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Bee Fest: A celebration of pollination!

June 17-23 , 2019 is “Pollinator Week” and CATALYST leads the way with Bee Fest Saturday, June 15th, 9am – 2pm, at the Green Team Farm 622 W. 100 S. By now, you probably know we ne …

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Building a dream

Straw bale construction is happening in Salt Lake City It’s snowing. I have clay plaster in my hair, down my shirt, and up my nose as well as on the bale wall in front of me. Even …

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Book Review– Seasons: Desert Sketches

by Ellen Meloy, Torry House Press If you take a raft trip through Desolation Canyon, chances are someone will bring along a copy of Ellen Meloy’s book Raven’s Exile: A Season on th …

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Beyond honey bees

A look at some of Utah’s native bees Bees are crucial to almost every meal you eat, and are hands down the most important pollinators in our ecosystem. But the rampant introduction …

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A win for pollinators

Citizen action group does end-run around bureaucracy to change pesticide laws In their nearly 30 years of existence, neonicotinoids have become the most widely used insecticide in …

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Jumpstart your office recycling

Clear information goes a long way to enacting a successful program You’ve got a recycling program in your workplace, but it’s got lackluster support. People aren’t certain what ite …

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May 2019 Almanac

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond May 1  Average temps: high: 67ºF; low: 45ºF; 27% chance of precipitation (average 1.7”). Sunrise 6:26am, suns …

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Sustainable weddings 101

Eleven affordable ways to make your wedding better for the environment Weddings create waste. A lot of waste. According to Yale graduate and environmental law expert Kate Harrison, …

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The people and plants are fine

Freak explosion destroys infrastructure at the Green Team Farm Late Sunday night on March 24, the Wasatch Community Gardens’ Green Team Farm in downtown Salt Lake City suffered a c …

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Birding for beginners

Five basics to get you going In the still of early morning, even city dwellers can hear the dawn chorus—the singing of early birds—especially in the spring. If that sound has ever …

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