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Nature all around us

Getting to know our neighbors at the Natural History Museum of Utah The myths of human separateness are many and varied: Mankind is special—we are the only animal with a soul and e …

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Notable Utah-related books published in 2019

40 Years with Bagley, Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune. Can you believe that Bagley has been making fun of Utah politics since 1979? Best Friends, Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham, MacM …

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Environews

A community in the thrall of the attention economy feels like an industrial farm, where our jobs are to grow straight and tall, side by side, producing faithfully without ever touc …

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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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What if we stopped “itting” the world?

From nature as a resource to a giver of gifts To describe Robin Wall Kimmerer as a scientist tells only part of the story. She has a Ph.D in botany, teaches courses in ethnobotany …

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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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The Overstory, a novel

Pulitzer prize-winning author to speak in SLC Oct. 17 By Richard Powers. W.W Norton & Company, 2018 What you make from a tree should be at least as miraculous as what you cut d …

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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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Root cellar alternatives

How to store your crops for winter The last time I went house hunting I had a long list of requirements and even longer list of desires. Where those two lists melded into each othe …

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Re-imagining Nature: A conversation with Julia Corbett

In Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday (University of Nevada, September 2018), Julia Corbett invites her readers to reimagine nature by changing where and how we see it …

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