In 2021 Mike Nowak celebrates 24 years talking about gardening, the environment and green living on Chicago radio. Before going “strictly internet,” Mike hosted programs on WGN Radio, WCPT 820AM, Que4 Radio, and WCGO 1590 AM. For two seasons, he was co-host of the local gardening and food TV program Dig In Chicago. His award-winning column was on the inside back page of Chicagoland Gardening Magazine for sixteen years before that publication’s unfortunate demise. In 2014, Around the Block Press published his first book, Attack of the Killer Asparagus and Other Lessons Not Learned in the Garden. He is also a popular speaker on the garden club circuit (currently via Zoom).