RadioACTive 02.11.22

  • February 11, 2022
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#PunkRockFarmerFriday talks mushrooms with Kate Lawson of Focal Fungus. #ThePeoplesBusiness with Red Acre Center and the Downtown Farmers Market. The Plot at The City Library calls for folks to join its FREE certification program and seed swaps. An invitation to an evening with the author of the new book Bet the Farm, The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America. Skywatcher Leo T. Homegrown music from HUM, the local music catalog at The City Library.

Tonight's show featured the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!

Ben Swisher of  Hear Utah Music at The City Library stopped by to share some more homegrown music and to remind Utah musicians about HUM's open call for submissions. Deadline: Feb. 22!  Click here for details. Tonight's picks:

  • "Flat Provo" by Breakfast In Silence
  • "Little Lightning" by Jesse Q-T and Friends
  • "Bad Scansion" by My Allowance

SkyWatcher Leo T, a RadioACTive volunteer-contributor who shares his love for the night sky, cultural tales of the constellations and more during #PunkRockFarmerFridays. Tonight: whales in the sky, Cetus the Whale, Whales in the ocean sending sound waves for 600 miles and a 120,000-foot-tall giant visitor from outer space who visits the Earth and finds a whale and some arctic explorers. For sources and more space news, follow Leo on his Facebook page: SkyWatcher Leo T.

Ashley Patterson, former executive director of Wasatch Community Gardens, with an invitation to join her upcoming conversation with the author of Bet the Farm, The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America. It's free, but you do need to register for this event with The King's English Bookshop.

  • Feb. 17: Beth Hoffman | Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America, 6:00-6:45 p.m. online. "Join journalist and beginning farmer Beth Hoffman for a discussion of her new non-fiction book, Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America. Hoffman will be in conversation with Ashley Patterson, former executive director of Wasatch Community Gardens. This free, virtual event will take place on Crowdcast and you must register ON CROWDCAST to participate." Click here to register for your free virtual seat!.

#ThePeoplesBusiness: Updates from Utah's Capitol Hill where bills affecting the agrihood are making the rounds. Guests included:

Rikki Longino from The Plot, a learning laboratory for City Library patrons to sow, grow, and share using sustainable gardening practices. Each gardener is the author of their own plot, fostering life in a dense urban area.

  • Feb. 14: Applications due for The Plot Garden Certification, a free, 72-hour immersive garden training program. Applicants will be selected based on availability, enthusiasm, and need. To be considered for this certification, you must be over 16 years of age. All applicants will be notified on or before February 21. Click here for more details.
  • March 5: Seed Swaps with The City Library. They’re expanding the seed library swaps to more branches this year. Click here to find out more.

Aldine’s #UrbanFarmReport, featuring a conversation with Katie Lawson of Fungal Focus Utah. After piloting a mushroom CSA program last year, Lawson is expanding the concept, offering mini, half and full-share subscriptions so you can successfully grow your own mushrooms at home. For more details, click here. Kits for teachers resume in March!

Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Tonight's show was produced and hosted by Lara Jones and Aldine, KRCL's Punk Rock Farmer.