardening businesses. Some stores that saw their profits double that month are now experiencing a bit of a slump.
Phones have been ringing off the hook since the end of February at the Gethsemane Garden Center in Chicago. Annual plant manager Carol Rice said the warm weather has had a big affect on sales for March."