Fresh and Best of the Punk Rock Farmer

  • July 5, 2024
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Fresh Rallies and Resources with Wasatch Wildflower Festival, and a new Skywatcher Leo T. Plus, originally broadcast on June 14, 2024, homegrown music from Bone Throwers, then more true tales from the agrihood with a water saver and a mycologist.

Tonight's Punk Rock Farmer Friday edition of RadioACTive has fresh stuff and some of our favorite stuff. So events mentioned may have already happened. Check out the following people, organizations and/or events and get plugged into your community!

Best of homegrown music with Bone Throwers, a SLC band that describes itself as a "face-melting surf-punk thrash-jazz quattro." 

FRESH: #ManyCulturesOneSky with SkyWatcher Leo T, a RadioACTive volunteer-contributor who shares his love of the night sky, cultural tales of the constellations, and more during #PunkRockFarmerFridays. Tonight: Antares, the Milky Way, Signus Star Cloud, and thunderbird skylore from Venezuela, Columbia, and Canada.

FRESH: Joanna Wheelton of the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the environment of the Cottonwood Canyons through stewardship & education. CCF and the 4 ski resorts host the annual Wasatch Wildflower Festival. Click on the links to learn more and reserve your free tickets today.

Best of Punk Rock Farmer Friday: Stephanie Duer of SLC Conservation with helpful water-saving information as the high temps of summer arrive. Those looking to improve their outdoor water use can explore other water conservation resources listed below.

  • Water Checks: have a USU team visit your home or business to assess your outdoor watering habits and provide recommendations to improve watering efficiency.

  • WaterMAPSTM: compare your outdoor watering history with your landscape irrigation needs to determine whether you can adjust your watering habits or use water more efficiently.

  • Some of the water conservation tools provided above are intended for SLCDPU customers and may require customers to provide their account numbers to access the resources. Other resources are available for Utahns who live outside of SLCDPU’s service area but still want to prioritize water conservation. Residents should check with their municipality or water provider for resources specific to their location.

Best of Aldine's Urban Farm Report, celebrating the 5th-anniversary re-issue of Fantastic Fungi. Colin Domnauer, PhD Student, at The Dentinger Lab at the Natural History Museum of Utah, shares his expertise. 

  • July 27: Last day to watch the original Fantastic Fungi on Netflix. Filmmakers are touring their remastered version for the documentary's 5th anniversary edition. Salt Lake Film Society screened it in June, and we hope the filmmakers make a streaming deal soon for the new edition. For info, visit

Guests' views, thoughts, or opinions are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Questions, comments, or suggestions for the show? Email Tonight's RadioACTive team included: