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Enjoy, Memoir

What’s new: Stories … and babies

Welcome to our fifth exclusively online edition. We’re excited to see readership numbers go­ing up each month—you are finding us! Please help spread the word. This month Amy Brunva …

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Nature, Resources, Think

Urban Almanac August 2020: A monthly compendium of random wisdom from the natural world and beyond

1  Average temps today: high 92º, low 67º. Sunrise: 6:24am. Sunset:   8:42pm. On this date in 1944, Anne Frank wrote her last diary entry. 2  James Baldwin was born on this date in …

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Enjoy, Resources

What you’ll find in this issue.

It’s not as if all the regular shenanigans and triumphs that usually make the news are nonexistent, now that pandemics and social injustices and awakenings command the headlines: T …

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Live, Nature, Resources, Think

July 2020 Almanac: A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond.

July 1  Average temperatures today: high 90º, low 64º. Sunrise: 6:10am. Sunset: 8:56pm. July 2  Garlic at a glance: Hardneck and softneck (Allium sativum) and elephant (Allium ampe …

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Community, Local Harvest

Seeds and sheep: finding solutions in the ways of the ancestors

If you live many dusty miles from a decent grocery store (and in the midst of a pandemic, in which your county has the second highest case rate in the state), you might find the no …

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Think

June Almanac: a monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond

June 1  Average temps today: high 78º, low 54º. Sunrise: 5:58am. Sunset:   8:53pm. June 2  These easy annuals are pollinator-friendly: alyssum, cosmos, calendula, zinnia, sunflower …

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Think

Welcome to our second all-digital issue!

Her are some clues to the treasures you’ll find this month. I was introduced to the mandala-like ”impermanent earth art” of Day Schildkret several years ago by Ron Johnson, one of …

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Nature

Meet the Cat Avenger: Julie Davis

The following is one of three collective stories (see “Community Cats” and “Monica’s Story”) on feral felines and the women who love them.  Julie Davis has helped trap colonies fro …

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Culture, Mindfulness

Urban Almanac: May 2020

May 1  Average temperatures today: high 67º, low 45º. Sunrise: 6:25am. Sunset: 8:24pm. May 2  Stuck in the house with a well-stocked pantry but out of ketchup? Make your own: https …

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Memoir

Welcome to the first-ever totally digital  edition of CATALYST.

Frankly, it’s an idea we’ve been pondering. Nothing like reality to help one make decisions.  You can click on ads and they will take you to that organization’s website. Links in s …

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Eat, Food & Health

Building a better food system, one bill at a time.

Citizen lobbyists bring home the raw cream and butter. Symbria and Sarah Patterson of Red Acre Center in Cedar City are a mother and daughter team who founded the Utah Farm & F …

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Community, Connect, Dining Out, Health

Clean Air Solutions Fair 2020

Last grand gathering for a while. Saturday, March 7, 2020 seems like a dream, now. It was the day of our 7th Annual Clean Air Solutions Fair, held at The Gateway. We expected an ex …

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Expand, Mindfulness

Almanac April 2020

April 1  Average temps today: high 58º, low 38º. Sunrise: 7:10am. Sunset: 7:53pm. April 2  Red cedar is not a cedar, Norfolk pine is not a pine, Douglas fir is not a fir and Austra …

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Local Harvest, Politics

Local food advocates on the hill:

Symbria and Sarah Patterson In early February, we headed south to Cedar City for three days of the Fourth Annual Utah Farm and Food conference, produced by Red Acre Center. We took …

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Connect, Energy, Environmental Politics, Gatherings, Health, Think

Utah’s 7th Annual Clean Air Solutions Fair

Saturday March 7th, 11am-4pm The Gateway, South end of the Union Station Come with questions, leave with solutions On one hand, the longterm prospect for the Salt Lake Valley’s air …

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