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Your brain on gardening: Nature’s way of boosting those feel-good chemicals

T  here has been no better teacher during my time as a human on planet Earth than the garden. To be fully immersed, connected and involved with the secret world of creation has bee …

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Spring ahead this fall: Now’s the time to transplant perennials and direct-sow flower and herb seeds

The summer of 2020 was a scorcher in the Salt Lake Valley. We melted a number of previous records, with the hottest August in 143 years. As the weather finally cools with the chang …

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Plant more vegetables now! Master the wild ride of erratic weather for a perpetual yield in the garden

As the tomatoes give way to endless bowls of salad greens and carrots growing sweeter as the nights grow cooler, the boss level gardener always has enough to share. Simple in theor …

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Man on a mission: from Nigeria to SLC, Utah, beekeeper Adesina Daniel Oduntan shares his passion for bees and beekeeping

Adesina Daniel Oduntan is a beekeeper, author, entomologist, a German-trained queen bee breeder and an apitherapist. He is the founder and CEO of Bee-Craft Consult LLC in Salt Lake …

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Not fade away: Quintessential good/food citizen Jorge Fierro feels love

Jorge Fierro feels love from the community he has graciously served for two decades as his longtime Westside business, Rico Brand Mexican Foods, faces eviction by a new landlord de …

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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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Building gardens on common grounds

Since its inception in March, the Neighborhood Resili­ency Initiative (NRI) has installed over 20 community gardens in the Salt Lake Valley, from Rose Park to Draper. The project’s …

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Passion and restraint: The rise of spicy food in Utah

Sixteen years ago I moved to Utah and was greeted with two jokes: first, that all spicy food was intercepted at the state border and dusted down with a mythical “blanding agent,” a …

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Victory Gardens in World War II

Meet the rural and urban gardeners of 80 years ago. Editor’s Note: In April, we invited you to become modern day Victory Gardeners (James Loomis, “Bring Back the Victory Garden,” h …

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Herbs for a magical Midsummer: Potions you can make to soothe your summertime body and celebratory soul.

Summer Solstice is just around the corner! The last few months have been a bit dark and heavy for many of us, so I’m looking forward to celebrating the Sun, the Summer, and a littl …

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