Arts

On the cover

Marci Erspamer grew up in Salt Lake City and considers Utah her “happy place.” The mountains, valley and natural beauty still inspire many of her paintings today. Marci has partici …

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Environmental Politics

Sustainability: A Love Story

Who could resist a love story about sustainability? Walker’s previous book of personal essays, Quench Your Thirst with Salt (2013) is about watersheds and growing up in Salt Lake C …

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Environmental Politics

Environews for April 2019

What’s cool about snow?  Cooler than lemons? One flake at a time builds a whole watershed.  Is it foolish to imagine that little changes can have a big impact?   —Nicole Walker (Su …

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April 2019 Almanac

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond April 1  Sunrise 7:11am; sunset 7:52pm. SLC temps:  low 38 F; high 58 F. Probability of precipitation: 24%. ” …

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Intuitive Arts

April 2019 Metaphors

Osho Zen Tarot: Ice-olation, Silence, Change Medicine Cards: Mountain Lion, Squirrel Mayan Oracle: Akbal, Cimi Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Hierophant, Seven of Wands, The High Prie …

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Food & Health

Don’t forget…ducks!

An egg lover shouldn’t go through life only eating chicken eggs. Duck eggs are a real delight. Larger than chicken eggs, these oval packages contain a higher concentration of fat a …

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Mindfulness, Yoga

Peak experiences

Nice, but sometimes an impediment People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but …

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Memoir

Secret Samurai of Salt Lake City

Four of the Aoki children, Salt Lake City, ca 1910 Your past, spoken or unspoken, is carried in your blood I was kidnapped when I was three months old. My 24-year-old mother left m …

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Food & Health

Ode to the hen’s egg

Spring recipes and memories of cooking with mom Imagine some curious ancient human 70,000 years ago picking up the egg of a wild junglefowl, breaking it open, then poking a finger …

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Eat

Ham it up

A local guide to your favorite Easter meat Ham is high on the list of favorites at our house. It is versatile. Leftovers are gifts. We use it for breakfast or as a sandwich for lun …

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Garden, Local Harvest

Grow a living mulch!

Kickstart your soil mojo with mycorhizal fungi and under cropping Nature abhors bare soil. Bare soil is constantly losing soil carbon and the fertility associated with it. A garden …

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Social Justice

Passing of the old guard

Remembering two SLC activists and good friends who died three weeks apart In Utah’s world of grassroots activists and community builders we recently lost two great men— Robert “Arc …

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Garden

Bring the natives home

Raising backyard native bee species is a plus-they sting less and pollinate more Creating habitat for native bees is one of the most fun and magical things I have done with my kids …

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Food & Health, Resources

We have a food waste crisis

Waste Solutions rescues healthy edible food Food insecurity, where a person is without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, affects about 800 mi …

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Catalyst at the Capital: 2019 Legislative wrap-up

How did the environment do? Another legislative session has come and gone, and like most years before this one, there was a range of positive and negative legislation passed (or no …

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Garden

Waterwise gardening

Tips on plant selection and irrigation from the lead horticulturist of the Water Conservation Garden at Red Butte Garden There has never been a better time to start using less wate …

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Entertainment, Nature

Disneynature’s “Penguins” Film Review

Our favorite tuxedo pals hit the big screen again in an all-new Disneynature documentary called “Penguins.” Intended for the whole family, the 76-minute feature film follows the li …

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Gender Equality, Politics

ACLU and Planned Parenthood of Utah Files Lawsuit Against State of Utah Over Anti-Abortion Bill

Pro-choice and women’s rights activists rallied at the state capitol as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Utah and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah (PPAU) announce …

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