Topic: DIY

Plant Sex Ed

What you should know before deciding to save your plant’s seeds for replanting Becoming more self reliant and resilient was one of the main reasons I began gardening almost 20 year …

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Grid Zine Fest Review

The second annual Grid Zine Festival was held at Publik Space on Saturday April 14th. Over 70 vendors from all over Utah and the United States showed up to put their zines on displ …

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DIY zero-waste kit

Zero-waste lifestyles are finally reaching critical mass, and bloggers like Lauren Singer (TrashIsForTossers.com) and Shia Su (WastelandRebel.com) are taking the word to millennial …

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The Herbalist Is In: Harvest Season

September is a plentiful time in the herb garden. The early, abundant September garden is a gratifying sight which beckons us to the harvest and keeping of the fruits of our labor. …

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The Scoop on the Coop

As everyone with a flock of hens knows, every day brings presents (“oh, for me!?”) when it’s time to gather eggs. That pleasure is more or less available, depending where you live. …

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Fix it Fair

We lament the disposable culture that we have created over the last few decades. But who among us fixes things any more? Broken vacuum? Into the landfill. Hole in your socks? Easie …

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Ask Umbra: Is synthetic yarn for the birds?

Q. Dear Umbra, I’ve been saving my yarn scraps all year to put out for the birds while they’re building their nests, but I’m wondering about synthetics, like acrylic. Most of my kn …

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Big Life in a Tiny House: Travels to Texas

Previously on Tiny House: The electrical, plumbing and composting toilet are in place, but with a sudden move to Washington state on the horizon for Michelle, finding a place to pa …

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Big Life in a Tiny House: Post #2

Salt Lake Valley resident Michelle Ashton chronicles her transition from apartment renter to tiny house builder, owner and, eventually, dweller. I was living with my two sisters, m …

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Day of the Dead | Family events celebrating art and ancestors

A collection of folk mask from the UMFA’s Education Collection. More masks can be seen at the Discovery Gateway throughout October. PHOTO BY ADELAIDE RYDER   During the Mexica …

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Herbs in Abundance: Dip, drizzle and marinate with fresh garden herbs

Now’s the time to take advantage of the abundance of fresh herbs in the garden. Make a salad sing with diced fistfuls of parsley, sorrel and chives added to a basic vinagrette. Add …

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Comings & Goings: DesignArts Utah seeks

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is calling all designers, architects, brand/ packaging, display, fashion, furniture, graphic, industrial, interior, lighting, theater, trans …

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Editor’s Notebook

Thoughts about this issue. You’ll find a small gardening story in this issue that is really about optimism and sharing: “The Gifts That Grew,” p. 14. The idea came from contemplati …

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Shall We Dance?

A dress for dancing?—by Amy Brunvand Last month my mother made me a dress to wear for the Living Tra­di­tions Festival. Maybe you saw me dancing with Salt Lake Scandinavian Music …

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The Novice’s Grimoire: May 5–12

Garnet is a crystal with a grand, though somewhat disputed reputation. Garnet is essentially a mineral group comprised of many, and near entirely varied, representatives. The dispu …

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