RadioACTive 02.18.22

  • February 18, 2022
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#PunkRockFarmerFriday shares more true tales from the agrihood, featuring Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance's Bill McDorman and Ogden Seed Exchange's Greg Batt and David Wolfgram. Ogden Seed Exchange is coming up Feb. 26th! Plus, SkyWatcher Leo T, Bet the Farm's Beth Hoffman in conversation with Ashley Patterson, and homegrown music from the Hear Utah Music digital 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:

  • “Baby Again” by Cool Banana from Crib Notes (2018)
  • “Prove You’re Human!” by Lit'l Grim from Mangosteen (2021)
  • “Pulse and Twist” by Bly Wallentine from The Purpose of Dancing (2020)

  • “Feather Tongue” by Sen Wisher from Bird Languages (2018)

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: a giant asteroid, Mars storm, Rovers and helicopter flyovers, sky and lore. For sources and more space news, follow Leo on his Facebook page: SkyWatcher Leo T.

The King's English Bookshop book conversation between Ashley Patterson and Beth Hoffman, author of Bet the Farm, The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America. To watch the entire convo, click here. And pick up the book at The King's English Bookshop!

Aldine’s #UrbanFarmReport: Seeds, Glorious Seeds! We talked with three seed saving gurus: Gregg Batt and David Wolfgram of Ogden Seed Exchange and Bill McDorman, formerly of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance and now Cornville Seed

  • Feb. 26: 12th Annual Ogden Seed Swap, 10a-1p at Ogden Preparatory Academy, 1415 Lincoln Ave, Ogden. Event by Ogden Seed Exchange. Only locally grown and saved seeds accepted at this FREE event. You do not have to bring your own seeds to participate, but remember to bring envelopes or baggies for your trade or purchase. Free seeds. Raffle for prizes. Activities for kids and adults. Breakout classes on seed saving basics (with Aldine!!!), the timing for planting your garden, and soil health. If you're south of Ogden, take FrontRunner. It's Free Fare February on all UTA service! The swap location is 1.4 miles from FrontRunner terminus.

  • Feb. 26: Seed Up Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. online. "Join the Great American Seed Up for Seed Up Saturday. This virtual webinar and live event features the following topics: Why Save Seeds? Seed Saving 101, Seed Storage, Seed Starting, and Garden Nutrition. Our presenters have over 100 years of seed-saving experience! Fun, interactive, free, and paradigm-shifting." Featuring Bill McDorman, co-founder of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance and instructor with Urban Farm U. To sign up, click here.

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.