Transforming American Manufacturing ...

Green Tech Chicago got invited to come out to the Grand Opening event for the new U+I Labs yesterday morning out on Goose Island (which seems to be becoming such a major center for R&D facilities that one of the speakers joked about re-naming it “Innovation Island”). Frankly, from the preliminary invite materials, I was... Read more »

Keeping your seeds ...

OK, I realize this is way late, but I think this is the last of the interviews we did when we were down at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. As you know, one of our “hot topics” here on Green Tech Chicago, which, admittedly, isn’t very “techy” is “heirloom seeds”, and one of the... Read more »

Power of the Welsh Lagoon ...

This is another of those “been sitting in my browser” bits that I’m finally getting around to bringing to you (and, yes, it was a toss-up between this and editing some more video from last month’s events … but there’s a lot of that still to come). These are a couple of pieces about a... Read more »
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A tasty solution ...

OK, so I’m feeling a bit stressed that we’ve not yet used a lot of the video we shot over the past several weeks – we still have stuff from the Flower Show, and haven’t even gotten into the interviews we did at the Good Food Fest. This is actually, something of a do-over for... Read more »

Pardon the self-promotion ...

Dear Green Tech Chicago readers, we do try to not make this blog a promotional vehicle for our own “Green Tech” venture, but both Ed and I are principals in the “urban vermiculture” start-up Nature’s Little Recyclers, and frequently the Green Tech stories that we’re coming up with do have things to do with the... Read more »

Tiny Houses and Butterfly Gardens ...

As I no doubt mentioned, we have a LOT of video still to edit from the events we’ve been to over the past few weeks … and we’re getting to these as quickly as we can. Today I decided to put two from the Chicago Flower & Garden Show together into one post, as, frankly,... Read more »
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Visions of the future ...

OK, a bit of a pivot here (there’s still more coming from the Flower & Garden show, plus several pieces from the Good Food Festival to look forward to), but Ed was enthusiastically encouraging me to put up a post about these books, so here they are. As some of you know, I have been... Read more »

Three generations away from the farm ...

Of course, at something like the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, not everything is “on target” for Green Tech Chicago, in fact, most of the show is narrow-cast towards, well, flowers and gardens, which would involve a lot of mental convolutions to fit our topics. However, one thing which appeared in several contexts was the... Read more »

Kitchens and gardens and schools ...

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to connect with The Kitchen Community at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show … at some point over the last year or so I was at a networking event at the DIRTT Showrooms, and they had a video playing in their kitchen demo area which... Read more »
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Gardens ... on your wall?

Well, after a long winter of extremely infrequent posts, you’re going to be seeing quite a lot from Green Tech Chicago over the next few weeks. Why? It’s suddenly conference/festival/event season! And that means interview features, and lots of them. Our first is featuring fellow blogger Shawna Coronado, who we ran into down at the... Read more »