Issue Date: August 2014

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Editor’s Notebook

After wrapping up production for last month’s issue, I drove cross-country with my niece, CATALYST art director Polly Plummer Mottonen, and my two great nephews,

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Virgin Burn

I first encountered Burners a decade ago. Those pilgrims to the Nevada desert’s annual, week-long, Burning Man event and associated regional “burns” like Utah’s Element

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The (Current) State of Bees

The ongoing mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), since first being reported in 2006, continues to affect honeybees and farm crops globally and here in

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Hop Harvest

The time for brewing beer is upon us. The weather is cooling into fall and putting a five-gallon pot of water to boil on the

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DIY Rooftop Gardening

They are growing from the top of the Natural History Museum of Utah, sprouting from the terraced sides of the LDS Conference Center, putting roots

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Grief Potatoes

Here’s a quirky little gift from my subconscious that bubbled up in the middle of dreaming one recent night. I held onto one sentence only:

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