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rt is the most essential part of my life. Art is my passion and my obsession, and I could not live without it any more than I could live without air. I know that art is in everything I do, like writing, fixing my house, gardening, etc. I am grateful that I am able to do it because I believe it is the most rewarding way to spend my time. It is a reflection of observing the natural beauty that surrounds us. Since my childhood, I knew I was an artist, but I was born in Spain at a time when women were not encouraged to have a career, and circumstances in my life did not allow me to reach my dream until I was already in my forties. My father died in the Spanish Civil War, Pilar Pobil and my mother was a very conservative person who did not allow her daughters to pursue a vocation unless it was a religious one. (One of my sisters became a nun.) Even so, every household project became an expression for what I really wanted to do. I learned a lot from people that close to me, and these seemingly unrelated skills were very helpful to me and still are, even in my art. I am not a complicated person. I am very lucky, because I respond strongly to what sur-
rounds me. I want to paint or sculpt what I see, but in my own way, not necessarily exactly as it is, but what I see as its expression. This is the reason for the variety of my subjects, people, landscapes, still-lifes. People who visit my house say no one is safe around me because if they stand still long enough, I will paint them. For me, art is the most interesting thing in the world, because no matter how much you work at it and how much you think you know there is always more to learn and discover, and sometimes you do it just by chance, it just comes from somewhere... It’s amazing~! Pilar Pobil John deJong
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PERMACULTURE MITZI CARD, PAX RASMUSSEN, G. DEJONG What’s permaculture; Backyard Buzz: Getting started with bees”; “Urban Chickens: Legal update.” Profile: “Taking it to the Streets”: Randy and Dea Ann Cate have a veritable food forest in the front yard of their Millcreek area home. ALSO: p. 34, The Basil Bandit and his taboo tomatoes.
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DECIDING THE FUTURE OF GREAT SALT LAKE KATHERINE PIOLI Jobs, royalties and tax revenue vs. maintaining the integrity of one of the planet’s top avian habitats—or is there a third way? That’s the question state scientists must answer as Great Salt Lake Minerals plans an expansion of lake acreage that would equal the size of Salt Lake City.
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SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER DENNIS HINKAMP As soon as we get through “this”: three really good suggestions for these days.
DON’T GET ME STARTED JOHN DEJONGI Waterboardgate; and Good News, Bad News, Good News, Bad News.
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Last month I wrote, â€œI somehow persist in believing everyone has my best interests at heart, even though thereâ€™s evidence to the contrary...â€? and that if and when I manage to opt out of my cultural deals with the devil, â€œI hope I still get to keep my iPhone.â€? Two weeks later, my iPhone disappeared off of a friendâ€™s entryway table. It was there... and then it wasnâ€™t. Everyone looked and looked. But it was Gone. Either stolen, or transported to who knows where on its own power. (Really, I would put little past these pocketsized wonders.) Replacing an iPhone is an expensive propositionâ€”twice its original price. I was incredulous that this had happened to me, and held out as long as I could (so now you know, if you tried to reach me, why I seemed so mysterious and aloof....) I considered the online iPhones. But I couldnâ€™t help but think: They must all be stolen. Who in their right mind would give up an iPhone for anything else? Besides, the prices werenâ€™t good enough to make up for the creepy feeling that I would be benefiting from someone elseâ€™s loss. Eventually I broke down and with tech wizard coworker Mike Cowley headed for the AT&T store. There, we discovered that I could switch to a business plan, add a line, buy a phone for the same price as the missing one, consolidate some things and, in the end, save $80/month. I donâ€™t know what the karmic debt will be for the person who lifted my phone (presuming, of course, that the phone did not quietly slip into a different dimension). I do know that, even though all evidence pointed to the contrary, it appears that my best interests were still being attended to. I donâ€™t mean to brag. I am in awe of whatever manifests as good fortune in my life, and mightily grateful. And in those intervening days (which I like to think of as The Lost Days of iPhone), I did have the sense that I really could do just fine on my own. Which is good because, really, who knows where the radical changes in conscious awareness catalyzed by undoing those deals with the devil will inspire us to go? Right now I am going to my garden, where I am going to get mightily dirty, and if the phone rings, even if itâ€™s you, I will not answer it. I mean, I love you and all, but the garden is so very Now, and timeâ€™s a-wastinâ€™. Itâ€™s like a lifetime occurring in seven months: Miss one week, and itâ€™s as if you missed three years. Iâ€™ll check in later, maybe from the tub. Leave a message, okay? Greta Belanger deJong is the editor and publisher of CATALYST.
SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER As soon as we get through this
BY DENNIS HINKAMP
verywhere I go I hear people talking about how things will be when “this” is over. I’m still not sure what this is, but we’re spending a lot of time in our self made fallout shelters with our eyes on the rations. This must be what it is like to be a member of an apocalyptic religion. Since predictions of a return to happy days range from three months to never, here are a few suggestions for getting through whatever this is for however long it is. 1. Listen to more music than radio news. Watch more movies than TV news. Don’t skip the funnies section of the newspaper. This is hard for me to say because I love the news. I was the high school newspaper editor; I went to
I don’t know what this new medium is, but most of it isn’t news; it is fear mongering and yelling at each other. It’s soulless drivel that does not know when to get off the stage. journalism school and was weaned into reporting during the Watergate era. I don’t know what this new medium is, but most of it isn’t news; it is fear mongering and yelling at each other. It’s soulless drivel that does not know when to get off the stage. There was something to be said for the good old days when radio and TV stations signed off late at night. What we have now is 24-hour-a-day news feeding 20-second attention spans. We also seem to be obsessed with simple numbers. I’ve been waking up listing to the same radio station for the past five years and I’ve started picking up a pattern. It started with reporting the number of deaths every day in Iraq and then it was the daily increase in the price of a barrel of oil and then the daily decrease in the stock market. When any of those numbers start sounding positive they revert to the more negative set. I can almost imagine them in the newsroom debating on which number sounds worse. “Should we say the highest unemployment in 25 years or would it sound scarier to say the highest unemployment in a quarter of a century?” 2. Live with animals. Animals, especially dogs, generally make us feel adored and superior; what better balm for our battered souls? Pertinent quotes about dogs: “They are so well adjusted because they are taken away from their parents at six weeks” and “they are always happy because they don’t know they are going to die.” Dogs always live in the moment even if that moment sometimes involves pooping on the carpet. Animals are part of our genetic soup and we need to learn more from them. 3. Grow something. So long as you understand that there is no way you can save money by raising your own chickens and tomatoes. I think all the backyard chicken coops and vegetable patches are a sign that we need to have control over some small something in a world that seems to be spinning out of control. Or, maybe people just need to reconnect with agriculture even if it is in just the 100 square feet of their back yard. I’m just fine with getting steaks packed in dry ice in the mail, but I can personally vouch that everyone around me who raises chickens and vegetables just seem to be the smiliest, slap-happy absurdists on the block. u Dennis Hinkamp is practicing Top Ramen and canned tuna recipes just in case he has to start living like a student again.
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Good News, Bad News, Good News, Bad News t seems every promotion of a Utah politician to the national, or international, stage is a “good news, bad news” proposition. When Mike Leavitt went to Washington to be George Bush’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Utah lost a governor who did little more than rubberstamp the crazy goings-on at the Utah legislature. He was replaced by Olene Walker, one of the more compassionate governors the state has ever had, who stood up to the legislature—good news. But America gained another Bush administration yes man—bad news. Barack Obama’s choice of Governor Jon Huntsman as the next Ambassador to China is a brilliant move. Huntsman is probably the most qualified person for the job that is arguably the most important diplomatic post in the world—good news. And there’s no better grooming for a Republican presidential candidate. Good news? Bad news?
On the other hand, Utah loses a progressive, if not liberal, governor, to be replaced by a Utah County Republican who could very well, if it weren’t illegal, sit in cahoots with the Republican caucuses in the legislature and pass all sorts of bad laws— punitive immigration laws, gutting public education and massive corporate welfare come to mind—and that’s bad news. On the other hand, a year of Governor Herbert could be a disaster that may very well galvanize an effective Democratic challenge—more good news. While Bob Springmeyer waged a valiant battle last year, he really didn’t have a chance against a centrist Republican like Huntsman. I’ll bet Herbert has (or can lay his hands on) enough “free speech money” —er, I mean “campaign contributions”—to deter any serious Republican primary challenges. So Democrats may have a real shot at the governor’s mansion in 2010.
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ouse Minority Leader John Boehner (R. Ohio) is trying to make a case for absolving the Bush administration and the CIA of illegal torture by claiming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was fully briefed on the “enhanced interrogation” techniques used on Al Queda suspects in 2002, when she was chair of the Senate Intelligence committee. The CIA, whose motto should be “plausible deniability” for its vaunted ability to eliminate fingerprints and witnesses to its
Congressional briefings shouldn’t be a game of Twenty Questions, with CIA officials smugly slinking away if a Congressional member doesn’t guess what’s really going on.
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actions, now finds itself with a deniable plausibility problem. The CIA claims to have fully briefed Pelosi and other congressional leaders on its use of torture techniques on captured Al Queda operatives, including waterboarding. While CIA records show four meetings with Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Bob Graham in 2002, Graham’s records and recollection reflect only one meeting. The CIA operator’s manual surely offers techniques for misstatement, misinterpretation and falsifying records. It would come as no surprise to find they’ve used some of these techniques to mislead unsympathetic members of Congress. Or sympathetic members, for that matter; who knows what b.s. they’re feeding Boehner, but I bet he believes it. Talk about believable gullibility.
Herbert faces the difficult task of walking the fine line between inviting a viable Democratic challenge by being too reactionary, and alienating the right-wing whackos by not being reactionary enough. It’s hard to tell which way he’ll go. The former Utah County commissioner’s biggest splashes have been made championing survival supplies and workshops and refusing to do anything about campaign ethics complaints in his role as the overseer of elections. I’ve got to wonder if his support of survival workshops reflects his wish to shrink government to the point where it won’t be of any use when we really need it—bad news. On the good news side, there’s still time to get your 72-hour kit before the rush. Don’t wait till the last minute. Better yet, donate whatever a 72hour kit would cost to your favorite Dem contender for governor when the time is right.
Maybe the biggest surprise is that the dirty waterboarding secret became public in the first place. But that’s what is supposed to happen in a democracy. It’s also what happens when lots of people share a secret. Congressional intelligence briefings are exercises in not telling too many people the CIA’s secrets. For the most sensitive information only the party leaders in each house are briefed—that’s four out of 535 members of the House and Senate. In less sensitive cases, intelligence committee chairs are also briefed, which is where Pelosi comes in. If it’s on the evening news, the entire committee is briefed. Herein lies largest part of the problem: Briefing one or two members of each party does not constitute “consulting with Congress” in any democratically meaningful sense. Pelosi (one of possibly two or three Democrats briefed on the interrogations at that point) is accused of not explicitly asking if waterboarding was one of the “enhanced interrogation” techniques used on al Queda captives. Congressional briefings shouldn’t be a game of Twenty Questions, with CIA officials smugly slinking away if a Congressional member doesn’t guess what’s really going on. I’ll bet Nancy Pelosi seldom misses a trick but in the briefing in 2002 she was told far less than the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Everyone in the Bush administration from Dick Cheney down knew about waterboarding. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez and the Director of Central Intelligence, literally dozens, if not hundreds of people knew more about the enhanced interrogation techniques than Pelosi did. The Republican party’s public tarring and feathering of Nancy Pelosi for doing nothing about the Bush administration’s use of waterboarding is disingenuous, to say the least. Perhaps the only truth from the CIA came from the silence that issued from its spokesman George Little when he declined to respond directly to Pelosi’s blunt accusation that the CIA had lied to her and other lawmakers. u John deJong is the associate publisher of CATALYST.
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In her book â€œFinding Beauty in a Broken World,â€? Terry Tempest Williams juxtaposed the extermination of Utah prairie dogs (a unique species) with the genocide in Rwanda, and Utah prairie dogs are still in deep trouble according to a report from WildEarth Guardians. â€œReport from the Burrow, 2009â€? says that the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has failed to publish a prairie dog status report since 2003, neglects to enforce bans on shooting prairie dogs and has no plans for habitat restoration. The report recommends Utah prairie dog status should be changed from â€œthreatenedâ€? to â€œendangered.â€? WildEarth Guardians Prairie Dog Ecosystem Project; WWW.WILDEARTHGUARDIANS.ORG/WILDLIFE/PROTECTINGENDANGEREDSPECIES/PRAIRIEDOGECOSYSTE MPROJECT/TABID/122/DEFAULT.ASPX
Programmed sprinklers donâ€™t have to waste water In Utah, 65% of our home water use goes on the lawn and the Utah Division of Water Resources says that about half of that water is wasted due to poorly placed sprinkler heads or watering during a rainstorm. A study in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association examined landscape watering in Layton, Utah, and found wasteful water use patterns in nearly 57% of homes and businesses that used programmed sprinklers, compared with only 14% of those that watered with a hose. The study concludes that human behavior, not technology, is responsible â€“17.5% of landscapes with programmed sprinklers were able to achieve low water use by adjusting watering based on rainfall and using efficiently designed, well-maintained sprinkler systems. Residential Lawn Watering Guide: WWW.CONSERVEWATER.UTAH.GOV/AGENCY/MATERIALS/GUIDE/DEFAULT.ASP
SLC travelers can offset their carbon impact The Salt Lake Convention & Visitorâ€™s Bureau has already planted 424 trees in order to offset the carbon footprint of staff travel in 2009, and they are offering business travelers and tourists a chance to do the same. The SLCVB website features a calculator so travelers can determine the carbon impact of their trip, and a $10 contribution buys enough trees to offset one ton of carbon emissions. All of the trees will be planted in Salt Lake County in conjunction with Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroonâ€™s â€œOne Million Trees for One Million Peopleâ€? program. The trees are being planted and cared for by TreeUtah, a nonprofit organization dedicated to tree planting and education. TreeUtah: WWW.TREEUTAH.ORG. Salt Lake Convention & Visitorâ€™s Bureau: WWW.VISITSALTLAKE.COM/VISIT/GREEN. One Million Trees: WWW.MILLIONTREES. SLCO.ORG
Do you ever turn to Utahâ€™s wild landscapes for spiritual inspiration, renewal or insight? How does your faith call on you to caretake the natural world, including wild lands? Last year the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance addressed these questions in a series
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Matheson and the climate bill During a recent speech, Utahâ€™s Representative Jim Matheson remarked, â€œOne Utah congressman believes climate change is real, and youâ€™re looking at him.â€? As it happens, he can actually do something about it. Matheson is on the House Energy & Commerce subcommittee that is marking up the â€œAmerican Clean Energy and Security Actâ€? (aka Waxman-Markey) a bill that could establish a cap-and-trade system to control CO2 emissions. Matheson has expressed doubts about parts of the draft bill. He is under pressure from both environmentalists who (mostly) support the bill, and conservatives who deride it as â€œcap-and-tax.â€? This is a good time to contact Jim Matheson and let him know you are concerned about climate change. WWW.MATHESON.HOUSE.GOV
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The best antidote to global warming is global heartwarming. â€”Swami Beyondananda Dear Swami: I am in so much distress about the current economic situation that I canâ€™t sleep at night, and frankly I seem to be experiencing depression, interspersed with episodes of anger. For the first time in my life, I am considering seeing a therapist. Yes, I know. There are certain aspects of the economic crisis that are out of my control. However, I do very much
depressed,â€? just change the emphasis to a different syllable. Say, â€œI feel deep rest.â€? Say that enough, and before long you will feel deeply rested. As for seeking help for economic depression (or as it is known clinically, CFDâ€”Cash Flow Deficiency), instead of paying big bucks to shrink your head, try saving money by shrinking your overhead instead. A leading cause of Cash Flow Deficiency is a related affliction, Deficit Inattention Disorder, characterized by the belief, â€œI must have money in
A leading cause of Cash Flow Deficiency is a related affliction, Deficit Inattention Disorder. respect your wise perspective. Do I need to see a shrink? Is there something else I can do to reduce the stress? And do you have any other financial advice? Bill Zardue, Xenia, Ohio
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I can understand how stressed you must feel, and letâ€™s face itâ€”stress can be stressful. I cannot stress enough how stressful stress can be. And since there is a strong relationship between society at large and society at small, it is understandable that during an economic depression one might get depressed over the economy. But just because there is toxic news out there doesnâ€™t mean you have to take it poisonally. You just need to shift your perspective, ever so slightly. Next time you hear your inner voice saying, â€œI feel
my account, becauseâ€”look, I still have blank checks in my checkbook.â€? Deficit Inattention Disorder sufferers cannot resist a good buy. A good buy here, and a good buy there... and pretty soon, itâ€™s good-bye money. Regarding your episodes of anger, it is perfectly natural for those with Deficit Inattention Disorder and Cash Flow Deficiency to see red. So, since you have asked for my advice â€”a sure sign of someone in trouble â€”I will give it. Sell or give away anything you donâ€™t want, donâ€™t love, or donâ€™t need. Stay liquid. For the one undeniable truth in these paradoxical economic times is, the more liquid you are, the more solid you will feel.
Dear Swami: Iâ€™m a bit confused. Sometimes I think you are being wise, other times it seems like youâ€™re being a wise guy.
Are you a real swami? And what is a â€œswami,â€? anyway? Alice Klarr, Greeley, Colorado
Dear Alice: First of all, letâ€™s handle the question of my being a real swami. This morning, I pinched myself and sure enoughâ€”I am real! As for your other questions, what you really want to know is, am I a wise guy disguised as a wiseguyâ€”or a wiseguy in a wise guy guise? The answer is an unequivocal yes to both questions. Next question, what is a swami? A swami is one who has mastered him or herself. Naturally, that means I am highly qualified as a swami. After all, who could possibly be a better me than I could? I was literally made for the job! And when it comes to being your self, so were you. After all, each of us is totally unique, just like everybody else. As far as Iâ€™m concerned, Oscar Wilde said it best: â€œBe yourself. Everyone else is taken.â€?
Dear Swami: Iâ€™ve been hearing a lot about magnetic healing lately. Have you ever tried it, and do you think it works? Candace B. Wright, Huntsville, Alabama
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Listen.... Permaculture means “permanent agriculture”—developing what is essentially a “food forest,” a garden perennial edibles, with best-casescenario support from bees, chickens, a pond of fish and a thriving worm bin. But you can start with a windowbox and a packet of seeds. You’ve got to start somewhere. Permaculture is a lens through which we see nature as a wise, dependable mentor. Permaculture tells us that nature has it all figured out. Or, as Toby Hemenway puts it in “Gaia’s Garden,” “Nature has a broad back, and with a little ingenuity and a change in viewpoint, a gardener can shift plenty of labor to this willing partner.” It still requires time, labor, imagination and fortitude. Above all, permaculture requires commitment. Turning your haven into heaven may be a challenging process at first, but it’s worth it in the end. As with any worthwhile, but onerous task, it helps to break it up into steps. So what’s the first step to creating your urban permaculture oasis? That’s easy, just use your senses. Take your morning coffee outside and sit on the stoop. Notice sunlight and shadows, the trajectory of the sun. Come back later, and notice again. Get curious about your soil. Who lives there? What does it feel like? If you dig a hole and fill it with water, how long does it take to drain? Take samples of your soil to the county extension and see what they have to say. What creatures already visit or inhabit the plot? What other creatures are desired and what will invite them in? The next step is the planning process, one of the most important steps because, if done correctly, it can save a lot of time and effort down the road. Toby Hemenway suggests using a Zone-andSector layout method. This divides the land into sections according to how often you use each component. For example, Zone 1 sits up against the house and holds all the most regularly enjoyed garden elements—vegetables, herbs, and lounging areas. Zone 2 holds things like fruit trees, berry bushes, and fish-filled ponds. The zones continue out to Zone 5, which contains the wild, unmanaged areas (should you be so lucky). The last step in creating a permaculture homestead is the implementing the plan. First, the soil: Establish systems for composting and mulching/ Permaculture possibilities depend as much on manmade structures as those that are nature-made: Are the walls and paths where you want them? Decide how many and what type of fruit and nut trees your plot can support. Finally, the small-scale plant communities can start to take shape. When taken seriously, the concepts within permaculture can change a person’s entire perception of the surrounding world. Given enough time, a permaculture garden can transform that world into a synergistic sanctuary. Permaculture is a philosophy that says: Nature speaks to those who listen. Toby Hemenway two-day permaculture workshop, June 27-28 at the Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W 1000 N. Sponsored by TreeUtah. For more information see p.29 of this issue or WWW.TREEUTAH.ORG
Getting started with bees If there’s one thing that wraps up the ideals of permaculture best, its bees. Getting a hive or two started in the backyard is a must for the serious permaculturist: not only do they produce heaps of healthy honey, their pollination activities will noticeably increase both the size and amount fruit, flowers and veggies in your garden. By the middle of the first growing season a new hive will have from 50,000 to 80,000 bees, all of them working hard shuttling pollen around the neighborhood. A single hive can produce 100 pounds of honey (sometimes more), although don’t expect that much the first year. Besides the benefits of pollination and honey, beekeepers also harvest beeswax, propolis, royal jelly and even pollen —all of which have their uses and health benefits (local beepollen, for example, is supposedly very helpful for those with seasonal allergies).
Your first hive Starting a hive or two in your backyard is easier than you’d think. By far the easiest way is to call Jones Bee here in Salt Lake City and order a pre-built, bee-installed hive. You just take it home and set it down (available only in early spring). Alternatively, you can buy a pre-built hive and a bee colony to install yourself (it’s a matter of shaking the bees into the hive), or DIY hive kits can be purchased, as well. Although domestic bees seldom sting, you’ll probably want to invest in a bee-suit, veil and smoker. All together, expect to spend $200-$400 to get going. Also, beekeeping is perfectly legal, but you will need a $25 license from the state: AG.UTAH.GOV/LICENSING/DOCUMENTS/1201A.PDF
Picking a location Perhaps the most important thing to think about with backyard bees is the location of the hive. It’s best to put the hive in a place where it’s out of the wind, but gets sunshine in the morning. Dappled sun is best—the full heat of the summer sun is sometimes too much for the colony. A water source in your yard is good, too, since bees need a lot of water and will travel some distance to find it. If your yard is dry, your bees might end up hanging around neighbors’ pools and ponds. A chicken watering device (available at agricultural supply stores) or simply an outdoor faucet on a very slow drip will suffice to keep your bees from venturing too far for water.
Don’t bee afraid Does the thought of 80,000 stinging insects just a few feet from your house make you nervous? It shouldn’t. Unlike yellow jackets or hornets, honey bees almost never sting— and when they do, it’s because the hive has been disturbed or the bee itself is being crushed. I know beekeepers that even open the hive and remove frames without a suit or veil, all without getting stung. There are a couple easy ways to make sure stinging doesn’t happen when working with your bees: —Wear your suit, veil and gloves. Wearing the bee clothes will reduce the chances of getting stung to almost zero. —Move slowly; bees don’t like sudden movements. They’ll often land on hands and clothes, but this doesn’t mean they’re attacking. They just like to crawl around. —Try not to crush bees. When a bee is smashed, it releases a pheromone that lets other bees know bad things are going on. —Only open the colony during fairly cool weather, during daylight hours. This way, the bees are calmer, and most of them are out gathering nectar anyway. —Wear light-colored clothing. For some reason, bees seem to get nervous with dark colors. Resources: Utah Beekeepers Association: WWW.UTAHBEEKEEPERS.COM Wasatch Beekeepers Association: WWW.WASATCHBEEKEEPERS.COM Danielle Downey, State Bee Inspector: DDOWNEY@UTAH.GOV, 538-4951 Jones Bee: WWW.JONESBEE.COM
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Raising chickens in the city is a growing trend with people interested in becoming more self-sufficient. After all, raising chickens in the backyard provides a great source of protein from the eggs, as well as natural fertilizer and pest control (they love grasshoppers, and will also eat cockroaches, aphids and just about any other insect). Plus, they make great pets. We’ve written before about urban chicken laws (see CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET/COMPONENT/CONTENT/ARTICLE/7-/549-SALT-LAKE-COUNTY-VS-THE-LITTLE-RED-HEN and CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET/COMPONENT/CONTENT/ARTICLE/46-/195-ANOTHER-PERSPECTIVE-ON-CHICKS-IN-THECITY in particular) — if you live within the boundaries Salt Lake City itself, no problem. Anywhere else, though, chickens are a no-go. The councils of Salt Lake County, West Valley City and Draper city are currently considering ordinances to allow hens (no roosters), but so far nothing has been approved. Provo’s City Council recently approved an ordinance allowing chickens, but Provo Mayor Lewis Billings vetoed it on May 5: He was worried about the need to pay a part-time employee to inspect the coops. Which implies, go ahead.... Fresh eggs for everyone! Want to get started? Local organic gardener Celia Bell teaches a Backyard Chickens class through Continuing Education at the University of Utah. July 1-8: CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU Want to support urban chickens? Salt Lake County Council: WWW.COUNCIL.SLCO.ORG/HTML/CONTACT.HTML Salt Lake County Mayor’s office: WWW.MAYOR.SLCO.ORG/HTML/CONTACT.HTML
Taking it to the streets Randy and Dea Ann Cate have a veritable food forest in the front yard of their Millcreek area home.
ea Ann and Randy Cate and their two children, Nolan and Shelby, live on a corner lot with a big front yard in the foothills north of Millcreek Canyon. They bought their house in February1993 during the biggest snow year ever and had no idea what the landscaping was like. Spring informed them that the front yard was overgrown juniper and grass; the backyard, steepsloped and shady. For the first few years, like any good suburban homeowner—at least according to the historical definition—they watered, fertilized and mowed. Then, inspired by the xeric garden of neighbor Franci DeLong, owner of Xeriscape Design, they ripped out half the lawn and planted droughttolerant plants, including native sagebrush, rabbit brush and yarrow. About seven years ago, Randy decided to convert the remaining streetside green expanse into vegetable garden.“This was pretty radical for our neighborhood,” says Dea Ann. He designed 18 pie-shaped raised beds on two levels to follow the contour of the yard. “I couldn't envision what it would look like when he proposed the
idea,” Dea Ann admits. “Then he did these beautiful drawings and I was convinced. He had no model to work from.” They planted irises at the end of each bed so there would always be something tall, green and colorful in spring before any vegetables grew. At the center of the garden
bushes that provide edibles for them and for wildlife year after year. Randy, a homebrewer, began growing hops last year, too, with plants he got from the Beer Nut. They have two beehives which they keep in the back yard, and are
The Cates are cultivating vegetables, fruit trees, vines and bushes that provide edibles for them and for wildlife year after year. They also raise bees, and hope for chickens. he built a sandstone patio. With a long brown pole serving as noman (the stick that casts the shadow) and brass house numbers mounted on the wooden beds at ground level, the garden also became a giant sundial. Randy really enjoys gardening in the front yard. People constantly stop to see what he’s doing or planting, says Dea Ann. “They ask advice or compare varieties of fruit or vegetables planted.” The garden is completely organic. In addition to a variety of vegetables, the Cates are cultivating a proper “food forest,” with trees, vines and
hoping Salt Lake County will decide soon to allow county residents in the unincorporated areas to keep chickens. “We didn’t know it when we started, but this is all part of the permaculture philosophy,” says Dea Ann. Nolan sometimes pines for the days when they had grass to play on. Luckily, a kind neighbor across the street, Mrs. Nakamura, shares her very flat lawn with Nolan and his friends. Shelby says she thinks the garden make their house unique and identifiable—and, indeed, you can see it on Google Earth.
The Cates have learned as they’ve gone along, so have their neighbors. Dea Ann says for the first two years, passersby would look skeptical, occasionally asking a few questions. Then one day an older neighbor who was out walking stopped to say she thought the garden was good for the neighborhood. “I think perhaps she meant that people had accepted it and become more tolerant,” conjectures Dea Ann. “Now I frequently see tomato and pepper plants in flower beds. A few weeks ago several families planted a huge garden together to share,” she says. Dea Ann is currently working on breaking ground at their church for a community garden much like their front yard (with help from Wasatch Community Gardens). “Think about all the available space to plant food! Randy gets a dreamy look when I talk about it , as if he needs more space!” Clearly more people these days are willing to expand their idea of what suburbia ought to look like, and with role models such as Dea Ann and Randy Cate leading the way, it’s looking pretty darn good. u
Old building, new gallery: GARFO brings local artists, community to the Visual Art Institute EMILY MOROZ
eople passing by the old Garfield Elementary School building on 1500 East in Sugar House may see only an aging, slightly decrepit school building. To Cara Despain, it’s so much more. Despain and Kenny Riches are staff and co-curators of the Visual Art Institute
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He invited instructors and students of diverse backgrounds and artistic ability into the nostalgic atmosphere of the old elementary school. Other institutions have shared the space with the VAI in the past, including Montessori and Realms of Inquiry. “This building has so much history, but not many people know what’s going on inside of it now,” says Despain. Despain and Riches, both artists themselves, are spearheading the institute’s current project, the GARFO (as in Garfield) Gallery. To build a creative dynamic among students, artists and contemporary art through exhibitions and events is a goal of the gallery. On Friday, May 29th, GARFO held its opening event “1982: Let’s Start Here,” a 1980s-themed exhibit featuring local artists Trent Call, Jan Andrews, Tessa Lindsey, Gentry Blackburn, Davina Pallone and others. “The GARFO Gallery is going to invite community members inside to meet the teachers, artists, and students here, and explore our space,” adds Riches. Executive Director Robertson says he’s committed to continue the institute’s mission of fostering a creative environment for youth of all socio-economic backgrounds and is excited about expanding institute programs and making full use of the Garfield building’s potential. “I’ve been working here on Saturdays and entire families come by and knock on the front door, asking if they can come inside and see where their grandparents went to school. We want to revitalize the space and make the residents proud of this building again.” A large-scale community art center would prove highly beneficial for the neighborhood, promoting interaction between the Institute, students, faculty and other nonprofit organizations with the surrounding community. Riches and Despain hope to host more exhibitions in the future that bring arts enthusiasts into a new area. “There’s been a disconnect between the younger, downtown arts scene and other communities in the city,” Despain says. Riches opened Kayo Gallery on South Broadway in 2004, bringing local and contemporary art into the spotlight for monthly Gallery Strolls. Having since handed Kayo’s reins to current owner Shiloh Jackson, Riches is still committed to expanding
Utah’s contemporary arts scene. For the past couple months, Riches and Despain have been gathering their “army” of hardworking volunteers, including friends and fellow artists, to help gut, paint
Summer Workshops at the VAI Summer Figure Academy: Intensive 2week figure workshops for junior high and high school students 1st Session: July 6-17 2nd Session: July 20-31 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-6 p.m. daily. $500/session. Students are responsible for their own supplies & meals. Art at the Aviary: Summer drawing workshop for elementary students July 6-17 At the Tracy Aviary, Liberty Park, 589 E 1300 South Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. daily. Cost for 10 days is $190 perstudent; includes admission to the Aviary, a VAI t-shirt and all art supplies and prepare the gallery for showing art. The gallery space includes a smaller area for the institute’s student work. Plans for a June show are in the making. A few years ago the Salt Lake Board of Education sold the building to Salt Lake City, which wanted the plot for a neighborhood police station. The police station was never built. Recent rumors have Westminster College buying the property. Everyone at the Visual Art Institute hopes they can continue their work and uphold the creative environment that has been cherished for so many years. “We’re already set up for instruction, internships and arts education,” offers Robertson. “The VAI is very interested in collaborating with other organizations, nonprofits, and members of the Salt Lake arts community. There’s so much we’d like to do with the open space.” u Visual Art Institute and GARFO Gallery, 1838 S 1500 E, 801-474-3796, WWW.VISUALARTINSTITUTE.ORG
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dog bit me as I was riding home from work recently. As a long-time bicyclist, I’m used to having dogs chase me. Usually they bark and run after me until I’ve left their territory. In this case, Sport (not his real name) was different. At first he ran at me like any other dog. Suddenly, he lunged at my leg. I kicked and yelled at him and he ran away. I thought he had bitten me, but it didn’t hurt and I pedaled on a few strokes then decided maybe I should see if he had broken the skin. Blood was running down my right calf into my sock and I could see a flap of skin. I turned my bike around and walked back to Sport’s house. The owner had heard the barking and my yelling and was walking down his driveway as I stalked up. Angry, I let him have it with both barrels, demanding his name, the dog’s name, their veterinarian’s name and when the dog last had shots. To his credit, he remained calm in the face of my tirade, apologized and agreed to provide all that information. His reaction defused my anger and I calmed down. We went into the house and he got me a damp washcloth and anti-bacterial soap to clean my wound, and a bandage to put over it. Sport belonged to his sister. She came out and was equally horri-
fied. She told me she had adopted Sport from the Humane Society and he had been given his shots at the time, but nothing since April 2007. We exchanged phone numbers and I continued my ride home. I had already decided that the bite would need stitches, so my wife and I drove to the InstaCare facility in Holladay. There, the doctor told me stitches weren’t necessary. They cleaned the bite twice, applied antibiotic ointment, dressed it and gave me a tetanus shot. The law requires I complete a questionnaire that the medical facility faxes to Salt Lake County Animal Control; supposedly someone will follow up with both me and the owner about the incident. Afterward, I called Sport’s owner to thank her for offering to pay for medical treatment, and to let her know Animal Control might contact her. All is well that ends well, and this was one of those cases. Dogs are an inevitable part of cycling. An avid cyclist friend of mine says he has never been bitten, but did once run over a beagle that suddenly cut in front of him. For that matter, I nearly ran over a runner who did the same thing, but that’s another column. Imagine how a human on a bicycle looks to a dog, and one can think of all kinds of reasons to chase it. The dog may be defending its territory. It may find it a fine excuse to run and bark. Perhaps it wants to herd you. The motion of your pedaling feet exacerbates the situation. When a dog runs at you, especially if it is not too close, stop pedaling and glide. Of course, you may weigh the odds and pedal like hell to gain advantage. The safest thing to do, unappealing as it may sound, is to dismount. Keep your bike between you and the dog. By stopping, you eliminate most of the fear and curiosity for the dog. Walk slowly, watching the dog and talk softly in a reassuring voice to it. (Though some dogs will respond better to a stern “Go home!”) As you walk out of the dog’s territory, it should leave you behind. However, if you notice signs of aggressive behavior, such as growling, baring its teeth, or the hair on its neck standing up, be prepared to use your bike as both a shield and a weapon to chase it off. If you do get bitten, do as I did (minus the outburst of anger, if you can help it), and find the owner. Get their name and address and their veterinarian’s name if possible. The biggest risk from a dog bite is infection, whether tetanus or some bacterial infection from the dog’s mouth. Rabies is not a big concern. The doctor said there hasn’t been a reported case of rabies in domestic dogs in Salt Lake County in over 10 years. Still, seeking medical treatment is a wise precaution. Owners are liable for damage done by their dogs. The old rule that every dog is entitled to one free bite no longer holds. Had I fallen and been more seriously injured, the owners would have been responsible for those injuries as well. In my experience, the chances of being injured by a dog are pretty low. I’ve fallen several times due to a combination of factors that didn’t involve dogs. Don’t let the possibility of a dog bite keep you from cycling. u Steve Chambers is pedaling somewhere.
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The Amazing Jellyfish from the Year 12000 Jared Gallardo and crew help spread message from the future: “Human be nice to other human; human protect nice planet; human go on get funky.” BY SCOTT NELSON Jellyfish have gotten a bad rap. This will come as no surprise to anyone who has been stung by one. Names like “Portuguese man o’ war” strike fear into the hearts of many. But out of the high desert of Salt Lake City comes a jellyfish with a mission. Jared Gallardo, inspired by a vision and the tech-heavy art of the Burning Man festival, brought The Amazing Jellyfish from the Year 12000 to life. Jellyfish 12000, as it is also known, is a hyper-intelligent visitor from the future who has left its water-bound relatives behind to promote peace within the human race. It differs from the rest of its Cnidaria phylum in many ways: the hydrostatic skeleton has been
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Right: Mark Gallardo (Jared's brother) gets his groove on aboard the Jellyfish. Below: Jared shows Larry Harvey, one of the founders of Burning Man, how the photos by Sallie Dean Schatz. software controls the lights on the dome.
the Salt Lake valley; Jellyfish 12000 has also created a tight-knit community of followers and friends who applaud and aim to live by the Jellyfish’s message, spoken in a robotic monotone: human be nice to other human human protect nice planet human go on get funky Gallardo conceived of Jellyfish 12000 as an art car for Burning Man and for months worked unassisted, but the project soon attracted an army of volunteers from many areas of expertise. Over 80 people have worked on the project over the past two years, all devoted to making something unique and unforgettable. Among the instrumental team members are Jeremy Carver, who designed the electronics and much of the
software code; Kelly Peterson, who developed the core animation software; Nick Schmansky, who developed the audio-reactive code; and Alice Bain, who coordinated numerous project teams. “This group has come together to help bring this whimsical vision into the world, but just as importantly, to forge friendships, to be supported in their creativity, and, simply, to have fun,” says Gallardo. “It’s really given me and many of us a true sense of community.” Though you would not notice at first glance, this unique sculpture is built on top of the chassis of a stripped-down one-ton van. The lower level can hold up to 17 people while the Jellyfish is in motion. An upper level, inside the eightfoot animated dome, can carry another six. This is prime seating,
for while the animations can be seen from far away, they can also be seen inside-out from within the dome. Though Jelly rarely exceeds 10 miles per hour, there’s something deeply delightful about the experience of riding a huge, interactive work of art such as this. No longer just an art car, Gallardo now refers to Jelly as a “mobile interactive art installation.” It has received national and international attention. The Burning Man organization recently awarded the group with a prestigious grant, and the Discovery Channel Canada has come to Salt Lake City to film it for two different programs. Living in a westside Salt Lake warehouse, Jellyfish 12000 continues to evolve. A challenge facing the Jellyfish now is that it is currently stuck in the fossil fuel life phase. To continue its advancement, it needs to replace its internal combustion engine with an electric power source. To that end, Jelly is saving its dollars earned from appearances at events around town—often for groups eager to help spread its message; sometimes just for gatherings of people who like blinky lights and fun music. Usually both. The Amazing Jellyfish from the Year 12000 is a heat-seeking nocturnal creature, so keep your eyes open this summer and perhaps on some hot summer night, you’ll be lucky enough to have your own memorable encounter with this magical beast. u Scott Nelson is a student at the University of Utah. This is his first article for CATALYST.
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Deciding the future of Great Salt Lake Jobs, royalties and tax revenue vs. maintaining the integrity of one of the planet’s top avian habitats—or is there a third way? That’s the question state scientists must answer as Great Salt Lake Minerals plans an expansion of lake acreage that would equal the size of Salt Lake City. BY KATHERINE PIOLI
A study in contrast: Bear River Bay is the area of the lake where the highest bird use occurs because of the fresh water inflows. The east side evaporation pond complex of GSL Minerals is far off to the left of this photo by Gary Crandall.
Evaporation pond insets are Terminal Mirage #236-5 & #236-1 by David Maisel, 2003
t’s not easy for mineral extraction companies to earn positive attention, let alone support, of the environmentally-minded. But Great Salt Lake Minerals (GSL Minerals) knows exactly how to stay in good favor. A subsidiary of Compass Minerals of Oberlin, Kansas, GSL Minerals has been extracting sulfate of potash (also known as potassium sulfate or SOP) from the north end of Great Salt Lake since 1967. Potassium sulfate is a fertilizer used extensively for food crops and lawns. GSL Minerals promotes their business of SOP mineral extraction as a sustainable process. They say they use clean energy, and work with habitat sensitivity to create an organically certified product that helps farmers produce foods. To an extent, the company’s claims are true. The extraction process performed on the lake relies on solar evaporation to separate water from the desired minerals dissolved in the lake. The end product, the fertilizer, is USDAapproved organic. GSL Minerals likes to say that their fertilizer “is used by organic and conventional farmers who grow fruits, vegetables, nuts, and other wholesome foods to feed America.”
This could be a deciding moment for the future of our shallow, but vital, pond. Recently, however, this environmentally sensitive image has soured. For the last year, GSL Mineral has sought to expand their operations on the lake by tens of thousands of acres—adding evaporation ponds, dikes and feed channels. Responding to this change, local hunting clubs, environmental groups, government biologists and others are beginning to see the company as a much less friendly industrial neighbor. And in the face of impending expansion, these groups wonder whether or not the lake will have a sustainable and healthy future.
Non-competitive exchange The request for expansion, remembers former Division of Wildlife Resources avian biologist Don Paul, began innocently enough in June of 2008 when it came to the attention of the state leasing agency
that GSL Minerals wanted to expand their evaporation ponds in Clyman Bay on the lesser-used northwest side of the lake. According to Paul, the agency saw a perfect opportunity to leverage some habitat protection out of an expansion deal. Although thousands of acres under lease since the 1960s were already developed in the Bear River Bay, thousands more remained undeveloped. If all the leases were to be used, says Paul, “it would leave just a narrow strip of flowing water, [basically] a river, against Promontory Point.” The application submitted by GSL Minerals asked to lease 52,200 acres in Gunnison Bay. In its formal review of the application, the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands wrote that it would consider “a non-competitive exchange of undeveloped lease acreage in Bear River Bay and acreage adjacent to Promontory Point for acres in Gunnison Bay.” Based on this offer of exchange, the land swap was agreed upon in November 2008. As part of the swap 30,181 acres of “high habitat value sovereign lands lease by Great Salt Lake Minerals” would be exchanged for acreage on the west side of the lake. “For me, at the time, the trade was a no-brainer,” says Paul. “My recommendation to others in the Division was to go ahead with the trade.” What Paul and others did not immediately realize was that GSL Minerals had additional plans for expansion, plus plans to develop 8,000 acres of land already leased by GSL Minerals in the very heart of Bear River Bay. GSL Minerals can’t seem to make up its mind, however. Although the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands had approved the deal and the process had moved on to the Army Corps of Engineers environmental impact process, GSL isn’t satisfied. As we were going to press, it withdrew the application and submitted a new one with thousands of additional acres. The new area requested totals over 118,000 acres. These lands, especially those in Bear River Bay, are the part of a long-range development plan that worries environmentalists, biologists and recreationists. Lynn de Freitas is one of many people who do not want to see GSL Mineral’s industrial footprint mark such a vast area. Since 2002, de Freitas has
served as executive director for FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake. The group works to preserve and protect the lake as a natural resource used by migratory birds. For de Freitas, working on lake conservation has become a passion. So when she adds up the number of acres currently and
including that the agencies “encourage development of the lake in a manner which will preserve the lake, encourage availability of brines to lake extraction industries, protect wildlife and protect recreational facilities [navigable waters such as those in Bear River Bay].” It directs the agencies
Demand for potassium sulfate is booming, and GSL Minerals can’t keep up. Even after $40 million in efficiency improvements, demand for the organic fertilizer still exceeds production. potentially under development, she isn’t happy. “ If you translate that into more understandable terms, the potential size of the entire operation is larger than the area of Salt Lake City,” she says. Furthermore, de Freitas questions the determination of the swap acres as “high habitat value” —that the lands GSL Minerals is giving up are in fact not nearly as habitatcrucial as the lands slated for GSL’s expansion. What’s worse, the swapped lands aren’t necessarily protected. “Just because GSL relinquished leases doesn’t mean the state can’t just lease them right back—or lease them to someone else later,” de Freitas says. For conservationists like de Freitas and biologists like Paul, the proposed size of the final expansion raises a number of concerns regarding water, avian habitat and public access. In short, they wonder if leasing all of this land is in keeping with the protection promised the lake by its status as a Public Trust Value.
Balancing the public trust value The idea of a public trust value—a status given to the Great Salt Lake and other natural environments in Utah—is a bit tricky. Ultimately, the interpretation of its definition determines the management of the lake. In this case, lake management falls to two agencies: the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (DFFSL). As a Public Trust Value, the lake’s management plan requires these two agencies to provide protection and balanced access to the lake’s many uses,
to “encourage the use of appropriate areas for the extraction of brines, minerals, chemicals and petro-chemicals to aid the state’s economy” but at the same time to “maintain the lake and the marshes as important to the waterfowl flyway system.” Managing Great Salt Lake thus becomes a huge balancing act— pleasing industry and the state economy while appeasing environmentalists, protecting habitat and maintaining the scenic values for tourism and recreation. And each group seems to have their own idea about how and where that balance is best found. For the state of Utah in a time of economic need, industrial expansion assists with balancing the budget. Currently, GSL Minerals brings 330 jobs to Utah. The company estimates 50 more jobs would be created by the expansion. GSL also pays more than $2 million in annual property and sales tax and more than $3 million annually in royalties. The expansion would bring an additional $5 million per year to the state in tax and royalty payments. So, for Great Salt Lake Mineral, the state of Utah and the people employed by the company, expansion is a move toward balance. Dave Hyams, senior vice president of media relations for GSL Minerals, likes to explain how his company’s expansion is also a necessary attempt to balance production with a growing demand for fertilizer. “As our world population increases so does demand for food and demand for potassium sulfate,” he says. Already, Hyams reports, the company has tried to meet demand
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those brine-concentrated, uninhab1963—the lake was shallow enough by increasing efficiency and proDeath by a thousand cuts itable conditions will remain the to allow a person to wade miles out duction with existing resources. “We “I am not against industry,” Paul same regardless of what may hapto the island—human intrusion led are attempting to increase producsays with all seriousness, though at pen to the open waters on the rest to the deaths of many young pelition on our current footprint and the same time he admits that as a of the lake.” cans. The current expansion proinvesting in technologies—like new biologist he prefers to err on the posal has the ability to once again covered conveyor belts—to reduce side of wildlife. “But we forget what The deciding line lead to similar occurrences. “By product loss during stages of prohas already happened,” he says. lowering the level of the lake duction,” he says. So there are the arguments: For instance, the high prairies in waters we make these birds more But, $40 million worth of efficienboosting local jobs through expancentral Wyoming, once open vulnerable,” says Paul. cy improvements later, demand still sion verses maintaining current size rangeland for sage grouse and While it is difficult to prove the exceeds production. Hyams sees and navigable waters for hunters migrating herds of antelope and effect of additional evaporation development in the requested areas and recreationists; giving fair and elk, are now fragmented by oil rigs ponds on the lake’s levels, changing as inevitable and natural—simply a equal presence to valuable indusand wind farms. “All of these little the composition of the lakebed balance of supply and demand. tries on the lake verses protecting piece slicing away at our natural could prove as harmful as threats to “But I see people calling for the one of the last and most important resources eventually ends in death the water’s depth. Currently the entire operation to be shut down,” avian habitats in North America. by a thousand cuts,” Paul says. lake’s surface sits 4,194 feet above he says. “That doesn’t seem like balWhere does one find balance? Lynn de Freitas sees clearly the sea level, only three feet above the ance to me.” Where does one draw the line? possibility of this death. It is not record low. But, as de Freitas points For groups like FRIENDS of Great Dave Grierson, ecosystem Salt Lake, the Bear River manager coordinator for Migratory Bird Refuge and the Utah Division of the Utah Waterfowl Forestry, Five and State Association, balance means Land, claims to know the finding an equilibrium that answer, literally. “If you will sustain life on the lake draw a line from and the lake’s shores. The Promontory Point down Great Salt Lake is, after all, through Antelope Island, one of the most important east of that line, with the aquatic habitats for birds in notable exception of the western North America. existing Great Salt Lake Don Paul likes to describe Minerals ponds, is all desigthe shallow pool of salty nated for protection. The water as “a Route 66 gas staareas west of that line are tion for birds traveling along determined suitable for salt the migratory pathway from extraction, oil and gas and Mexico the Canada.” brine harvesting,” he says. The Bear River Bay in parWhen it comes down to ticular, with its unique mix making decisions about of saline water and fresh management of the lake, flows (from the Weber, says Grierson, it’s easy—the Ogden and Bear Rivers), is decision has already been an extraordinarily valuable made. For 10 years (from avian habitat. Countless 1997 to 2007) the lake’s goveared-grebes, nearly 50,000 erning agencies worked on tundra swans, Canada geese developing a management Diked evaporation ponds contrast with open water on the Great Salt Lake. —courtesy FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake. and hundreds of other plan—the same that desigspecies make the cattails nates the lake as a Public out, this will probably change. along the banks their home. Paul Trust Value. This document guides only the cut from the Bear River Bay “Historically the water in the lake uses the Canada geese to illustrate Grierson’s handling of issues such that she worries about, but also the functions with a flowing equilibriexactly what this habitat means for as GSL Mineral’s request for land. “I expansion proposals for the west um. This ability to breathe is key to the waterfowl: “The geese lose their am not making decisions when I side of the lake. Of particular conmaintaining avian habitat. By dykfeathers and become flightless for a decide to lease land to companies cern is Gunnison Island, which ing shorelines you lose that capacicouple of weeks. They chose that like GSL Minerals, I am following hosts the second or third largest ty,” she says. particular site in the Bear River Bay the plan. I need to follow it, accordpopulation of American white peliDe freitas asks how new evaporaas their home for that vulnerable ing to the law,” says Grierson. cans in all of North America. tion ponds, even on currently period because it has good food As of last December, and now as For these pelicans, the lesser exposed lakebed on the west side, sources and enough space to escape of this June, the governing agencies used habitat on the west side of the will affect the lake’s natural ability easily from predators.” have gone ahead with permitting lake is key. Though the birds find to rebound when high waters come Paul acknowledges that the birds additional lands on the west side of their primary food source—fish— again. “In those low lake level years continue to make Bear River Bay the lake to GSL Minerals. The only in the fresh waters on the east side it looks like there is no life and no their seasonal home and have even thing keeping GSL from excavating of the lake they prefer to nest 35 vegetation. But just add water and with the current evaporation ponds. their ponds now is a final environmiles away on Gunnison Island. things come back,” she explains. But imagine, he invites, what the mental impact study being con“They know that they are protected “There are brine shrimp pockets bird colonies might look like withducted by the Army Corps of out there,” says Paul. Protected, that are able to survive under the out any industry confining them. Engineers. They will look at three that is, as long as the lake water harshest of conditions on the shoreThen, he adds, imagine what it will laws: the Clean Water Act, the Rivers remain high enough to keep out line for years that, when the condilook like with even more developand Harbors Act (identifying curious humans and other predations are right, open up. Put evapoment and less space for habitat. impediments to navigation) and a tors. During a low lake event in ration ponds on the lakebed and marine protection law. Grierson
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What have we come to? As Lynn de Freitas says, this could be a deciding moment for the future of this unique aquatic ecosystem. “If we continue to compartmentalize this lake system, many authorities feel that it could be compromised to the point that sustainability of habitat will be very uncertain.” But the final word has not yet been spoken and there remain some opportunities for alternative directions. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is helping the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers review the potential impact of the industrial expansion on wildlife. In a formal letter, Larry Crist, Utah Field Supervisor for the Fish and Wildlife Service, has expressed certain reservations and concerns about the project. Of primary interest to the Fish and Wildlife Service is reconsidering the 8,000-acre development planned in Bear River Bay. In defense of that space, the letter says the Service has “provided comments to the Corps describing the remarkable value of Bear River Bay for migratory birds.” They recommend that the 8,000 acres in Bear River Bay also be relinquished, which would eliminate many of the wildlife concerns with the existing proposal. The US Army Corps of Engineers
is taking public comment on the new application three times this month before it moves on to the next stage of drafting the environmental impact statement. Recognizing the possible proximity of new ponds to Gunnison Island, the Fish and Wildlife Service has also recommended that “any environmental analysis consider the entire project area and consider impacts to the breeding colony of pelicans on Gunnison Island.” Fish and Wildlife also calls for a cumulative impacts analysis including one that takes into account effects of lake level changes. These cautionary notes from a government agency closely involved in the process of approving industrial expansion gives hope for those looking for a solution weighted towards habitat preservation. With critical eyes such as these—possibly assisted soon by the Great Salt Lake advisory council, a group organized by Governor Huntsman to represent industry, environment and public interest in the future of the lake—the sustainable and continued existence of Great Salt Lake, and all the creatures who have come to depend on it, many indeed be possible. u Katherine Pioli is a staff writer for CATALYST except in the summer when she is a forest firefighter in Wyoming. Public comment and scoping meetings: June 4, 5-8p. Davis County Library, 725 S Main St., Bountiful. June 9, 5-8p. Comfort Suites Hotel, 2250 S 1200 W, Ogden. June 11, 5-8p. West High School, 241 N 300 W, Salt Lake City. Questions: 801-295-8380, x14.
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Making beer at home Recently Utah became the 47th state in the nation to legalize home brewing; celebrate by making some beer! BY REBECCA BRENNER
which I use for canning and aren’t huge fans of yeast floating in our beer. We also decided on an India Pale Ale for our first batch. The Beer Nut has kits to get you started on the recipes, so of course we grabbed one of these as well. It included barley grain, malt, Fuggle, Chinook, and Cluster Alpha hops. At the register, with starter kit two, an IPA kit, a bag of sugar, and vial of yeast, Allan and I were almost giddy. The manager must have sensed our excitement because he suggested we sign up for a workshop the Beer Nut offers the last Sunday of each month. It’s for beginners, but they like participants to have one batch under their belts; by the next workshop we would at least have our IPA fermenting. We were in. At home, Allan popped in the DVD and I started on the written instructions. Both said the first three steps are: sanitize, then sanitize, then sanitize some more. So sanitize I did—all of our utensils, the new fermentation buckets, and every last inch of each counter—while Allan took diligent notes from the DVD. With a sparkling kitchen and notes laid out, we were ready for step two, choosing our water. We
Many DIY foods and beverages are alive and each step requires attention and time. So now we wait…we wait for our carefully crafted IPA to awaken and thrive. arly this spring, my husband Allan and I joined the tribe of people who, through the millennia, have engaged in the art of brewing beer. Ancient Egyptian pictographs show people dropping bits of bread into their drinks, which may explain how early beer was created—probably with bread, wild airborne yeast, dates and honey. The hoppy beer that Allan and I love so much is thought to have spread throughout Europe by early Germanic and Celtic tribes. Hops would have been added to balance out the sweetness and act as a preservative. Early on, beer made its way from Europe to the United States. For these early settlers homebrewing, much like baking bread and making cheese, was a common household practice. It wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution, when many of the home artisan food practices went large scale, that government regulations changed domestic homebrewing to industrial production. However, in 1979, the U.S. relaxed legislation, making it legal for home brewers to craft their own beers again. Just this month, homebrewing officially became legal in Utah, making honest citizens of Utah’s estimated 7,000 homebrewers. And so begins this month’s Alchemical Kitchen adventure. We started our journey at the Beer Nut on State Street. We were barely through the door when a cheerful guy asked, “Can I help you?” We explained we were brand-new to beer making and eager to
get started. He dropped what he was doing and led us to the starter kits. (As you know from last month’s Alchemical Kitchen, we’re huge fans of starter kits when embarking on a new DIY project). We had three options. Each kit included sterilization for your supplies, strain bags, a fermentation bucket, transfer tubing, a hydrometer, caps, a capper, and a video. Kit one had only the one fermentation bucket. Kit two included a secondary fermentor which helps to remove the majority of yeast sediment. Kit three included a large gallon pot for boiling the gallons of water you need. We decided on kit two—we have a large pot
brought four gallons of ionized water to boil, and steeped the barley for 45 minutes. During the workshop a week later, our teacher would strongly discourage us from using ionized water —“It doesn’t have enough minerals for the yeast to thrive”— suggesting instead the artesian water on 8th South at 5th East or city water right from the faucet. We won’t know until we crack open our first beer in mid-June if ionized water ruined our batch or not. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. Steeping the barley begins to break down the grain, creating sugar for the yeast to eventually thrive on. After the barley steeped, we added the malt extract, taking care not to let it scorch. At the workshop we learned that the malt is what eventually creates the alcohol content. To keep your malt tasty, remove the mixture from heat and stir while you add it in. Once the barley and malt are successfully blended you have what is called a wort, into which your hops are added. During the workshop, the teacher passed around hops for us to smell. He explained that hops are like grapes in wine—they reflect the soil and temperature of where they are grown. I’m not sure if you’ve ever smelled hops, but they are the freshest, fullest chunks of transmuted earth I’ve ever had the pleasure of smelling. Hops even out the sweet taste of the malt with a bit of bitterness, he explained. Apparently hops grow naturally alongside the Provo River. This means they’re adapted to our climate and will definitely go into our seed order next January.
At the workshop we learned that next to water, yeast is the numberone important ingredient. I am hopeful, Allan probably moreso, that eventually weâ€™ll be able to create beer recipes on our ownâ€”choosing grains, hops and yeast. For now, Allan simply poured our wort into the fermentation bucket and added the yeast that the Beer Nut gave us. I got to the celebratory action of collecting bottles. A week after the workshop we siphoned our beer from the first fermentor into the secondary fermen-
tor. Three weeks later we mixed in a small amount of sugar which the yeast will eat to create the carbonation. Allan then siphoned our beer into bottles and snuggled them into the back of the cupboard. Many DIY foods and beverages are alive and each step requires attention and time. So now we waitâ€Śwe wait for our carefully crafted IPA to awaken and thrive. Allan is on to daydreaming about his next batch, pumpkin ale, and I continue to help him collect more bottles. If you are interested in home beermaking, I strongly encourage you to go to the Beer Nut, purchase the kits, and sign up for the workshop. The folks who work there really know their stuff; they will get you started on the right foot. Then you, too, will be a member of the ancient (and rapidly expanding) tribe of brewers. u Rebecca Brenner is a nutritionist and owner of Park City Holistic Health. For more healthy DIY recipes: WWW.PARKCITYHOLISTICHEALTH.COM and WWW.PLAYFULNOSHINGS.BLOGSPOT.COM.
Baking with beer Recipes to try once your beer is readyâ€Ś
Beer Nut-inspired barley bread 3 cups local Utah flour 1 cup dried barley from the beer making process Âź cup organic sugar 2 tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon Utah salt 1 IPA 2 local eggs 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees 2.Mix flour, barley, sugar, baking powder and salt. 3.In a separate bowl, mix beer and eggs. 4.Mix wet ingredients into dry completely. 5.Place dough in a 9-by-5-inch bread pan and bake for one hour. Remove from pan and allow to cool on a rack.
Cacao Porter cake Âž cups organic, unsalted butter 2 cups local Utah flour Âź cup organic cacao powder 2 teaspoons baking powder Â˝ teaspoon baking soda Â˝ teaspoon Utah salt 3 local eggs, separated 1 cup of Porter 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and light grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. 2. In a bowl combine dry ingredients â€“ flour, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 3. In a separate bowl, beat together
the egg whites with 2 tablespoons of sugar until peaks form. 4. In a mixer, cream together remaining sugar with butter. Add the egg yolks, one at a time. 5. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the cream, butter, and eggs. Once fully mixed, slowly mix in the egg whites. 6. Separate the batter into each cake pan and cook for 35 minutes. Once you remove the pans from the oven, allow the cakes to cool in the pans before removing. When completely cool, layer frosting between the two cakes, and cover the stacked cakes with remaining frosting. 7. Sprinkle cacao powder over the top of the finished cake.
Frosting for cacao Porter cake 3 egg whites (from large local eggs) 3/4 cup organic sugar a pinch of fine grain sea salt 1/3 cups of water 1/4 teaspoon organic vanilla extract 1. In a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, combine all ingredients. 2. Cook over medium, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved, or mixture registers 150 F on a instant-read thermometer, about 2-3 minutes. 3. Transfer to a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium-high until glossy, stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. 4. Reduce speed to low, add 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, and beat until combined. Use immediately.
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hen I read that Repertory Dance theatre received a $120,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to learn and present works by Japanese choreographer Michio Ito, I thought, who the heck is that? Since I write about dance, I was embarrassed that I didnâ€™t recognize the name. So it made me feel better to hear Linda Smith, artistic director of RDT, say that when dance critic Marcia Segal suggested the company get some Ito pieces in their repertory, she had the same response. In fact, during the formative years of modern dance between the two world wars, Michio Ito was right in the thick of things. He danced with Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman; he taught Pauline Koner, Ruth St. Denis, Clare Booth Luce and Lester Horton. An angular art deco illustration printed on Itoâ€™s
original dance programs isnâ€™t that far off in appearance from the real Ito. Photos from the 1920s show a slender young man with smoldering eyes and an asymmetrical haircut that could be a prototype for contemporary manga (the Japanese equivalent of comic strips). By all accounts, Ito was a charismatic, gregarious and colorful figure. In 1916, when the poet William Butler Yeats took an interest in Japanese Noh theatre, he got Ito to help him set the movement for his play â€œAt the Hawkâ€™s Well,â€? and this is what Yeats wrote about him: In the studio and in the drawing-room alone where the lighting was the light we are most accustomed to, did I see him as the tragic image that has stirred my imagination. There, where no studied lighting, no stage-picture made an artificial world, he was able, as he rose from the floor where he had been sitting crossed-legged or as he
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threw out an arm, to recede from us into some more powerful life. Ito described his own work as a perfect harmonization of East and West, and in that light the trajectory of his career is almost cinematically ironic. In order to support his art, he choreographed in Hollywood where his dances appeared in movies that portrayed simplistic ethnic stereotypes. For his efforts as peacemaker, Ito was arrested the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed. Two years later he went back to Japan as part of a prisoner exchange. He survived the war, but Satoru Shimazki, a Japanese dancer who has made it his mission to restore Ito’s works, said, “World War II tore out his heart, and his life.” Linda Smith says rediscovering Ito’s work is just like finding a treasure. “It’s a beautiful technique,” says Smith. “You can see influences of martial arts, and very exact movement forms combined with different types of energy.” When Shimazaki first brought Ito’s dances back to the U.S., the Los Angeles Times reviewer called them “perfectly crafted dance haiku.” RDT first learned a few of Ito’s dances from Shimazaki in the early 1990s, but Smith says “Currently the only piece we perform is “Warrior”  which you saw in our ‘Time Capsule’ program.” At the SummerDance Workshop this month and next, two teachers from Japan will help RDT add 10 more of Ito’s dances to the company’s permanent repertory. RDT is also working with dance scholar Mary Jean Cowell to create a lecture-demonstration to document the work. Linda Smith is especially excited that company dancers get to study Ito’s unique movement system, which is based on a series of formal gestures and incorporates ideas from the Dalcroze method emphasizing music’s connection to dance, drama and poetry. “It takes some time to learn the technique,” says Smith. “These days so much of modern dance is full of release and a kind of gymnastic/athletic quality. This has a very, very distinctive quality. Just like learning ballet with different steps and poses that you perfect. The reach toward perfective is refreshing in an era when everything goes.” Salt Lake City audiences will be able to see Michio Ito’s re-created dances performed to live piano music in March next year. It’s something to look forward to. u
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Chicks in the city: class, tour Great eggs and great fertilizer come from happy poultry. Learn the fundamentals of basic chicken care at this class including local regulations, coop options, breeds, and anything else that you might want to know. Also, see the stylin’ chicken coops of other avian-oriented city-dwellers and get inspired to build your own. The third annual Tour De Coops is a self-guided tour of backyard chicken coops around Salt Lake. Show up at the garden in the morning to buy your guidebook, then tour at your leisure till 2pm. Class: Wed., June 24, 7-8:30p. $5. Registration required. 801-359-2658 x12. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S. 600 E. Tour de Coops: Sat., June 27. Pick up guidebooks ($5) at Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S. 600 E., 9:3010:30 a. Coops will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No dogs please. WWW.WASATCHGARDENS.ORG.
assess your site and, finally, garden design and installation. This course is a real deal. We’ll be there! Sat.-Sun., June 27-28. Space limited; registration required. $100 (scholarships available for University of Utah Environmental Studies students). DayRiverside Library, 1575 West 1000 North. To register: TreeUtah, 801-364-2122. also Wednesday June 17, 6-7p: Hear Toby Hemenway and TreeUtah’s Vaughn Lovejoy discussing permaculture on KRCL’s Radioactive. 91FM.
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Learn as you go Walk and talk French Stretch your legs while you speak French with native Parisian Joelle Henderson and meet other folks with whom to practice your language skills. You’ll visit a different destination each week, speaking in French as you go. Locations may include a café, restaurant, zoo, art gallery or even a hike through the foothills. At each location, you’ll learn vocabulary specific to the destination. Open to novice through advanced speakers, no beginners. $104. Registration required. June 10-July 8. 5:30-7p. 801-587-5433. WWW.LIFELONG.UTAH.EDU
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Discover the grace and elegance of historical Salt Lake City in this walking/driving tour. Learn about the architectural styles and histories of churches, businesses and homes along South Temple—Utah’s finest collection of mansions. Discover the influence early architects had on Utah architecture and the stories behind both the buildings and their owners in this insider’s tour. Travel between locations is by van. Wear comfortable walking shoes. $39. Registration required. June 23. 6:30-9p. 801-587-5433. WWW.LIFELONG.UTAH.EDU.
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adding more fiber or unsaturated fats, can decrease the risk for developing heart disease. At the demo you can try hearthealthy food and get low-cost, quick-toprepare recipes for fruits and veggies, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean meats.
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Heart-healthy nutrition class Learn how to take care of the body’s most important muscle in this class sponsored by Food Sense and Utah State University. Diet does affect chronic diseases and changing it even just a little, by
Do you often feel over-crowded by all your responsibilities and worries? Learn some simple ways to soothe and untangle yourself, with experiences that can be found in your own backyard. In this evening workshop you can discover how an intimate connection with nature is vital to our well-being and along with simple practices to deepen that connection. June 30. 6-8p. Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 W. 801-535-6533. KINDE@KINDENEBEKERDESIGN.COM
Art project Build a book in four days Book artist and binder Daniel Kelm of Easthampton, Mass.’s Wide Awake Garage Studio is in town for a fourday intensive workshop at the U of U Marriott Library. Learn to construct the intriguing metamorphic books made possible by Kelm’s unique wire-edged bindings. Kelm studied chemistry and philosophy at the University of Minnesota before beginning his work with books over 30 years ago. This combination produced a master bookbinder and an original thinker, known for his innovative structures and extensive understanding of materials. Kelm believes in bindings that interact with the book’s content. Check out his website and you will suddenly be filled with a burning desire to learn this extremely crafty art. June 10-13, 9a-5p. $325. Registration required. 801-585-9191. WWW.BOOKARTSPROGRAM.ORG; WWW.GARAGEANNEXSCHOOL.COM.
Jewish Community Center Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday morning enjoy a great selection of fresh farm eggs, honey, fruits and vegetables from the Clifford Family’s three-acre farm in Provo. The Clifford Family Farm makes decisions holistically. They consider how their decisions affect the land, ecosystems, animals (both wild and domestic), families, communities, customers, and future generations. They farm lettuce, arugula, spinach and other cool weather crops year round in their passive solar greenhouse and hoop house. They also have seasonal produce, honey and about 400 laying hens. Wed. starting June 17. 8:30a-12p. 801-5810098. Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Dr.
Entering its 4th season, this all-volunteer farmers market on the west side of town promotes urban agriculture and food security, diversity and entrepreneurship, with a strong focus on community. You’ll find fresh, local produce and entertainment provided by local musicians. There are also educational and community opportunities through kids art activities, cooking demonstrations and information on health and nutrition resources. Sundays, June 14-Oct. 25. 10a-3p. Market vendors accept cash, debit, credit and EBT (Horizon Cards). WWW.SLCPEOPLESMARKET.ORG. 900 W 1050 S (BY THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDENS)
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Okay, so you likely can’t bike to it. But this (otherwise) eco-friendly open-air market and street festival is a treasure box of unique and eclectic local and regional arts and crafts, music and performance art, antiques, imports and one-of-a-kind finds, delicious gourmet foods—and farmers market fruits and vegetables. These guys go all out.
After you’re done cruising the Saturday morning yard sales about town, head to Bountiful for the annual “Junque” sale jointly held by the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and the Bountiful Soroptimist Club. In addition to the used furniture, clothing and household items there’s a whole section devoted to heirloom costume jewelry and antiques. Nosh as you shop: Baked goods, drinks and other food items will be on hand for purchase. New this year is a youth car wash. All proceeds benefit charities such as the Bountiful Food Pantry, Children’s Justice Center, Literacy Action, Women’s Shelter and more. Last year’s sale generated over $6,000 for charity; organizers hope to double that this year. (Want to donate furniture, household furnishings, jewelry, clothing and other “interesting finds”? Bring the Episcopal Church from June 8-11.)
Downtown Alliance Farmer’s Market This local growers’ market features fresh produce from over 80 Utah farmers as well as a variety of fresh baked breads and pastries, cheeses, meat and seafood, jams and honeys, house and garden plants and handmade arts & crafts. Unique food vendors make it possible to come for breakfast and stay for lunch. Saturdays. June 13-Oct. 17. 8a-1p. Historic Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 W. WWW.DOWNTOWNSLC.ORG
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What’s New Around Town COMPILED BY EMILY MOROZ
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Beat the economy blues with Free Coffee Mondays at Cucina! It’s a numbers game, and the prize is free coffee, including lattes, mochas and espresso—at least on Mondays at Cucina in Salt Lake’s Avenues. And everybody wins. "No ifs, ands or buts. No gimmicks. It’s free coffee," says good-natured owner Dean Pierose, who has pledged to maintain Free Coffee Mondays until the Dow Jones reaches 10,000 points—during a recent visit, we heard customers debating how long this would be, with estimates ranging from two to 10 years. “You should've seen it in here on Monday. Coffee is a big deal to customers... especially free lattes. People waiting in line were giddy!” says Pierose. The offer pleases his regulars, and is attracting new faces, who may come for a coffee but can’t resist a pastry or maybe a few deli items as well. Pierose and the folks at Cucina have enjoyed local support and customer loyalty for 14 years. “I see people changing their behavior and lifestyles now because of the situation with the economy. People are driving less, conserving more. Ultimately I think it’s a good thing for society.” But Pierose wants to make sure people don’t forget their lattes. The Free Coffee Monday bar graph, painted in red on the north wall of the cozy deli, currently displays 25 months of possible Free Coffee Mondays. If the Dow isn’t up by then, Pierose jokes, “I might have to start making checkmarks above the doorway.” Cucina Deli, 1026 2nd Ave (between Q & R Streets), 801-322-3055, WWW.CUCINADELI.COM
Creativity, crafts & camaraderie (...and vegetables) Ever wondered how to paint a Ukrainian egg, make a wooden flute, or build a puppet? Come to the Pioneer Craft House and “learn something old.” At the same time, every Tuesday until September, you can buy produce from area growers, including a group of enterprising refugees from Bhutan, Burma and Burundi. Refugee Services Liaison Ze Min Xiao
approached the Pioneer Craft House in January in search of a place where refugees could gather for spiritual ceremonies, participate in craft arts and enjoy a common ground with fellow community members. The refugees maintain a garden plot surrounding the Pioneer Craft House parking lot where they grow all of their own vegetables and some to sell at the markets. It gives them an opportunity to interact with fellow refugees and community members alike.
In addition to produce there are weekly folk craft demonstrations, live music and an open mike, food vendors, and artists’ booths with arts and crafts for sale. The Pioneer Craft House is one of Utah’s oldest educational facilities. Built in 1847 by a small group of settlers, it began as a two-room schoolhouse, church and recreation center, growing into a wellestablished meeting place for community crafters young and old. Executive Board Member Pam Hanrahan invites anyone interested in learning about traditional crafts to sample the variety of classes offered at the PCH, including drawing, jewelry making and lapidary, fiber arts (quilting, weaving, and knitting), pottery, mosaic glass and more. Tuesdays through September, 5:30-8 p.m. Pioneer Craft House and Tuesday Farmer’s Markets, 3271 South 500 East, 801-277-9688. WWW.PIONEERCRAFTHOUSE.ORG
2009 Live Green Festival a success The CATALYST staff had a hootin’ good time at this year’s Live Green Festival at Library Square, sponsored by the
Downtown Alliance. The turnout was notable, the weather stunning, and you couldn’t beat our location—right in front of bike-powered music radiating from the outdoor amphitheatre. CATALYST also took fest-goers by storm by giving out live organisms—for free! Staff members Emily, Carol, Pax, Mike and John handed out samples of kombucha daughters, also known as “that weird fungus tea,” to passersby, whose reactions ranged from slightly skeptical to downright pumped up about growing kombucha. We hope those of you who took a SCOBY have had success in brewing your own tea. Feel free to let us know how it’s going! Thanks to all who filled out our reader survey. We will make good use of the information. (If you would like to fill out the survey, visit our website.) Congratulations to the winner in the prize drawing; she received a $75 gift certificate to Faustina. And thanks to all of you readers who stopped by to say hello and tell us how awesome we are. Don’t worry, we don’t let that kind of thing get to our heads. Now if you’ll excuse us, we have an Invite-Only Awesome Party to attend.... WWW.DOWNTOWNSLC.ORG/EVENTS/LIVE-GREEN.HTM
CATALYST’S Emily Moroz & Carol Koleman at last month’s Live Green Festival on Library Square.
Eat—and grow—your own with D&L Urban Farms There’s a lot of buzz about growing your own food these days, and for good reason. Have you ever considered how many miles your food has traveled in a gas-powered vehicle? That conventional apple you’re about to bite into may have come all the way from Washington, California or New York, but the one grown locally may have only traveled a few miles. Buying, eating and growing local food helps reduce our fuel dependency. It’s also fun, quickly rewarding and saves money in the long run. But how do people living in a city with limited gardening space grow their own food? D&L Urban Farms, a new urban gardening company, can help. “The Victory Garden is back!” says Durham. “More people are involved in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and growing their own food. Many people in Salt Lake are interested but still don’t know how to start. Once they meet with us and learn the basics, it’s incredibly empowering.” D&L Urban Farms was started earlier this year by lifelong gardening friends and business partners Mike Lewis and Jessica
Marrying mind & body Newlyweds celebrate practice, harmony and spirit at Yoga Path Studio in Draper
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The couple met a few years ago, while Deutsch was searching for a yoga studio in which he could find more spirit-focused practice, which he prefers over the “ra-ra” gym-oriented yoga he’d previously encountered. “No spandex for me,” Deutsch says. “It’s not just about the exercise. It’s more about the mind.” Finding a practice that allowed for concentration, dedication and meditation was important to him, which was why he jumped at the opportunity to work with Gallegos. “Yoga is an opportunity for me to become more of a human being, instead of a human doing,“ he says.
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he community of historic downtown Draper loves its dusty little main street. Quaint shops, some occupied and some abandoned, line Fort Street, their windows catching reflections of cars streaming by. A defunct barber pole perches above the local barbershop, motionless yet delivering a timeless image. Just next door, visible through nearly floor to ceiling windows, is a yoga studio. Hard to believe for Draper? Not anymore. Yoga Path, Draper’s first community yoga studio, is apparently just what the community needs. Kimberly Gallegos opened Yoga Path in her Fort Street space in December of 2007, joined shortly thereafter by business partner Henry Deutsch. She was thrilled to find the large, relatively inexpensive space —the building housed a hardware store for nearly 60 years prior. Gallegos and Deutsch have worked with the building’s owner, Will Webster, to maintain the integrity of the building and the historical context in which it was built. “Everyone who comes through the door feels a certain energy in this spot, and this building,” Gallegos says. “I think we have a magic door here, because the most amazing people walk through it! It’s great to sit here and see who’s going to walk in next.” Will Webster knew it was important to preserve the sense of community the street once had with the centrally located hardware store. At one time, says Gallegos, the men in town would all gather around a big coal stove inside and
Durham. Lewis grew up in northern New York, Durham in southern Idaho, and both come from hardworking gardening families. Inspired by similar existing businesses in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco, Lewis and Durham thought it was high time Salt Lake had such a resource. The two entered their urban gardening business plan into an entrepreneur competition at Westminster College, and business blossomed from there. D&L Urban Farms specializes in building and managing food gardens in customers’ backyards, balconies or even window boxes. Lewis and Durham work with the client to design and construct individualized gardens so customers can enjoy local, organic produce from their own backyards, explains Durham. D&L Urban Farms can help you with garden design, kid-friendly projects, building raised beds and soil testing. They’ll even stick around for end-of-season maintenance, harvesting, and food preservation. Rates are reasonable, starting at $25/hour, with project bids for larger projects.
share stories, take advice, and talk about their families. Webster wanted Yoga Path to create that same kind of atmosphere. And so far, it has. “I’ve seen really strong friendships form here among students who hadn’t known each other before. Now they go to each other’s homes and their children know each other. It’s great to be a part of that community.” Randy Sorenson, licensed acupuncturist and herbologist, occupies two rooms in the studio space. Gallegos, Deutsch and Sorenson one day hope to add a massage therapist, nutritionist and kinesiologist. They also look forward to hosting movement workshops and expanding their teacher base. The couple wants to establish a lounge area in the front for students to relax and socialize before and after classes.
Through “the magic door” The studio is light and comfortable, easily accommodating the half-dozen students stretching on mats on the floor. Quiet music plays in the background, and Gallegos, benevolent and soft-spoken, guides the students through a few routines. It’s clear that Deutsch, a Chicago native who has been practicing yoga for four years, admires Gallegos’ focus and her ability to respond to the needs of each class. “Kim reads the energy of the class and creates the practice for the day around this energy.” Gallegos grew up in Draper and has been practicing yoga for over 18 years. She became certified with D’ana Baptiste in 2007 at Centered City Yoga in Salt Lake.
Gallegos and seven other instructors teach Monday through Saturday, including a Fundamentals class, Vinyasa Flow, Restore, Hatha, Fusion, and a kids class. “People have said to me, ‘I’m not very flexible’ or ‘People might laugh at me.’ But all of that disappears as soon as they arrive,” says Gallegos. “In the yoga studio, people come from many different social climates, but none of that matters here. You come here in your yoga clothes, and you’re on a mat in your bare feet.” The instructors at Yoga Path all share a common emphasis on personal practice. Classes here can be as rigorous or moderate as one wishes, depending on ability and need. Deutsch and Gallegos say their teachers aren’t pushy, and people appreciate that. “You come in, you do what you can today, and if you need to rest, you rest,” adds Gallegos. If you need to take a break and regain your focus, you can. “There’s no pressure. It’s their practice for whatever they need that day, not mine.”
Gratitude for practice and the place Deutsch began practicing yoga after realizing how stressed and overworked he felt in his daily routine. “For me, it was always a fear of letting go,” Deutsch says of his newness with practicing meditation and yoga. Deutsch is grateful for every opportunity to train both his mind and body through yoga, and says he’s a lifetime student. Gallegos remembers a really difficult time of her life through which yoga was extremely helpful. “I didn’t want to practice, but I did anyway,” recalls Gallegos. “At the end of the practice, I found myself laughing uncontrollably; tearful laughing. I’d realized that I could be anywhere in the world, and all I needed was a little faith, and some yoga, and everything would be okay. It was very liberating.” The day CATALYST visited Kimberly Gallegos and Henry Deutsch in their studio, they had just gotten married. We wish them well in all their new endeavors! Yoga Path, 12582 S. Fort St (950 E), Draper, UT, 801-860-8638, WWW.YOGA-PATH.ORG
GREEN BEAT nder the cover of night, a pickup truck pulls into the parking lot of a big box office supply store here in Salt Lake. Three men and a woman, masked, jump out—they’re heavily armed. They’re about to commit a crime. They’re not likely to be arrested, however. Their crime is trespassing (and possibly vandalism); their weapons are rakes, shovels and water jugs. Over the next hour, the Basil Bandit, along with his partners in crime—who also use pseudonyms —will dig up a section of weeds in a neglected chunk of landscaping at the edge of the store’s parking lot and plant tomatoes, basil, sunflowers and other edibles, plus some marigolds thrown in to ward off pests. They’re part of a growing worldwide movement— guerrilla gardening. The idea is to take over patches of neglected or abused space in urban areas and convert them into something productive or beautiful, hopefully both. It’s not exactly criminal, but it is illegal: an ask-forgiveness-rather-thanpermission sort of thing. The leader of this particular group, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah, goes by the nom de garden of Basil Bandit. Basil says he wanted to do some gardening this summer, but he’s a renter and lacked the space to grow the greens. While “messing around on YouTube,” he came across videos made by Richard Reynolds, the man who literally wrote the book on guerrilla gardening. Reynolds started a blog (WWW.GUERRILLAGARDENING.ORG) about his adventures secretly planting flowers outside his apartment in London, which quickly grew into an online community of guerrilla gardeners around the world. (See an interview with Canadian guerrilla gardener David Tracy in the August 2007 issue of CATALYST.) Basil was intrigued. “I started looking around my own community and saw lots of empty, unused spaces that the folks around the neighborhood, if they put in the effort, could use to eat really well for the summer.” He’s certainly not the only one. While there aren’t many posts on the Salt Lake section of the GUERRILLAGARDENING.ORG community discussion board, there are a few. Basil says he knows others around Salt Lake City who are also doing this sort of thing. Perhaps the most famous example of guerrilla gardening was the 1996 Pure Genius! protest in Britain when 500 activists took over 13 acres of
The Basil Bandit and his taboo tomatoes Local guerrilla gardener is greening the neglected spaces in Salt Lake — whether we like it or not STORY AND PHOTO BY PAX RASMUSSEN
neglected land belonging to the Guinness beer company and occupied it for five and a half months before being evicted. In the United States, Richmond, Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania appear to be the hotbeds for vegetable unrest. Los Angeles is making headlines, too: In April this year ABC news
Basil and his buddies are bandits for beauty. With luck (and a lot of stealth watering), they’ll have a bountiful harvest, as well. interviewed city councilman Tom LaBonge on the streets with an illicit team of parking-strip gardeners. Basil’s recent nocturnal activities were premeditated and carefully planned for. Earlier this year he
bought some new, high-tech LED grow lights on eBay and ordered his seeds. A few months later, he’s got a back room of his house dedicated to starts, and on his patio are racks of more mature plants, just about ready to go into the ground. For the most part, Basil is focusing on tomatoes, sunflowers and herbs for his “public” gardens. He prefers plants that have deep root systems, are fairly drought resistant, and are somewhat self-seeding. He’s also decided to grow a few things that make good “pickings,” such as peppers and zucchini. One of his personal favorites is al-kufa, a variety of Iraqi heirloom tomato, from a seed company in Missouri. “I’m infiltrating Iraqi tomatoes into Salt Lake,” he laughs. Basil sees guerrilla gardening as productive on more levels than one. “A lot of folks criticize the government, worry about global warming, that sort of thing. I may not be planting trees, but at least I’m planting something green, and edible.”
This little spot downtown won’t be Basil’s only public patch; he’s just getting started. While this year he’s likely to keep it simple, he’s lusting after more high-profile spots, such as the blasted lot that used to be the cornerstone of Sugar House. “The number one spot in my mind is the Sugar Hole. It’d be nice if we could get a group of 15 or 20 people who say hey, this is our property now, it’s empty, you’re not using it. Let’s put something in that’s good for the community here,” he says. Keep an eye out around town and you might just spot one of Basil’s impromptu gardens. “If you see my plants, go ahead: Help yourself, glean them,” Basils urges. “Hopefully you’ll water them as you go along, too.” u Pax Rasmussen is a full-time CATALYST staffer, Agent for Change and a lieutenant in the H.E.A.D. Revolution. When he’s not out agitatin’, you can usually find him bumming around a local coffee shop, most likely Nostalgia. Fnord. WWW.PAXRASMUSSEN.COM.
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Dear Mama Donna, What is the difference between a priest or priestess and a shaman? Just Wondering in Wichita
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Dear Wondering, Priest/ess cultures are usually hierarchical. Someone is always above someone who is above someone else. Those at the top of the pyramid have the authority to tell those below what to do and how to do it. Most of the Western world today operates on this model. Organized religions, corporations, schools and the nuclear family system are all models of priest/ess traditions. Power in these structured establishments is generated from the top down. Most priest/ess systems have a traditional framework of rules and taboos that tend to get passed on as is, handed down through the ages without question. There is a wonderful joke that perfectly describes this path: A young bride was preparing her first holiday ham. (The Jewish version talks about a brisket!) She seasoned and sauced it. And just before placing it into the baking pan, she cut the end off of the roast. “Why did you do that?” Asked her new husband, who had been observing the operation with pride and fascination. “Because that’s how you’re supposed to make a ham. That’s how my mother always made ham,” she explained. “But why?” he persisted. The young woman dialed her mother. “Mom, you know when you make a ham and you cut the end off of it before you put it into the pan? Why do you do that?” “I don’t know, I never thought about it. That’s just how you make a ham. That’s the way my mother always did it.” “But why?” asked her by-nowperplexed daughter. “Call grandma and ask her.” So the mother called her mother. “Ma, why is it you always cut off the end of the ham before baking it? What do you do that for?” “Well, dear, when your father and I were first married, all we had was just one small roasting pan.” This family custom of ham cutting had developed from a very real and practical need. And although the original, logical reason for the practice was now lost to the daughter and the granddaughter, the nostalgic pleasure of repeating comforting
BY DONNA HENES, URBAN SHAMAN
In this quest for a more responsive spirituality, many people have begun to investigate older forms of relating to the divine. scenes from their childhood served their emotional needs. The three major priest religions of the West have survived, altered perhaps, but basically intact. (One major alteration is the forgetting/ suppressing of their priestess pasts.) Judaism, Christianity and Islam have endured because their religious calendars of repeated cycles of rituals have been able to satisfy at least some of the spiritual, emotional and philosophical requirements of people. It is only in recent decades that great numbers of people have begun to question religious authority and to look outside of their own inherited priestly religious pasts to find new ways of worship that speak
more directly to their needs. In this quest for a more responsive spirituality, many people have begun to investigate older forms of relating to the divine. Shamanic cultures predate organized religions. They encourage a more immediate, intimate, personal relationship with the sacred. Worship and devotion are deemed to be immediate and uninterrupted, and usually without the intercession of an intermediary. This is not to say there are not traditional community rituals in shamanic cultures that have been performed throughout many generations. But it is commonly understood that each individual is capable of enjoying a unique and private
relationship with the Powers That Be; that anyone can design and perform a personally relevant ritual. Don, an Apache from Oklahoma, was for several decades a dedicated student of spiritual traditions from around the world and a fervent collector of religious books of every genre. When Don was on his deathbed, his friend Louie paid him a visit. Louie wanted to know if Don wished for a traditional shaman to counsel him through his final passage. He did not. Louie then asked him if he wanted to talk to a priest? No. A minister? No. A rabbi? A monk? A guru? No. No. No. Finally Don informed him, “I think I’ll just go direct!” Shamans serve as spiritual leaders, leading through the power of their own direct experience with spirit, and not because someone above on the power ladder has granted them the authority to do so. As a shaman, I can teach through example, but not through dictum. I can encourage, inspire and support my constituents, but I can not—dare not—pass judgment or laws. I can pat my students on the back, kick them in the butt or let them cry on my shoulder when they need help. I can tell them what I did, how I learned this or that lesson, but I cannot tell them what they should do. How do I know what their soul needs? I can, of course, aid them in finding their own wisdom, to learn from their own inner best self. And, interestingly, some leaders and patrons within more progressive wings of the Big Three are experiencing the same needs and are beginning to explore this territory as well. The shamanic assumption is that every person has her/his own mission in this life time. Her own dreams. His own way. Her own path. His own sensibility. Her own visions and designs. His own hardwon lessons. That we each have our own singular life to live, that every one of us must figure out for ourselves the fullest, richest, most effective, ethical and satisfying way in which to do it, and moreover, that we all own the power and the response-ability to make it so. Yours till Niagara Falls, xxMama Donna *Are you cyclically confused? In a ceremonial quandary? Completely clueless? Wonder no more. Send your questions about seasons, cycles, and celebrations to CityShaman@aol.com. Read her blog at QUEENMAMADONNA.BLOGSPOT.COM.
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ABODE cohousing, furniture, feng shui, garden/landscape, pets, home repair Dancing Turtle Feng Shui 801-755-8529. Claudia Draper, advanced certified feng shui practitioner. Free your energy, free your life! The result of blocked chi appears as clutter, lack of money, sickness, fatigue and overwhelm. I promise you that if you do any three of the suggestions I give you — your life will change! Eco Home Solutions 801-652-1908 John. Ecological, economical, home improvements for energy savings, comfort and the-not-so-green house. Caulk & weather strip. Attic cooling & ceiling fans. Install programmable thermostats, light dimmers, timers, CFL bulbs &solar lighting. Low flow toilets, faucets, h2o filters.Fix leaky faucets. Green painting & insulation. Permeable patios. Home sale prep/stage assistance. Mulch, bark, organic fertilizer. Window cleaning. Human & cordless electric powered lawn care. Green your house, yard, wallet and environment. Exotica Imports 801-487-6164, 2901 S. Highland Dr. A vast array of affordable gifts, artifacts, exotic furniture & home accessories from around the globe, including incense, candles, lamps, brass, music boxes, carvings, feng shui items, exotic musical instruments, wind chimes, fountains & more. Garden Ventures 801-699-6970. Love your garden, not the work? Garden Ventures offers quality garden maintenance, creative design, and consulting services. We can provide a one-time clean-up or set up a regular maintenance schedule. Specializing in waterwise plants and landscapes. (Please, no lawn care.)
Happy Paws Pet Sitting Plus 801-205-4491. Libbie Neale. Pet sitting in your home for your pets’ comfort and peace of
Human Unity Experience 801-328-2497 / 801-707-2228. A life long adventure in shared co-housing with a purpose directed, family of choice. Incorporationg pervasive kindness, original thinking, self reliance, curiosity, love of the Mother Earth, fiscal responsibility and in general a devotion to feminist ideals, enabling those without family and nearing the mature later years in life to assume the initiative and create a family of choice and compassion in celebration of life and its conclusion. Interior Design in 2 Hours 801-971-2136. Help with selection of paint colors and other finishes, furniture placement or remix of existing pieces and accessories. A two-hour consult is just $125. Full interior design services also available. Over 30 years experience with small and large commercial and residential projects. Rosine Oliver, IIDA. RHOdesigns, llc. RHODESIGNS@COMCAST.NET Island of Light Landscape Artistry 801-971-7208. Specializing in complete nouveau garden design & installation or modest enhancement & maintenance. Featuring distinctive native stone patios, winding rock paths, steps, dry-stack walls & terraces—rustic elegance with waterwise beauty. Call for consultation. Jespersen Design Associates 801-918-0111. Design and Project Management Services with emphasis on modern and contemporary solutions. New Construction, Remodeling, Renovation, Restoration and Interior Design. Sustainable, Smart Design. Call for complimentary initial consult. WWW.JESPERSENDESIGN.COM Organic Garden Consultant 801-819-0429. Master Gardener Julie Hawkins will help you create an organic garden from start to finish. She also provides training in sustainable gardening practices such as composting, water conservation, chemical-free fertilizing and pest management. WWW.ORGANICGARDENDESIGNER.COM Green Redesign & Feng Shui 435-640-1206. Michelle Skally Doilney, U.S.
Green Building Council member and Certified Feng Shui Consultant. Offering practical, budget-conscious and “green” Interior Redesign and Traditional Feng Shui consultations to homes and businesses in the Greater Park City and Salt Lake regions. Class schedule online. MICHELLE@PRACTICALENVIRONMENTS.COM. WWW.PRACTICALENVIRONMENTS.COM. Sugar House Plumbing 801-638-4705. Jeff Weight, Licensed and insured plumber. Do you need to replace an old water heater? $99 discount on water heater replacements. Is your toilet or shower wasting water? I can help you go low-flow. Call for a free estimate. I have 20 years experience. I am absolutely the best plumber you will ever have. LGBT friendly. Underfoot Floors 801-467-6636. 1900 S. 300 W., SLC. We offer innovative & enviro-friendly floors including bamboo, cork, dyed-cement, recycled hardwood, natural fiber carpets & wall coverings. Eric Cole will help you with your design options. Free in-home estimates. Visit our showroom. WWW.UNDERFOOTFLOORS.NET, UNDERFOOTFLOORS@AOL.COM. Vivid Desert Design 801-656-8763. Would you like a creative & beautiful landscape that makes sense for Utah’s climate? Custom designs catered to your needs/interests and outdoor space. Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture. Affordable. WWW.VIVIDDESERTDESIGN.COM Wasatch Commons Cohousing Vicky 801-908-0388. 1411 S. Utah St. (1605 W.) An environmentally sensitive community promoting neighborliness, consensus & diversity. Balancing privacy needs with community living. Homes now available for rent or sale. Roommates wanted. Tours 4th Wed at 5p and 2nd Sat. at 1p.m. WWW.COHOUSING.ORG, WWW.ECON.UTAH.EDU/COHO Residential Design Ann Larson 801-322-5122. DogMode 801-261-2665. 4010 S. 210 W., SLC. WWW.DOGMODE.COM Icon Remodeling 801-485-9209. 1448 East 2700 South, SLC, UT 84106. WWW.ICONREMODELING.COM
ARTS, MUSIC & LANGUAGES instruction, galleries, for hire Alliance Francaise of Salt Lake City 801-571-0723. P.O. Box 26203, SLC UT 84126 International cultural organization conducts French language classes. Beginners through advanced levels taught by experienced native teachers. Three semesters, 10 sessions each. Also offers Children's classes, Beginner and Intermediate levels. Monthly social gatherings. In addition, we sponsor French related concerts and lectures. WWW.AFSLC.ORG Idlewild. 801-268-4789. Michael Lucarelli. Classical guitarist, 801274-2845. Listen at WWW.LUCARELLI.COM Red Butte Garden 801-585-5658, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. From early morning bird watching to native seed collecting, Red Butte Garden offers something for everyone. Join us in the garden for classes, kid’s camps, and concerts. Garden Gala on June 19th. WWW.REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG
BODYWORK massage, structural integration (SEE ALSO: Energy Work & Healing) Alternative Health Care 801-533-2464. Ardys L. Dance, LMT Practicing the art of therapeutic healing since 1988. Specializing in visceral manipulation: organ-specific myofascial release of scar tissue around internal organs damaged through surgeries, illness or accident. Craniosacral therapy, neural mobilization of the brain, an amazing new therapy.
Inner Light Center A Spiritual Community Metaphysical, Mystical & Spiritual Studies
Sunday Celebration & Children’s Church, 10:00
Offerings: Insight Meditation, Prayer Circle, The Way of Mastery, Oneness Deeksha Gathering, Reiki for the Earth, Kripalu Yoga, Qigong, Dances of Universal Peace, Spiritual Cinema Circle Dream Circle, Healing Circle, Mystic Moon Cycles — Women’s Meditation Circle, Readings of Rev. John Todd Ferrier Mayan Light Language Join us on July 5 for Breakfast after Sunday Celebration
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Advanced Visionary and Biodynamic Craniosacral work 801-414-3812. Linda Watkins, BFA, MEd, LMT. Going beyond still point to find the dynamic and profound stillness that resides there. Visa, MC, Amex. www.LINDAWATKINS.COM. Bodywork by Mark 801-604-6895. Mark Freeman, CRP Compassionate, intuitive healing touch. Bodywork that is soothing, relaxing and stimulating. Designed to be nurturing and habit forming. Convenient Murray location; out call available. You deserve to be pampered. Be touched right with a client-centered approach. Discounted rates and first session specials. Body Alive! 801-414-3812. Linda Watkins, BFA, MEd, LMT. Offering the very real possibility of release from chronic or acute pain resulting from injury, illness or the aging process. Specialized work in deep tissue full body sessions, structural and visceral work, craniosacral therapy (Milne certified), Jin Shin Jyutsu. Tailored to meet your specific needs. “The pain of everyday life” does not have to be your reality! Visa, MC, American Express. WWW.LINDA-WATKINS.COM. Michelle Butler, LMT 801-879-5411. At Meridian Massage, 1245 East 8600 South, Sandy, Utah 84094 Acupuncture and Chiropractic also available. You deserve it. Your body needs it. Mon, Fri, & Sat 1-6 by appointment. Tue & Thur 1-5 on site. Charles Forshew, LMT 801-870-5809. In the Graystone Office Bldg, Sugarhouse area. Affordable massage therapy for optimal wellness and treatment of pain. Feel better, sleep better, perform better, live stronger! Techniques include body centered therapies: Spa Massage-Deep Tissue-Hot Stones-Sports Massage. As well as healing energy works: Reiki-Polarity-ShiatsuReflexology. Experienced with older clients and their concerns. Outcall available. Call for an appointment. Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP 801-671-4533. Somatic Education and Bodywork. Feldenkrais®, Structural Integration and massage. Offering a unique blend of the 10 sessions with Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Discover the potential for learning and improvement at any age, as you come to inhabit your body with ease, vitality and integrity. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM. Rocky Mountain Rolfing® 801-671-9118. Becki Ruud, Certified Rolfer. “Expanding your potential for effortless living.” If you can imagine how it feels to live in a fluid, light, balanced body, free of pain, stiffness and chronic stress, at ease with itself and gravitational field, then you will understand the purpose of Rolfing®. Located in Riverton. WWW.ROCKYMOUNTAINROLFING.COM. Rolfing® Structural Integration Certified Rolfers Paul Wirth, 801-638-0021 and Mary Phillips, 801-809-2560. Rolfing improves movement, eases pain, and brings about lasting change in the body. Addressing structure together with patterns in movement and coordination, we help people find ease, resilience, efficiency and comfort. Free consultations. WWW.ROLFINGSALTLAKE.COM.
SpiritWolf Healing Arts 801-870-5613. 1390 S. 1100 E., Ste. 107. Margaret Miller, LMT, Transformation Catalyst. Ignite your inner work! Create more joy now. Experience major shifts and lasting change through a full spectrum of body work, innovative energy work, and shamanic healing. Each session tailored and aligned to your needs. TM
Touch Therapies for Health Rose 801-828-7273. 535 N. Central St. CranioSacral therapy, age regression therapy, Usui-Reiki Master/Teacher, feng shui. $35 discount for 1st time clients. Open daily, 11 am to 8 pm. 7 Days Week - Swedish $50 / Deep $65 801-582-2275, Bill Wagner, LMT. Therapeutic massage & bodywork integrating various modalities such as shiatsu, craniosacral, acupressure, reflexology & injury massage. Relax...repair...rejuvenate. Reasonable rates & discount packages available. Healing Mountain Massage School. 801-355-6300. Time Out Associates. 801-530-0633.
BOOKS, GIFTS, CDS, CLOTHING books, gifts & jewelry, imports, music stores Dragon Dreams, a New Age Gift Boutique 801-509-1043. 920 E 900 S. Meditation and chakra CDs, ORGANIC skin care products and incense, books, crystals, local artist consignments and mystical things like magic wands, fairies and dragons.
of voicing commercials and narrations for radio, TV, multi media and the World Wide Web. Personal coaching and demo production also available. WWW.VOSCOTT.COM Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Certification Course 435-655-9642. Park City Yoga Studio. Ayurveda is the healing side of Yoga. Certification is through internationally recognized California College of Ayurveda. Six weekends: F/Sa/Su. July 10-Aug 16. $1,150 certification/$950 course w/o certificate. WWW.PARKCITYYOGASTUDIO.COM Canyonlands Field Institute 1-800-860-5262. P.O. Box 68, Moab, UT 84532. Authentic nature and culture. River and hiking trips and camps for schools, adults and families. WWW.CANYONLANDSFIELDINST.ORG Healing Mountain Massage School 801-355-6300. 455 South 300 East, Suite 103, SLC, UT 84111. Morning, evening, & weekend programs. Graduate in as little as 7 months. 8 students in a class. Mentor with seasoned professionals. Practice in a live day spa. ABHES accredited. Financial aid: loans/grants available to those who qualify. WWW.HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG Elaine Bell. Art Instruction. 801-201-2496. Red Lotus School of Movement. 801-355-6375. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM
ENERGY WORK & HEALING energy balancing, Reiki (SEE ALSO: Bodywork)
Ken Sanders Rare Books 801-521-3819. 268 S. 200 E. Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, B. Traven. Utah and the Mormons. Modern First Editions. Out-of-Print Books. American West; Travels, Explorations, Wilderness, the Environment, National Parks & Western Americana. Antique Photography, Prints, Postcards, Posters—All Kinds of Paper Ephemera. Out-of-Print Searches. Hours: M.Sat. 10a-6p.
Aura Pictures, Readings,and Clearings 801-259-8577 Colleen Jensen. Enhance your happiness, vitality, peacefulness and physical wellbeing with bioenergy consulting! Chakra and aura balancing, before and after pictures, color and crystal treatments, herbal and aromatherapy recommendations, belief repatterning. Understand yourself in a new way and rise to full potential! Offices in downtown SLC and West Jordan.
Blue Boutique. 801-982-1100. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM
Buddha Maitreya Soultherapy Center 801-349-2639, see ad. Discover more vitality, happiness, peace and wellness. Private and group healing/meditation sessions. Soul Therapy retreats. For sale: Buddha Maitreya meditation and healing tools you can use to support your spiritual practice and to assist others in awakening the Soul and heal the personality. WWW.SOULTHERAPY.COM/SLC
The Vug Rock & Gem Jewelers. 801-521-6026. 872 E. 900 S. Twigs and Company. 801-596-2322. 1616 S. 1100 E.
EDUCATION schools, vocational, continuing education A Voice-Over Workshop 801-359-1776. Scott Shurian. The Salt Lake City voice-over workshop teaches the art
Reiki and Channeling by Phone 801-313-0692 Karen Burch. $50. Clairaudient, energy-based channel. Higher Self Guidance showers you with benefits. Many negative programs & attitudes disappear as you become more peaceful and centered. Addresses deeper questions, stress release, or dream understanding and interpretation. Free Reiki Distance Attunement w/session. KAREN1115@COMCAST.NET, WWW.INNER-PATHWAY.COM
Lilli DeCair 801-533-2444 or 801-577-6119. Holistic health educator, certified Thought Pattern Management practitioner, coach, shamanic wisdom, Medicine Wheel journeys, intuitive consultant, mediator, minister. Usui Reiki Master/teacher offers all levels complete in 10 individual classes, certification & mentoring on request. Visit at Dancing Cranes Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons for psychic sessions. Cafe Alchemy and Mayan Astrology, nutritional nudges, stress relief hospital visits, fundraising. Send a psychic telegram. On the board of directors, Utah Mental Health Assn.
the energy field, release of energetic blocks, and patterns held in physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies that may lead to dis-ease. WWW.STARTWITHLOVE.com.
Elizabeth Williams APRN-BC 801-486-4036. 1399 S. 700 E. Elizabeth Williams, RN, MSN. Traditional Usui Reiki Master. Reiki is a gentle, easy technique with remarkable results. Offering a safe environment for healing/balance on physical, emotional, spiritual levels. Everyone can learn Reiki. Classes & sessions available. Supervised student sessions available for reduced rates.
Theta Healing & EFT 435-843-5309 Theta DNA I & DNA II certified by Vianna’s Nature’s Path. Resolve physical & emotional pain. Limiting beliefs dissolved quickly. Leave your pains from years past & create lasting peace in your mind and body, call or e-mail today! Theta Healing with Darcy Phillips WWW.BLOSSOMINLIFE.COM
Healing Energy Work for You & Your Home Sherrie 801-205-6460 I energetically cleanse your space, ridding it of negativity. Overwhelmed, low energy, disconnected, in pain? This non-contact work results in an integral and simultaneous shift. Remote appointments available. My life’s work is your opportunity. “Disease both psychological and physical...is but a distorted reflection of divine possibilities.” A. Bailey Integrated Quantum Healing 801-252-1556. Lynne Laitinen RMT, ECRT, MC. 25 years of experience. Access to unparalleled key guidance into your spiritual, emotional and physical challenges; releases stress naturally. Offering core emotional release techniques, cranial-sacral, polarity, Quantum-Touch, Reiki and workshops. Credit cards accepted. Reiki & Karuna Reiki Master Teacher; Sound Healing and Meditation Teacher 801-359-2352. Carol A. Wilson, Ph.D., CHES, or INFO@CAROLWILSON.ORG. Registered, International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP) and International Center for Reiki Training. Individual Reiki, Karuna Reiki and sound healing sessions. For more info or Reiki I, II, III/Master and meditation class schedules, see WWW.CAROLWILSON.ORG Salt City Breathwork Rachel Carter, CTBF, 801-580-0248. In-home or out-calls. Transformational Breathing is a self-healing modality that incorporates connected diaphragmatic breath with music, sound healing, body mapping, movement, coaching, and positive intention. It is a powerful path to greater vitality, health, mental clarity, emotional integration, and higher insights. SALTCITYBREATHWORK@GMAIL.COM
State of the Heart 801-572-3414 Janet Hudonjorgensen, B Msc Quantum-Touch® Instructor and Practitioner. Quantum-Touch energy work helps to maximize the body's own capacity to accelerate its own healing. Once the root cause of disease is addressed a space is created for mental, emotional, physical, spiritual healing to occur. Offering monthly workshops, individual sessions. WWW.QUANTUMTOUCH.COM
Theta Healing with Darcy Phillipps 801-916-4221. Are you free to be who you really are? Changing your beliefs changes your life. Doors open to instant healing. Love is unconditional. Dreams to reality. Come and play. DARCYPHILLIPPS.COM.
Christina Sell Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor & Author of Yoga From The Inside Out July 17-19, 2009 at The Yoga Center * Christina with Teacher & Mentor, John Friend, Founder of Anusara® Yoga
FRIDAY, 7/17 GETTING ACQUAINTED 6:30-9 pm Preparing for deeper work with hip openers, twists, seated poses.
Kathryn Wallis 801-394-4577. Evenings 4-7. Be healthy regardless of your age and what you hear. Your body is a chemical lab reflecting formulas by thoughts, illnesses, aging, mindsets, lifestyle. Just living offsets chemical balance. I change your balance by remote only. 30 years experience. WWW.WHOLEBODYBALANCETUNING.COM
GETAWAYS get out and enjoy yourself! Wind Walker Guest Ranch and Intentional Eco-Community Spring City, Utah, 435-4620282, WWW.WINDWALKER.ORG We invite you to Join Us for a day, a weekend, a week, or a lifetime. Family/Corporate Retreats, Horses, Spa services, Festivals, Workshops, Love in action! Limited space now available in the eco-village. Entice your spirit to soar!
SEEKING HIGHER VISION 2-4:30 pm Backbends, peak experiences and how to have fun along the way.
Ayurveda, beauty supply, birth services/ prenatal care, Chinese medicine/acupuncture, chiropractics, colon therapy, dentistry, health centers, health products, homeopathy, naturopaths, nutritionists, physical therapy, physicians, women’s healthcare
Start With Love Empowering, encouraging, and supporting individuals as they re-learn, re-turn, and reconnect with their own innate healing intelligence. Facilitates clearing and charging of
Abundant Health of Ogden 801-782-7491. Linda Hallmark, I-Act Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, FDA-approved closed system. Colon hydrotherapy is a safe & gentle way to cleanse, hydrate & tone your body. Discover why so many clients love this prac-
SUNDAY, 7/19 OFF THE MOUNTAINTOP AND INTO THE WORLD 10 am - 12:30 pm A potpourri of inversions, backbending poses, creative vinyasa as an offering of your heart’s vision.
Learning Anusara® Yoga is as much a journey of exploration as it is a destination. The way that we travel the path is as important as where we go or at what rate we progress. Join Certified Anusara® Yoga teacher Christina Sell for a weekend of exploration, insight and "trekking" in good company. All Sessions: $130 Individual Sessions: $35 Register by calling 801-277-9166
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Sheryl Seliger, LCSW, Counseling & Craniosacral Therapy 801-556-8760. 1104 E. Ashton Ave. (2310 S.) Email: SELIGERS@GMAIL.COM Powerful healing through dialogue & gentle-touch energy work. Adults: Deep relaxation, stress reduction & spiritual renewal, chronic pain & illness, head & spinal injuries, anxiety, PTSD, relationship skills, life strategies. Infants and Children: colic, feeding & sleep issues, bonding, birth trauma. Birth preparation & prenatal CST.
SATURDAY, 7/18 FIRST THERE IS A MOUNTAIN 9-11:30 am Exploring the connection between basic standing poses and introductory arm balances.
All Sessions Held at * The Yoga Center 4689 So. Holladay Blvd. Holladay, Utah 84117 801-277-9166 www.yogautah.com email@example.com
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tice. Diet and nutritional support also offered. Make a step toward your health and wellness goals today. A.I.M: Frequencies – Balance – Self-Healing DaNell 801-680-2853, David 801-558-9340, Dixie-(Ogden) 801-458-1970. Everything is energy, therefore everything has a frequency. Imbalances have a frequency that can be brought into balance and neutralized by applying a balancing energy 24/7. Sanctuary, The Path to Consciousness, by Stephen Lewis tells of this technology – here now. Self-heal inherited predispositions, physical & mental illnesseses & environmental toxicity–24/7 using this tool. Pets too. www.infiniteconsciousness.com. Art of Living (www.artofliving.org) 801-352-2352. BREATH alone can heal YOU! "Sudarshan Kriya"—20 million people have experienced the powerful breathing practice to eliminate stress and toxins from the body and calm the mind. Contact for local workshops. Other programs to increase self-confidence and creativity in children: Art Excel for Kids; Youth Empowerment for Teens. Lori Berryhill, L. Ac. MSTOM Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine 670 7th Avenue 801-355-3076 / 801-554-5913 Offering a full range of health/wellness care. The philosophy of my clinic reaches for healing, restorative and preventative therapies including all acute and chronic diseases, sports injury, pediatrics, and emotional issues.
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Cameron Wellness Center T.W. Cameron, BSN, ND. 801-486-4226. 1945 South 1100 East #202. Remember When Doctors Cared? Once, a doctor cared. He had that little black bag, a big heart, an encouraging smile. Once, a doctor actually taught about prevention. Remember “an apple a day?” Dr. Cameron is a family practitioner. He takes care of you. He cares. Colon Hydrotherapy—Massage 801-541-3064. Karen Schiff, PT. Licensed physical therapist, certified colon hydrotherapist, IACT member, FDA approved system. Clear out old toxins & create the environment within you to realize your health goals. Gently soothe, cleanse, hydrate & tone your body’s primary elimination channel. Enhanced results with nutritional guidance & abdominal massage. This ancient work is a gentle, external method to relieve digestive distress, PMS, menopause, infertility, more! WWW.KARENSCHIFF.COM DNFT Chiropractic With Lacey Picard, DC. 801-505-8189 Directional Non-Force Technique offers specific, gentle adjustments for long-term correction. No cracking or popping. TMJ, knees, shoulders and spine are addressed as well as previously hopeless concerns. This technique focuses on minimal visits. Enjoy your life now! POWERFULLIFECHIRO.COM. Eastside Natural Health Clinic - EASTSIDENATURALHEALTH.COM Uli Knorr, ND 801.474.3684; 2188 S. Highland Drive #207. Use Natural Medicine to Heal! Dr. Knorr uses a multidimensional approach to healing. Focusing on hormonal balancing including the thyroid, the pancreas, and the ovarian and adrenal glands; gastrointestinal disorders, allergies. Food allergy testing, parasite testing and comprehensive hormonal work-up. Utah RBCBS and
ValueCare provider. Five Element Acupuncture LLC Pamela Bys, RN, BSN, L.Ac. (Dipl Ac.) 2670 South 2000 East, SLC; 256 Historic 25th St., Ogden. 801-920-4412. Five Element Acupuncture focuses on getting to the root cause of all problems. It treats symptoms as well as causes. Live Healthy and Live Long. WWW.ACUPUNCTURE5E.COM Forever Fit - Mind & Body 707 W. Genesee Avenue, SLC, UT 84104. 801-355-0137. Combine the elements of nutritional cleansing, exercise, and meditation to create a lifestyle of health and wellness. Free classes on nutritional cleansing and natural weight loss. Free meditation instruction. For more information, call or visit our website at: WWW.FIT.ORG Todd Mangum, MD, Web of Life Wellness Center 801-531-8340. 989 E. 900 S., Ste. A1. Dr. Mangum is a family practice physician who uses acupuncture, massage, herbs & nutrition to treat a wide range of conditions including chronic fatigue, HIV infection, allergies, digestive disturbances and fibromyalgia. He also designs programs to maintain health & wellness. WWW.WEBOFLIFEWC.COM NeuroDynamix 801-209-2005. 150 S. 600 E. Suite 1A, SLC, Utah 84102. Unlock your brain's potential! Train your brain to respond the way it is designed to respond. EEG biofeedback assists resolution of depression, anxiety, headaches, chronic pain, attentional disabilities, cognitive disabilities, trauma, and substance abuse, among other concerns. Function at your optimum best. Free consultation. Linda Rhees L.C.S.W. WWW.NEURODYNAMIX.ORG Planned Parenthood of Utah Call 1-800-230-PLAN to reach the Planned Parenthood nearest you. Affordable, confidential health care & family planning services for women, men & teens. Abstinence-based education programs for children 532-1586. Many volunteer opportunities 532-1586. Precision Physical Therapy 801-557-6733. Jane Glaser-Gormally, MS, PT. 4568 S. Highland Dr., Ste. 140. Licensed PT specializing in holistic integrated manual therapy (IMT). Safe, gentle, effective techniques for pain and tissue dysfunction. This unique form of therapy works to identify sources of pain and assists the body with self-corrective mechanisms to alleviate pain and restore mobility and function. BCBS and Medicare provider. Rising Sun Renewal 435-640-5020. Cleanse, Rebuild, Renew! Denise Walz, I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, Reiki Master, Wellness Education. Serving Park City/Summit County. Gentle cleansing to remove built up toxins that create illness, with a focus on rebuilding your body thru nutritional support based on The Body Ecology Diet. Renew your life! WWW.RISINGSUNRENEWAL.COM Synergy Dental 801-796-6882. Dr. Sean Ulm DMD. 389 West 600 North, Lindon, UT 84042. Family/cosmetic dentist in state-of-the-art office specializing in holistic dentistry, mercury/alloy-free fillings, safe removal of existing metal fillings, fluo-
ride-optional treatment, materials compatibility testing and ozone treatment. Member of Holistic Dental Association and International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. The Transcendental Meditation Program in Utah Natalie Hansen 801-446-2999 The easiest and deepest meditation, automatically providing rest twice as deep as sleep, most researched and recommended by physicians, for improved IQ, enhanced memory, better coordination, normal blood pressure, and reversal of aging. TM greatly deepens happiness and calmness, and it is a wellknown path to enlightenment. firstname.lastname@example.org www.tm.org Trina West, Unified Family Medicine 801-569-9393, 8282 South State #18, Midvale, UT. Trina West, Family Nurse Practitioner, specializes in family health, bioidentical hormone therapy and neurotransmitter evaluation, and modulation for the treatment of chronic and acute conditions with over 23 years of experience. Her unique approach to wellness is directed at one's core including an examination on the physical, energetic and spiritual levels. HICF forms available. Wasatch Vision Clinic 801-328-2020. 849 E. 400 S. in Salt Lake across from the 9th East TRAX stop. Comprehensive eye care, eye disease, LASIK, contacts and glasses since 1984. We accept most insurance. WASATCHVISION.COM Acupuncture Associates. 801-359-2705. Natalie Clausen. Center For Enhanced Wellness 801-5969998. 2681 E. Parley’s Way. Dr. Michael Cerami, Chiropractor. 801-4861818. 1550 E. 3300 S. WWW.DRCERAMI.COM Dragon Dreams. 989 E. 900 S. 801-5091043. WWW.DRAGONDREAMSGIFTBOUTIQUE.COM Millcreek Herbs, LLC. Merry Lycett Harrison, RH, CAHG. 801-466-1632, WWW.MILLCREEKHERBS.COM Millcreek Wellness Center WWW.MILLCREEKWELLNESS.COM 801-486-1818. 1550 E. 3300 S.
MISCELLANEOUS Hourly Space Available Dhanyata Life Center, West Jordan. Available for life enrichment classes, weekend workshops, creative workshops, small yoga/meditation groups, client and group meetings, life coaching etc. Early A.M. P/T subleases also available. FREE WIFI. DHANYATALIFECENTER.COM Space Available 801-596-0147 Ext. 41, 989 E. 900 S. Center for Transpersonal Therapy. Large plush space. Bright & comfortable atmosphere, available for workshops, classes, or ongoing groups. Pillows, yoga chairs, & regular chairs provided, kitchenette area. Available for hourly, full day or weekend use.
Tracy Aviary 801-322-BIRD. An oasis in the heart of Salt Lake City with 350 birds and 150 species. Many are endangered or injured in the wild and unfit to be released. Guests enjoy Utah’s oldest standing industrial building – The Mill, used for event rentals and year-round bird programs. WWW.TRACYAVIARY.ORG Petals and Promises Rev. Sharon Vollett, 801-998-8258 Celebrate your beautiful desire to begin life's journey with another. Sharon Vollett, spiritual and creative wedding officiant, will assist you on your special day. The ceremony began the moment you said "Yes," and your words give your heart a voice. WWW.PETALSANDPROMISES.ORG Volunteer Opportunity 801-474-0535. Adopt-A-Native-Elder is seeking office/warehouse volunteers in Salt Lake City every Tuesday and Friday 10:00 am - noon. Come and join a wonderful group of people for a fascinating and gratifying experience. Contact Joyce or MAIL@ANELDER.ORG, WWW.ANELDER.ORG. Catalyst 801-363-1505. 140 McClelland, SLC. CONTACT@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET. KCPW—88.3 & 105.1FM. 801-359-5279 KRCL—91 & 96.5FM. 801-359-9191 KUED—TV 7. 801-581-3064 KUER—FM90. 801-581-6777
MOVEMENT & SPORT dance, fitness, martial arts, Pilates, yoga AquaNia 801-455-6343 Jacqueline Fogel, Certified Nia Instructor. Experience the joy of movement in the water of a warm pool. AquaNia is movement that awakens body awareness and body wisdom to promote health and well-being. Adaptable to meet the needs of all fitness levels. JLFOGEL@COMCAST.NET Avenues Yoga 68 K Street, Salt Lake City UT, 84103. 801410-4639. Avenues Yoga is a friendly, downto-earth place where all are welcome. We offer classes for all body-types and ability levels, from Kids classes to Deep Relaxation and Restore, to Flow classes, to Power, to Yoga for Climbers, Core, and now Pilates! WWW.AVENUESYOGA.COM Bikram Yoga—Salt Lake City 801-488-Hot1 (4681). 1140 Wilmington Ave (across from Whole Foods). Bikram certified instructors teach a series of 26 postures affecting every muscle, ligament, organ & all of the body, bringing it into balance. 39 classes each week. All ages & ability levels welcome to all classes. The room is warm by intention, so come prepared to work hard & sweat. Check for new classes in Catalyst calendar. WWW.BIKRAMYOGASLC.COM Bikram Yoga—Sandy 801-501-YOGA (9642). 9343 South 1300 East. Local Introductory Offer-$29 for 30 Days Unlimited Yoga (Utah Residents Only). POWERED BY
%100 WIND POWER. Our South Valley sanctuary, nestled below Little and Big Cottonwood canyons, provides a warm and inviting environment to discover and or deepen your yoga practice. All levels are encouraged, no reservations necessary. All teachers are certified. 30 classes offered, 7 days a week. COMMUNITY CLASS-1st Saturday 10AM class each month is FREE TO NEW STUDENTS. WWW.BIKRAMYOGASANDY.COM Centered City Yoga 801-521-YOGA (9642). 918 E. 900 S. and 625 S. State St. Centered City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV “hangout” where everybody knows your name, sans Norm (and the beer, of course.) We offer more than 60 classes a week to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM. Kea Kapahua, Certified Pilates Instructor 801-707-9741. At Salt Lake Ballet Conservatory, 455 E. South Temple, Third Floor, SLC. Pilates is great for people at any fitness level, whether you’re a beginner or a highly skilled athlete or dancer wanting to improve your performance. Pilates Mat Classes are Tues/Thurs/Fri at 6:00pm and Wed at 8:00am. Private sessions on Pilates apparatus available by appointment. KEA@SLBALLET.COM
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE Dr. Robert Zeng, O.M.D., L.Ac. ᓿ 20 years of experience as a Chinese medicine educator and practitioner ᓿ Advanced training at Chegdu and Hei Long Jiang University of Chinese Medicine in China for pain management and post-stroke care ᓿ Founder of International Institute of Chinese Medicine (IICM), Albuquerque and Denver campuses. Relief From: arthritis, injury, post-surgery, fibromyalgia, migraine, sciatica, carpal tunnel, bone spurs, herniated disc, stroke rehabilitation, MS, asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, cold, flu, chronic fatigue, weight control, diabetes, thyroid disorders, prostate disorders, depression, stress, anxiety, insomnia, cancer, addiction, and other health concerns.
Dr. Lin Bin, O.M.D., L.Ac. ᓿ ᓿ ᓿ ᓿ
M.D. and O.M.D. in China Specialized in Chinese Gynecology and internal medicine Practiced acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the U.S. for 16 years Faculty member for IICM and Dallas College of Oriental Medicine. Relief From: infertility, PMS, irregular menstruation, menopausal symptoms, yeast infection, fibroid, endometriosis, breast lumps, ovarian cysts, pregnancy and after-birth care, hypertension, coronary heart disease, high cholesterol, arrhythmia, stomachache, constipation, colitis, hernias, ulcers, hepatitis, urinary tract infections, incontinence, and aging.
Center for Enhanced Wellness 2681 E. Parleys Way #203, Salt Lake City Tel: (801) 596 9998
Mindful Yoga 801-355-2617. Charlotte Bell, E-RYT-500 & Iyengar certified. Cultivate strength, vitality, serenity, wisdom and grace. Combining clear, well-informed instruction with ample quiet time, these classes encourage each student to discover his/her own yoga. Classes include meditation, pranayama (breath awareness) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) as well as physical practice of asana. Public & private classes, workshops in a supportive, non-competitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.
Pioneer Comprehensive Medical Clinic 12433 W. Fort Street, Draper Tel: (801) 576 1086
Personal Training Zone PILATES • YOGA • TAICHI • GROUP FITNESS CORRECTIVE EXERCISE • RESISTANCE STRETCHING for Weight Loss, Wellness, Peak Fitness & Sports Performance. Try COREfx - A non-intimidating version of P90-X - All Levels Welcome! Call 801-556-5964 or email RCCBSW@GMAIL.COM Red Lotus School of Movement 740 S 300 W, SLC, UT, 84101. 801-355-6375. Established in 1994 by Sifu Jerry Gardner and Jean LaSarre Gardner. Traditional-style training in the classical martial arts of T’ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and T’ai Chi Chih (qi gong exercises). Children’s classes in Wing Chun KungFu. Located downstairs from Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC. NET. The Shop Anusara Yoga Studio 435-649-9339. 1167 Woodside Ave., P.O Box 681237, Park City, UT 84068. Certified & affiliated Anusara instructors inspire students to open their hearts & express themselves through the art of yoga. Exciting alllevel classes taught in an amazing 4,500 sq ft. historic building in downtown Park City. Drop-ins welcome. WWW.PARKCITYYOGA.COM The Yoga Center 801-277-9166. 4689 So. Holladay Blvd. Hathabased yoga classes 7 days a week, including vinyasa, slow flow, Anusara, prenatal, gentle and restorative. Workshops, corporate and private sessions available. All levels of experience welcome. WWW.YOGAUTAH.COM
Feldenkrais® • Structural Integration • Yoga • Massage “A Return to Natural Movement” Sunday – June 7th – 12:30-3:30 @ the JCC
“The Art of Walking” Saturday – June 27th – 1-4 @ Avenues Yoga
Ongoing class Monday evenings – 5:30-7 @ Avenues Yoga (drop-ins welcome) Visit our new website for audio downloads, articles & videos on the rich world of somatic education. www.bodyhappy.com
Erin Geesaman-Rabke 801.898.0478 Carl Rabke LMT 801.671.4533
Yoga Path 801-860-8638, 12582 S Fort St (950 E), Draper, Utah 84020. Practice yoga with our growing community inside a calming, beautiful space in historic Draper. Our personalized instruction allows you to move at your own pace. Walk through our magic door—you’ll be most welcome! Classes offered are Restore, Vinyasa Flow, Fundamentals, Fusion, Hatha, Power and Kids Yoga. Soon to be a comprehensive wellness center! WWW.YOGA-PATH.ORG Erin Geesaman Rabke Somatic Educator. 801-898-0478. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM RDT Community School. 801-534-1000. 138 W. Broadway. Streamline. 801-474-1156. 1948 S. 1100 E. WWW.STREAMLINEBODYWORKS.NET
PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES astrology, mediums, past life integration, psychics All About Your Life: Readings, Psychic Tarot 801-575-7103. Margaret Ruth. Listen to Margaret Ruth on X-96 FM on Friday mornings or book a private appointment or party. WWW.MARGARETRUTH.COM April Olas: Clairvoyant Readings & ThetaHealing. Gain a deeper understanding, clarity and direction about your situation through a reading with April. Heal physical,emotional, spiritual, relationship, and financial issues and shift into a new empowered direction through ThetaHealing. Available for phone appointments daily call 801-6441975 or in person Thursdays at Dragon Dreams on 9th & 9th in SLC call 801-5091043. For more information about April and ThetaHealing, or to book your appointment online please visit: WWW.APRILOLAS.COM Astrological Compatibility Dating Local author Koda announces the launch of www.astro-dating.com. Search by astrological compatibility, print compatibility reports and more. First 1,000 members pay just 99¢ a month. Candice Christiansen 480-274-5454. I have returned to Utah after a short hiatus to Arizona. I share my clairaudient, clairsentient, and clairvoyant abilities as I connect with divine source in answering questions about your past, present and future experiences. I communicate with those that have passed to the other side, offering the safety, love and support you deserve as you get in touch with your magnificence. Join me on your perfect journey to heal your soul and reconnect with your divinity. Channeled Full Spectrum Readings Direct From the Masters 801-347-5493, Marie. Tap into your highest
potential by having readings brought forth in the highest vibration possible. Receive wisdom, counseling, life path, career, and love advice, entity healings, prayer work, ascension and path acceleration. Become the light. Channeled Readings through Spiritual Medium 801-968-8875, 801-577-1348. Deloris, as heard on the Mick & Allen Show (KBER Radio, 101.1), can help you with those who have crossed over and other paranormal activity. She can help bring understanding regarding past lives, life purpose and relationships. Available for parties and night clubs. DELORISSPIRITUALMEDIUM.COM Lilli DeCair: Inspirational Mystical Entertainment 801-533-2444 and 801-577-6119. European born professional psychic, holistic health educator, reiki master /teacher, life coach, Poet, singer, dancer, wedding planner/official, Shamanic 9 Day Medicine Wheel Journeys. Siel Iren, MA 801-520-1470. Intuitive Readings, Spiritual Counseling & Vibrational Healing WWW.SPIRITHEALINGARTS.ORG Alyse Finlayson, Spiritual Artist & Psychic 435-640-6042. Trained artist uses her psychic gifts to paint portraits of your angels and guides. Offering soul retrievals and assists people in building and bringing awareness to their connection with their souls (higher selves) so as to develop their chosen soul paths. WWW.SOULINTERCONNECTION.COM; Julie Sudbury Latter, Master Astrologer 801-539-0539. 25 years in practice. Personal readings by phone, in person. Relationship compatibilities, career options, life crisis and lessons, life direction. Readings for loved ones passed on. Understand what your loved one experienced in the death process. Palmistry with Cindy Mytych 801-942-2054. Indepth analysis of your hands. Palm readings can help you learn more about yourself, your health, hidden talents, life purpose and more. See how your hands can reveal your life lessons. Have fun and become enlightened. Gift certificates and group discounts available. Please call for appointment. Sangoma INC proudly presents… 801-706-3448. Utah’s PREMIER Psychic Medium—Mvanah Maloti—Sangoma Healer & Clairvoyant. Palmistry, Tarot and Crystal Ball Readings—Private Séance’s Available. 110% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! Visit us on the web at: WWW.SANGOMAHEALER.COM Soul & Psyche 801-293-0484. Cynthia Hill, PhD. Experience the dynamic combination of Soul-centered astrology and 'energetic psychology'. For me, one's birth chart is a blueprint of the soul's intent and purpose, as well an exquisite map of one’s current and past-life cellular, vibrational, mind-body habits and patterns. In this way, one's astrology is one's psychology. We will explore personality strengths and challenges, relationship and family dynamics, and current and future cycles of personal and spiritual growth. The session creates inspiration, healing and empowerment through Self
knowledge and understanding. 35 years experience. Soul Path Healing Open and heal disowned energy--once reconfigured, everything shifts. Chakra dreamscape repatterning. Clairvoyant; connected to spirit guides. 25 years practice in healing arts. Transform your dance through time, relationships, experience. Refresh a direct connectivity with the universe. Experience beautifully expanded processes, which await your freshminded participation. Contact your healer: GLENDA@SOULPATHHEALING.NET Transformational Astrology Ralfee Finn. 800-915-5584. Catalyst’s astrology columnist for 10 years! Visit her website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or e-mail her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM Amy Megan West, Professional Astrologer 801-550-5353. Astrology, Tarot and Psychic reader with over 20+ years experience. Astrologer for WWW.MYSTARLINES.COM. Call for appointment. WWW.MOONGLIDE.COM. Anne Windsor, Professional Astrologer 888-876-2482. 1338 S Foothill #182 Salt Lake City UT 84108. KNOW NOW. Invest in a session with Anne Windsor and draw on her extensive experience to crack your own life’s code. Discover winning strategies to attract healthy relationships, establish financial security, achieve professional success, and find contentment. Private tutoring, gift certificates available. Visa/MC. WWW.ANNEWINDSOR.COM The Windswept Center 801-560-3761. We offer classes and workshops that teach you how to access your own clairvoyance and healing abilities. Learn simple tools to bring your life together— manage your job, family, future, relationships, creativity, health and spirituality. For more information about us, classes and workshops, please visit our web site or call our office. WWW.WINDSWEPTCENTER.COM Intuitive Therapy Suzanne Wagner, 801-3592225. Trish Withus 801-918-6213. WWW.THEREISONLYLOVE.COM
PSYCHOTHERAPY COUNSELING & PERSONAL GROWTH coaching, consulting, hypnosis, integrated awareness, psychology / therapy /counseling, shamanic, sound healing Avatar 801-244-8951. Avatar is a consciousness training course that teaches us to live deliberately. It gives us tools for experiencing compassion and true cooperation on our planet and opens doors unimaginable. Rebecca Hunt is a new Avatar Master. Call regarding a free
introduction. Jeff Bell, L.C.S.W. 801-364-5700, Ext. 2, 1399 S. 700 E. Ste. 1, SLC. Specializing in empowering relationships; cultivating hardiness and mindfulness; managing stress & compulsivity; alleviating depression/ anxiety/grief; healing PTSD & childhood abuse/ neglect; addictions recovery; GLBT exploration as well as resolving disordered eating, body image & life transitions. Individual, couples, family, group therapy & EMDR. Center for Transpersonal Therapy 801-596-0147. 989 E. 900 S. Denise Boelens, PhD; Heidi Ford, MS, LCSW, Chris Robertson, LCSW; Lynda Steele, LCSW; Sherry Lynn Zemlick, PhD, Wil Dredge LCSW. The transpersonal approach to healing draws on the knowledge from traditional science & the spiritual wisdom of the east & west. Counseling orientation integrates body, mind, & spirit. Individuals, couples, groups, retreats, & classes. Steven J. Chen, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist 801-718-1609. 150 S. 600 E. Healing techniques for depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Treatment of trauma, abuse and stress. Career guidance. Sensitive and caring approach to create wellness, peace, happiness and contentment. WWW.STEVENJCHEN.COM. Sue Connor, Ph.D. 1399 South 700 East #10. 801-583-7848. Mindful psychotherapy strategies can provide for relief from anxiety, post traumatic stress, addiction, disordered eating, chronic pain/illness, depression. Improve your response to stress with effective self care strategies. Start feeling better now. Check out group schedule. WWW.MINDFULSLC.COM Healing Leaf Hypnotherapy 801-541-6037. Jessi Hughes, hypnotherapist. Specializing in children and teens, offering healing through connection with the subconscious mind, including many issues such as: self-esteem, night time problems, bully issues, sports, grades, focus, tempers, empowerment, trauma. Also assists with forgiveness and addictions. Specialized meditation CDs also available for infants-elderly. WWW.JESSIHUGHES.COM Jake Shannon, Master Hypnotist 801-635-4488. To transform, first form a trance... Take a journey down the rabbit hole to a whole new world of hypnosis, meta-cognition, mnemonics, and more. Call right now for your appointment. WWW.SCIENTIFICMINDCONTROL.COM Stephen Emerson, LCSW 801 487-1091. 150 S 600 E, Ste. 7B Offering mindfulness based psychotherapy to facilitate growth, change, and healing for individuals, couples, and families dealing with life transitions, stress, emotional difficulties, low self-esteem, relationship issues, addictive behaviors, and trauma. Also specializing in the treatment of performance anxiety for musicians and other public presenters. See STEPHENEMERSON.COM. Email: STEVE@TECHFORPEOPLE.NET Marianne Felt, MT-BC, LPC 801-524-0560, EXT. 3. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C.
Licensed professional counselor, board certified music therapist, certified Gestalt therapist, Red Rock Counseling & Education. Transpersonal psychotherapy, music therapy, Gestalt therapy, EMDR. Open gateways to change through experience of authentic contact. Integrate body, mind, & spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts, & relationships that challenge & inspire our lives. Some lower fees available. Robin Friedman, LCSW 801-599-1411 (Sugar House). Transformational psychotherapy for making lasting positive change. Discover effective ways of finding and expressing your deeper truth and authentic self. Relationship work, trauma recovery, depression/anxiety, sexuality, addictions, creative explorations of life-purpose and selfawareness. Individuals, couples, groups. Also trained in Expressive Arts Therapy. WWW.ROBINFRIEDMANTHERAPY.COM ROBIN@ROBINFRIEDMANTHERAPY.COM Teri Holleran, LCSW Red Rock Counseling & Education, LLC 801524-0560. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Transformational therapy, consultation & facilitation. Discover how the investigation of loss, trauma, body symptoms, mood disturbances, relationship conflicts, environmental despair & the questions related to meaning & purpose initiate the transformational journey. Hypnosis: Jolene Shields, C.Ht. 801-942-6175. Hypnosis is a naturally induced state of relaxed concentration in which suggestions for change are communicated to the subconscious mind, making change seem effortless and easy. Jolene is a medically certified hypnotherapist with 18 years of experience. Weight loss, HypnoBirthing®, stress reduction, smoking cessation, etc. In-Home Mental Health Therapy 801-244-9049. Frank Clayton, LPC. Ideal for people who won't or can't leave the house, including teenagers shutting you out, claiming they are "fine" (when you know they aren't) and people too busy to keep office appointments. Some insurance accepted. Law of Attraction Lynn Solarczyk 801-510-0593 or LYNNSOLARCZYK@MAC.COM. Teaching the law of attraction—what it is, and how to apply it to your life. LIVINGLOA.BLOGSPOT.COM Jan Magdalen, LCSW 801-582-2705, 2071 Ashton Circle, SLC. Offering a transpersonal approach to the experiences and challenges of our life cycles, including: individuation-identity, sexuality and sexual orientation, partnership, work, parenting, divorce, aging, illness, death and other loss, meaning and spiritual awareness. Individuals, couples and groups. Clinical consultation and supervision. Marilynne Moffitt, PhD 801-266-4551. 825 E. 4800 S. Murray 84107. Offering interventions for psychological growth & healing. Assistance with behavioral & motivational changes, refocusing of life priorities, relationship issues, addiction & abuse issues, & issues regarding health. Certified clinical hypnotherapist, NLP master practitioner & EMDR practitioner. Sunny M. Nelson, MSW CSW 801-755-1229. Healing with the Higher Self. Interventions to assist Autistic and Indigo children and adults. Healing with assistance from
the Higher Self to resolve trauma, addictions, grief/ loss, women’s issues, emotional pain, gay/lesbian /bisexual issues. This approach teaches the concept that one chooses life events for the purpose of soul growth and spiritual mastery. Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 801-631-8426. Sanctuary for Healing and Integration, 860 E. 4500 S., Ste. 302. Steve is a seasoned psychiatrist, Zen priest and shamanic healer. He sees kids, teens, adults, couples and families, integrating psychotherapy, meditation and soul work with judicious use of medication to relieve emotional pain and problem behavior. Steve specializes in creative treatment of bipolar disorders. STEVE@KARMASHRINK.COM. Blog: WWW.KARMASHRINK.COM. Jon Scheffres, MA, LPC 801-633-3908. 1550 E. 3300 S., SLC. Every life is a call to adventure. Offering an awareness-based approach for treating depression, anxiety, marital/relationship issues, adolescent behavior problems, domestic violence and addictions. Individual, family, couples, and groups. Stress reduction through yoga and meditation. Clinical consultation and supervision also available. Steve Seliger, LMFT 801-661-7697. 1104 E. Ashton Ave. (2310 S.) #203. Specializing in helping people develop healthy loving relationships, conflict resolution for couples, developing powerful communication skills, resolving parent-teen conflicts, depression, phobias, ending & recovering from abuse, conflicts & issues related to sexuality & libido in men & women, sexual orientation issues. Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW Shamanic Practitioner, Minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth 801-531-8051. Shamanic Counseling. Shamanic Healing. Mentoring for people called to the Shaman’s Path. Explore health or mental health issues using the ways of the shaman. Sarah’s extensive training includes shamanic extraction healing, soul retrieval healing, psychopomp work for death and dying, shamanic counseling and shamanic divination. Sarah has studied with Celtic, Brazilian, Tuvan, Mongolian, Tibetan and Nepali Shamans. Naomi Silverstone, DSW, LCSW 801-209-1095. Psychotherapy and shamanic practice, 989 E. 900 S. #B5. Holistic practice integrates traditional and nontraditional approaches to health, healing, and balance or “ayni.” Access new perceptual lenses as you reanimate your relationship with nature. Shamanic practice in the Inka tradition. SoulCentered Coaching LLC 801-440-1752. Sara Winters, MA, Spiritual Psychology. Find balance in your life by connecting with your Soul’s Desire to live your life consciously through Self-Awareness, gratitude and forgiveness.
Web of Life Wellness Center
Todd Mangum, MD • Aymi Bennhoff, FNP for the treatment of:
stress • fatigue • toxicity weight issues • sleep disorders hormone imbalances anxiety & depression gynecological concerns 989 East 900 South, Ste. A1, SLC tel. 531.8340
The pain of watching people we love struggle with chemical dependency is overwhelming...you wonder where to seek help.
CHOICE Choosing Healthy Options: Intervening, Connecting and Engaging
Matt Stella, LCSW Red Rock Counseling & Education, LLC 801524-0560 x1. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups. Specializing in relationship work, mens issues, depression, anxiety, addictive patterns, and life-meaning explorations.
The class is free and focuses on information, resources and tools of change to assist family members seeking answers about chemical dependency treatment.
Daniel Sternberg, PhD, Psychologist 801-364-2779. 150 South 600 East, Bldg. 4B.
For additional information, call 583-2500.
A class offered by Neuropsychiatric Institute clinicians Mondays, 6:00-7:00 PM at the Institute, 501 Chipeta Way.
BIKE RIDE OF THE MONTH
A Salt Lake City favorite for beating the heat BY PAIGE BEALS his month’s ride is a popular among local cyclists: Emigration Canyon. On almost any given day when the pavement is dry you can find a hearty soul pumping the 8.5-mile trek up the canyon on their trusty bicycle. It is an easily reached route out of the hustle and bustle of Salt Lake City and into the brilliance of the Wasatch mountain range.
through the dense scrub oak. This task set them back three weeks and ultimately contributed to their doom in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is also where the Mormon pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley a year later and Brigham Young famously declared, “This is the place.” Nowadays, the canyon’s paved road is one of the most popular
On almost any given day when the pavement is dry you can find a few hearty souls pumping the 8.5-mile trek up the canyon on their trusty bicycles. The canyon is a moderately populated township in Salt Lake County on the east side of the Salt Lake valley, beginning at the southern end of the University of Utah, just north of Hogle Zoo. Emigration Canyon has a long history. The ill-fated Donner Party was one of the first groups to traverse the rugged canyon in 1846, slowed by the necessity of cutting
bicycle rides along the Wasatch Front. It is easily reached from just about any place in the valley and has little to moderate traffic during the week, although during the summer months traffic can increase— including motorcycles and trucks towing boat trailers. Emigration Canyon has a bad rap with cyclists—many believe the ride to be trafficky and dangerous.
Although that’s not nearly as true as rumor has it, in recent years developers have been building more new homes; as the number of new homes increases in the canyon, so does the road traffic. Especially because of resident traffic and the increased popularity of cycling, there are a few rules of the road to keep in mind when riding in the canyon, including the countywide rule of riding no more than two riders abreast. This law applies unless otherwise regulated by a “Single File Riding Only” sign or if it impedes the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. A bicycle lane in the lower part of the canyon enables riders to ride sideby-side, but disappears just a ways after Ruth’s Café—then it’s singlefile riding only. If you’re driving, note that county law says you must give cyclists a minimum of three feet of room when passing. Although the bike lane disappears, there’s a wide shoulder until the Pinecrest turnoff near the top of the canyon. After that, the shoulder narrows. Also, early morning and late evening riders should realize that drivers have reduced visibility, as they are driving into the sun. “Cyclists are most safe when they are aware of their surroundings,” says Sgt. Cory Latham of the Salt Lake County Sheriffs Office. “There are pedestrians, animals, construction and garbage collection going on up there. And the traffic in Emigration Canyon is projected to grow.” Keep an eye open and everything will be just fine. According to Sgt. Latham, things run smoothly if motorists and
How to do it Begin the ride at Hogle Zoo on Sunnyside Avenue and head east up Emigration Canyon road. The 8.5-mile route (one way) to the top of the canyon ends with a climb to the summit of the not-so-aptly named Little Mountain. Here are impressive views of Upper Mountain Dell Reservoir, the Mill Creek Range and Parleys Canyon. The total elevation gain is 1,828 feet. Expect the ride to take at least an hour unless you’re used to riding fast uphill. Remember your sunscreen (especially for the backs of the calves!) and to carry plenty of water. Expect to use 8oz of water for every 15 minutes of riding. If you are looking for more of a challenge, you can continue down the other side of Little Mountain to the reservoir, turn left toward East Canyon onto U.S. Highway 65 and ride up to Big Mountain pass. Riding up to Big Mountain pass is significantly more challenging. cyclists obey the rules—traffic engineers have studied Emigration and hopefully have perfected the system. Because of the moderate grades it is ideally suited to both the novice rider as well as the elite training for the next big race. Refreshments can be found along the way, too; riders can stop at the Sun and Moon Café or the recently reopened Ruth’s Diner. u Paige Beals is the volunteer director for Utah Free Media (UTAHFM.ORG), and the host of "Wasatch Cocktail," 12-3pm Wednesdays. She is a road biking junkie who successfully completed the Snowbird Hill Climb last year and plans to ride LOTOJA (Logan to Jackson Hole) in 2009.
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The simple secret (to dreams come true) BY JEANNETTE MAW
n the quest to find satisfaction and fulfillment in life, you could spend $150,000 for a year working with a renowned life coach; you could read thousands of books or attend hundreds of programs contributing to an $11 billion-a-year self-help industry; you could invest years of therapy learning to leave problems behind.… Or it could be much simpler than that. Achieving success and getting what we want in life doesn’t have be a complex, tricky or long and drawn out process. It can be as easy as following the advice of two simple words: Get happy. While it might sound trite and perhaps easier said than done (we’ll talk about that next!), the reason getting happy is so effective is that once you’ve activated this vibration, the energy of everything you’ve been wanting pulls you forward, into it. It no longer takes hard work or struggle or effort to make dreams come true or achieve your goals. It comes together naturally, swiftly and easily. Why is that? Because of that little thing called the law of attraction. We can experience only what we’re a vibrational match to. So as we make getting happy our primary focus, not only are we having more fun and enjoying the journey, but we’re also aligning to the frequency where happy things unfold. So if getting what we want is that simple and getting happy is so effective, why isn’t everyone making it a higher priority?
We were trained out of it. We were taught it takes hard work to get what we want, and that we are responsible for making things happen. We heard that there’s no gain without pain and that we have to earn our rewards by paying our dues. These beliefs don’t encourage us to make “getting happy” our number one priority. And yet, when we do, magic happens! When we free ourselves from frustration and exhaustion and give ourselves the relief that leads to higher vibrations, we allow beautiful things to unfold. Check out this experience from a gentleman I know who practiced it in his career: When we last spoke I was in Austin, spending my days in a corporate cubicle and not enjoying it much. I wanted to move to Santa Fe, work less and be paid more. Well, I’m writing you from a little adobe house near downtown Santa Fe. I’m using my computer abilities for a small company that is paying me a higher hourly rate and asks for fewer hours of my day. Here’s the story: Do you remember annual reviews? That peculiar form of psychological torture common in large corporations? Well, a couple of weeks ago I sat down with my supervisor and was told all the areas she found me deficient in. It did not feel very good and I stewed about it for a couple of days. I knew my vibe sucked but I couldn’t find the relief thought. Well, until I did. The relief thought was that I did not have to please my boss. It was okay to let go of pleasing her, or the company. I did not care about the
things they wanted me to care about and that was okay. It was also okay for her to care about these things. Funny how when I finally find the relief thought, it begins to snowball (17 seconds). I could feel my vibe improve. I talked with my wife about this late into the night and by morning I felt very centered and calm. When I got to the office I went straight to my boss’ office and we had a delightful conversation about what we each cared about and how she really believed in the value of all those statistics and numbers that I dismissed as unimportant. I told her that I now understood that this was important to her and that if caring about this was required, I was probably not the person she needs. By the end of the conversation I had happily resigned and was shaking her hand and wishing her and everyone there well. It felt great. I rode that high for the rest of the day. My wife wasn’t thrilled that I had quit my job without securing another one first. I tried to reassure her that this was an inspired action. I was following a path of increasingly good feeling and that I was certain it could only lead to good feeling manifestation. Two days later I was browsing Craigslist for Santa Fe and saw the ad for the gig I have now. I sent my resumé, we traded emails and then
What I finally got was to keep following the thoughts and actions that felt best, from all I had to choose from at a given moment. I didn’t go to my boss raring to quit, although it was okay if I did. It felt good to leave under pleasant conditions. At every turn in this road, I am choosing whatever feels good. Abraham [channeled by Esther Hicks] says the only thing that keeps us from what we want is how willing we are to endure discomfort. I am no longer willing to endure discomfort and guess what—Abe is right! —Stephen Taylor, Santa Fe ometimes it takes guts and might feel like a huge leap of faith to follow where our happiness would take us, but it pays off when we head in that direction. That’s because happy endings can only arrive when we get happy now. For those of us who think getting happy is a big challenge, know that it’s a simple matter of first making peace with your life as it is right now. That opens up tremendous potential to find more enjoyment, more reasons to smile, and more delight in simple daily life. In Los Angeles last summer, Abraham suggested this to audience members: “Get happy. In any way you can. If you have to run away from home,
Getting happy is simply a matter of first making peace with your life as it is right now. That opens up tremendous potential to find more enjoyment, more reasons to smile, and more delight in daily life. spoke on the phone. I drove to Santa Fe from Austin on a Monday, interviewed on Tuesday, drove home Wednesday and got an email offering me the gig Thursday. We hustled around for a week getting stuff sold and given away and packed before I came back to Santa Fe to start work. My wife is leaving tomorrow with our puppy to join me here after she sends our remaining possessions off with the movers. Everything has been without effort. I found a house to rent my first day here that is walking distance from the downtown plaza and five minutes from my job. I’m enjoying myself and have the opportunity to learn some really fun computer and web design stuff.
do it. If you have to go to the beach every day, do it. Do anything you can do to get happy. In most cases it doesn’t involve action. Get happy in your mind.” My experience has shown that often the best way to feel the joy and relief of happiness is to simply change our mind about whatever’s keeping us from it. That simple step leads to more tangible evidence which puts happiness even more within reach. As usual, though, don’t take my word for it. Put it into practice and see what wonderful things happen next for you! Jeannette Maw is a Law of Attraction coach and founder of Good Vibe Coaching. WWW.GOODVIBECOACH.COM Abraham: WWW.ABRAHAM-HICKS.COM.
METAPHORS FOR THE MONTH JUNE 2009 A TAROT READING FOR CATALYST READERS BY SUZANNE WAGNER
Arthurian Tarot: Bors, Taliesin Mayan Oracle: Shadow, Dreamer and Dreamed Aleister Crowley: Valour, Art, Luxury Medicine Cards: Wolf, Blank Shield, Deer Osho Zen Tarot: Comparison, Politics, Adventure Healing Earth Tarot: Ace of Pipes, Ten of Rainbows, Medicine Wheel Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Ten of Cups, The Tower, Four of Wands Words of Truth: Earth, Creativity, Feeling e tend to live by a set of rules and laws that work on the level of awareness that our perception understands. This is a valid way to grow as each of us is wired slightly differently to the karmic life experiences we have chosen for ourselves. At times we separate or disagree with others’ perceptions of what is true, which forces us to consider other perspectives. When life requires us to expand beyond what we think we know, it can be quite destabilizing. At the beginning of the expansion of our own truth we seek out others of like mind for safety, security and validation. But wisdom is the willingness to go beyond the safety and the need to belong, to allow new experiences to broaden our minds and hearts into the places of acceptance and love of everyone and everything. Letting go of the need for others to define and stabilize your experience is a terrifying leap of faith. This is not something that can be done quickly; it evolves with your awareness and personal experience. No one can really show you who you are. No one can totally see the mag-
nificence of who you are becoming. I know for myself that I spent many years needing cognitive information to allow my mind to relax into believing that I really knew something. This builds confidence and it is through confidence that one is willing to take greater risks. But the moment arrives when we know that we no longer need to conform. Now, we aim to take a few risks before we die to uncover who might really be hiding within us. Each of us has our higher self to guide and teach us. Yet, it is helpful to have others willing to walk the path of self-awareness with us— sometimes to reveal, through supposed foes or repeating circumstances, our own shadows or areas
Take the circumstance into which you were born and learn to make your life a work of art. of self-denial, aspects of ourselves previously blocked or hidden. Friends are a crucial sounding board to help navigate the complex patterns of desire and attachment as we abandon safety nets in quest of a more honest expression of authentic self. Do not become too attached to the patterns in the past—the past experiences of failure that still haunt and limit, as well as past positive experiences. The fact is, you can never really go back. Take the circumstance into which you were born and learn to make your life a work of art. Be willing to see the world with the eyes and wonder of a child. Celebrate the joys and feel your heavier emotions as fully as possible. This month, ask yourself what you want to experience before you die in order to feel fulfilled. Breathe fully into what inspires you. Create experience that allows integration of cognitive information into practical awareness and eventual wisdom. Listen to the music and poetry of your personal life story. You are your own symphony. Allow your uniqueness. Risk. Open into the fullest expression possible in this lifetime. u Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She lives in Salt Lake City. SUZWAGNER.COM
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June 2009 This month, one thing is guaranteed: You won’t be bored BY RALFEE FINN une 2009 is bustin’ out all over, but its days and night are anything but a cliché. Every member of the astrological pantheon has a part to play in June’s unfolding drama, and that participation turns the month into an almost non-stop marathon of activity. As the planets run the gamut of intensity from negative to positive (and just about everything in between), one thing is guaranteed: You won’t be bored. Rather, you could easily be swept away, which is why navigating June’s intensity requires the ability to adjust when necessary, as well as the skill to avoid extreme mood swings. Rather than get tossed about or thrown off course, maintain your equilibrium by recalibrating your internal compass as often as is required. Two themes dominate the entire month. The first is a Venus/Mars conjunction. The initial and traditional interpretation for this interaction is the desire not only to be loved, but also the desire to love.
Mars is in the Sign of Taurus, a position that amplifies its physicality and sensuality, and on June 6, Venus moves into Taurus, her home sign, a position that intensifies those very same qualities. As Venus and Mars get physical, mere mortals are likely to feel the same urges, so don’t be surprised if your libido is off the charts. For those not inclined toward the corporeal, this conjunction also conjures creative rather than procreative passion. But channeling those sexual impulses into other activities will take extra effort, especially when Mars, and then Venus move into a trine with Pluto June 1-14. This positive alliance is most commonly seen as a proclivity toward procreation, which is why directing its power toward artistic endeavors might prove a Herculean task. That said, Pluto’s presence clearly indicates transformation is possible. So while it may be difficult not indulging those sexual urges, this trine can be used to make powerful personal shifts. From June 15-29, Saturn trines
both Venus and Mars, another positive interaction that is sober and reserved as well as capable of overcoming almost any obstacle. This trine provides a sharp contrast to the Pluto trine. Lust is certain to turn into longing, as Saturn’s natural reserve curbs Pluto’s carnal appetites. The good news is that a Venus/Mars/Saturn trine is loyal, faithful and enduring; so don’t be surprised if a Pluto fling turns into a more lasting condition. The second major theme this month is the ongoing conjunction between Jupiter/Neptune/Chiron. We’ve been under this altruistic influence for quite some time, and as you may already know, a conjunction between Jupiter and Neptune is always about the pursuit of idealistic endeavors. But Chiron’s participation is skewing this conjunction toward the deeper wounds of what keeps us from actualizing those goals. And because the causal level of greed or indifference toward our fellow travelers (animal, vegetable and mineral) is so deep and endemic (and
If you know your ascendant and/or your Moon sign, read that, too. from the inside out, which is Aries March 21-April l9 Virgo August 23-September 22 The ideal partnership would be the marriage of your inner female to your inner male; by that I mean the union of insight and action. Make a commitment to honoring your intuition and allowing it to guide your choices; you will be pleased with the results.
April 20-May 20
The best way to transform a defeat into a victory is to do whatever it takes to learn from your mistakes. If you can apply logic to your process, you will start to see where and how you can improve your method.
May 21-June 21
Your efforts are best devoted to creating and maintaining inner fortitude. Yes, a strong external stance is important, but that position needs to be informed
why working on your inner strength will work wonders on your external situation.
June 22-July 22
Be a friend to those in need, but try not to violate your integrity by ignoring boundaries and creating codependence you might later regret. Yes, generosity and kindness are a must, but sometimes saying “no” is also a helpful remedy.
Leo July 23-August 22 Life plays out on a split screen: On one hand, you are emotionally super-charged, and your moods are affecting your choices; on the other, you are working with greater clarity than you ever have before. Merge these stories by transforming your emotional intensity into professional passion.
It’s a matter of perspective, and while you may think I’m being superficial about the gravity of your situation, I’m not. To find the stamina and strength to move forward, you need to realistically assess where you’ve been.
September 23-October 22
If you feel like “hermitizing,” indulge that impulse and give yourself permission for as much quiet time as necessary. Social interaction isn’t always required and often taking a break from relationships can be just what’s needed to reinvigorate and renew certain affiliations.
Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21 Conversations with significant others, personal as well as professional, take on a spiritual qual-
therefore hard to identify) the effect of the Jupiter/Neptune/Chiron conjunction feels more like “hope-iness” than actual hope. (I didn’t come up with the idea of “hope-iness,” although I wish I had.) It’s a kind of generally optimistic attitude that believes in change despite evidence to the contrary. Good intentions are clearly stated, but followthrough falls short of the mark. Action is the best antidote for hope-iness, and there are several planetary interactions that could move many of us out of a habituation to lip service and into action. First, from June 1-16, Mercury, now direct and gathering momentum, squares the Jupiter/Neptune/Chiron conjunction. Mercury symbolizes all intellectual activity and its persistent presence could spark real questions about how to stay on the change track. Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions about what has to transform in order to put your personal life in order. And insist that our new President ask the same kind of difficult questions. It would
ity as you and those you care about speak from the heart. Stay open to what’s expressed and make every effort meet that candor with authenticity.
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21 The focus is on work and money—a great partnership— and how you can transform your financial situation by working well with others. Even if you work alone, spend a moment or two figuring out how you can expand your opportunities through networking with people of like mind.
Dec 22-Jan 19
If you’re willing to make peace, almost all your efforts will be well met. So rather than assume an aggressive posture, relax, and soften your stand. Certain situations will require strong action, but if your
response is spontaneous rather than programmed, the results will be highly beneficial.
Jan 20-Feb 18
Contemplate what would bring you the greatest joy, inside and out, and then concentrate your efforts on creating that vision. I’m not suggesting you will magically actualize every desire. I’m simply advising you to be clear about what really matters.
February 19-March 20
Be clear and direct about what you want and need, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly the energy shifts. Even situations that you thought would never change can be catalyzed by clear and concise communication that assess the circumstances as it simultaneously provides a solution. © 2009 by Ralfee Finn
be a huge disappointment to so many if Obama became the next symbol of the status quo. June 9-24, the Sun trines the Jupiter/Neptune/Chiron conjunction amplifying the longing for change as well as disappointment about just how hard it is to have a true and authentic collective change of heart. Fortunately, a Sun/Uranus square runs concurrently with the trine to the “hopeiness” conjunction. All Sun/Uranus contacts signify a revolutionary spirit, and while the square is impatient and prone to reckless resistance, sometimes a wild wind is what’s needed. Use this square to break free from what enslaves. This signature can also be used to make innovative adjustments in the moment, for while it is volatile, it is also powerful and its creative capacity is unmatched. And while we are on the subject of Uranus: June 1-16, a Uranus/ Mercury sextile turns intellectual functions and pursuits magical with enhanced intuitive capabilities, as well as an increased capacity to conceptualize. Aim this energy at problem solving, and you could surprise yourself with positive solutions for all concerned parties. Simultaneously, a Sun/Saturn square, June 1-13, could tamp down some of the intensity generated by the Uranus/Mercury sextile, as well the Mars/Venus conjunction. A Sun/ Saturn square symbolizes the belief that only hard work and suffering will deliver the goods. Some would call this square pessimistic, and that characterization would be true. But it can also be interpreted as overly serious, the kind of sobriety that leans toward the grim. Fortunately, there is just too much excitement all month long to allow this solemn configuration to dominate attitudes. Use this earnest square to add depth to your endeavors. A word of caution: A Sun/Pluto opposition from June 18 to the end of the month presents the most serious challenge to emotional bodies. This interaction signifies an arrogant grasping for power that turns ordinary efforts or interests obsessive and fanatical. Try not to push too hard or take on more than you can handle. As June’s astro-drama unfolds, play your part, but try not to lose a wholesome perspective. As always be kind to yourself and your fellow travelers, and remember, most of us are actually doing the best we can. u Visit Ralfee’s website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or email her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM
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Shawn Lerwill is teaching an Opening to Intuition Through Channeling, June 18 in the evening from 7- 8:30 PM. Contact the Golden Braid for more information.
Ross Gigliotti is teaching an Introduction to Hypnosis and NLP at the Golden Braid Bookstore on August 20, from 7- 8:30 PM. Contact Ross at (801) 322-1162 for more information.
Nick Stark is presenting Shaminism the Peruvian Way with visiting Shaman – Kucho from Machu Picchu, Peru at the Golden Braid Bookstore on September 17, 2009 from 6- 7:30 PM. Contact Nick at (801) 721-2779 for more information.
e n u J DAY B Y DAY IN THE HOME,GARDEN & SKY BY DIANE OLSON
Distinguish a moth from a butterfly by its antennae: Rather than straight and slightly thicker at the top, moths have feathery, toothed, or bristly ones. JUNE 1 The Sun rises at 5:58 a.m. today and sets at 8:52 p.m. Average maximum temperature is 82°; the minimum is 63°. Average rainfall is .93 inches.
kins, squash, tomatoes, turnips and all hotweather flowers.
JUNE 7 FULL ROSE MOON. Aphids don’t like garlic. If you have aphid-afflicted potted plants, peel a couple of cloves, cut them in JUNE 2 Create a “safe zone” of mulch half, and bury them just below soil level. around trees. Nicking the trunk with the Female aphids are so prolific that they don’t mower can damage even well-established even require males. In a process called trees. parthenogenesis, they give live birth to JUNE 3 Irises, like tulips and other bulbs, miniature versions of themselves, some of need their foliage intact to carry on photowhich later morph into males. The synthesis. So don’t trim them 18th-century French naturalist after the flowers fade; just cut Reaumur, who clearly had too the flowering stalk. Iris rhimuch time on his hands, calcuzomes are used to make gin, lated that if all the descendants perfume and various medicaof a single aphid survived a tions, and dried rhizomes were summer, and were arranged once used as teething aids. four abreast, in French military JUNE 4 Thin crowded vegformation, their line would extend Aphids etable seedlings by snipping, not for 27,950 miles, exceeding the cirpulling. Just snip them off at ground level, cumference of the earth at the equator. and give the remaining ones a thorough JUNE 8 Expand your watering. harvest season with sucJUNE 5 Common pigweed is tasty and cession planting: Plant packed with nutrients. Toss it in a salad, or more carrots, snap beans cook it like spinach. and corn every two weeks. JUNE 6 There’s still time to plant basil, JUNE 9 Time to prune beans, beets, carrots, corn, cucumbers, eggspring-flowering shrubs, plant, kale, kohlrabi, melons, peppers, pumpand divide early blooming Iris rock garden plants. JUNE 10 Lavender, santolina, and hyssop emit volatile oils which repel insect pests, making them perfect border plants for vegetable gardens. JUNE 11 Tomatoes need an inch of water per week to prevent cracking and blossom-end rot. There’s debate over whether it was Columbus or Cortez who first introduced the tomato to Europe. It was first mentioned in European literature in
1544, by Italian botanist and physician Pietro Andrea Mattioli, who named it pomi d’oro— golden apple.
of many plants, animals and insects. Birds now begin singing, and flowers blooming, two weeks earlier than they did in the 1940s.
JUNE 12 Skip the bonemeal. It provides high levels of phosphorus and calcium, neither of which are usually lacking in garden soils. And high levels of phosphorus inhibit the growth of beneficial mycorrhizal fungi.
JUNE 22 NEW MOON. A scholeciphobiac is one who fears worms. Darwin, who was quite the opposite, found that worms turn over the top six inches of soil every 20 years.
JUNE 13 Area farmers markets begin this weekend. Eat locally produced honey to develop a tolerance to pollen (cuts down on allergies); pick some up at the market. JUNE 14 Check out this cool book on groundcovers: “Covering Ground: Unexpected Ideas for Landscaping with Colorful, Low-Maintenance Ground Covers,” by Barbara W. Ellis.
JUNE 23 If box elder bugs are amassing in places you don’t want them, dust them with cinnamon, and they’ll move along. Another nontoxic tool: the vacuum cleaner. JUNE 24 Ladybugs lay infertile eggs along with the fertile ones to give hatching larvae something to eat.
JUNE 25 Patrol basil plants regularly Eat local honey to boost and pinch off flower buds tolerance to pollen. the minute you see them forming. Once the plant flowers, you can kiss your basil leaf harvest goodbye. JUNE 15 LAST QUARTER MOON. Things JUNE 26 After the natural fruit drop, thin you might not be composting (but can): apples, pears, peaches and apricots to about paper napkins, newspaper, cardboard, brown one fruit every six to 12 inches. The higher paper bags, pet and human hair, bird cage the leaf-to-fruit ratio, the sweeter the fruit. paper and droppings, clothes dryer lint, JUNE 27 Can’t live with ants in your expired herbs and spices, wine corks, t.p. house? Spray them with soapy water to get and paper towel rolls, moldy cheese, freezerrid of them and their pheromone markers burned fruits and vegetables. Be sure to that guide the other ants along the food trail. shred the paper products. For a long, weird list of compostibles, see WWW.PLANTEA.COM/COMPOST-MATERIALS.HTM JUNE 16 Butterfly eggs have a tiny hole at the top to allow for fertilization. Later, the same hole provides air for the developing embryo. In Greek, the word for butterfly is psyche, which means soul. JUNE17 Don’t over-fertilize vegetables: Once a month is enough. Unless they’re potted; then feed every two weeks. JUNE 18 Water lawn only when it starts to curl; then water deeply, in stages. Frequent, shallow watering encourages thatch and weeds. JUNE 19 Scientists successfully cloned an extinct wild mountain goat, the Pyrenean ibex, though it died shortly after Ibex birth. Look for Earth’s two closest neighbors, Venus and Mars, hovering beneath the crescent Moon tonight. JUNE 20 SUMMER SOLSTICE. Summer begins at 10:46 p.m. as the Sun stands directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer. Party at Stonehenge tonight. JUNE 21 The effects of rapid climate change have penetrated to the cellular level
JUNE 28 Cantaloupes are a good source of potassium and cancer-fighting lycopene. They also contain large amounts of the anticoagulant adenosine, so are beneficial to people with heart disease. JUNE 29 FIRST QUARTER MOON. The easiest way to tell a butterfly from a moth is to check the antennae: Butterfly antennae are usually straight and slightly thicker at the top, while moths have feathery, toothed, or bristly ones. JUNE 30 The Sun rises at 5:58 a.m. today and sets at 9:03 p.m. It is apparent that no lifetime is long enough in which to explore the resources of a few square yards of ground. –Alice Coats Diane Olson is a writer, gardener and bug hugger.
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saturday, june 20, 8PM
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Festival June 25-28 Admission $10 Kids 12 & under Free Seniors 65 & up $5 Ride TRAX to the Festival!