OTL: Episode #344- Peterson Garden Project, A new local fest called Bellwether, The Scott Emo Show

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “urban gardening is fun” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen visits the Peterson Garden Project, previews the Bellwether event at The Hideout, and visits with the host of The Scott Emo Show.   LaManda Joy – Block Captain for the Peterson Garden We pay a visit to this organic community vegetable garden at Peterson and Campbell in the 40th Ward. Peterson Garden   Susie Daly– Co-host of Bellwether This new series kicks off at The Hideout on June 8-9.  We get a preview of this even that’s billed as Market + Happening + Feast all in one.         Scott Emo– Host of The Scott Emo Show This show is a combination local talk show, webisode series, and podcast.  The next live taping takes place on May 22 at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont) at 8pm.   OTL #344 local music provided by The Bingers…  

OTL: Episode #177- Cook County Hunger Rises, One Seed Chicago, Near North Farmessori

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “it’s ok to think about gardening with a foot of snow on the ground” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen plugs the new location of the Chicago Underground Library, discusses a new study that shows more Cook County residents are in need of food assistance, learns about voting for the 2010 Chicago Seed, and tours The Near North Farmessori in the East Village. The Chicago Underground Library Has Moved Yet Again — This unique repository for Chicago history now resides in Lakeview.  Click here for the profile of the CUL from 2008. Bob Dolgan— Director of Communications for the Greater Chicago Food Depository A new study shows that hunger is on the rise in Cook County.  We explore why this is and what’s being done to help these people. Ben Helphand — Executive Director of Neighbor Space Ben joins us to talk about a program of Neighbor Space called One Seed Chicago as well as community gardening in our city.  You can log on to OSC’s site to vote for the 2010 Chicago Seed! Anna Viertel — Urban Farm Coordinator for the Near North Montessori School On a rare undeveloped piece of land in the East Village area (1102 N. Wood St.) Anna leads kids from the nearby Montessori School in creating a local farm.  I visited the farm this week amidst an insane snowfall to get a tour of the farm called The Near […]