Daisy Fair

KPCW

August 5th, the EPA and its contractors working at the Gold King Mine in southeast Colorado accidentally released millions of gallons of mine waste into the Animas River above the resort town of Durango. The plume of metal and mud stretched over 100 miles and three states before slowly diluting within the San Juan River in southeastern Utah.

First up on today's show is Daisy Fair, Head of Farming Operations at Copper Moose Farms in Park City. Daisy talks about the early season plantings, seedlings and the difference between organic and biodynamic farming.  After that, Zach Frankel, Executive Director of Utah Rivers Council,joins Chris and Nell to discuss the successful launch of a Rain Harvest Program down in Salt Lake County and Murray City.  Rain Barrels for $40?  That's a great deal!

Starting this week, Copper Moose Farms is opening a farm stand 3 days a week where the public is invited to buy some of the freshest produce in town. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Based on a survey of its supporters, Summit Community Gardens has decided to close down its community gardens and instead focus on education. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.