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Environews: Frac sand mine in Kane County

Peekaboo slot canyon, Kanab – area claimed for mining Environmental damage caused by fracking in the Uinta Basin is spreading to Kane County where a company called Southern Red San …

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It’s all about healthy growth

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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City gardening: Should you be concerned?

No! Just follow these simple rules (and always wash your produce!) The motivation for fresh, clean, organic food gets me out into the garden as soon as I’m off work, and often befo …

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Root cellar alternatives

How to store your crops for winter The last time I went house hunting I had a long list of requirements and even longer list of desires. Where those two lists melded into each othe …

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Re-imagining Nature: A conversation with Julia Corbett

In Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday (University of Nevada, September 2018), Julia Corbett invites her readers to reimagine nature by changing where and how we see it …

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An ode to home

An interview with Craig Child on his new book Virga & Bone, a meditation on the beauty and value of the untouched corners of the Southwest CATALYST: You’ve turned out two books …

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Pomona Produce

Molly Doktor meets the challenges of the modern-day farmer with equanimity Less than 15 feet from one of the busiest streets in the city, Pomona Produce thrives in stark contrast t …

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Farmer’s Market spotlight: Keep It Real Vegetables

Tyler Montague and Holiday Dalgleish made an important decision about six years ago. They decided that it was time for them to collaborate on a farming project. This led to the bir …

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Aiming for the best at Top Crops

A Westside love story This is a love story. To be fair, all tales of small farms are to some extent love stories. Ask any member of this new generation of farmer their reasoning be …

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Environews

BLM headquarters moving to Colorado? Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has requested over $20 million to relocate Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices from Washington DC to Gra …

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22 ways to fire up a zero-waste lifestyle

A summertime refresher course You may have noticed that, some months back, we changed the title of this column from “Can You Recycle That?” to “Zero Waste.” That’s because recyclin …

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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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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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