Frog Bench Farms, Japan Festival, and More!

  • April 26, 2024
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Homegrown music from Kate MacLeod as we kick off another Punk Rock Farmer Friday edition of RadioACTive.

Tonight's Punk Rock Farmer Friday edition of RadioACTive features the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!

Homegrown music from Kate MacLeod, who just this week released "The Woman You Will Never Know" in recognition of National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Day (May 5).

  • April 27: Quaker Fest, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Quaker Meeting House, 171 E. 4800 S., Murray. "The Salt Lake Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is inviting you to join in celebrating the completion of an ADA elevator installation. This is an exciting step in making the meetinghouse a more useful part of the greater community. To celebrate and raise funds to help pay for the installation expenses, the meeting is hosting an art market and concert. All are welcome. Concert from 7:00-9:00 p.m., $30, featuring Americana music by Mandy Danzig and Alisa Jo, Kate MacLeod, and members of the Quaker community." To buy tickets, click here

  • April 27: National Indie Bookstore Day with Kate MacLeod at Ken Sanders Rare Books, 12:00 p.m. at 209 E. 500 S., SLC. "Kate MacLeod will be performing songs inspired by books at noon, one free book for every child, Trent Call’s original Uconoclast portraits will be on display, in-store discounts on select items, and a button-making station. Swing by @legendariumbooks to pick up the state-wide Indie Bookstore map and support Utah’s amazing and diverse booksellers! For those of you who can’t make it in, use coupon code INDIE2024 online for 20% off on the big day! *conditions apply*."

Stephanie Sueoka and Floyd Mori on tomorrow's 15th annual Nihon Matsuri Festival, which shares with and educates the larger Utah community about Japanese and Japanese American culture and history.

  • April 27: 15th Annual Japan Festival - Nihon Matsuri 2024, 10a-5p at Japantown Street, 100 S., between 200-300 W., SLC. "Enjoy Japanese entertainment, culture, food, products, and games! Rakugo (Japanese Storyteller) by Sunshine Katsura. At the event, you can experience various Japanese cultures. At the children's booth, play traditional Japanese festival games and get prizes from Japan. Make Origami, try Kendama, and more, pounding mochi, and Japanese traditional Tea ceremony." For free parking info, click here

#ManyCulturesOneSky with 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: XXX

Margaret Chamberlain of the Natural History Museum of Utah, which has started its annual citizen science fest.

  • April 26-29: City Nature Challenge: Utah's Wasatch. "Nature is all around us in Northern Utah and each spring we join hundreds of cities around the globe to photograph nature during The City Nature Challenge! This annual international effort encourages people to find and photograph plants and wildlife in cities around the globe using iNaturalist. We call our "city" Utah's Wasatch (a combination of Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, Utah, Wasatch, and Weber Counties). Participating is easy. Simply get outside, take photos of ANY wild things (including plants, animals, fungi, tracks, etc) and upload the photos to iNaturalist! Your efforts help contribute to the ongoing scientific research happening around the world." To find more information and FAQs, click here.

  • April 27: City Nature Festival, 9a-2p at Nature Center at Pia Okwai by Tracy Aviary, 1125 W. 3300 S., South Salt Lake. "Join educators from the Natural History Museum of Utah, Tracy Aviary and Utah's Hogle Zoo to celebrate and explore urban nature! This free outdoor event will be fun for the whole family, featuring lots of hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. We'll also have materials available to bioblitz (photograph & upload images to iNaturalist) for the City Nature Challenge! We're excited to celebrate with you. On-site parking is free for this event. This is event is primarily outdoors. Come prepared to explore urban trails at the newly expanded Pia Okwai site. Fresh water and bathrooms are available on-site." Free, no registration required.

  • May 1: iNaturalist Species ID Party, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Natural History Museum of Utah, Community Room - Level 2, near the Museum Cafe (no ticket needed). "Interested to meet other nature nerds, learn more about iNaturalist ID, and do some IDs alongside others? Join us in-person for this free event. At 6pm, we'll have a quick iNaturalist ID crash course for anyone wanting to learn the ropes. What to bring: We recommend bringing a laptop or mobile device, so you can look through CNC observations on iNaturalist. This is a drop-in event, so come by when you can to connect with NHMU staff and local iNaturalist users.

Aldine's Urban Farm Report with Lydia and Stacy of Frog Bench Farms. A sustainable urban farm in the Wasatch foothills, FBF grows veggies, herbs, edible flowers, and microgreens. Open for public and wholesale orders.

  • May 4: Frog Bench Farms Spring Plant Sale, 8:30a-1:00p at Liberty Heights Fresh, 1290 S. 1100 E., SLC. "You can now browse through all available varieties of veggies, flowers, herbs, and more. Simply place your order online, and we will have it ready for you to pick up at our Spring Plant Salt at Liberty Heights Fresh." To browse and order, click here

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, suggestions for the show? Email Tonight's RadioACTive team included:

  • Executive Producer, Host: Lara Jones
  • Volunteer Host: Aldine, KRCL's Punk Rock Farmer
  • Production Assistant: Connor Estes
  • Audio Engineers: Sullivan Phetchanpheng, Connor Estes