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Community, Connect, Environmental Politics

Editor’s Notebook: Transformative Change

Reimaginating the systems we can control. Given enough time, Earth will be fine. Our ultimate environmental concern is about saving the people—who, after all, require a healthy pla …

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Editor’s Notebook: March 2017

Dandelions: Good for everything. When I was in high school, I placed an order for dandelion seeds from my small town’s nursery. The store manager called my mom to make sure this wa …

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Community, Connect

Editor’s Notebook: February 2017

Fri, 1/20: Inauguration. I conjure appendicitis, resulting in emergency surgery. Good day for anaesthesia. Sat, 1/21: Big blizzard; 8,000 people march down Park City’s Main St. in …

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Community Profiles, Connect

Briefly Noted: Farewell Toby Hemenway

We were eager to tell you more about the Permaculture Design lecture and workshop we announced last month for February. Venerable instructor Toby Hemenway, author of the first majo …

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Editor’s Notebook: December 2016

A note about last month’s cover. It began with the idea, “What might the Oval Office look like with a woman at the helm?” We imagined flowers, family photos, a certain grace not co …

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Cool Tools & Useful Toys for CATALYST Kids (of all ages)

You‘re feeling cordial. You have some cash. You’re inclined to buy local, though will sometimes stray to the internet when necessary. Your friends (especially the older ones) alrea …

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Community Profiles, Connect, Spirituality & Mysticism

A Good Move

Vitalize Community and Healing Arts Studio. Over the past six years, the Vitalize space in Sugar House, across from Whole Foods, hosted an intriguing range of events: a Sunday morn …

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Eat

Editor’s Notebook

Tip-to-tail, root-to-fruit: A new (old) way of eating. We were at our corner coffee place, Coffee Noir. Jude Rubadue, friend and neighbor, said, “I woke up in the night, thinking, …

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Editor’s Notebook: Rats—Finally Foiled?

This month’s CATALYST feels dense and juicy to me. We’re having more fun these days; I think it shows. One caveat: The page with the Table of Contents went to press before most of …

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Editor’s Notebook: Does this new size make us look fat? We hope so

Every decade or so we like to change things up around here — or maybe down. Welcome to our “new” look. If you’re a longtime reader, you’ll remember that twice in CATALYST history w …

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Editor’s Notebook:

School for grownups, writing awards and a visit from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It’s been a busy month at CATALYST and in my life. First, we’ve begun the transition to a smaller …

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DIY, Live

Editor’s Notebook

Thoughts about this issue. You’ll find a small gardening story in this issue that is really about optimism and sharing: “The Gifts That Grew,” p. 14. The idea came from contemplati …

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Culture, Dining Out

Editor’s Notebook

An evening at the Republican with Stephen and Angela. —by Greta Belanger deJong The Republican, a tavern on State St. gets the prize for the most foreboding exterior with the frien …

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Editor’s Notebook: Keeping CATALYST Awesome

As we go to press, we are in the midst of our first fund-raiser as a nonprofit (March 31: Love Utah Give Utah). A huge hug and thanks to those who have contributed from December 20 …

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Note from the Editor: March 11

Dear friends & family, It’s been a crazy week. I started school ~ the Goldman Sachs Foundation’s 10,000 Small Businesses program. Along with 29 others, I’m a proud scholar in t …

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