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Arts

On the Cover: June 2018

“Nectar,” by Paul J. Marto, Jr. The stresses of everyday life do their best to rob us of simple pleasures like enjoying a glorious sunrise, witnessing a dramatic lightning strike o …

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Alternative Therapies

Bee Venom Therapy

“What I learned in 18 months of stinging myself with bees.” People have been stinging themselves with bees for purposes of health since time immemorial. Therapeutic bee stings were …

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Garden, Home, Live

The Urban Almanac: June 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. June 1 Sunrise: 5:58am. Sunset: 8:52pm. Mike, the Headless Chicken Day. Mike, a Wyandotte chicken from Fruit …

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Connect, Expand

Briefly Noted: Salt Lake Needs A Food Co-Op

Join the Wasatch Co-op market now and help make it happen. If you’ve lived in almost any U.S. college town, you’re probably familiar with natural foods co-ops– community-owned gro …

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Arts

On the Cover: May 2018

300 Plates, by Cassandra Barney. Cassandra Barney is represented in galleries across the United States and Canada. Her narrative portraits have been described as whimsical, spiritu …

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Garden, Home, Nature

The Urban Almanac: May 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. May 1  Sunrise: 6:26a.m. Sunset: 8:24p.m. Average high and low temperature 67, 44. May 2  Vow to spend 24 ho …

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Connect, Live, Nature

Citizen Scientists: City Nature Challenge 2018

Exploring and documenting Utah’s rich biodiversity isn’t just for scientists anymore. Between April 27 and April 30, residents of cities around the world are competing to document …

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Food & Health, Gatherings, Nature

Bee Fest 2018 Call for Exhibitors, Volunteers, Sponsors

If you have any ideas, or a desire to lend a helping hand, please fill in this form HERE. As we approach CATALYST’s first time presenting Bee Festival 2018, on June 16 at the Wasat …

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DIY

DIY zero-waste kit

Zero-waste lifestyles are finally reaching critical mass, and bloggers like Lauren Singer (TrashIsForTossers.com) and Shia Su (WastelandRebel.com) are taking the word to millennial …

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Food & Health

Insects — a sustainable food (good for vegans, too?)

Insects, a source of complete proteins, iron and vitamin B12, have been in human diets around the world for centuries. In the last century the Western world began moving away from …

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Health

New research: Certain lung cancers love sugar

Recent research at the University of Texas at Dallas, with an American Lung Association grant, reveals that squamous cell carcinoma is uniquely addicted to sugar. It’s a sweet deal …

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Garden

Hosts needed for Urban Garden & Farm Tour

Wasatch Community Gardens is looking for folks with beautiful gardens, chicken coops, beekeeping operations, permaculture havens, fruit groves or other interesting urban agricultur …

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Health

It’s time to nix tampons, invest in menstrual cups

Ingredients used to make tampons are not regulated by the FDA. The cotton is typically bleached and not organic. This means you are inserting lists of unknown chemicals and toxins …

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Style

Filmy plastic out of the blue (bin)

If you haven’t already, it’s time to cultivate a tighter relationship with your cloth shopping bags. Because you’re going to need them. Because the days of single-use plastic bags …

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Arts

On the Cover: April 2018

Roxie Nebel welcoming Spring to the Salt Lake Valley by Annie Connolly. I am thrilled to have a piece of my work on a CATALYST cover. I am a young Utah artist who regularly enjoys …

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