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Posts from February 2013

Learning to Live with our New Blue Carts

Thus, within weeks, a substantial percentage of Chicago residents will be in a position to recycle. Its important that everyone devote a few minutes reviewing the City’s literature regarding the Blue Cart program, and that we familiarize ourselves with what we should and shouldn’t place in our containers. Visit
Posted by Mike G on February 27, 2013 |

What is it that I do do?

Then, a couple of months ago, my girlfriend bought for me a wonderful birthday present – something I eyed at a symposium I attended a couple of months ago - a composting kit complete with a bag of special worms, whose excrement makes a fertile form of composting dirt. After experimenting with this kit for a few weeks, I finally called in the Urban Worm Girl – and I received an hour’s worth of training, learning how to effectively use composting worms to make many more baby worms, and, most important, by adding the proper food and cardboard waste, a beautiful rich compost that I intend to return to the great outdoors. I was so impressed with the Urban Worm Girl that I shot a video of her explaining the process of composting. Now, every few days I grab my pile of food waste, grounds and cardboard, open the bin and dump a bit of the contents in each corner. Yes – I feed my worms, knowing that I have created a wonderful environment for them, where all they have to do is eat, procreate and shit. How exciting to see that their excrement is rich fertile dirt!
Posted by Mike G on February 08, 2013 |

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About the Author

Mike G's photoMike Glasser

Mike has a long term relationship with Rogers Park, having lived here at various times in his life, most recently returning to the neighborhood in August, 2009. While living here as a third year law student, he remembers drunken nights at Biddy Mulligan’s and hosting a couple of memorable parties that he, hypocritically, now forbids his own tenants from having. Years later, after completing his stint as a lawyer, Mike started investing in apartment buildings in Rogers Park (and elsewhere), and soon after, did what many newly divorced real estate investors do: he moved into one of his buildings. In 1992 Mike was one of the founding members of the Rogers Park Builders Group, an organization that he eventually headed for six years, until yielding those reigns three years ago. Around a decade ago, on a whim, he reserved the web site “,” which he has been developing ever since, and which co-hosts RP BizArts networking events. Mike is the proud father of three wonderful children, Amy, Mitch and Ella.

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