Faithful readers of The Weedpatch Gazette will recall that I’ve veered away from plants and land conservation several times to write about how to save endangered sea turtles. I get especially passionate about this issue when we visit the Florida Keys. A stop in Marathon to see (maimed) turtles at The Turtle Hospital will make you realize that there can be a big downside to a day on a motorboat or eating a big plate of shrimp. Boats, pollution from sewage (yes, it’s … →
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- April 15, 2017 – Wha’d Life Be Without Homegrown Tomatoes?Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes, discusses his thirty years of studying the fruit (yes, it is), and reveals his favorite varieties.Kay McKeen previews the Focus on Energy,film festival, which Mike will be emceeing on April 23.
- April 8, 2017 - Siting compost, sighting endangered speciesMike and Peggy interview the owner of a proposed composing operation in Cook County about why it is so controversial, and talk to a nature photographer who is documenting endangered species in Illinois.
- April 1, 2017 – The Challenge of UpcyclingMike and Peggy welcome Carl Zimring, author of Aluminum Upcycled: Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective. They talk about recycling, sustainability, innovation and environmental justice.
- April 15, 2017 – Wha’d Life Be Without Homegrown Tomatoes?