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Mulch: Few things have such a dramatic impact on plant health in our hot, dry climate – and are so simple

Mulching is the art of nourishing and protecting your soil with a layer of organic matter applied evenly to the surface. It mimics the way that nature recycles organic matter to bu …

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Garden

Bring back the Victory Garden

Shit gets real. Earthquakes. A global pandemic. Grocery store aisles stripped bare. Restaurant dining rooms, bars, and many businesses are closed. Despite our state’s misplaced rep …

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Eat, Garden, Local Harvest

Gardeners, it’s time to quit your tiller!

We are here for an intervention. Dark, luscious, fertile soil; weed-free, loose, loamy and teeming with life: This is the foundation every gardener dreams of starting each season w …

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Garden, Local Harvest

Let’s get weird

Try something new and unusual in your garden this year! It’s a great time to be a human on planet Earth. Never before have we had so much access to so many new potential experience …

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Community, Eat, Local Harvest

The Utah Farm and Food Conference

A cross-cultural gathering of growers, makers, purveyors and eaters Now in its fourth year, the Utah Farm and Food Conference returns to Cedar City to showcase an impressive array …

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Community, Connect, Garden, Local Harvest

Paradise vs. a parking lot

We often don’t know what we’ve got till it’s gone The history of Salt Lake City is one of self-reliance, community and agriculture. When the Mormon pioneers first arrived in the Sa …

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Alternative Therapies, Food & Health, Garden

It’s all about healthy growth: Seeds of Success

Cultivating gardens while sowing the Seeds of Success In the summer of 2016, Wasatch Community Gardens launched an ambitious new pro­ject: to build and grow a 1.4-acre farm out of …

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Garden

City gardening: Should you be concerned?

No! Just follow these simple rules (and always wash your produce!) The motivation for fresh, clean, organic food gets me out into the garden as soon as I’m off work, and often befo …

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Garden, Local Harvest

Pomona Produce

Molly Doktor meets the challenges of the modern-day farmer with equanimity Less than 15 feet from one of the busiest streets in the city, Pomona Produce thrives in stark contrast t …

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Garden

Aiming for the best at Top Crops

A Westside love story This is a love story. To be fair, all tales of small farms are to some extent love stories. Ask any member of this new generation of farmer their reasoning be …

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Garden

Beyond honey bees

A look at some of Utah’s native bees Bees are crucial to almost every meal you eat, and are hands down the most important pollinators in our ecosystem. But the rampant introduction …

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Community, Garden, Local Harvest

The people and plants are fine

Freak explosion destroys infrastructure at the Green Team Farm Late Sunday night on March 24, the Wasatch Community Gardens’ Green Team Farm in downtown Salt Lake City suffered a c …

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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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Energy, Home

Earthships: Recycling at its finest

Photos by Kari Larsen On a vast expanse of the northern New Mexico desert, just outside of Taos, lies a housing development like no other. Actually, “development” isn’t quite the w …

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Garden, Permaculture

Beyond organic and sustainable

“Regenerative” farming can feed the world – and maybe even reverse effects of climate change. My friend, I have some wonderful news for you. This is news of a new paradigm, of a cu …

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