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  • February 2, 2024
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RadioACTive's Punk Rock Farmer Friday digs into the agrihood with SLCGreen, The Forbes Family Farm, Green Urban Lunch Box, and Red Acre Center. Plus, Utah Indigenous Fashion Week, Skywatcher Leo T, and homegrown music from Bat Brain.

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

Homegrown music from Bat Brain, which is getting ready to record its debut album. Check them out live:

  • Feb. 17: The Urban Lounge Opener-Bat Brain 2nd-Stardance Riot Headline- Strawberry Cough
  • March 2: The Boardwalk Opener-American Humor 2nd-Bat Brain Headliner-Papercut Memory
  • March 22: Kamikazes Opener-Pirates of The Promised Land 2nd-Bat Brain Headliner- Psyches Cypher
  • April 26: Ice Haus Opener- Halbrook Drive 2nd-Bat Brain Headliner-Skumbudz
  • May 10: The Funk N Dive Bat Brain Other Bands TBA
  • May 17: ABGs - Headliner- Bat Brain Opener- Johnny Utah

Many Cultures One Sky with SkyWatcher Leo T. Follow the SkyWatcher's Facebook page for sources and more space news.

Jessica Wiarda of Utah Indigenous Fashion Week is back. While the next fashion show is April 6, there is a fundraiser this month to help UIFW produce the event. 

  • Feb. 10: Pop-up Art Sale and Indigenous Fundraiser, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Material, 2970 S. West Temple, SLC. Event by Utah Indigenous Fashion Week and Material: "Please join us for a one-night art exhibition/sale on Saturday, February 10 to raise awareness and funds for Utah Indigenous Fashion Week (UIFW) 2024. We are immensely grateful to the more than 80 artists who have so generously donated their work in support of UIFW! Now entering its second year, UIFW is dedicated to celebrating contemporary Indigenous fashion within Utah while providing a safe space for Indigenous designers to share their culture through fashion. All artworks will be for sale at prices ranging from $25-$900. A VIP Reception/Preview will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for first access to view and purchase artwork. VIP Reception tickets are $25 and available at http://tinyurl.com/34n83sdv. A free Public Reception will be held from 6:30-9:00 p.m."

Maria Schwarz of Salt Lake City Green, which is now accepting applications for its 2024 Food Equity Microgrants. Deadline to apply is March 3 at 11:59 p.m. MST. Interested? Click here

  • The Salt Lake City Sustainability Department is hosting three informational workshops for those who want to learn more about the program and application process. There will be two workshops held on February 15th (one in-person, one virtual) and one on February 17th (in-person). Visit https://forms.office.com/g/F60qgDSuCk for more information and to sign up.

Symbria Patterson of Red Acre Center and Sara Patterson of Red Acre Farm CSA with an update on ag-related legislation being debated during the General Session of the Utah Legislature. To follow along, click here for the Red Acre Center bill tracker. 

Farmer Spotlight: Steve Forbes of  in Manila, UT, in Dagget County.

Aldine's Urban Farm Report, featuring Soni Scheig and Rachel Hall of The Green Urban Lunch Box, a nonprofit that empowers people to connect to food and their community by revitalizing urban spaces and building a resilient food culture.

  • Small Farm Initiative, a farmer training program that teaches people how to farm in urban spaces using sustainable growing methods. To apply, click here. Scholarships available. Tip: Apply for a 2024 Food Equity Microgrant to take the class!

  • FruitShare partners with fruit tree owners and community volunteers to harvest and distribute fruit that would otherwise go to waste.

  • Back-Farms connects volunteer Garden Apprentices with senior citizens to build, cultivate, and maintain organic gardens in their backyards, providing a hands-on educational experience, connections, and fresh, local produce to all participants.

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 radioactive@krcl.org. Tonight's RadioACTive team included: