Topic: Garden

The Urban Almanac: May 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. May 1  Sunrise: 6:26a.m. Sunset: 8:24p.m. Average high and low temperature 67, 44. May 2  Vow to spend 24 ho …

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For Happy Bees, go Pesticide-Free

Grassy lawns in Salt Lake City are borrowed from a whole different ecosystem than the one we live in. Maintaining a perfectly green lawn not only requires copious water but also ap …

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Hosts needed for Urban Garden & Farm Tour

Wasatch Community Gardens is looking for folks with beautiful gardens, chicken coops, beekeeping operations, permaculture havens, fruit groves or other interesting urban agricultur …

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A Life in the Garden

Want to be a better gardener? Start here for inspiration and practical assistance. A life in the garden Conservation Garden Park 8275 S. 1300 W. West Jordan, Utah. For most worksho …

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Grow a Garden

Want to do your part for climate stability, soil fertility, biological diversity, resource availability and general environmental quality? In fundamental ways, our lives depend on …

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Urban Almanac: April 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. Apr 1  Sun rise: 7:10 am. Sun set: 7:52 pm. Easter. A movable holiday. Easter falls on the first Sunday foll …

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Every Gardener a Witch Doctor

Every good organic gardener I know is some kind of worm shit witch doctor. They weren’t born that way, but years of going steady with food-producing plants will do that to a person …

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Garden Like a Boss: Choosing Seeds

Choose bioregional seed for best resilience. Imagine yourself curled up on the couch while winter still dominates the outdoors, salivating over visions of future vegetable grandeur …

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Briefly Noted: Winter Market at Rio Grande

You may be surprised at what edibles grow in Northern Utah in the winter. Salt Lake City’s Winder Market offers grass-fed, organic locally raised meats. There are eggs like you’ve …

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The Urban Almanac: December 2017

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. DEC 1 Sunrise. 7:32am. Sunset 5pm. In Salt Lake City, December is the cloudiest month of the year, with only …

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Time to Start Your Orchard

Dig into glorious fall. With glorious fall upon us, many get the itch to plant things, like fruit trees. Get them in the ground now and they will be comfortably in their new home b …

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Trees Under Attack!

How to care for and protect our urban forest, Part 2. Trees are an integral part of our urban landscape. They cool our homes, shelter us from cold winds, and are particularly pleas …

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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 Worm Pit

Grow your own fertilizer! Healthy soil equals nutrient-dense food and healthy people. We all can improve our soil health by using red wiggler composting worms to make beautiful com …

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Garden Like a Boss: Please Please Please Water Those Trees!

The peak heat of August in our Salt Lake City summer brings with it some of the most uncomfortable and stressful weeks for our gardens and the gardeners that inhabit them. While on …

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