Backyard Industry



WILL - Backyard Industry - May 24, 2012

Crooked and Uneven: The New Black

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(Duration: 4:30)

A very messy early spring garden

After seeing a photo of a friend’s DIY garden in Sweden and refusing to let a broken hose get her down, Lisa Bralts became re-inspired to stay away from the garden store, get back into the yard, and take some serious gardening inventory. In this segment of In My Backyard, she heads into the garage to make do with what she has - which, as it turns out, is more than she thought.


WILL - Backyard Industry - March 24, 2011 ~ Comment (0)

Reminiscing about Community Gardens

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(Duration: 7:07)

Urbana-Champaign's vibrant local food culture isn't a recent phenomenon -  it's been brewing for over 30 years. This week, Lisa examines the  community's - and her own - ties to an important part of that food culture: the Urbana Park District's organic garden plots at Meadowbrook Park and now, Victory Park.


WILL - Backyard Industry - September 09, 2010

Lift A Glass to the Illinois Wine Industry

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(Duration: 6:49)

Large vats filled with vine in a vineyard warehouse

Illinois' wine industry -- once one of the top producers in the nation -- is enjoying something of a comeback.  In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts tours a local winery and gets the goods from an Illinois wine expert.