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Utah Environews

I think there’s a trap in loving that empty western possibility, especially when you don’t live in it all the time. That’s part of the deepening divide between urban and rural area …

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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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Catalyst says goodbye

to several longtime friends who have enriched our pages in various ways through past decades I like to read biography and autobiography. That, paired with a good dose of ADHD, make …

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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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