Women Rock Punk Rock Farmer Friday

  • March 8, 2024
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Homegrown music from Clotele! Special punk rock farmer Alison Einerson with more true tales of the agrihood from Celia Bell and Jackie Rodabaugh of Wasatch Community Gardens. Poet and GSL vigil keeper Nan Seymour. Plus, the Pink Boots Society drops in to share a glass of their special brew for IWD.

It's a special International Women's Day edition of Punk Rock Farmer Friday on RadioACTive. Tonight's guest punk rock farmer is urban gardener and quick pickler Alison Einerson. Also on tonight's show, check out the following people, organizations and/or events and get get plugged into your community!

Homegrown music from Clotele, whose music is also a healing journey. She's also one of the creators of @carriagehousesessions, which take place in a coffee-shop-turned-music-venue behind Ellerbeck Bed & Breakfast in SLC. 

Poet and GSL vigil keeper Nan Seymour stops by to share the impact of this year's GSL vigil during the General Session of the Utah Legislature. While the previous two years were held at Great Salt Lake, this year folks gathered morning and evening each weekday during the session to invite folks to join them in their advocacy for the declining lake.

  • March 16: Songs from Along the Watershed: the Irreplaceable Poetry Reading 2024, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Antelope Island State Park Visitor Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 4528 W 1700 S, Syracuse. "Join us for the third annual reading of irreplaceable, a collective praise poem devoted to Great Salt Lake. The poem is a prayer for the full restoration of the lake and an homage to all the species she sustains. The work is ever-swelling and contains over 400 voices. Everyone is welcome! ASL Interpretation will be provided by Drake Heap and Heather Beck. Event is free with registration. Register here for a $2 ride from SLC (includes park entry) on a chartered bus departing at 12:30 pm from the North Temple Trax Station. If you come in your own vehicle, state park fee ($15 per vehicle) for access to Antelope Island will still apply. Please plan for extra travel time. Dress warmly for outside! Bring a blanket to warm up the cold bench. This year, poets from Bear River, the Weber River, and the Jordan River will join their voices to create a chorus of songs from along the watershed. Youth poets will bring their particular witness to the thousands of pelicans recently exiled from Gunnison Island. Our reading will also feature special guest, Lisa Bickmore, Utah's current Poet Laureate. Every word we read and sing will be presented directly to Great Salt Lake as an offering of love and devotion for our imperiled sacred lake."

In celebration of International Women's Day, RoHa Brewing Project is launching their Pink Boots Hibiscus IPA, brewed by the women of RoHa, and with the Pink Boots Hop Blend today. RadioACTive raises a glass with Kas Prestwich and Jinx of RoHa Brewing Project, Amanda Madsen of Hopkins Brewing Co., and Stephanie Biesecker of HK, Brewers Guild and Beer Nerd Radio.

Alison's Urban Farm Report with Celia Bell, longtime urban farmer and now external education manager at Wasatch Community Gardens, and Jackie Rodabaugh, WCG's job training program director. For a list of WCG workshops, click here

  • May 11: Wasatch Community Gardens' Spring Plant Sale, 8a-1p at Rowland Hall-St Mark's School, 720 S. Guardsman Way, SLC. "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. Stay tuned for more details, including variety lists, event features, and more!"

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:

  • Executive Producer, Host: Lara Jones
  • Volunteer Host: Alison Einerson
  • Audio Engineering: Sullivan Phetchanpheng, Connor Estes