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September 2019

September 1 Average temperatures: high 86º, low 61º. Sunrise: 6:54am; sunset: 8pm. Chance of precipitation: 14%. September 2 Labor Day now means mostly back-to-school sales. But th …

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Arts, Enjoy, Expand

Utah Humanities Book Festival

Books and their authors take center stage Book lovers don’t just read books; they talk about books, covet them, share them, buy them and pile them up, look forward to reading them, …

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Dining Out

Oasis Cafe now open for brunch

Oasis Café and Golden Braid Books have been longtime enthusiastic supporters of CATALYST, since their early days, and we love them back. They’ve now given us more to appreciate, re …

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Think

Things that uplift

Be they shoes, smoke, implants or clean windows In June, The New York Times reported about a movement in Japan by women who want a law prohibiting dress codes that mandate high hee …

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Culture

Urban Almanac

August 1  Average temps: high 92º, low 67º. 11% chance of precipitation. Sunrise 6:23am, sunset 8:52pm. August 2  Spiders serve as food for 8,000-10,000 insect species and 3,000-5, …

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Local Harvest

Pick fruit in Fruita!

The pioneer town of Fruita is long gone, but its orchards remain, within the bounds of Capitol Reef National Park. The orchards contain about 3,100 trees including cherry, apricot, …

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Community, Connect

The 2019 Bee Fest had everyone buzzing

A big thank you to all who made our June 15 event wonderful: the exhibitors, vendors, speakers, greeters, heavy lifters, go-fers, poets, gardeners, costume contestants, photographe …

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Tooting our own horn

CATALYST won 10 awards at the annual banquet for Utah journalists last month. Our writers took first place in three categories in the Society of Professional Journalists Utah Headl …

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Culture, Garden, Live

Bee Fest: A celebration of pollination!

June 17-23 , 2019 is “Pollinator Week” and CATALYST leads the way with Bee Fest Saturday, June 15th, 9am – 2pm, at the Green Team Farm 622 W. 100 S. By now, you probably know we ne …

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Environmental Politics

Editor’s Notebook

At the Intermountain Sustainability Summit, a third grade school teacher asked Paul Hawken, editor of Drawdown, how she should teach her young students about climate science. “I wo …

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Environmental Politics

Support the yay-sayers: Seeds of reversing global warming are here in our own communities

We (almost) never have covers that relate to specific stories or themes beyond seasonal. This month is different. The cover relates to “The Living Building Challenge” (p. 12)—a Moa …

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Eat, Food & Health

The kamut economy: Bob Quinn is on a quest to restore health to farmland soil, rural economies and the food we eat

My wife says I can’t have any more new projects. She didn’t say I can’t have any more ideas. I just need to find other people to do them,” said Bob Quinn. We were at the Utah Farm …

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Community, Connect

A day at the fair!

The CATALYST Clean Air Solutions Fair, January 19, was one of the most engaging yet. A huge thank you to all of our exhibitors, donors and volunteers (see next page). And thanks to …

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Enjoy, Entertainment

Sundance 2019: The Biggest Little Farm

My stereotyped Sundance film-goer is not much interested in farming. Nature (theoretically), maybe. And of course good directing and camera skills, and a compelling story. The Frid …

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Live

Like farting under the covers

On a clear day, Salt Lake City is a beautiful place, with vistas in all directions  that can’t be beat—weather and human activity permitting, of course. On December 28, 2016, two w …

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