Topic: Garden

Environews: An abundance of Painted Ladies!

Back in 1935 Utah’s spring migration of Painted Lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui) was described as filling the air with a windstorm of butterflies, “the effect resembling an autumn …

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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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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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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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Grow a living mulch!

Kickstart your soil mojo with mycorhizal fungi and under cropping Nature abhors bare soil. Bare soil is constantly losing soil carbon and the fertility associated with it. A garden …

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Bring the natives home

Raising backyard native bee species is a plus-they sting less and pollinate more Creating habitat for native bees is one of the most fun and magical things I have done with my kids …

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Waterwise gardening

Tips on plant selection and irrigation from the lead horticulturist of the Water Conservation Garden at Red Butte Garden There has never been a better time to start using less wate …

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Beyond organic and sustainable

“Regenerative” farming can feed the world – and maybe even reverse effects of climate change. My friend, I have some wonderful news for you. This is news of a new paradigm, of a cu …

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From growing broccoli to farming carbon

Utah’s 3rd annual Farm & Food conference breeds enthusiasm and new ideas Chickens are a great role model for kids. They wake up rarin’ to go, they put themselves to bed early, …

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Intelligent Design

Great planning and an eye to innovation reap garden bounty at Frog Bench Farms. I’m a permaculture enthusiast cursed with an English garden aesthetic. The duality doubles down once …

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Keepin’ It Wild

Playground East is an experiment in permaculture. Tucked away in the Highland Park neighborhood, “Playground East” clearly lives up to its name. The plot is indeed a playground for …

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The Urban Almanac: June 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. June 1 Sunrise: 5:58am. Sunset: 8:52pm. Mike, the Headless Chicken Day. Mike, a Wyandotte chicken from Fruit …

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Keeping Bees Healthy With Fungi

Science shows that fungi can boost the immune system of a hive. Fungi are the original source of our antibiotics, and are providing some of our most reliable current anti-viral res …

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Bee Positive

Changes in the gardening industry might be good for pollinators. A momentous thing happened this year, the first signs of a victory for the environment likely not seen since the EP …

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Grow Your Own Habitat

Transform your yard into a haven for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds with these Wasatch Front-friendly pollinator plants. Most gardens support pollinators by providing some nect …

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