Red Butte Garden offers tips and tricks for planting season

  • May 3, 2024
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Punk Rock Farmer Friday starts @ 6PM with fresh local music from Hear Utah Music (HUM) at The City Library. Plus, Jonathan K, New Americans International Night Market, and Skywatcher Leo T.

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!

Fresh, homegrown music from Hear Utah Music (HUM) collection of The City Library. Music Librarian Jason Rabb says 31 new albums have been added to the streaming locals collection, which you can access here. Tonight's picks:

  1. “One Day I’ma Learn” by Voice of Honey
  2. “Black Coffee” by Sculpture Club
  3. “Oh So Many Days” by Michelle Moonshine

Aimee McConkie and Mama Africa Zoom in from Millcreek Common for the opening night of the New Americans International Night Market

  • VISIT: New Americans International Market "aims to create a dynamic space for refugee, immigrant, and resettled entrepreneurs to showcase and sell culinary and handcrafted goods inspired by their native countries. Through the unifying human experience of food, art, and music we hope to highlight the character and contributions that new Americans add to our communities. Selling will be managed by the Public Market’s central checkout, open daily from 11a-3p, with night markets outdoors at Millcreek Common, 1354 Chambers Ave., Millcreek, from 5-9pm every Friday through June 21." For night market application, click here. For daily international market application, 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: Pluto and her 5 moons; Saturn's rings, moons, and NASA Dragonfly space copter in 2028; and the Navajo Thunderbird Constellation welcomes spring.

Rose Park homesteader Jonathan K stops by with tips for planting tomatoes this growing season. 

Aldine's Urban Farm Report, featuring a visit to Red Butte Garden to talk with their horticulturists Marita Tewes Tyrolt, horticulture director; Lynsey Nielson, lead horticulturist; and Kara Hastings, greenhouse manager.

  • May 10-11: Red Butte Garden Spring Plant Sale & Fundraiser, 2188 Red Butte Canyon Rd., SLC. Friday from 1-8pm for members only. Saturday from 9a-3p open to the public. Please park and enter through the north-facing Amphitheatre gates. "The Garden offers an impressive selection of herbs, specialty annuals, sun and shade perennials, ornamental grasses, roses, vines, shrubs, conifers, and trees. We have the best selection of heirloom vegetables, native, and water-wise plants you'll find in one location. Find plants for any situation, including bee-friendly and high-altitude plants. Most of the plants are grown by local nurseries and many of the vegetables are grown here in our own greenhouses. Look for our large selection of beautifully potted succulents and hanging flower baskets created by Red Butte Garden staff and volunteers. We also offer a variety of organic fertilizers, as well as coco fiber for increased soil water retention. Garden staff and volunteers on hand to answer your plant and gardening questions. There are a limited number of shopping carts available, so we encourage you to bring your own cart or wagon if you have one. We’ll provide cardboard trays for carrying your plants home. Hand and cart sanitizer stations near the entrance gate."

It's plant sale season. Check out these in our community:

  • 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.  

  • May 4: Urban Farmer Plant Sale, 10a-2p at Cress Farm, 3348 S. Scott Circle, SLC. Limited parking on the street. Solstice Spice, Urban Pepper Project, Dale Thurber, Punk Rock Farmer, Go BioChar, and more on hand with plants, tools & treasures. Do NOT try to enter from 700 East. Bring your own boxes.

  • May 4: Fine Tilth Farm Plant Sale, 12820 S. Fort Street, Draper. Pickup and walkup starts at 9:00 a.m.

  • May 10-11: Wasatch Community Gardens' Spring Plant Sale, 8a-1p at Rowland Hall, 720 S. Guardsman Way, SLC. "Get your calendars cleared, your garden dreams a-flowin'... and join us for Wasatch Community Gardens' annual Spring Plant Sale. We know there are plenty of local plant sales this time of year so why shop WCG's Spring Plant Sale? Our sale features more than 45,000 food-growing plants raised from seed by participants of our farm-based Job Training Program serving women facing homelessness. These seedlings are grown with the utmost care at our certified organic Green Phoenix Farm. In other words, when you shop our Spring Plant Sale, you'll gift your garden with healthy plant starts while also helping us work toward our vision of a community where everyone has access to healthy, local food." Pals of the Plant Salt (PoPs) get access Friday night. 

  • May 10-11: Red Butte Garden Spring Plant Sale & Fundraiser. See more details above.

  • May 11: Snuck Farm's Specialty Cut-Flower and Vegetable Plant Sale, 10a-2p at 504 W. 1100 N., Pleasant Grove.

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: