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Andy Monaco Construction . . . . . . . . . 38

Moffitt, Marilyn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Avenues Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Montessori School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Ballanger, Adam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Mountain West Arts Conference . . . . . . 35

Beer Nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Mt. Peale Inn & Cabins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Bell, Elaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Naked Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Big Mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Nostalgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Blue Boutique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Omar’s Rawtopia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Boulder Mt. Zendo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Open Hand Bodywork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Buddha Maitreya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Pago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Café Solstice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

RDT Dance Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Caffé Ibis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Red Butte Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Cali’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Red Lotus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Center for Transpersonal Therapy . . . . 43

Residential Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Clarity Coaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Ririe Woodbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Coffee Garden #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Rising Sun Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Coffee Garden #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Ruth’s Diner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Conscious Journey/Patillo . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Sage’s Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Crone’s Hollow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Salt Lake Acting Company . . . . . . . . . . 35

Community Supported Agriculture . . . 21

School of Sahaj Healing . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Cucina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Schuman Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Dancing Cats Feline Center . . . . . . . . . . 37

Simply Skin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Dancing Cranes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

State Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

East West Acupuncture . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Streamline (pilates/yoga). . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Echo House Publishers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Sun Valley Wellness Festival . . . . . . . . . 33

Eckankar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Takashi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Five-Step Carpet Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Ten Thousand Villages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Friends of the SL Library . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Tin Angel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Golden Braid Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Traces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival . . . . . . . . . 37

U of U Humanities Happy Hour . . . . . . 31

Healing Mountain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

U of U Frontiers of Science Lecture . . . 33

Indochine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Underfoot Floors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Inner Light Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

UNI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Intuitive Journeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Utah Renewable Energy Conference . . . 4

Kathmandu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Utah Sports and Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

KRCL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Utah Solar & Alt. Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Live Green Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Vertical Diner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Local First . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Wagner, Suzanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Maria Kinghorn Life Coaching. . . . . . . . 43

Wasatch Natural . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Matrix Energetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Writers at Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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Paying attention to the men behind the curtain BY JOHN DEJONG

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merica’s democracy began with broadsheets on tavern walls and discussions over beer. A robust, honest discussion percolated till a consensus was reached; then our elected representatives crafted a solution that took into account all points of view. What passes for democracy in the Utah legislature is sharply at odds with what our founding fathers envisioned. Every session features a charnel cartload of what appear to be empty coffins. These yawn open to reveal bills that have been festering in the darkness for most of the session. Then, each bill’s sponsor horsetrades votes with fellow legislators, making devil’s bargains to assure passage of their stealth legislation. Some sharp players rack up so many favors that they even get a mulligan on their bill’s constitutionality. A prime example of this macabre practice is Rep. John Dougal’s misbegotten HB477, the evisceration of the Government Records Accessibility and Management Act (GRAMA), which was deliberated—if that’s the word for it—for a total of 72 hours . Dougal chose a cynical way to generate discussion of the provisions of GRAMA when he got his bill passed with as little “discussion” as possible. Dougal’s problem with GRAMA was whether emails and text messages from private citizens constitute government records. Dougal’s fever-nightmare was a hypothetical email from a constituent disclosing, among other things, that his child was in the hospital and the “inevitable” headline in a local paper. Say what? No doubt the majority of input our elected representatives receive is meant to influence them. The problem is that these private communications, though they often result in very public consequences, may or may not be the truth. A similar problem exists with campaign contributors and lobbyists. They would like nothing better than to have exclusive access to our elected representatives’ ears. How can we judge our represen-

tatives’ actions and reach an opinion of their fitness for office if w e don’t know what deals they are doing for their campaign contributors? How can we judge the bills they are running in our names if said bills barely see the light of day? Lost in the uproar over HB477 was a Salt Lake Tribune story about how much of the business of the legislature actually happened out of sight in Republican legislative caucus meetings. The fate of bills is determined in the closed caucus of the majority party—with no public scrutiny, much less any input from the minority party. Caucus meetings are exempt from provisions of the Open Public Meetings laws. Perfectly good legislation, if it’s proposed by the minority party, is frequently ratholed and never sees the light of day. The root of the problem is the idea that legislative bodies may make their own rules of procedure. No checks and balances, no judicial review, no executive signature is required. Furthermore, committees are allowed to short-change testimony if it suits the powers that be. Our courts require high standards of testimony to determine innocence or guilt, yet any knave can stand up in front of a legislative committee and spout b.s. about the very laws the courts will soon be enforcing. Everything our elected representatives do should be done in the open. Every word they hear and every word they utter should be accessible to every citizen. They are what an MBA would call our “direct reports,” and as our representatives they owe us nothing less. In an age where the sound of your voice and a broadsheet tacked to the wall of a tavern were the only ways to communicate your views, representative democracy was the only fair way to govern. Maybe in the age of the Internet, email, blogs and the like, “representative” democracy is old-fashioned. Even if more laws are enacted by direct vote, we should adopt the deliberate public debate that our forefathers used. u John deJong is associate publisher of CATALYST.

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e are all cyborgs these days. We have incorporated the Internet into our lives to such an extent that it’s almost completely transparent; in other words, like the air we breathe, the Internet now only really gets our attention when we can’t have our accustomed access to it. Some contend that the web is making us stupid. They say it’s destroying our ability to concentrate, to memorize, and to socialize with other humans. I’m here to refute that claim. This globe-spanning informational network certainly brings us the bad news, but adjust your internal settings and look again: There are plentiful affirmations out there of how we’re growing smarter and more loving as a species, and daily concrete evidence of what we’re doing right. How we’ve changed in the past 100 years! Times were, news of a tsunami in Japan would barely register in New York, and then mostly as an economic consideration among financiers. Now we have high-definition video of the disaster available at our fingertips within hours—if not minutes—of it happening. The New York Times was one of several sites that juxtaposed high-resolution satellite shots of the same area before and after the tsunami, and the gut-wrenching impact of those images can’t be understated. We all suffered, just by watching. And look at the instantaneous worldwide empathic outpouring that resulted. Money and supplies flowed to Japan from every nation, and from individuals and corporations alike. The Afghan city of Kandahar —of all places!—even donated $50,000 toward relief efforts. Our ability to feel how others are feeling really is the key to our survival. We are, as Jeremy Rifkin notes, “soft wired with mirror neurons…that allow us to feel another’s plight as if we are experiencing it ourselves.” The more we understand about other beings, the more we feel for them, and the less we are able to discount their life experiences as irrelevant—and the more data we collect about ourselves and other species, and the more widely available this data is, the more wise and gentle we become. New work suggests that sperm whales may possess individual names. As this kind of information spreads, and particularly as our younger generations are exposed to it, our group concept of whales moves away from “horrific fishy monsters” and toward “non-human people.” Slaughtering them worldwide for lamp oil? Probably not going to happen again anytime soon. This kind of thoughtful ability that we have to adjust our concept of reality has become crowdsourced as a result of the Internet. Used to be, the guys in charge would tell us what to do and how to think, and for the most part we followed along because there wasn’t any data that would lead us in a contrary direction. Can you imagine being told not to comfort your baby because of the “dangers of mother-love”? Yet this used to happen, and parents across the nation dutifully followed the advice. Now, not only do we understand the mechanics of human emotional attachment

and how important it is for healthy social functioning, we can even use this knowledge to build trust, defuse conflicts, and solidify our relationships. We have always been the architects of our own group reality, but we’ve never before been able to see that reality so clearly. MIT researcher Deb Roy recorded the first 90,000 hours of his son’s life, and tracked his verbal development from baby babbling to enunciating proper words. That they would be able to record a dataset of this size is in itself astounding, but Roy and his team have also been able to impose analytics on that data that wring visible structures out of it and make the meaning of it accessible to ordinary people who don’t want to sit and watch 90,000 hours of video capture. They’ve also taken these same analytics and applied them to media streams of television and the Internet and created something that allows us as individuals to see what we as a group mind are thinking about. Wow! We are also, in spite of all our civilizations, still huntergatherers. Instead of berries these days we gather data, and we use our analytical ability to hunt for meaning within it. The world of particle physics and cosmology is esoteric to say the least, but some recent analysis on previously gathered data suggests something that the normal human brain has trouble even conceiving: that the universe hasn’t always possessed three physical dimensions. Cosmology has a habit of revising itself every few years, so I’d take this one with a grain of salt—but if the theory is found to be true, it carries with it a startling possible consequence: that the universe may one day be “promoted” again, and we’ll end up with four physical dimensions instead of three. What might this mean to human survival has yet to be discussed, but I suspect that along the way we may face some more vital challenges to our survival than learning how to brew a four-dimensional mug of tea. Survival is the question. We often accuse ourselves of being self-centered in the way that we are destroying our environment, but I think in reality we are not being self-centered enough. “SAVE THE EARTH!” has been a great rallying cry for recent generations, but the Earth doesn’t need saving—the planet has its own metabolism, life on a microbial scale is incredibly hardy, and the continents we stand on are in a continual process of being recycled via plate tectonics. We are the ones with our lives on the line. Our pattern-seeking brains can’t help but see the human mind and form mirrored everywhere, down to the very rocks of the planet itself. There’s a message here, something we’ve been trying to tell ourselves: We hold the key to our own future. Nobody else, just us. Let’s make it good. u Alice Bain is a Salt Lake-based artist and CATALYST’s newest jewel. Her column will appear regularly in the print edition. Also look for her blog updates, appearing several times a week, at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET.


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April 2011

March was an active, dynamic month in Salt L ake— it seemed like very other day there was a rally , protest or celebration. CATALYST contributing photographer Sallie Shatz made sure to document them all!

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Bishop holds anti-wilderness hearing On March 1, Congressman Rob Bishop (Ut-1) who is chair of the House Resources subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, convened a congressional hearing on “The Impact of the Administration’s Wild Lands Order on Jobs and Economic Growth.” During the hearing, Bishop falsely claimed the majority of Westerners oppose a policy that directs BLM to consider wilderness values during public lands planning, and then stacked the deck with anti-wilderness witnesses such as William Myers III, a longtime lobbyist for mining and cattle industries who has built a career as an anti-environmental extremist. Utah Governor Gary Herbert delivered an anti-wilderness rant in which he blamed wilderness for loss of jobs. He failed to note that only 1% of private sector jobs in Utah are related to oil and gas while 13.6% of jobs are related to travel and tourism. Herbert also wrongly asserted that wilderness designation would reduce money from school trust lands for education. In the past, wilderness designation has actually raised money for schools. For example, when Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument was created, the State of Utah was able to trade school trust land inholdings for valuable federal lands outside of the Monument boundaries. TINYURL.COM/ANTIWILDERNESSHEARING

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n March 3, Climate activist Tim DeChristopher was found guilty on two felony counts of disrupting a federal auction of oil and gas leases during the last days of the Bush Administration. DeChristopher’s case focused nationwide attention on the climate and energy debate and drew support from prominent environmental activists like Robert Redford, Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi Klein, Dr. James Hansen and Bill McKibben. During the trial DeChristopher testified about his state of mind as he planned to protest a BLM oil and gas lease auction in December 2008. He said, “That morning I had realized that the protest wasn’t really going to have much of an impact, and this auction deserved more than just holding a sign. I wanted to go inside and take stronger action to really raise a red flag as to what was going on there.” He said the sight of a friend’s tears moved him to raise the now famous ‘bidder 70’ paddle. Since his impulsive act of civil disobedience, DeChristopher has become an eloquent spokesman for climate justice and founded the group Peaceful Uprising, dedicated to defending a livable future through empowering nonviolent action. DeChristopher will be sentenced on June 23. He faces up to 10 years in prison. After the verdict Bill McKibben wrote on his blog, “Tim has shown the power of civil disobedience to shine a light—the government should be giving him a medal, not a

SLC among top 10 toxic cities In 2009 Salt Lake City had 15 unhealthy air quality days in 2009 and over 130 million pounds of on-site toxic releases, a pollution level that ranked the city nine out of 10 on Forbes list of “America’s 10 most Toxic Cities.” The Forbes article notes that most cities don’t experience any

sentence, and in time this will be recalled as a key early battle in the century’s long fight for a livable climate.” One of the core principles of Peaceful Uprising is “The best response to intimidation is joy and resolve,” and this served as a motto for climate justice events surrounding the trial. On the first day of the trial an estimated 400 to 600 protesters (including many CATALYST staffers, writers and photographer Sallie Shatz, who took the famous photo of Tim in the act of bidding) marched from Pioneer Park to the Federal Courthouse beating drums, waving banners, spinning hula hoops and singing. Smaller groups of supporters kept a vigil singing on the courthouse steps during the four-day trial. That evening after the trial, Tim spoke eloquently in an hour-long interview with Troy Williams on KRCL’s RadioActive, and then with Amy Goodman on the nationally aired New York City-based Democracy Now. WWW.PEACEFULUPRISING.ORG

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On the 8th anniversary of the the “Shock and Awe” invasion of Iraq, students from Utah Valley University, citizens and veterans of multiple wars gathered at the State Capitol. Veterens told their stories of war, bringing listeners to tears.

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The 2011 Utah Legislative session was one of the worst ever as Gov. Gary Herbert failed to rein in the worst impulses of Utah’s Republican supermajority. The Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club reported on the bad environmental results: • HB399 sponsored by Mike Noel (R-Kanab) would require any plaintiff going before a court to request an administrative stay or an injunction in an environmental action to post a surety bond or cash equivalent to compensate defendants for damages suffered or claimed should the appeal by the plaintiff be denied. (This is probably unconstitutional and defending it will cost the state hundreds of thousands of dollars.) • HJR 19 expresses the opposition of the Utah legislature to EPA’s new rule to begin regulating emission of greenhouse gasses. • HB 400 (Mike Noes again) adds language to Utah Code making it impossible for any political subsidiary of the state such as counties and cities to regulate mining on state or federal land. • SCR 15 urges the United States Congress to exempt


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wolves from the Endangered Species Act in all states. And also one good bill: • SB 20 Sponsored by Sen Dennis Stowell (R-Parowan) allows local water districts to recharge groundwater aquifers with surface water.

Bob Bennett, wilderness consultant. Bob Bennett, Utah’s Republican senator who was ousted by Tea Party activists, has announced that he is acting as a consultant for the Wilderness Society. The Washington County Land Use Act, passed in Bennett’s final term, may be his greatest

legacy. The initial version of the bill was fiercely opposed by environmentalists, but together with Representative Jim Matheson (UT-1), Bennett initiated a process that invited input from all stakeholders. The final version of the bill showed how to break through the seemingly endless controversy about protecting Utah’s wild lands. Bennett hopes he can help facilitate more negotiation and compromise. A Salt Lake Tribune article quoted Bennett saying, “I’m hoping that we can, over the next few years, see this whole wilderness thing calm down and see itself resolved. Too many people on both sides of the controversy have a vested interest in keeping the controversy going.”

Little Cottonwood roller coaster? In February, Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-1) introduced the “Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011,” which would promote zip lines, mountain biking, Frisbee golf and ropes courses at ski resorts on U.S. Forest Service Land. However, the bill specifically deems amusement parks inappropriate. Somebody should tell that to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, which has asked Salt Lake County for permission to build a roller coaster on Mt Superior with a trestle crossing the highway. In order to avoid the public comment process required for public land development, Snowbird designed the coaster entirely on private property that was historically mining claims. Besides being an eyesore, the coaster could cause water quality problems, since developing steep slopes can cause landslides and siltation—so construction on Mt Superior could easily wash toxic mine waste into Salt Lake Valley drinking water. Also, construction would require a waiver on a law prohibiting development on slopes over 30%. In January, the Salt Lake County Planning Commission granted Snowbird preliminary approval for the coaster. Since then, public outcry against the project has been growing. The nonprofit organization Save Our Canyons has appealed the Planning Commission decision and recommends that Snowbird withdraw the application. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker criticized the County for making a hasty decision and wrote, “I do feel this proposal poses a significant impact to the natural character of Little Cottonwood Canyon and the Wasatch Mountains.” The Salt Lake County Board of Adjustment has postponed a final decision on the project until their meeting on April 13. SAVEOURCANYONS.ORG

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ew of us could possibly relate to being the heir to an ice cream empire known the world over. But even fewer could imagine walking away from guaranteed wealth and a lifetime of being bred to lead a corporation to pursue a higher calling. But that’s exactly what John Robbins did. Born as the only son to the co-founder of Baskin-Robbins, ice cream was a family affair. Robbins’ father and uncle started what developed into the world’s largest ice cream company, amassing a fortune in the process. But along the way, Robbins saw the dire effects unhealthy eating had on his family, along with watching the world around him suffer from the neglect and irresponsible choices of others. So the 1969 Berkeley graduate left his silver-platter life and followed

acclaim for its clarity in explaining topics such as genetic engineering, mass meat production and connecting the health consequences of food choice. Robbins acknowledges we’ve come a long way over the past 10 years. He also believes there’s much more we can do. That’s why the 10th anniversary edition of The Food Revolution (2010) is on shelves now. John Robbins took some time to talk with CATALYST about healthcare costs, taxing junk food and the progress of a “food revolution” a decade later. CATALYST: What made you decide to re-release The Food Revolution? Does a book written 10 years ago still have information that is pertinent today? JR: It’s as true today as it was 10 years ago that the way we eat has

“If we were to eat foods with higher nutrient densities and cancer-protective properties we would have a more affordable, sustainable and effective healthcare system.”

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Baskin-and-Robbins heir John Robbins says understanding the connection between personal and planetary health is more important than ever. BY STEPHANIE CARTER

what he defined as a “choice for integrity.” Robbins embarked on a lifestyle journey in support of healthy eating, well-being and the positive environmental impact of healthy choices. Acclaim came in 1987 with the publication of Diet For a New America, one of the first popular books to make the connection between holistic health and environmentalism. In 2001, Robbins wrote The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World. He says he wanted to give people a r eference for reliable information regarding food choice, no matter what their diet was. But more important, Robbins wanted to continue to share his dream of “a world where the health of people and the Earth community is more important than the profit margins of any industry, where basic human needs take precedence over corporate greed.” The book was met with high

enormous implications on our personal health and also the greater community. By that I mean the Earth community, the biosphere, the web of life. We are learning increasingly as the years go by about the terrible impact industrial factory farming of animals is having on the environment. We’ve known for a long time, if you want to have a heart attack, eat a lot of fast food hamburgers; eat a lot of ice cream. That will get you there. What we’re learning is if you want to contribute to climate chaos and global warming and have ‘your way of life,’ generate a lot of carbon and other green house gas emissions, it’s not necessary to drive a Hummer; although that will help, but the best way to do that is to eat a lot of meat. CATALYST: In the book you talk about national healthcare and the costs associated with it. What impact can eating better have on this? JR: It’s amazing how much we

Studies have shown that 50-70% of the nation’s healthcare costs are preventable—and the single most effective step most people can do to improve their health is to eat a healthier diet.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;What would happen if we were to tax white bread and use that revenue to directly subsidize and bring down the cost to the consumer of whole wheat bread? That would be a revenue-neutral solution which would make it cheaper to do the healthier thing for people and help save in healthcare costs substantially in the long run.â&#x20AC;? spend for healthcare in this country and how little we get for it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not only families and individuals that are feeling the weight of this out-ofcontrol spending, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s companies, too. GM, before it went bankrupt, was spending so much money for its employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; health care that Warrren Buffet called the corporation a health and benefits company with an auto company attached. The cost of healthcare is bankrupting people and companies. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staggering how much this has increased in recent years. And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not healthier as a result. In all the heated debate about healthcare reform, one basic fact is rarely discussed, and that is the one thing that could actually bring down healthcare costs while really improving the health of our people. Studies have shown that 50-70% of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthcare costs are preventableâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and the single most effective step most people can do to improve their health is to eat a healthier diet. If we were to stop overeating, to stop eating unhealthy foods, eating so much processed foods, stop eating added sugars and bad fats, stop deriving our protein so much from animal products, and instead eat foods with higher nutrient densities and cancer-protective properties we would have a more affordable, sustainable and effective healthcare system. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be less dependent on insurance companies, less dependent on doctors and more dependent on our health-giving choices. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t build in incentives for it. We often actually build in reverse incentives that are defeating in our efforts to bring down costs and efforts to create a healthier community. Along with this, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re finding that the same food choices that take such a toll on our health are costing the environment egregiously. CATALYST:How does making healthy food choices apply to lowincome families who cannot afford the higher costs of organic or healthier food? JR: Right now organic and natural foods are more costly. This is a

result not of some natural law, but of the perverse incentives and subsidies that the Department of Agriculture has enacted. And they reflect the massive power of the meat and dairy industry, the processed food industry, the sugar industry and the grocery and manufacturersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; associations, which are really vehicles for the processed food industry. The playing field isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t level; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tilted in the wrong direction. I think we should tilt it the other way. Let me give you an example: What would happen if we were to tax white bread and use that revenue to directly subsidize and bring down the cost to the consumer of whole wheat bread? That would be a revenue-neutral solution which would make it cheaper for people to do the healthier thing. What if we taxed junk food, soda pop and candy bars and used that revenue to bring down the costs of fresh fruits and vegetables? There are so many ways we could do this. We should tax agro-chemicals, particularly pesticide use, and use that revenue to bring down the cost of organic food. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have cleaner air, cleaner water, we would have healthier people. We would have less health erosion, less cancer, fewer birth defects. We would have a healthier world, a healthier environment and happier people. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very, very important that we get these policies in place. Without them, the way we have it now, it is more expensive to do the healthier thing. People who are dealing with serious financial limitations in their life are prevented from eating healthy food. These are the people who are least able to afford medical costs in their lives and who go bankrupt if their children get sick. These are the people who often donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have health insurance. CATALYST: In the book you comment on the number of changes healthy eating underwent just from the 1980s to the 1990s. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come a decade since you wrote the book in

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IN THE GARDEN

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new kind of community garden is taking root in Salt Lake City. In the last two years, the Internet-supported grassroots gardening network called Sharing Backyards (WWW.SHARINGBACKYARDS.COM), a food-growing project already found in towns across North America, has begun to flourish along the Wasatch Front, thanks to citizen activists and the nonprofit organization Wasatch Community Gardens (WCG). The idea for a local Sharing Backyards occurred simultaneously in the minds of WCG executive director Claire Uno and citizen activist Jim French. French, with

garden. Starting with the idea that some people have space to garden but no time or desire and others the desire but no space, Sharing Backyards works as a matching service. Using a simple Internet-based networking format, Sharing Backyards allows people to post requests online. Enter either “searching for garden space” or “offering garden space” and a symbol, often binoculars or a flower, appears on a Google map of your city in the location of the seeker or sharer. For Uno, Sharing Backyards came at just the right time. “A couple years ago it became clear that w e had a long, long wait for garden

In only one year, French reports, Salt Lake’s Sharing Backyards site has seen more icons posted by seekers and sharers than in Los Angeles. Kimarie Overall and Carole Straughn, had gathered friends together to form the Sustainable Food Action Circle ( WISEREARTH.ORG/GROUPS/SUSTAINABLEFOOD). The gardeners help each other get the work done via barnraising-type gatherings they call “full moon work crews.” Interested in increasing personal, urban-based food production, French toyed with other ideas to help expand the wor k of the Circle. That is when he came across a Sharing Backyards website. Five years ago, volunteers in Victoria, Canada created the program, addressing a conundrum commonly faced by environmentally conscious urban dwellers—a desire for a fresh food, but a lack of space necessary to

plots,” she said. People were waiting three years or more. Uno began looking into the logistics of starting a Sharing type program. Then in 2009, she got a c all from French. He and his group had already formed the website; now they just needed to get the word out. Via their newsletter and with the aid of intern Elizabeth Watson, WCG is helping to spread the news about Sharing. For many new Sharers, the most uncomfortable part about the program is that first “date”—meeting the person with whom you may develop a gardening relationship. So far, responses to Watson’s survey of current Sharing users have shown positive experiences. Carole Straughn, the first Salt

Carole Straughn’s back yard full of collaborative activity

Laker to post a plot on Sharing Backyards, took that step with plan in hand. Prepared with a layout of her summer garden, Straughn posted space online. She was contacted via email and arranged a meeting with Jen, the woman who became her garden sharer last summer. “We met at Chad Midgley’s farmers market that spring,” recalls Straughn. She came to that meeting equipped with an excuse for a fast and polite exit, but never had to use it. “We talked for three hours. Jen was already growing what she could on a postage stamp-sized piece of land. I could see her interest was genuine.” In that initial meeting Jen and Straughn covered all of the important topics recommended for sharers to hash out before trying to work together, helpful guidelines that can now be found through the SHARINGBACKYARDS.COM website. The two women talked about who would provide tools, seeds and water. They talked about an overall vision for the garden and who would put in work and who would use the food. For Straughn and Jen, gardening was a shared effort and so were the rewards. In only one year, French reports, Salt Lake’s Sharing Backyards site has seen more icons posted by seekers and sharers than in Los Angeles. Uno is not surprised—she sees hundreds of people attend Wasatch Community Gardens’ functions and workshops every year. “People want to know where their food comes from. They want to know it is safe, tastes good and has a low carbon footprint.” And for a community that already values cohesiveness, food, says Uno, is another natural way to connect. u For more information and to sign up, visit WWW.SHARINGBACKYARDS.COM.

More on the Sustainable Food Action Circle This neighborly group meets in homes on second Fridays throughout the gardening season to share victories and setbacks on the local sustainable food scene and plan their next Full Moon work project. Core members include Doug Stark, founder of Holladay Community Garden; Kathy Albury, manager of First Unitarian gardens; Kay Robison, gardener extraordinaire and activist in the People’s Market; Carole Straughn, a founding member; Jim French, who is turning his yard into food on Harvard Ave. while working for a home energy efficiency company, and Danielle Brown, leader among Earth spirituality groups. The garden gang leader is Kimarie Overall, organic gardener and spiritual guru. “The first Full Moon work crew was February 2010 when 27 people gathered at my house to lay down a foot-thick sheet of mulch (aka lasagna garden) 15 x 20 feet,” recalls Carole Straughn. “People brought manure from a horse farm in Bountiful, two loads of compost from the Salt Lake County landfill and vegetable kitchen scraps. They brought their own tools and an appetite for my homemade pizza.” Other projects that year included spreading manure on plots at Holladay Community Gardens, a tomato-canning party at Kay Robison’s, building raised beds and clearing brush at a new home garden in Sandy, picking five apple trees that would otherwise go to waste, weeding raised beds at Dual Immersion Academy, and filling raised beds at the First Unitarian veggie garden. “We are looking for more opportunities to help people start their gardens,” says Straughn. Contact them at the Sustainable Food Action Circle at WISEREARTH.ORG/GROUP/SUSTAINABLEFOOD


INTERVIEW: JOHN ROBBINS Continued from page 13 “The disruption to our food supply chains will be such an issue in the future that I think we’ll need a Department of Homegrown Security.” 2001: What changes have you seen in that period of time? JR: On the dark side, dark in the sense that I consider it ver y unfortunate, we’ve seen a growth in genetically engineered food. These foods have not been tested for their health impact on human beings. We know they represent environmental dangers. But it is certainly disconcerting to anyone who is concerned for human health. We are flooding the human food supply with novel food products that are unlike anything seen in nature. On the other hand, of promise to me is that we’re learning. There is a growth in awareness. We’ve had a lot of documentaries from Super Size Me to Food Inc. There’s a whole lot of them: Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan’s work have reached a lot of people. It’s so simple, really. One thing we need to do is eliminate—I think w e should criminalize, frankly—food companies that target kids with ads that are trying to sell junk food to them. We shouldn’t feed our kids junk food; and we shouldn’t allow corporate predators to prey on their unformed or still forming psyches for commercial purposes at the expense of their health. CATALYST: In the book you write, “If you’re going to be a voice for the future, you can’t be a creature of the current fads.” Is food consciousness becoming more popular and more of a “fad”? JR: Fads come and go. But when people try something and they genuinely feel better, they lose the weight that they were carrying around unhappily but didn’t know how to drop, their skin improves, their breathing improves, their joints feel better, they have more energy, they sleep better, their sex life improves, their senses are more awake they have a feeling of happiness in their hearts—they get all these benefits because they’re more in tune with their own natures and their eating in a way that’s healthier for them. It may have been participating in a fad that got them ther e, but once they have that kind of experience, they want it to grow; they want to build on it. Eating healthy, whether it’s a vegan diet or some other form of plant-based healthy nutrition, is an

unstoppable force once people start to do it. The problem is that in many places in this country it is easier to get a candy bar or cigar ettes than it is to find an apple or an orange. Or fresh broccoli. CATALYST: Given some time, could there be a shift in attitude similar to what happened with big tobacco companies? JR: The average piece of food in the U.S. has traveled 1,500 miles. That’s not sustainable. It never really was. I think the disruption to our food supply chains will be such an issue in the future that we’ll need a Department of Homegrown Security. I’m not saying everyone has to become a vegetarian. But I am saying we need to collectively and individually derive our protein more from plants and nutrients from plant-based sources. Eat plantstrong diets. Eat far less meat. Eat less industrialized food and more locally grown food. Eat less pesticide-laden food and more organically grown food. Our food supply system right now is based on very, very long supply chains. That made sense economically in the era of cheap oil. Those days are numbered. Those long supply chains are going to become increasingly expensive and increasingly vulnerable. CATALYST: How long will it take to complete this shift? You talk about the power of the individual; how do we make that shift with politicians, with the people in charge? JR: The more people we reach, the stronger the call for good food and for policies that support a healthy society. Gradually, the politicians themselves and the people in major corporate positions will feel the tug as well. But the tug of money is ver y strong and many people make choices around money they sometimes regret. We need to balance our financial well being with recognition that we are also spiritual beings—we have feelings and hearts and dreams and aspirations and a need to contribute to the well being of others. Only when we become more ‘whole’ people are we then less distracted by—and have far less of a tendency to get addicted to— trivial and unhealthy things. u Stephanie Carter is a lover of both the written word and ice cream–neither of which she’ll ever give up.

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GARDEN

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Building wooden bases for 3 ft. x 6 ft. raised beds

Size matters A 3 ft. by 6 ft. raised bed system beats a 4x8 on several counts

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ver the years, my wife, Pat, and I have tried several gardening methods in a number of locations. We continually refine our approach as we learn from friends and neighbors, from books and from the garden itself. Plants aren’t the only things that grow. We’ve grown large sprawling gardens with long, straight rows in the fertile floodplain of a midwestern creek. We’ve planted in patches in woodland clearings and among the scrub oak, sagebrush and boulders in the Rocky Mountain highlands (at an elevation of 6,500 feet). We’ve gardened on university campuses and at elementary schools in urban

BY FRED MONTAGUE areas. We’ve grown garden plants on apartment windowsills and balconies in containers and in cold frames and greenhouses. Gardeners should try various layouts and approaches. Every situation is unique: climates, settings, soils are different; gardening objectives are different; and personal preferences are—personal. If we were to begin a garden (in any temperate climate location) to grow food for a small family and w e had a small garden area (say 15 ft. x15 ft.), I would use 3 ft. x 6 ft. raised beds. Here’s why: • The beds are just the right size for human beings and humble tools.

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he beds I suggest are mostly a means to delineate a growing space and to provide a level foundation for screened structures to protect plants. Therefore, if one makes bed frames that are about eight inches high (from 2x8's), and if you dig them two inches or so into the ground, you would simply cultivate the soil within the bed and, presto, there’s the soil. In this way, all of the compost that is added to the bed stays in the bed, and, over time, the soil becomes better and better. The gardener can continue to add soil and organic matter to the bed as it becomes available. If the soil within the bed frame is cultivated deeply (about 18 inches) and if it is of good texture (loam) then it’s ready to plant—no need for additional soil, even if it doesn’t reach the top of the frame. If it is too sandy (too well-drained) or has too much clay (poorly drained), then add a generous amount of compost (from the compost pile, purchased aged horse manure in bulk from riding stables, or bagged compost from garden centers or building supply stores). If one desires higher beds (like one to two feet tall) then soil will need to be acquired. First choice is free, clean topsoil from somewhere else on the property or from a trusted friend with clean soil. Second option is to purchase topsoil from a respected garden center. Third option is to purchase from a contractor, excavating company or other commercial enterprise. Check the classified ads, the phone directory or the Internet (KSL.COM’s classifieds, in particular). Unless one is gardening on a concrete or asphalt driveway, there's no need for such a high bed. They dry out very quickly in this region.

The longest reach (to the center) is 18 inches. We never need to step in the growing area. As a result, the heaviest equipment we need to till or work the bed is a hand cultivator. • The beds are raised, discrete, well-behaved (contained) and independent of the site’s native soil. If the local soil has poor texture, low fertility, poorly drainage, or is contaminated, the soil in the bed can be the very best we can acquire. On the other hand, if the native soil is good, the bed will make it better. • The beds are level—because we set them that way, even on moderately sloping ground. And there’s a modest rim all around the bed’s planting area. Therefore, when we water, the water spreads evenly over the bed. The mulch, soil and seeds stay in place and don’t wash away. We can add two critical functions if we make simple wooden frames to fit these beds: • The frames can be covered with UV-resistant clear plastic film or panels. Then the beds may be temporarily converted to cold frames to warm them in the early spring and begin the growing season early. Likewise, in the fall these frames extend the growing season beyond the first frost—and maybe into winter. • The frames can be covered with insect screen, shade cloth, hardware cloth or poultry netting to protect your plants from one or more of the following: balls, children, animals, frost, hail and insects (transient “pests”).

• If you plan to have several raised beds, make the bases all the same size (36 in. x 72 in. outside dimensions) so that all the additional components (screened frames, frame tops, etc.) are interchangeable from bed to bed. • Use sturdy, sound boards—2x6’s, 2x8’s, 2x10’s and/or 2x12’s. The actual dimensions of these lumberyard boards are 1.5 in. x 5.5 in., 1.5 in. x 7.5 in., 1.5 in. x 9.5 in. and 1.5 in. x 11.5 in., respectively. Don’t use 2x4’s (not enough bed depth) or thinner boards (they will bow outwards). Use salvaged redwood or cedar boards from old decks or fences. If these are not available, use standard fir or pine framing lumber purchased at a building supply store or a building material recycling center. You may be able to salvage boards from construction sites (with permission). I wouldn’t use treated lumber, railroad ties or landscape timbers. They are all pressure-treated with various “soil poisons.” No toxics. • To assemble the base of a 3x6 bed you will need the following: 2 end pieces, each 36 in. long 2 side pieces, each 69 in. long. Use 3-in. nails or deck screws to assemble the base. Pre-drill the holes to prevent splitting the boards. The nails (or screws) pin the frame together; however, they will eventually work themselves out, and the corners of the base will begin to come apart. To keep the fasteners in place and the corners tightly joined, make four corner brackets from a piece of galvanized roof flashing or galvanized rectangular ductwork. Cut these brackets as shown here with tin snips. Be sure to trim the brackets’ dangerously sharp corners. Attach the brackets with truss screws. • Unless you just love to paint or stain interminably, don’t. Painting may actually cause more rapid rotting of the boards by trapping moisture inside them. Besides, there is a natural and earthy dignity in well-weathered lumber. • These bases won’t last forever, but they might last for eight to 20 years. If the cost of one base is $20 (from purchased lumber), then the


cost per year over 10 years is $2. • Once the bed is assembled, set it in place and level it. Fill it with soil enriched with compost (see sidebar). Fill bed to its top. Water the soil until it is saturated. When the soil has drained, settled and is “moist-crumbly” (1-2 days), plant it. • An area just 11 ft. x 11 ft. could accommodate four 3x6 beds and a small water feature. An area 6 ft. x 13 ft. accommodates three beds. There are many bed combinations and arrangements to fit nearly any space—large or small. And, beds can be added year-by-year as the garden grows.

Building screened frames and tops for 3’x6’ beds If there are no hazards to protect your plants from, don’t build these. If, however, certain animals and weather conditions add an element of risk and reaction to your gardening experience, these structures ensure a graceful coexistence. • Screened frames are “cages” that are 3 ft. x 6 ft. and one , two or three feet high. Start with a frame 2 in. high. Here’s what you’ll need: 4 2x2’s 72 in. long 5 2x2’s 33 in. long 4 2x4’s 21 in. long 2 2x2’s 21 in. long • Refer to the illustration for the assembly plan. Use 3-in. deck screws and pre-drill all holes. Make 1-in.-wide corner brackets for all joints. • Once the frame is assembled (including brackets) cover all four sides with your choice of: insect screen ($$), shade cloth ($$), ¼ in. or ½ in. hardware cloth ($$$) or poultry netting (chicken wire) ($). • Every screened frame will need a top. Assemble the top from 2x2s according to the illustration. Use 3-in. deck screws; pre-drill all holes; make and attach corner brackets; cover with screen material. Don’t attach this top to the screened frame with hinges—you may need it somewhere else. • Build the greenhouse top. Cut the end arches from scrap plywood and use a clear plastic greenhouse panel flexed and fastened over the arches. Fred Montague tops our list of alltime favorite U of U biology professors. His epic “Gardening: An Ecological Approach,”is the only gardening book you willl ever need (and a work of art, to boot). Available at WWW.MOUNTAINBEARINK.COM

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April 2011

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IN THE GARDEN

Gardening from the ground up

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Healthy plants come from well-fed soil

et’s dish dirt, shall we? I mean the real thing. The stuff that shows up as muddy paw prints on your newly washed kitchen floor or, if you’re in a life welllived as a gardener, under your finger nails. Soil is truly a work of natural artistry and fine cooking: Start with a large portion of rocks broken down through climate changes, chemical weathering and leaching, vegetation, living organisms and movement; mix in the leftovers of those previously living beings— both plant and animal—and add water and air. Allow to break down and recombine. The result is topsoil, good for growing a wide array of plants and trees, and offering a cozy home for worms, insects and thousands of microorganisms. The subsoil beneath it is an intermingling of topsoil and mineral matter from weathered rock. These two layers are crucial for healthy root growth. When either or both of these are disturbed or removed, plants suffer through the loss of vital nutrients. Almost everything vegetation requires is contained in dirt. Only carbon and nitrogen come from water or the atmosphere, and nitrogen must mix with complex chemicals for the plant to absorb it. The point is we should be nice to our yard dirt. If your yard has been neglected for a while, the time has come to acquaint yourself with the soil at your feet.

Spring preparations Right now your top garden priority is the soil. If you have an established plot, it’s a matter of clean-up and checking to see what is poking its head up. Carefully uncover any emerging flowers or bushes. The debris goes straight into the compost. Toss those hardy weeds in there, too. If you’re converting a section of

Kentucky blue grass into a plantable plot, preferably with vegetables or native species, remove the grass either by hand or with a mechanical sod stripper. I amused the men across the street a few years ago as they watched me barely maneuver the sod stripper while they built a house. It takes some finesse, especially if you’re vertically challenged, but it works and I now have a slightly overgrown xeriscaped section of former lawn in my front yard. The sod is good for composting or for use elsewhere if you still crave nonnative grass. It’s also possible to rototill the grass into the soil. Prepare for more weeding for a while, though.

Shake hands with your dirt Seriously. Pick up a handful of dr y earth and squish it. Pick up another clump from elsewhere in the yard. Think about how they both feel. Here’s what you can learn: Sandy soil: Feels gritty. Falls apart when rolled into a ball. Really sandy soil is too porous for many plants. Clay soil: Soil with lots of clay will stick together just like potter’s clay. Clay absorbs the water rather than letting it pass through. Silty soil: Feels silky, powdery. Between sandy and clay in texture. Loamy soil: Is a mixture of all of these. We like loam. The texture indicates the size of pore spaces, an important factor when considering air and water flow. A balanced combination of various textures provides the basic food your plants crave: minerals (further consisting of sand, silt and clay), organic matter, moisture and air.

Mud pies for grownups University of Utah Professor Fred Montague, author of Gardening: An Ecological Approach (Mountain Bear Ink, 2009) calls this:

BY KAY DENTON

Mud Shake 1. Take one-cup samples of soil from several different sections of the garden. 2. Dig down three to 10 inches to scoop up relatively dry dirt. 3. Mix the contents together in a bucket, pulverizing any clumps. 4. Fill a quart jar half full with the mixture and add water to cover the soil by an inch. 5. Also add a few drops of spot-free dishwashing liquid. 6. Cover the jar and shake vigorously. 7. Set the jar aside for a week or so to let gravity do its work. The sand and gravel will settle to the bottom, followed by the silt, and finally the clay. You’re ready for analysis when the water above the clay is clear. Once the soil has separated into its constituent parts, it’s time for measuring everything: the height of the total sample, then the height of each component. Determine the percentage each particular soil type contributes to the whole. Finally, compare your results to the USDA triangle (see sidebar). For example, if your results include 20% clay, 60% sand and 80% silt, your soil type is sandy loam. You can also test your soil with a kit from the Utah State University/

USDA Cooperative Extension in Salt Lake County. The Extension can also give nutrient advice based on intended use (growing vegetables or xeriscaping, for example).

Amendments and composting tips Amendments are anything added to the soil to make it more conducive for plant growth. Compost is one amendment that can be mixed directly with your soil or with other ingredients for a more robust formula. Shredded leaves, grass clippings and other plant matter can be composted in piles or rotatable bins. If you lack time and/or space to compost, there are alternatives. EcoScraps, based in Provo, collects vegetable and fruit scraps from grocery stores and distribution centers and turns it into compost. You can use this compost straight-up or mix it with other amendments. EcoScraps sells under the Harvest Plenty label and can be found at Western Garden Centers, Traces, Paradise Palm and elsewhere. Learn more: ECOSCRAPS.NET. Oakdell Family Farms, the egg people from Cache Valley, produces the first Rodale-certified organic compost manufactured in Utah. The poultry manure-based product is available at Traces in Sugar House, Harmons, IFA and other retailers. (CATALYST’s garden is being nourished with Oakdell compost this season; Greta will let us know how the garden grows.) Manure—horse, steer and chicken are the most common types available —is a great amendment if you take care. Lauren Springer, author of Waterwise Gardening. (Prentice Hall Gardening, 1994) recommends buying manure that is at least one y ear old (less smell and not as likely to burn the plants) and obtained from a barnyard lot rather than a feedlot (fewer weed seeds). You can mix it directly into the soil, add it to y our


compost pile or combine it with commercial compost. If it’s necessary to import topsoil, look for a good mix of soil and compost. Top Soil Plus includes sandy loam, composted forest products, peat and aggregates (shale and volcanic pumice). It’s made by Miller Blue Ribbon in Hyrum. Western Garden Centers and Millcreek Gardens carry it.

Coffee time in the garden What about the pH level? Good question. The pH of a soil refers to its alkalinity or acidity, or the quantity of hydrogen ions contained in it. This matters because plant roots soak up nutrients based on soil moisture. You can purchase a soil testing kit from most garden centers or you can bet your soil needs some acid. See, the less precipitation, the less the organic build-up and the higher the alkaline nature of the soil. Eastern states need lime to offset their acidity, but we can expect to add a little more acidity to our garden plots. Coffee grounds and tea leaves are sometimes overlooked as soil additives, but the acid they supply is just right for our alkaline soils. Place them in your compost pile, mix with commercial compost, or combine with the top few inches of y our soil near the plants. Coffee and tea shops often share their spent grounds and tea leaves with customers.

Mulch, mulch, mulch After amending the soil and planting or germinating the vegetation you want, mulching becomes the next important step. Its moisture-retaining function is most critical in our climate. Mulch also reduces weeds and soil compaction, keeps plants clean, decreases nighttime soil heat loss, offers habitat for beneficial invertebrates (beetles, spiders), and can add some beauty to your garden. Fred Montague suggests straw, which is relatively inexpensive ($2$4/bale) and provides an additional benefit over other mulch by reflecting sunlight back up to the plants. Springer, however, cautions that straw may contain seeds, in which case you will have long blades of oat grass. Don’t worry; they are easily removed and composted. Shredded leaves and pine needles are both good mulches and readily available. The Salt Lake County landfill also sells mulch for $30/load (approx. three yards). It is much better

mulch that it was a few y ears ago; if you had a bad experience, you might try again. For information on the hows and whys of composting: WWW.SLVLANDFILL.SLCO.ORG. Montague advises against the once-popular black (or clear) plastic film, tar paper, asphalt shingles and landscape fabric. They’re just not natural. * * * *

There, I’ve leveled with you. Now you, too, have the lowdown on some really good dirt. Pass it on. Kay Denton writes and gardens in Salt Lake City. She is a longtime Catalyst contributor.

Resources Diamond Rentals: sod stripper, rototiller, jack hammer Utah State University Cooperative Extension/Salt Lake County: EXTENSION.USU.EDU/SALTLAKE, 801-468-3177 Salt Lake Valley Landfill (compost), WWW.SLVLANDFILL.SLCO.ORG

Sources for grounds & leaves Greenhouse Effect, 3231 South 900 East, 801-466-3273. NoBrow Coffee, 315 East Broadway, 801-364-3448. Call the day before to ensure enough for you to pick up. Salt Lake Roasting Company, 210 East 400 South (Library) and 320 East 400 South, 801-363-7572. Bring your own bucket. Tea Grotto, 2030 South 900 East, 801466-8255. Come by, or they can call you to let you know when tea leaves are available.


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THE INTUITIVE LIFE

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“Latest casualty figures for March 11 quake, tsunami” (Kyodo News, March 27) “Japan Races To Stop Further Radiation” (Reuters, March 19 ) “Radiation anxiety weighs on tsunami survivors” (Associated Press Mar 25)

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eople cope with anguishing world events in various ways. Some obsessively watch the news, with no idea of what to do next. Some avoid emotionally unbearable news. Others find solace in believing an outside entity is at play; “God’s Hand? 44% of Americans See Natural Disasters as Sign of End Times,” heralded LIVESCIENCE.COM, citing recent US polls. Many address personal and global grief through their donations of time or money to relief workers and agencies.

“Deepak Chopra leads meditation webcast” (UK Independent, March 21) “Labyrinth walk in prayer for Japan.”(Bahamas Weekly, March 23).

A part of the community reacts in a less tangible way, addressing the more spiritual and psychic realms of understanding. Jean LaSarre Gardner, Buddhist meditation instructor and co-owner of Salt Lake City’s Red Lotus School of Movement, describes what the sanga (congregation) of Salt Lake’s Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple did. In its usual practice, after the Japan and Libyan upheavals, members generated prayers and a Buddhist practice called Tonglen for areas of the world needing particular healing. “Tonglen is sometimes called the practice of ‘giving and taking,’” Gardner explains. “Specifically, we generate compassion by taking on the suffering of others: We breathe in and visualize their suffering entering into our heart center in the form of black smoke. There it is transformed into healing light. Then

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we generate loving-kindness by giving this healing light as we breathe out and visualize this light transforming suffering into happiness and peace.” The ideas of transmuting energy as a form of relief and of interpreting even highly negative events as platforms for future, constructive developments are natural to those on the cutting edge of a larger human realization. We could think of these people as energy workers, psychic workers or spiritual workers. Sometimes we call them visionaries. They are the people who understand that accessing different planes of awareness—global, earth, universal consciousness—is another path toward positive evolution in a shifting world. They believe individuals are more than just a physical construct, a belief for which supporting evidence is accumulating. In essence, each human being is comprised of a conscious energetic field that creates the perception of the physical body and surroundings. Each also interconnects to the web of the mass consciousness, a quantum field of sorts, and thus all other individuals. Information and energy

Anyone who’s had a precognitive flash will understand the efficacy of energetic and psychic information. Others might be leery to believe that there is a way to work beyond the physical boundaries. And yet, science continually finds evidence for what mystics have said throughout history.

exchange is available from not only this larger body of perception, but from all other types of sentient intelligences too, such as that of the planet and other parallel planes of nonphysical existence.

Shifts happen Utahn Teal Scott is one who takes this larger view. An “indigo child” who is now in her 20s and coming into her own as a spiritual counselor, Scott agrees that these are times of challenging shifts, as have been predicted for centuries. Even disturbing-looking changes are not necessarily bad for individuals, the species or the planet. “To people living in subjective reality, however, these are often seen as negative. Humans worldwide are vibrationally aligned with fear. You can deliberately control the way that you think about events such as natural disasters so as to not be a match to their destructive aspect.” Citizen spiritual activist Craig Thygerson believes doomsday reactivity is the antithesis of a lar ger, more balanced understanding of when good can come from bad. “What matters individually is how we use the experience to make things just a bit better.” Activists have been working to reshape approaches to problems on a more holistic, inclusive level. There is beauty in generating a wider awareness on issues such as changing our energy technologies to more Earthhealthy processes. Horary astrologer (and CATALYST cofounder) Victoria Fugit, who lives in Moab, agrees. She expects that after the nuclear crisis broke, every energy healer on the planet was working on it. She knows that energy workers can transmute harmful energy, but she questions whether it is always helpful, from a larger perspective, to solve problems that way. “Shouldn’t we wait till a greater groundswell wants to rebalance? We don’t think about how ethical it is to build a nuclear power plant on the ocean, on a tectonic plate, near people, in the first place. We don’t get that our heavy investment in technology is so out of

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Focused meditations, using creative visualizations of sending healing and comfort, were Fugit’s choice in how to personally respond when initially overwhelmed by the news of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. Having always had a close connection with the Japanese people, she pictured them in traditional colorful dress and in their gardens, and then visualized a big Buddha over the whole island. “We can all do this. Everyone has a gift with energy. People can do energy visualizations, work with energy spirits, God, or the Virgin Mary—however they sense it best.” Her affinity with nature has meant her most effective visualizations use nature spirits to transmute energy, which she calls Devas—representations of the life force that sustains all existence, in a form that makes it easier for her t o envision the movement of energy. An email spurred Todd Mangum, MD, of Salt Lake City’s Web of Wellness Center, to apply all his psychic healing abilities toward the nuclear breakdown in March. While in a mountain jungle of Costa Rica, he received a request, in strange sync, from a friend living in Okinawa. US Navy Diver Sam Burgett, concerned for his Japanese neighbors in Fukushima Dai-Ichi to the north, wrote to Mangum via the wellness center’s email address asking if the two might work together, on an energetic level, over the next few days to see what could be done to help counter widespread fear and stabilize the situation. It was a coincidence that Mangum checked his office email address that day. The next time he sat for deep meditation in the jungle setting, he felt himself go immediately to Burgett’s side. He asked what he could do to help and received a directive to go to one particular core of the reactor. Feeling Sam’s presence assisting him the entire time, he saw himself lean backward over the core. Using a complex meditation he has developed over the last 10 years, he began to weave a geodesic containment dome of light. “It involved a series of yoga positions and fire spinning moves, and used the principles of the five elements, physics and sacred geometry,” he remembers. He had been doing yoga, fire spinning classes and meditation during his Costa Rican retreat, and was astounded to realize that all these tools were available to him for his response. In his visualization, he duplicated the structure over the

other cores. When done, he felt certain his prismatic fields would hold as long as required.

Does it work? Across the world in Japan, Burgett was having almost identical experiences as Mangum. “From my side I saw a geodesic dome made of ir idescent light fibers that formed around the site. Then a huge light serpent came out of the sea and enveloped it in its coils. I was watching this from the air over the site and that’s precisely where Todd said he could feel me, without me ever telling him,” writes Burgett. An experienced meditator, even he was freaked out by what happened. “While I wasn’t aware of Todd as an individual entity, I was aware of an energy flow creating the things I was seeing. The difference between what he and I witnessed was my vision of the giant light serpent. But, who knows—maybe Todd became the serpent and that’s what I saw him as?” What Burgett didn’t know at the time is that the symbol closest to Mangum’s heart (and in fact his personal email name), is the Rainbow Serpent. Anyone who has had a precognitive flash will understand the efficacy of energetic and psychic information. Others perhaps would be leery to believe

Super-charge me: Dr. Mangum’s Meditation Step 1: From the field of infinity and eternity, call in the field of space and time. Mangum sees space as a sphere and time as a double helix. Step 2: Set up the field of the seven directions: north, south, east, west, above, below, within. Step 3: Call in the power of the Mother to nourish us: from Maternal to Matter. Step 4: Call in the power of the Paternal to protect us: from Paternal to Patterns. The patterns are the tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, icosahedron and dodecahedron. Step 5: Call in the five physical forces of nature: gravity, strong nuclear force, weak nuclear force, electromagnetism, love. Step 6: Call in the angels and elementals to assist you in your task.

that there is a way to work beyond the physical boundaries. And yet, science continually finds evidence for what mystics have said throughout history. In an interview with Doug Fabrizio on KUER’s RadioWest last month, physicist and author Brian Greene said the boundaries of reality as we know it now could change; time travel to the future is absolutely possible within the laws of physics. There is strong evidence that black holes exist, but it is not possible to see within the black holes. “Does it exist if we cannot see it? It doesn’t make sense to say it doesn’t.” From her own personal experience, Fugit knows the power of transmuting energy. When faced with undergoing cancer radiation treatment, she felt tremendous fear. In a case where she felt she had little choice, she then decided to make the radiation her friend and work with the energetics of it. Every time she went into the machine, she asked her Deva energies to assist her in reducing any harm and becoming open to the radioactive energy that heals. “I’ve talked to cancer patients who had radiation treatment who think I’m crazy, but I didn’t have any of the side effects people usually get.” To this day, she knows that if energy healing methods worked for her so well, they can work on a larger scale. Gardner adds, “As to whether prayers or energy/psychic practices ‘work’—I saw on the news various individuals in Japan holding up signs that simply read: ‘Thank You For Your Prayers.’ In our greatest times of need, it is always comforting to know that someone in the world is generating prayers, thinking positive thoughts, or sending healing energy in our direction. This is how we connect, at a very deep level, as human beings.” Does applying the metaphysical type of human energies make a difference? Many believe it does. Their willingness to further develop human understanding of what’s possible can make us more confident in what is probable. We consider that current events, instead of being cataclysmic, can become catalytic. We are on the tipping point between contraction and expansion. You can be a catalyst, a human r eactor. Because even if you don’t consider yourself an energy worker, you already are one. u Listen in every other Friday, 8 am, to the top morning show, Radio from Hell, 96.3 FM when popular psychic and author Margaret Ruth is the guest.


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he raw food movement is growing rapidly due to pioneering chefs across the country and Salt Lake Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Omar AbuIsmail is one of them: a young restaurateur exuberantly taking greens and grasses to gourmet levels. His thriving Sugar House eatery, Omarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rawtopia, is gaining a national reputation for complex, textured and flavorful dishes that incorporate only organic, unprocessed and uncooked ingredients. Trevor Oswalt, a visitor from Portland, dined there recently. His comment: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The food is spiritualizedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and delicious, too.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I prefer the term live foods, not raw foods,â&#x20AC;? Abu-Ismail says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we create here are living foods for the living body.â&#x20AC;? In addition to all that health, Omarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rawtopia is testament to the fact that raw foods can be

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f you fly to Utah from the East Coast you will notice that you are suddenly surrounded by blondes, and that blondeness is because a lot of people in Utah have Scandinavian roots. The American Community Survey estimates the size of Scandinavian ancestry groups in Utah as: Danish (92,472), Swedish (65,150), Norwegian (43,074), Icelander, Finnish & unidentified Scandinavian (29,150). However, most of Utah’s Scandinavian immigrants were also Mormon converts and when they left the old countr y they mostly left their language and traditions behind. Scandinavian dance enthusiasts Tom Oesleby, Gwen Tefts and Larraine Minor want to help Utahns reconnect with their heritage of traditional Scandinavian dance and music at the Second Annual Scandi Jam (April 8-9). They hope to eventually build a dance community large enough so that when Scandi navian dance teachers happen to be traveling though the U.S. it will be worthwhile for them to stop off in Salt Lake City. The Scandi Jam weekend features dance workshops,

a Scandinavian dance party, potluck smorgasbord and hardanger fiddle demonstration by a fiddlemaker from Provo. (A hardanger fiddle is similar to a violin, with and additional four or five drone strings.) The potluck is important. “The reason I joined Sons of Norway was I missed the cookies,” Oesleby jokes. He describes with relish the marzipan cake, potato flatbread, Swedish meatballs, pickled herring and other delicacies that people brought to the Scandi Jam potluck last year. However, he points out that many people who come to monthly dances don’t have any Scandinavian heritage at all. They are just people who want to get together to dance. Although he was born in the USA. himself, Tom Oesleby describes himself as “100% Norweigian.” He says, “Despite being surrounded by my family’s Norwegian-American culture growing up in the 1950s and ’60s in Wisconsin, I was completely unaware of Norwegian folk dancing, probably because dancing in general was frowned upon by the small group of highly conservative

The Scandi Jam weekend features dance workshops, a Scandinavian dance party, a hardanger fiddle demonstration by a Provo fiddlemaker and a potluck smørgasbørd.

Norwegian-Lutheran congregation to which my parents belonged.” Oesleby traces his love of Scandinavian dance and music to a Sons of Norway party in Boulder, Colorado. “I saw people in these wild costumes and I thought, I should be here. I mean, I didn’t feel that welcome, but I wanted to have one of those costumes for myself.” The costumes Oesleby saw were bunads, and much like Scottish kilts they are contemporary folk costumes based on traditional clothing. Hundreds of different styles of bunads represent various regions, and people in Norway wear them for weddings, baptisms, folk dances, parades and Norwegian Constitution Day. People take their bunads very seriously. Dresses and coats with elaborate embroidery and intricate silver clasps can cost thousands of dollars, and there are rules for how to wear them properly— you should not wear modern jewelry or sunglasses (or modern underwear, for that matter, but who is going to know?) and you need to have on the right kind of shoes with silver buckles. In any case, the costumes are meant to display cultural pride and

they worked. Oesleby, who was living in Cody, Wyoming at the time, found himself driving up to Red Lodge, Montana every weekend to learn Scandinavian dancing from Bob Holmen, the man who will be teaching dances at Scandi Jam 2011. When I asked Oesleby what he finds appealing about Scandinavian dancing he wasn’t sure how to describe it, except to say, “Once I started Scandinavian dancing I mostly lost interest in other kinds of dance.” Then he added, “I grew up with the music. Even though it’s in a minor key, it’s kind of happy.” If you are new to Scandinavian dance, Oesleby suggests the Saturday circle mixer workshop will be the most enjoyable. You’ll learn enough to have fun at the party later. The Friday bygdedans (Norwegian village dances) workshop will focus on the Norwegian Røros-pols, a fairly complicated couple dance, but there are more challenging. Oesleby says committed dancers might work for years to learn a really complicated Scandinavian dance. And by the way, Oesleby did finally get his bunad. He and Gwen bought them in Norway in 1999 and wore them at their marriage. “We went on our honeymoon before our wedding,” he explains pragmatically. u Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast.

Scandi Jam, 2011 Friday, April 8: Presbyterian Church,1580 East Vine (6100 S) SLC. 7:30-9:30 pm: Bygdedans (turning dance) workshop ($10). Saturday, April 9: LDS Ward House, 5980 S. 1300 W. (Canal Rd), Taylorsville. 2-5 pm: Gammeldans (circle mixer) workshop. ($10). 6 pm: Potluck smorgasbord (bring your favorite Scandanavian food to share) 710 pm: Scandinavian dance party ($4): Live music. Ongoing: Recreational Scandinavian Folk Dancing (sponsored by Sons of Norway Leif Eikson Lodge). Columbus Community Center, Rm #104, 2531 S. 400 E., South Salt Lake. 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; 2nd Saturdays & 4th Mondays ($5). Contact: Tom Oesleby. TOM2UTAH@YAHOO.COM 801-363-1606 Wulffenstejn Hardanger Fiddle and Mandolin Works, Provo: WWW.HARDINGFELE.COM


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DMT: The Spirit Molecule CATALYST Magazine and Evolver Salt Lake present the Salt Lake City premiere of DMT: The Spirit Molecule. Directly following the film, UTAHFM.ORG will host a live Q&A with director Mitch Schultz. In the early 1990s, Dr. Rick Strassman conducted the first governmentsanctioned, human psychedelic research with DMT. Dr. Strassmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research serves as the narrative backbone for DMT: The Spirit Molecule, a documentary described as a psychedelic Baraka meets What the Bleep Do We Know. The film presents an intriguing discourse on the science of the soul. By challenging current misconceptions about this class of compounds, DMT: The Spirit Molecule unravels fascinating parallels in neurology, quantum physics and human spirituality. DMT: The Spirit Molecule, April 17, 7p. Brewvies Cinema Pub, 677 S 200 W. $10. WWW.EVOLVER.NET/GROUP/EVOLVER_SALT_LAKE, THESPIRITMOLECULE.COM

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Important Ideas. Interesting People. Really Good Beer. THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH’S HUMANITIES HAPPY HOUR

5-7pm Squatters Pub Brewery 147 West Broadway (300 S.)

Evening and yearly memberships available!

THE ROAD TO EVERYWHERE ROBERT NEWMAN

Dean, College of Humanities Associate Vice President, Interdisciplinary Studies The University of Utah

Gardening galore April is the month to get out and garden. Between the U of U’s Lifelong Learning program and Wasatch Community Gardens, there’s nothing in the yard you won’t be prepared to tackle. WCG: Rainwater Harvesting, Apr. 9, 10a-12p; Drip Irrigation, Apr. 9, 1p-3p; The Year Round Garden, Apr. 16, 10a-12p; Foraging Greens, Apr. 30, 10a-12p; Cultivating Fruit Tree Guilds, Apr. 30, 1-4p. Lifelong Learning: Irrigation Basics, Apr. 5-12, 6-8p; Native Plant Propagation, Apr. 16, 10a-1p; Designing With Fresh Flowers, Tuesdays, Apr. 19-May 10, 6:30-8:30p, Maximize Your Garden Production, Mondays, Apr. 25-May 2, 6:30-8:30p; Grow Your Own Herbs, Tuesdays, Apr. 26-May 3, 6:30-8:30p; Follow the Wildflowers (tour), Apr. 27, 6-9p. See websites for costs and class/workshop descriptions. Wasatch Community Gardens, WASATCHGARDENS.ORG. University of Utah Lifelong Learning, CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU

tion of artists whose work is informed by his radical approach to making and disseminating art: especially crucial is Smithson’s rethinking of the place of art’s production (from the artist’s studio to the unbounded landscape) and the place of art’s exhibition (from the site of the unbounded landscape to the ‘nonsite’ of the gallery). Besides the exhibition, several events in April further explore Smithson’s influence. Catch short talks by artists featured in The Smithson Effect with “Artists on Smithson,” Apr. 2-4p. “Viral Jetty: The Smithson Effect in Literature” features professor Craig Dworkin of the U of U’s English Department, who will discuss Smithson’s influence on writers. On Apr. 27 at 7p is a double feature film screening: Spiral Jetty and Casting a Glance.

The Smithson Effect Robert Smithson (1938-1973) was one of a number of artists in the late 1960s and 1970s who moved out into the vast, open spaces of the American West, using the land itself as an artistic medium. While he remains best known for his pioneering earthworks—the most famous is Spiral Jetty in Utah’s Great Salt Lake—Smithson’s legacy extends far beyond his remarkable interventions in the landscape. The Smithson Effect narrates a widely recognized, yet little discussed story: that of Smithson’s pervasive presence in contemporary art since the 1990s. The exhibition underscores his significance for a genera-

The Smithson Effect, through July 3. Marcia & John Price Museum Building (UMFA), 410 Campus Center Drive. UMFA.UTAH.EDU/SMITHSONEFFECT

Salty Spokes Bike Prom 2011 Come dressed in your best for Salt Lake's first bike prom. Lots of goodies, raffle, tandem prom photos and music! Ask a date, rent a tux, go all out, or rebel and get creative! Pre-prom costume ride at 7 p.m., meet in the grass on northeast side of Liberty Park. Theme for this year: “Let the good times roll.” Salty Spokes Bike Prom, Apr. 16, 8p. 1130 S West Temple. $10, must be 21+. SALTYSPOKES.COM

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CALENDAR Climate change and the melting polar icecaps In the fall of 2010, Ken Golden, Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Utah, led the NSF sponsored United States research team on an international expedition to study Antarctica’s frozen sea and its role in Earth’s climate. A sea ice and climate expert, Professor Golden will discuss his findings at this lecture. Ken Golden lecture, Apr. 14, 12-1p. Marriott Library Gould Auditorium, 295 S 1500 E. Free. MARRIOTTLIBRARY.WORDPRESS.COM

Spirit Jung Society: Humanity’s next step In a rapidly expanding world, the capacities of human consciousness are also evolving, and the move toward a global identity requires we see things from a larger point of view and from perspectives previously unavailable to us. To explore these ideas, the Jung Society presents Diane Musho Hamilton speaking on Integral Consciousness: The Next Unfolding of Human Capacity. Hamilton will look at the evolution of consciousness, the role of perspective taking for a global citizen, and how to address the shadow of our awareness. Hamilton is a mediator, facilitator and teacher of Zen and Integral Spirituality. She received transmission in Zen from her teacher Genpo Roshi in 2006. She has worked with Ken Wilber and Integral Institute since 2004. Integral Consciousness, Apr. 7, 7-9p. U of U Union Building, 200 S Central Campus Drive, Saltair Room. Free. JUNGUTAH.COM

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Utah Renewable Energy Conference At the Utah Renewable Energy Conference you can learn about how much of an impact energy efficiency in your own home or business can have on your power bill. You can also learn about the reality of powering your home or business with renewable energy and cutting your power bill to next to nothing. Clean energy companies and experts in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies will be on-site to answer specific questions about how energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades can work for your home or business. Presented by the Utah Solar Energy Association and the Utah Technology Council. Utah Renewable Energy Conference, Apr. 19, 9a-9p. Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S West Temple. $40/$25 members. UTSOLAR.ORG

Environment Utah’s clean energy frontline With the recent nuclear disaster in Japan, we need to pay more attention than ever to our clean energy options. Join the Utah Museum of Natural History for a local perspective on the clean energy issues explored in The Nature of Things 2011. Experts representing groups developing renewable energy resources will discuss the state of clean energy in Utah, innovative projects, and how you can get involved in shaping a clean energy future for our state. The Nature of Things Lecture Series: Utah’s Clean Energy Frontline, Apr. 6, 7-9. Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E 400 S. UMNH.UTAH.EDU/NATURE

Roots & Shoots What better way to save the planet than to get our kids thinking eco early? Westminster’s 4th annual Roots and Shoots Youth Environmental Fair is designed for youth (pri-

marily K-12) to bring and present a research or informational project with an environmental theme. It is a chance for them to connect with their peers and discuss the future of our environment and how they can become stewards of their communities. See website for full fair schedule. Roots and Shoots, Apr. 7, 5-8:30p. Health, Wellness and Athletic Center, Westminster College, 1840 S 1300 E. WESTMINSTERCOLLEGE.EDU/ROOTS

eWaste: Where does it come from? Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the largest growing waste management issues. Devices you depend upon are made of hazardous materials and manufactured with polluting processes. Where does it come from, where does it go and why do we have so much? Andrew Reich from University of Utah Campus IT will talk with us about proper disposal of eWaste, common myths and the truths about eWaste disposal, and the campus eWaste disposal program on Earth Day. Brown Bag Lecture with Andrew Reich, Apr. 7, 12-1p. Marriott Library Gould Auditorium, 295 S 1500 E. Free. LIB.UTAH.EDU

During this four-day retreat, Diane Musho Hamiliton of the Boulder Mountain Zendo will guide you in recognizing, experiencing and integrating freedom and unconditional love. Participants will learn to deepen awareness and intimacy through practice of Zazen (sitting meditation), to gain access to Big Heart through the “Big Mind Process” as developed by Genpo Roshi, as well as receiving individual guidance from the teacher in clarifying your life. Big Heart: Source of Compassion Retreat, Apr. 21-24, Boulder Mountain Zendo, Torrey, UT. $450. BOULDERMOUNTAINZENDO.ORG

Art and Humanities All the ballet you need It’s an explosion of music and movement when Ballet West presents three major Utah premieres. Experience Nicolo Fonte’s pulsating “Bolero,” set to the music of Ravel, along with George Balanchine’s classic “Chaconne” and the uplifting splendor of Jiri Kylian’s “Sinfonietta.” Don’t miss these three ballets in one. Then there’s Utah Ballet’s “Firebird.” After a long absence, Utah Ballet will return to the Kingsbury Hall stage to perform their spring season. The talented student performers from the Utah’s prestigious Ballet Department will perform an evening of ballet, featuring Stravinsky’s iconic work based on Russian folk tales of a magical glowing bird that is both a blessing and a curse to its captor. Ballet West presents “Bolero” with “Sinfonietta” and “Chaconne,” Apr. 8-9 and 13-16, 7:30p (2p matinee also on Apr. 16). Capitol Theatre, 50 W 200 S. Tickets start at $18. BALLETWEST.ORG Utah Ballet’s “Firebird”, Apr. 8-9, 6p. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E Presidents Circle. $20/$10 students. BALLET.UTAH.EDU


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Frontiers of Science Lecture Series www.science.utah.edu • (801) 581-6958

Climate Change: The Evidence and Our Options

Lonnie G. Thompson Byrd Polar Research Center

The ongoing widespread melting of high-elevation glaciers and ice caps, particularly in low to middle latitudes, provides some of the strongest evidence to date that a large-scale, pervasive, and, in some cases, rapid change in Earth’s climate system is underway. What options do we currently have to address the problem? Join us to hear a world-renown expert discuss the evidence and our options.

Quantum Entanglement Quantum entanglement is the observation that properly prepared particles can be separated hundreds of miles, and yet measurements performed on one particle can give information about the other particle. This information is seemingly transmitted instantaneously—traveling faster than light. Albert Einstein called this property “spooky action at a distance.” Entanglement is also the basis for Quantum Computing—the possibility of building ultrafast computers. Nevertheless, entanglement was ignored and misunderstood by physicists for 30 years. In her lecture, Louisa Gilder explores why. She is the author of a New York Times notable book on the history of quantum entanglement entitled The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics was Reborn. Quantum Entanglement, Apr. 15, 7p. Malouf Hall, room 201, Westminster College, 1840 S 1300 E. Free. WESTMINSTERCOLLEGE.EDU

Transformation by Annie Baker—a playful yet poignant play. Circle Mirror Transformation, Apr. 13-May 8, Wed-Sat 7:30p, Sun. 2p and 7p. $15-41. SALTLAKEACTINGCOMPANY.ORG

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Circle Mirror Transformation Meet Marty, the free-spirited teacher of an adult creative drama class in Vermont and her pupils: her own hippy husband, a flirtatious former actress, a recently divorced carpenter, and an over-achieving 16-year-old. All in the class for different reasons, and through a series of seemingly silly theatrical games (like having an entire conversation using only the word ‘goulash’), this motley crew gains insight into their own lives and the lives of their unlikely peers. SLAC presents the Obie Award-winning comedy Circle Mirror

A new exhibit by artist Dianne Gulezian explores the subtle and often dynamic meeting between the terrestrial and the ethereal. Drawn to the interplay between light and color, and the commanding beauty found in open spaces, Dianne expresses the breadth of emotions. Meet the artist on Apr. 8 during opening reception. Her work will be on display Apr. 1-24. Earth and Sky, Apr. 8, 6-9p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG

The road to everywhere Don’t miss this month’s Humanities Happy Hour with Robert Newman, dean of the U of U’s College of Humanities. Newman will speak about the relevance of the humanities, and how liberal arts studies lead anywhere—and everywhere. Humanities Happy Hour, Apr. 19, 5-7p. Squatters Pub Brewery, 147 W Broadway. HUM.UTAH.EDU

April 14 • 7:30 p.m. Aline W. Skaggs Biology Bldg. (U of U campus -- just west of University Bookstore)

- Free and open to the public! Go to: www.science.utah.edu for info.

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Writers at Work Conference

Join us in this beautiful and historic setting to create & participate in a community of writers and to celebrate the written word.

Writing Workshops in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry with: Abigail Thomas, Lance Larsen, David Kranes, John Bennion Consultations with Editors Margaret Dalrymple & David Borgenicht

Writers@Work Conference with food $475, with food & lodging from $625 For registration information, visit writersatwork.org

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Ray Johnston Band benefit for Utah Lymphoma Society Party with leukemia surviver and former Dallas Maverick and his rocking band! A benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Utah, featuring music and transformational performance art. Ray Johnston benefit, Apr. 8, 8p-1:30a. 427 Main St, Park City, UT. $15 online, $20 door. WWW.RAYJOHNSTONBAND.COM, TICKETCAKE.COM/HARRYOS

Mountain West Arts Conference Join the Utah Division of Arts and Museums for a day of celebrating the arts with networking, workshops, performances, professional development, art experiences and more at the Mountain West Arts

Film Two Spirits This film explores the cultural context behind the tragic and senseless murder of 16-year old Fred Martinez, a Navajo youth who was part of an honored Navajo tradition—the nadleeh, or ‘two-spirit’, who possesses a balance of masculine and feminine traits. Directed by Lydia Nibley. Two Spirits, Apr. 11, 7p. Tower Theatre, 900 S 900 E. SLFILMCENTER.ORG

Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then The true story of a man who built a house to heal his wife, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then uses live actors and wooden characters shot in stop-motion, frame by Conference. The keynote speaker is Chris Abani, who was imprisoned by the Nigerian government as a teenager for his writings and is considered one of the most admired novelists in the world today. He is also an evocative speaker whose talks—near musical in their fluidity, heartbreak and joy—mix the personal and the political. His luminous and very funny insights are a vital statement on the redemptive power of art to battle tyranny and to remind us of our common humanity. “Happiness,” he has said, “is learning to live with difficulty and grace.” Also at the conference Governor Herbert will present the 2011 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts awards. Mountain West Arts Conference, May 5, 7a-4:30p. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S. $85/$65 students, $55 Governor’s Awards Luncheon only. ARTSANDMUSEUMS.UTAH.GOV

meticulous frame, on a fantastical set. Part of the Salt Lake Art Center’s Creativity in Focus Screening series. Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, Apr. 8, 7-9p. Salt Lake Art Center, 20 S West Temple. SLARTCENTER.ORG


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Carbon Nation Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy it at all, this compelling and relevant film illustrates how solutions to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. Directed by Peter Byck. Carbon Nation, Apr. 26, 7p. Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. SLCFILMCENTER.ORG

Books Book sale(s) Need books? Forget Barnes & Noble! Instead, head over to both the Marriott and Downtown libraries for their book sales. Between the two, you’re sure to find a half ton of books you can’t live without. Marriott Library spring semester book sale, Apr. 4-8, 9a-5p, 295 S 1500 E, room 1100A. LIB.UTAH.EDU Friends of the City Library spring used book sale, Apr. 30, 7a-6p, May 1, 1-5p, May 2-3, 9a-9p. Prices drop each day of sales. SLCPL.ORG

IT’S A COMEDY TRIUMPH ***BEST NEW AMERICAN PLAY - Obie Award Rita May Brown at TKE Rita Mae Brown will read from and sign her all-new mystery—featuring Sneaky Pie Brown, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter and that incorrigible corgi Tee Tucker—Hiss of Death. Brown was first known for her groundbreaking work Rubyfruit Jungle, a novel about growing up lesbian in America.

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Ideas, profiles, products & news for all things animal BY CAROL KOLEMAN •ANIMALIA: pron. Ah-nee-MALE-ya.

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be complicated and require a larger commitment than many are willing to make). Ching Farm hopes to change perceptions of farm animals to create a deeper understanding and respect for these animals’ rich emotional lives. Faith, Mike and their dedicated volunteers give their all to this cause and are true Animal Angels. Financial donations are the only source of income for the farm (and are tax deductible) and volunteers are always appreciated. Ching Farm’s website lists monthly events that help to raise much needed revenue— expenses reach $4,000 a month, most-

Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary In 1998, Faith Ching had a wakeup call. She and her husband Mike had bought some land to accommodate rescued cats when she began to encounter farm animals that were being dumped along lonely roads or miraculously (as with one pig’s story) escaping on their way to slaughter. She learned that when their producing days are over, farm animals are discarded, neglected or abused in heartbreaking ways. A new dream evolved for Faith and she created Utah’s first farm animal sanctuary which today is home to 20 horses, 43 goats and sheep, 100 birds, 12 pigs and three cows. Ching Farm advocates for farm animals through rescue, education, sponsorship and adoption (adoption not being the highest priority as it can

How to find a lost pet ID: Collar and/or microchip. Either way, they must bear your current contact info. Hide and seek: The minute you notice that your pet is missing, ask household members when they last saw your pet. Search your home carefully. Shaking a food dish, treat jar or favorite toy will sometimes lure animals out of a hiding place. Take a walk: Ask friends or neighbors if they’ve seen your pet. Show them a recent photo. Check under porches and shrubs. Ask neighbors to check in sheds and garages in case your pet was accidentally locked in. Work the phones: Your first calls should be to all the animal control agencies and shelters in your area. Check in with the bigger shelters daily and if possible, go in person. Post it!: Create a simple but eye catching flyer with a large, bold heading such as; “LOST DOG” or “MISSING CAT.” Include a photo that best represents your pet, along with breed, sex, color, age, weight, distinguishing features, and where and when she was last seen. Provide your name and two phone numbers.

ly for feed). Some vet services such as preventive health care are provided through a partnership with Jordan Applied Technology’s Vet Tech Program where students are assigned a specific animal for the year to care for. CHINGSANCTUARY.ORG

Gadgets Potty Patch may be used as emergency backup for dogs and for puppy training. We tried one a year ago at the CATALYST office with our aged and infirm Dalmatians. They were not impressed. You will likely have better success with less-recalcitrant puppies. This product is endorsed by the American Kennel Club. Available at WWW.POTTYPATCH.COM and PetCo.

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Blanket the neighborhood: Post your flyers in dog parks, pet supply stores, grooming shops, veterinary offices, grocery and convenience stores, gas stations, laundromats, cafes, nearby schools. Ask permission before posting your flyers. Adapted from ASPCA

Did you know? Black animals are the least likely to be adopted (next to older animals)? No one knows exactly why, maybe superstitious beliefs? Black cat crossing your path, bad news for you! What ever the reason for this sad fact, please consider a black animal when you are ready for adoption and help change this trend.

A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue. —Anonymous

We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace. —Albert Schweitzer

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Champ White satin, two years old, neutered, indoor rabbit and litter trained. Darling personality, loves cats but not so crazy about other rabbits. $20 adoption fee.

Pansy and Daisy Small lop-eared, unaltered females. Daisy is grey and white, Pansy is Black. They are about 1 year old and very sweet. They are bonded sisters and must be adopted together. Indoor bunnies only. $35 adoption fee for both. In Chinese astrology, 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. Our rabbits this month are brought to you by the Ferret Cubby Shelter and Small Animal Rescue. Easter is a time where many folks impulsively buy rabbits from breeders, pet shops and the IFA that then show up here a few months later, after their families find that owning a rabbit wasn’t what they thought it would be. This April, if you are thinking of getting a bunny for your child, how about adopting one who needs a home? Anna Maria at the Ferret Cubby is happy to help; call to find out what is involved in owning a rabbit before you commit. 801.897.7713 or THEFERRETCUBBY@MSN.COM. Also visit PETFINDER.COM—lists by breed of animal and where they are located near you.


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Recognize and Prevent Animal Cruelty 1. Enjoy the animals in your neighborhood but also be aware of how they are treated. Take note if you see any of these symptoms or activites: â&#x20AC;˘ Wounds on the body. Limping. â&#x20AC;˘ Patches of missing hair.

4. Provide as much information as possible. The details you provide greatly assist an investigating officer. Write down the type of cruelty you witnessed, who was involved, the date of the incident and where it took place.

â&#x20AC;˘ Dogs who are repeatedly left alone without food and water, often chained up in a yard.

5. Work for the passage of strong anti-cruelty laws on federal, state and local levels by joining the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade (ASPCA.ORG). Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive emails on important issues with instructions on actions needed.

â&#x20AC;˘ Dogs who have been hit by cars, or show any signs listed above and have not been taken to a vet.

6. If you have pets, always show them the love and good care they deserve. If you think your animal is sick, take her to the vet.

â&#x20AC;˘ Dogs who are kept outside without shelter in extreme weather conditions.

7. Talk to kids about how to treat animals with kindness and respect. Help them understand that animals have the ability to feel pain, joy and sadness.

â&#x20AC;˘ Extremely thin, starving animal. â&#x20AC;˘ An owner physically abusing an animal.

â&#x20AC;˘ Animals who cower in fear or act aggressively when approached by their owners. â&#x20AC;˘ Tick or flea infestations (serious if left untreated). 2. If something looks questionable and it feels appropriate to start a conversation with the owner do so. In the clear case of animal abuse, contact the Humane Society of Utah, 801.261.2919 x210, or email John Paul Fox at JFOX@UTAHHUMANE.ORG. Also, visit UTAHHUMANE.ORG for a complete list of what they do and do not handle. 3. Contact your local law enforcement department and tell them of the incident, and that you hope they will make their investigation a priority (remember, animal cruelty is a crime so it must be investigated).

8. Support your local shelter or animal rescue organization. You may foster animals who have been abused in their former homes, giving them the chance they deserve to have a good life. For a list of shelters and rescue groups, visit the ASPCA .ORG National Shelter Directory. 9. Start a Neighborhood Watch Program. Get to know the animals in your neighborhood and invite your friends and neighbors to do so. Note the health of local wildlife, too. 10. Know that you can make a difference. If you see injury or abuse, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be complacent.

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Multimedia recommendations Watch: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ashes and Snow,â&#x20AC;? DVD by Gregory Colbert. Hands down the best film of animals I have ever seen. To view short segments and to purchase: WWW.ASHESANDSNOW.ORG. Listen: Listen to hundreds of bird, insect, and mammal sounds on the British Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Listen to Natureâ&#x20AC;? web page An amazing resource! BL.UK/LISTENTONATURE/MAIN.HTML Read: Anthill, by E. O. Wilson, a beautifully written foray into fiction for this famous sociobiologist who specializes in myrmecology (the study of ants).

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pring is the time for a deep inhale; a time to take in the vibrant abundance of color and new life around us. The very word April means “to open,” from the Latin aperire, in celebration of the opening of flowers and tree buds. According to the Chinese medical model, the wood element becomes predominant in spring. Wood symbolizes growth and new beginnings. In the Chinese system, each element supports a vital organ—wood is associated with the liver and gall bladder, said to be the home of both anger and determination. This month’s pose is a variation of Ustrasana, Camel Pose. The camel is a symbol of determination, trudging as it does through the desert sun and sand, carrying a reservoir of fatty tissue—its energy source—on its back. Ustrasana can lead us to the well of energy that dwells inside us. Like the camel, which replenishes its energy by metabolizing its reserves, Ustrasana revitalizes us when we feel dull or fatigued. A backbend with an element of spinal rotation, this Ustrasana variation tones the liver and gall bladder,

enhances respiration by expanding the whole front body, and invigorates the body and spirit. Backbends also strengthen your back and shoulders and can elevate your mood. While the traditional version of Ustrasana yields the same benefits, I find the variation to be accessible to more people. I also enjoy the additional side body elongation that comes with this variation. In general, I prefer to place any backbend into the middle of a practice, warming up with poses that elongate the quadriceps muscles, sides of the body and front body, and poses that expand the chest. Here are a few suggestions: lunges to lengthen the quadriceps, Parighasana (see January 2011 CATALYST) to stretch the side body, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (February 2010) for expanding the front body and chest. Take your time preparing. There’s no hurry to get to Ustrasana. Remember that yoga is practice, not performance. When you give your body the warm-up time it needs, Ustrasana will feel expansive and exhilarating. Begin by sitting on your heels. If your knees will not allow this, feel free

to place a rolled blanket or block under your hips to start. Place a block next to the outside of your left foot. Take a moment to feel your body. What is the character of your energy? Slow or quick? Downward or upward moving? Calm or agitated? There’s no need to try to “correct” what you feel; simply notice what is present. Press your knees and shins into the floor to lift your hips off the heels, bringing you to a kneeling position, with your pelvis directly over your knees. Reach your right arm straight up toward the sky. Place your left hand on the left hipbone. Ground your knees and shins, lifting your chest, so that your low back lengthens. From this lengthening, center your pelvis over your knees (don’t let it fall back toward your heels), and begin to bend back from the waist. Place your left hand on your block and then press your hand into the block to help lift the left side of your chest. Now reground your right knee and reach your right arm out from the shoulder joint. Breathe and expand. Stay here, breathing fully, from 30 to 60 seconds. Press your knees into the floor to help bring your body back to upright. Release both arms to your sides and return to sitting on your heels or your block or blanket. Close your eyes and be aware of your body’s energy. Has anything shifted? When you feel ready, move the block from outside your left foot to outside your right foot, and repeat the pose on your second side. If your lower back is flexible in backbends, you can do this again, placing your hand on your heel instead of a block. Otherwise, feel free to repeat the pose using a block to support your bottom hand. In either case, remember to take care to keep your pelvis aligned over your knees. After practicing Ustrasana, practice a simple seated or supine twist. Then practice at least one seated forward bend to balance and contain the energy you’ve created in your practice of Ustrasana, and finish with Savasana (supine final relaxation pose). Like the earth whose potential energy bursts forth in springtime, and the camel that survives harsh conditions by drawing on its own reserves, our bodies contain a well of energy. Ustrasana teaches us how to utilize these energies and tap into the larger container of joyful, springtime energy that’s all around us. u Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt Lake City. Visit her at WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.


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Residential Design FB Ann Larson 801-322-5122.

ABODE cohousing, furniture, feng shui, pets, home repair Architect—“Green” + Modern 9/11 801-355-2536. Specializing in the integration of outdoor and indoor space. Enviro-friendly materials. Remodels, additions and new construction. WWW.JODYJOHNSONARCHITECT.COM Dancing Turtle Feng Shui 7/11 801-755-8529. 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 that if you do any three of the suggestions I give you—your life will change!

Underfoot Floors 6/11 801-467-6636. 1900 S. 300 W., SLC We offer innovative & earth friendly floors including bamboo, cork, marmoleum, hardwoods, natural fiber carpets as well as sand and finishing hardwood. Free in home estimates. Please visit our showroom. WWW.UNDERFOOTFLOORS.NET, UNDERFOOTFLOORS@AOL.COM. Vivid Desert Design 8/11 801-656-8763. Would you like a creative & beautiful landscape that makes sense for Utah's climate? Custom designs suited to your needs/interests and outdoor space. Masters degree in Landscape Architecture. Affordable. WWW.VIVIDDESERTDESIGN.COM

Wasatch Commons Cohousing 3/11 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

Digs Do you want to dig your digs? Digs offers innovative yet practical and affordable solutions to your design dilemmas. Residential and commercial. Consultations available. 801-359-(DIGS) or JULIE@DIGYOURDIGS.COM.

Happy Paws Pet Sitting Plus 10/11 801-205-4491. Libbie Neale. Pet sitting in your home for your pets’ comfort and peace of mind. Providing vital home care services while you are away. Bonded and insured. Member, Pet Sitters International. Call for rates. WWW.HAPPYPAWSPETSITTINGPLUS.COM Interior design in two hours 12/11 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. 801-971-2136, RHODESIGNSLLC@GMAIL.COM.

ARTS, MUSIC & LANGUAGES instruction, lessons, galleries, for hire Alliance Francaise of Salt Lake City 7/11 801-501-7514. 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 10/11 801-268-4789, WWW.IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM. David and Carol Sharp. Duo up to six-piece ensemble. Celtic, European, World and Old Time American music. A variety of instruments. Storytelling and dance caller. CDs and downloads, traditional and original. IDLEWILD@IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM Michael Lucarelli. Classical guitarist, 801-2742845. Listen at WWW.LUCARELLI.COM FB

BODYWORK massage, structural integration (SEE ALSO: Energy Work & Healing) Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP FOG 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 CLINICAL BODYWORKER - HOLISTIC CONSULTANT

BOOKS, MUSIC & GIFTS bookshops, record stores and gift boutiques Dragon Dreams 10/11 920 E 900 S, SLC. 801-509-1043 Mystical, musical and metaphysical gifts and resources for every persuasion—in an atmosphere that soothes your spirit. Psychic, Tarot and astrology readings, events and classes. Singing bowls, drums, flutes, incense, books, jewelry, cards and smiles. Open 12:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m, Monday thru Saturday.

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MJ Jones LMT 801-898-0299, 5258 S Pinemont Dr #B-135 Murray Utah. MJJONESLMT@GMAIL.COM. Offering a unique blend of Swedish, deep tissue, stretching, breathwork, energy work. Great for pain and stress relief. I am continually exploring new modalities to fulfill my highest healing potential. It's an honor to share my experience with you.

Healing Mountain Massage School FB 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

Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300.

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ENERGY WORK & HEALING energy balancing, Reiki (SEE ALSO: Bodywork) Lilli DeCair 8/11 801-577-6119, WWW.GOTGYPSY.COM. Stressed, sad, overwhelmed? Lilli has great news for you! Inspirational mystic, European professional psychic, tarot, channeling, sensing, Reiki school master/teacher,health educator, shamanic medicine wheels, mind body bridging stress/anger mgmt, minister, weddings, fundraisers, entertainment, speaker, spiritual mentoring. Heart and Soul Animal Reiki Certified Reiki III practitioners and Animal Reiki teachers Rick and Nancy Bowen, 801-278-1270 Reiki helps strengthen an animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural healing; aid in pain management; promote relaxation for animals with emotional issues; ease an animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey into a new environment; comfort a dying pet and its owner as your pet makes its transition.



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Sheryl Seliger, LCSW, 6/11 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.6/10 State of the Heart 3/12 801-572-3414.Janet Hudonjorgensen, B Msc. Quantum-TouchÂŽ instructor and practitioner. Quantum-Touch energywork helps to maximize the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capacity to accelerate its own healing. When the root cause of disease is addressed, a space is created for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual healing to occur. Monthly workshops, individual sessions. WWW.QUANTUMTOUCH.COM

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Ayurveda, beauty supply, birth services/prenatal care, Chinese medicine/acupuncture, chiropractics, colon therapy, dentistry, health centers, health products, homeopathy, naturopaths, nutritionists, physical therapy, physicians, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthcare Alexander Technique, Cathy Pollock M.AmSAT 7/11 801-230-7661. Certified Alexander Technique teacher with 16 years experience. Beyond good posture and body mechanics! Devlop awareness. Let go of habitual tensions. Calm your nervous system. Embody dynamic ways of moving and performing. Learn to be easily upright and open. Breathe better, feel better, look better. Gain confidence and poise. Cameron Wellness Center 3/11 801-486-4226. Dr Todd Cameron, Naturopathic Physician. 1945 S. 1100 E. #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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;an apple a dayâ&#x20AC;?? Dr. Cameron is a family practitioner. He takes care of you. He cares. WWW.DRTODDCAMERON.COM Eastside Natural Health Clinic 9/11 Uli Knorr, ND 801.474.3684; 2188 S. Highland Drive #207. Dr. Knorr uses a multi-dimensional approach to healing. He can help optimize your health to live more vibrantly and support your natural healing ability. He focuses on hormonal balancing, including thyroid, adrenal, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hormones, blood sugar regulation; gastrointestinal disorders and allergies. Detoxification, food allergy testing and comprehensive hormonal testing available. EASTSIDENATURALHEALTH.COM Todd Mangum, MD, Web of Life Wellness Center FB 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 Planned Parenthood of Utah 6/11 1-800-230-PLAN, 801-532-1586, or PPAU.ORG. Planned Parenthood provides affordable and confidential healthcare for men, women and teens. Services include birth control, emergency contraception (EC/PlanB/morning after pill), testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infection including HIV, vaccines including the HPV vaccine, pregnancy testing and referrals, condoms, education programs and more. Precision Physical Therapy 9/11 801-557-6733. 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. Medicare and UofU provider. Now expanding services into Park City and Heber. SLC Qi Community Acupuncture 6/11 R. Dean Woolstenhulme, L.Ac 177 E 900 S Ste 101D, 801-521-3337. Acupuncture you can afford. Quality acupuncture on low sliding

scale rates ($15-$40) makes health care affordable and effective. Relax in comfy reclining chairs in a healing community setting. Acupuncture is good for allergies, back pain and more. Downtown SLC. WWW.SLCQI.COM0/10 Wasatch Vision Clinic FB 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 Dr. Michael Cerami, Chiropractor. 801-4861818. 1550 E. 3300 S. WWW.DRCERAMI.COM FB

MISCELLANEOUS Blue Boutique FB 801-982-1100. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM/10 Catalyst 801-363-1505. 140 McClelland, SLC. CONTACT@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET.

Spaces Available 8/11 801-596-0147 Ext. 41, 5801 S Fashion Blvd, Ste. 250, Murray, UT. Center for Transpersonal Therapy. TWO large plush spaces. 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. Two rooms available. Volunteer Opportunity 4/11 801-474-0535. 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

MOVEMENT & SPORT dance, fitness, martial arts, Pilates, yoga Avenues Yoga 1/12 68 K Street, SLC. 801-410-4639. Avenues Yoga is a friendly, down-to-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, Power, Pilates and now Yogalates! Free Intro to Yoga every Saturday at 11:30. Introductory Special: $39 one month unlimited. WWW.AVENUESYOGA.COM


INTUITIVE JOURNEYS Tarot, Channeling, Numerology & More Bikram Yoga—Sandy 801-501-YOGA (9642). 9343 South 1300 East. Local Introductory Offer-$29 for 30 Days Unlimited Yoga (Utah Residents Only). 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. 33 classes offered, 7 days a week. Community Class-1st Saturday 10am class each month is Free To New Students. WWW.BIKRAMYOGASANDY.COM 12/11 Centered City Yoga 9/11 801-521-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 Ecstatic Dance SLC 6/11 2531 S 400 E. Dance the way your body wants to, without choreography or judgment! Discover the innate body wisdom you possess. Ecstatic Dance is an authentic, spontaneous, expressive, meditative movement practice. First, third & third Saturdays, 10a-12p, $10, Columbus Community Center. WWW.ECSTATICDANCESLC.BLOGSPOT.COM Mindful Yoga FB 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 Erin Geesaman Rabke Somatic Educator. 801-898-0478. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM FB RDT Community School. 801-534-1000. 138 W. Broadway. FB Red Lotus School of Movement FB 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 Yoga Studio 10/11 435-649-9339. Featuring Anusara Yoga. Inspired fun and opening in one of the most amazing studios in the country. Classes, Privates, and Therapeutics with certified and inspired Anusara instructors. Drop-ins welcome. 1167 Woodside Ave., P.O Box 681237, Park City, UT 84068. WWW.PARKCITYYOGA.COM Streamline Pilates. 801-474-1156. 1948 S. 1100 E. WWW.STREAMLINEBODYPILATES.COM FB The Yoga Center 6/11 801-277-9166. 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

Tues April 19 Psychic Fair at Golden Braid

Sun April 10 Psychic Fair at A Gift of Touch

16-9pm, 51 S 500 E, SLC • $25 for 20 min. Call for appointments 801-322-1162. This event is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

1-4pm, 2766 E 3300 S • $25 for 20 min. Call in advance for appointments 801-322-1162. This event is held the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Sat/Sun April 16/17

NEW LOCATION!—DANCING CRANES IMPORTS 673 Simpson Ave • $25 for 20 min • Call for appointments 801-486 1129.

Krysta Brinkley 801-706-0213

Ross Gigliotti 801-244-0275

Larissa Jones 801-856-4617

Shawn Lerwill 801-856-4619

Cassie Lopez 801-643-8063

Adam Sagers 801-824-2641

Nick Stark 801-721-2779

WORKSHOPS Sun Apr 10, Psychic Fair at A Gift of Touch, 1-4pm, 2766 E. 3300 S., $25 for 20 min. Call in advance for appointments 801-322-1162. This event is held the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Krysta Brinkley—Essence of Numbers, May 2011 Introduction to sacred geometry, sacred universe and sacred YOU. This is going to amaze one and all. See website for details, WWW.INTUITIVEJOURNEYS.NING.COM

Sat/Sun Apr 16/17, Psychic Fair at Dancing Cranes, 10-5, 675 E Simpson Ave (2240 S) $25 for 20 min. Call for appointments 801-486-1129. Walk-ins may be available.

TBA, evening classes at Golden Braid. Follow Krysta’s blog for more info KRYSTABRINKLEY.COM

Tues Apr 19, Psychic Fair at The Golden Braid, 6-9 p.m. 151 S. 500 E., SLC, $25 for 20 min. Call for appointments 801-322-1162. This event is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Beginning Telepathy with Pamela Michaels & Krysta Brinkley. April 13, 20, & 27 (Wednesday), 5:30-7pm. $200 Register at WWW.PAMELAMICHAELS.COM Krysta Brinkley—Horary Astrology Weekend, April 30/May 1, learn accurate traditional techniques for prediction. $200. Go to website for details WWW.INTUITIVEJOURNEYS.NING.COM

SHAMAN KUCHO returns to Utah: May 24 - June 7: Private one-on-one sessions now being scheduled. Cost $130/ hr. Contact Nick Stark 801-721-2779 or MAILTO:NICHOLASSTARK@COMCAST.NEt. Watch for our schedule of events for talks / lectures and events while Shaman Kucho is in Utah.

Shaman Kucho PERU TOUR October 2011 with Shaman Kucho and Nick Stark 10-day spiritual journey you will never forget. Contact Nick MAILTO:NICHOLASSTARK@COMCAST.NET for details or go to WWW.INTUITIVEJOURNIES.NING.COM

Private healings, readings, energy clearings, space clearings, full moon ceremonies: Call Nick Stark 801-721-2779 or NICHOLASSTARK@COMCAST.NET. Over 20 years of hands on experience.

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SUZANNE WAGNER One of Utah & California's Top Psychics SUZANNE IS NOW WORKING EXCLUSIVELY AS A PHONE PSYCHIC. SCHEDULE NOW through the online scheduler at www.suzwagner.com and receive a free pdf copy of Suzanne’s amazing book, "Integral Numerology" with your appointment-confirmation email. All phone consultations include a recorded mp3 file of the reading that can be downloaded to a personal computer.

PSYCHIC PHONE CONSULTATIONS $80 Per Hour, $50 per half hour Until April 6, 2011. Call 707-354-1019

SUZANNE'S TAROT CLASSES, NUMEROLOGY CLASSES, & LECTURE ARE NOW ON YOUTUBE Please go to Suzanne's website and click on: Suzanne's Youtube Classes.

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abuse/ neglect; addictions recovery; GLBT exploration as well as resolving disordered eating, body image & life transitions. Individual, couples, family, group therapy & EMDR.

PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES astrology, mediums, past life integration, psychics Lilli DeCair 8/11 801-577-6119, WWW.GOTGYPSY.COM. Stressed, sad, overwhelmed? Lilli has great news for you! Inspirational mystic, European professional psychic, tarot, channeling, sensing, Reiki school master/teacher,health educator, shamanic medicine wheels, mind body bridging stress/anger mgmt, minister, weddings, fundraisers, entertainment, speaker, spiritual mentoring.

Deloris: Channeled Readings through Spiritual Medium 5/11 801-968-8875, 801-577-1348. Deloris 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. Ask about my $25 Q&A parties. DELORISSPIRITUALMEDIUM.COM April Mills, Spiritual Medium 3/11 801-661-4607, APRILOMILLS@GMAIL.COM. When a loved one crosses over, the pain can feel unbearable. It would be my honor to help you begin the healing process by facilitating sacred communication with them. Intuitive Therapy Suzanne Wagner, 707-354-1019.

Margaret Ruth 801-575-7103. My psychic and tarot readings are a conversation with your guides. Enjoy MR’s blog at www.catalystmagazine.net & send me your ideas and suggestions. www.margaretruth.com Transformational Astrology FB 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

PSCHOTHEAPY COUNSELING & PERSONAL GROWTH coaching, consulting, hypnosis, integrated awareness, psychology / therapy /counseling, shamanic, sound healing Jeff Bell, L.C.S.W. 4/11 801-364-5700, 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

Center for Transpersonal Therapy 8/11 801-596-0147. 5801 S Fashion Blvd, Ste. 250, Murray, UT. Denise Boelens, PhD; Heidi Ford, MS, LCSW, Chris Robertson, LCSW; Lynda Steele, LCSW; Sherry Lynn Zemlick, PhD, Wil Dredge LCSW, Nick Tsandes, 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., Lic. 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 9/11 Clarity Coaching 801-487-7621. WWW.KATHRYNDIXON.COM Coaching Your Inward Journey 6/11 Paul Rudd 801-600-4118. Jonathan Rudd 801577-1611. Trained with Erickson Coaching International. Make your life move toward personal success and fulfillment with effective, fun and simple tools. Gain increased self-esteem and your ability to use and build your inner resources. Love yourself! Create Your Life Coaching 10/11 801-971-5039. Life Coach Terry Sidford— Balance. Vision. Purpose. Call for a FREE consultation today! WWW.CREATEYOURLIFECOACHING.NET Marianne Felt, MT-BC, LPC 9/10 801-524-0560, 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. Namaste Consulting, LLC Candice Christiansen, LPC 4/11 480-274-5454. Do you feel safe and accepted for the choices in your life, in your profession, and in your relationships? For over 10 years, Candice has provided insight-oriented counseling to individuals and couples experiencing one or more of the following: relationship conflicts, eating disorders, life in a sexually-open profession, substance abuse, sexual addiction, and trauma. Visit WWW.NAMASTEADVICE.COM to begin your journey to self discovery.

Patricia Toomey, ADTR, LPC 3/11 801-463-4646, 1390 S. 1100 E., Ste.202 The Dance of Life—Transformation within a psychotherapeutic process of healing and spiritual growth using somatic movement analysis, dreamwork, psychoneuroimmunology, guided imagery & EMDR to support the healing process with stress, depression, trauma, pain, eating disorders, grief, addictions & life transitions. Individuals (children, adults), couples, groups, consultation & facilitation. Terry Fahey Ray, LCSW 6/11 435-671-7425 (Sugar House) Experience work-

ing with trauma, addiction, women and men’s issues, depression, anxiety and deep personal work. Energy work, aura and chakra healing; end of life issues. Utilizes clinical knowledge facilitating workshops and groups. “I have a passion for working with others to find balance in their lives and to assist in their self discovery. It is a privilege to be a witness to people in their journey of healing.” YOURSACREDGROUND.COM

Robin Friedman, LCSW 10/11 801-599-1411 (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 self-awareness. EMDR certified. Also trained in Expressive Arts Therapy. WWW.ROBINFRIEDMANTHERAPY.COM ROBIN@ROBINFRIEDMANTHERAPY.COM Teri Holleran, LCSW 4/11 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. Jan Magdalen, LCSW 1/12 801-582-2705, 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 6/11 801-266-4551. 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. Sanctuary for Healing & Integration (SHIN) 801-268-0333. 860 E. 4500 So., Ste. 302, SLC. Mainstream psychiatry and psychotherapy with complementary and alternative healing (Buddhist psychology, Naikan, Morita, mindfulness training, energy healing, bodywork, shamanic and karmic healing, herbal and nutritional supplementation). Children, adolescents, adults, couples and families are welcome. Training workshops for professionals available. WWW.SHININTEGRATION.COM 12/11 Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 7/11 801-631-8426. 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 Jed Rushforth, LCSW 5/11 1174 E. 2760 S. Ste. #6, 801-712-3795, JEDRUSHFORTHTHERAPY.COM

Unlock your hidden potential for happiness. Find out who you truely are. Discover thoughts and beliefs that hold you back and turn them into overwhelming positive energy. I will help you change your thinking so you can fully appreciate life.

Steve Seliger, LMFT 6/11 801-661-7697. 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 3/12 801-531-8051. 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 FB 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. 9/10 Daniel Sternberg, PhD, Psychologist 7/11 801-364-2779. 150 South 600 East, Bldg. 4B. Fax: 801-364-3336. Sensitive use of rapid release methods and EMDR to free you from unwanted emotions to allow you more effective control and happiness in your life. Individuals, couples, families, groups and businesses. Treatment of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, tension, stress-related difficulties abuse and depression.

Jim Struve, LCSW 11/11 801-364-5700 Ext 1. 1399 S. 700 E., Ste. 2, SLC. Mindful presence in relationship-based psychotherapy. Specializing in life transitions, strengthening relationships, fostering resilience, healing from childhood trauma & neglect (including male survivors of sexual abuse), assisting partners of abuse survivors, addictions recovery, sexual identity, empowerment for GLBT individuals/ couples. Individual, couples, group therapy. Flexible times. WWW.MINDFULPRESENCE.COM Utah Twelve-Step Intergroup Network 6/11 WWW.UTIN.ORG, 801-359-HEAL (4325). Salt Lake area meeting schedule. Are you trying to change your life? Looking for a 12-step anonymous (like AA) support group? Meeting schedules & contact information for: Adult children of alcoholics, codependents, debtors, eating disorders, nicotine, recovering couples, sexaholics, sex addicts, love addicts and workaholics. The Infinite Within 9/11 John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM Elizabeth Williams, RN, MSN 10/11 801-486-4036. 1399 S. 7th E. #12. Lic. psychiatric nurse specialist offering a safe environ-


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ment to heal inner wounds & process personal & interpersonal issues. Specializing in relationship issues, loss & grief work, anxiety, depression & self-esteem. Adolescents & adults, individuals, couples & group therapy. The Work of Byron Katie 7/11 801-842-4518. Kathy Melby, Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. The Work is a simple way to access your own wisdom and lead a happier life. Specializing in developing loving relationships, relieving depression, and improving your outlook on life. Individuals, couples, families, groups and retreats. WWW.THEWORK.COM

Pib’s Exchange 3/11 1147 E. Ashton Ave. Your Sugar House consignment and costume hub with Salt Lake’s eco-community at heart! Express yourself and recycle your style for green or credit. Come explore our great selection of costumes and nearly-new brand names, and help out the planet while you’re at it!

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE RESALE/ CONSIGNMENT clothes, books, music, art, household, building supplies, etc. Consignment Circuit 9/11 801-486-6960. 1464 E 3300 S. Recycle your style! Clean, great quality, current, retro & vintage—clothing, jewelry, costumes & collectibles. We’ll help you put something together or browse on your own. Have fun, save money & shop green. M-F 11-6, Sat 11-5. Elemente 10/11 353 W Pierpont Avenue, 801-355-7400. M-F 12-6, Sat. 12-5, Gallery Stroll every 3rd Friday 3-9. We feature second-hand furniture, art and accessories to evoke passion and embellish any room or mood with comfort and style. You're invited to browse, sit a spell, or sell your furniture with us. Layaway is available. A haven for the discriminating shopper since 1988.

meditation/study groups, churches/ministry, spiritual instruction, workshops, retreats Eckankar in Utah 12/11 801-542-8070. 8105 S 700 E, Sandy. Eckankar is ancient wisdom for today. Explore past lives, dreams, and soul travel to see how to lead a happy, balanced and productive life, and put daily concerns into loving perspective. Worship Service and classes on Sundays at 10:30am. WWW.ECKANKAR-UTAH.ORG

Goddess Circle 6/11 801-467-4977. Join us 2nd Monday of every month for Wiccan ritual. Free, open, women and men, beginners, experienced & curious all welcome. 7:30p, South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (SVUUS), 6876 S Highland Dr, SLC. WWW.OOLS.ORG

Inner Light Center Spiritual Community 10/11 801-268-1137. 4408 S. 500 E., SLC. An interspiritual sanctuary that goes beyond religion into mystical realms. Access inner wisdom, deepen divine connection, enjoy an accepting, friendly community.

Events & classes. Sunday celebration & children’s church 10am. INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET John of God Journeys 3/11 Visit John of God, world-renowned spiritual healer, with experienced Portuguesespeaking American guide. Healing cancer, illnesses of every type. $1695 includes two weeks lodging, meals, local transport. Airfare separate. Tours any two weeks January 10-April 10, August. WWW.JOHNOFGODJOURNEYS.COM. Contact: DRJOYCEPATTEN@GMAIL.COM while in Brazil. Then we can Skype. Morning Star Meditations 7/11 (801) 607-1877, MORNINGSTARMEDITATION@COMCAST.NET. Join us for meditation classes and workshops combining Eastern and Christian contemplative traditions with insights from Jungian psychology. WWW.MORNINGSTARMEDITATION.ORG

Transpersonal Therapy is an approach to healing which integrates body, mind and spirit. It addresses basic human needs for self-esteem, satisfying relationships and spiritual growth.

Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple F/CK

The Center offers psychotherapy, social support groups, workshops and retreats.

801-328-4629. 740 S. 300 W. Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa offers an open environment for the study, contemplation, and practice of Tibetan Buddhist teachings. The community is welcome to our Sunday service (puja), group practices, meditation classes and introductory courses. WWW.URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG

Sherry Lynn Zemlick, Ph.D. Chris Robertson, L.C.S.W. • Lynda Steele, L.C.S.W. Denise Boelens Ph.D. • Wil Dredge L.C.S.W. Heidi Ford M.S., L.C.S.W. • Nick Tsandes, LCSW 5801 Fashion Blvd., Ste 250, Murray • 801-596-0147

Vedic Harmony 3/11 942-5876. Georgia Clark, certified Deepak Chopra Center educator. Learn how Ayurveda can help you harmonize your lifestyle and well being. Primordial sound meditation, creating health workshops, Ayurvedic wellness counseling, Ayurvedic oils, teas and books, Jyotish (vedic astrology). Georgia has trained in the US and India. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET

Xuanfa Dharma Center of Utah 7/11 801-532-4833. Prema (Margaret Esterman), 161 M St. SLC branch of the Xuanfa Institute founded by Ven. Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche. We practice the original Esoteric Buddhism emphasizing liberation and the great accomplishment of Bodhisattvas. Sundays at 10:30 AM. WWW.ZHAXIZHUOMA.NET

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List your business or service in the Community Resource Directory email: SALES@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

Center for Transpersonal Therapy, LC

Call 801-363-1505

Maria Kinghorn Life Coach ~

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COMINGS AND GOINGS

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What’s new around town BY CAROL KOLEMAN Apothecary and more You may find yourself lost in all the fascinating aspects of Crone’s Hollow, which is not such a scary thing. The shop itself is full of pagan and magic goods—and even hosts an apothecary. Meetings and classes are held on a weekly basis and include: Learning to Read Tarot, Alchemy and Ascension, Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic, Aspen Grove Oestare and Full Moon of Ash Ritual, to name just a few. Crone’s Hollow, Tues-Sun (see website for hours), 2470 S Main St, 801-906-0470. CRONESHOLLOW.COM

Libation Our favorite and most esteemed local wine expert, Francis Fecteau, has started a website for Libation, his wine brokerage specializing in wine list development, industry training and consumer education, with a great website to match. Libation participates in monthly wine tasting events throughout Utah. Now on Libation’s website there are informative and very witty wine blogs by Francis. Subscribe to learn even more (and be a part of Francis’s stable of admirers).

U has found a new home at Westminster College. Many events surrounding each production include: lectures, post-play discussions, exhibits, symposia and films. The first production in this new venue is Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides, and will open September 16.

News Bites: New Zen practice Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Sensei and Diane Musho Hamilton Sensei founded Boulder Mountain Zendo and have recently opened their doors in downtown Salt Lake City after a year of providing Zen Buddhist practice in Torrey, Utah. Musho Sensei and Mugaku Sensei are both lineage holders in the Soto Zen tradition of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and Soten Genpo Roshi. Boulder Mountain Zendo-SLC provides daily morning sitting, service and interviews with the teacher, as well as evening sittings, talks and regular day-long intensive practice periods. There are many presentations and retreats offered throughout the year in the Salt Lake area, Torrey and California. And for those with hectic schedules, there are options for tele-courses, virtual temple days, and online koan study. Boulder Mountain Zendo is a non-profit organization supported solely by its members and donations. Diane and Michael have been valuable contributors to our community for many years and we wish the best for them. WWW.BOULDERMOUNTAINZENDO.ORG

Psychic fairs Intuitive Journeys is now holding psychic fairs in a third location: Dancing Cranes Imports, 673 Simpson Ave, on the third Sunday of each month, starting in May. Fairs are still held at A Gift of Touch, 2766 E. 3300 S. (2nd Sunday of each month) and Golden Braid Books 151 S. 500 E. (3rd Tuesday of each month).

WWW.LIBATION-ONLINE.COM

Award-winning cheese I knew I had stumbled onto something special when one Saturday I tasted a sample at Caputo’s from Snowy Mountain Sheep Creamery. Based in Eden, Utah, they have recently won the Best in Class award at the United States Cheese Making

Championship held in Wisconsin. The winning cheese: Timpanogoes Peak bleu. Thanks to Caputo’s for carrying their cheese and making yet another great local producer known to us! WWW.SNOWMOUNTAINSHEEPCREAMERY.COM

801-706-0213. INTUITIVEJOURNEYS.NING.COM

New astrological practice Meet Jessica Rynn Duncan. Jessica began providing astrological readings to friends and family while still in her teens. Now, eight years later, she is offering readings to the public. She began studying psychological astrology after leaving her pursuits for a psychology degree—she felt disillusioned by the lack of spirituality and decided to use that knowledge with astrology lessons from her father (a counselor) and her studies of Stephen Arroyo, to create something uniquely her own. 801.657.0581

Churches reunite after more than 50 years Science of Mind® was founded in the 1920s by philosopher Ernest Holmes and split into two organizations in 1954. Religious Science International and United Church of Religious Science have reunited and can be visited in two locations in Utah: Salt Lake Center for Spiritual Living and the Oneness Center for Spiritual Living. WWW.SPIRITUALLYFREE.ORG

New home for Classical Greek Theatre Festival of Utah The nation’s longest-running Greek theatre, which used to be run through the U of

The 19th annual Downtown Farmers Market and Art and Craft Market deadline for vendor applications is April 8. WWW.SLCFARMERSMARKET.ORG. Downtown Alliance 2010 Achievement Awards: Submit your nomination by April 8. DOWNTOWNSLC.ORG/ACHIEVEMENT. Vitalize Community and Healing Arts Studio in Sugar House is now offering massage classes for the general public. WWW.VITALIZESUGARHOUSE.COM or TRANQUILTOUCH.COM. New local website, P LANETGEAR.COM, geared toward those with active lifestyles, provides the best products at up to 70% off retail price. I Love History website launched by Utah State History. ILOVEHISTORY.UTAH.GOV. Lightpole website for active lifestyles. Clothing, music, photography and art at LIGHTPOLECLOTHING.COM. People’s Market now accepting applications for vendors for 2011, SLCPEOPLESMARKET.ORG. Also, Kyle LaMalfa, founder and president of People’s Market and a great friend of CATALYST is stepping down to run for Salt Lake City Council. Good luck Kyle! DesignArts Utah ‘11 call for entries. The Utah Division of Arts and Museums is accepting entries for architects and designers living in Utah. Deadline is April 28. DESIGNARTSUTAH.ORG. Sustain Utah, a local nonprofit organization that supports and nurtures the development of other Utah sustainability related nonprofit organizations has put together a comprehensive calendar of events for April, which is Earth Month. Check it out at WWW.SUSTAINUTAH.ORG. Pago’s chef, Michael Richey, was recently nominated for Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef: Southwest. Way to go Michael! New designer bridal consignment shop, I Deux, on 1940 S 1100 E. 801-209-5118.

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Dress for success Biking in spring is all about layers

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Source of Compassion Workshop Diane Musho Hamilton, Sensei with Rollie Stanich April 21-24, 2011, Salt Lake City ~ $450 PARTICIPANTS WILL:

BY STEVEN CHAMBERS he old saw â&#x20AC;&#x153;if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the weather, wait a minuteâ&#x20AC;? is never more true than in Utah in the spring. April can be a wild month, with temperatures varying from freezing to 80 degrees. This makes a bike commute of any length a tricky proposition. How do you dress for chilly mornings and remain cool on a balmy ride home nine hours later? To paraphrase from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Graduate,â&#x20AC;? I have just one word for you: layers. For your upper body, start with a wicking inner layer. This can be synthetic, such as polypropylene or micro-fiber materials, or natural, such as wool, silk or even cotton. Wool maintains its insulating properties fairly well even when wet, though some people find it itchy and uncomfortable. Silk is a good liner, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fairly fragile and wears out easily. Cotton retains moisture so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a good choice as an inner layer in cold weather. Then, two or three insulating layers of cotton, fleece, down or wool. An inner layer, two long-sleeve shirts and a fleece vest are usually enough. If afternoon temps are expected to rise above 65 degrees, make one of the shirts a shortsleeve one for the ride home. Finally, add a shell layer of windand water-resistant material if necessary. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like shell layers unless Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m expecting rain. Even the best breathable fabrics hold perspiration vapor and get damp inside. When I do use a shell layer, I have a relatively inexpensive single-layer waterresistant cycling jacket in neon yellow-green. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t claim to be breathable, but it stops wind and any rain Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m likely to encounter. Its color has the added benefit of making me visible a half-mile away even in cloudy conditions.

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You can use the same approach for your legs, but keep in mind that they are doing all the work. Therefore, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting the lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share of blood flow and are generating heat from pedaling. A pair of mid-weight tights over a pair of cycling shorts works fine for spring rides. In the afternoon, you can stow the tights and just ride in the cycling shorts, or put the tights under a pair of baggy shorts. An alternative to tights and full jackets are leg- or knee-warmers and arm-warmers and a vest. Warmers are tubes of material that you pull on over your legs or arms. A pair of knickers with leg war mers will solve most spring clothing dilemmas as far as your legs are concerned. Remember glovesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a full-fingered, insulated pair for morning, and a half-finger or lightweight fullfingered pair for the ride home (or none at all). Those who have perfect heads and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require any hair will find helmet liners make for a warmer commute. If you choose not to wear a helmet, a cap with flaps or earmuffs will keep your ears warm. In cool weather, get out of your cycling clothes as quickly as possible. Even the best wicking layer will retain some moisture. Your skin will probably be cold, and standing around in damp clothing can cause a chill that lasts all day. If you can hang your clothes or at least spread them out while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at work, they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be clammy when evening comes. When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to leave, layer appropriately for the afternoon. Stuff the rest in your panniers or backpack and have a great ride home. u Steve Chambers is a Salt Lake Valley bicycle commuter.

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WHERE WE’VE BEEN

Each month in CATALYST you see a lot of cool and compelling ev ents about to happen in Salt Lake City. We thought we’d share with you some after-the-fact notes on where we went and what happened there.

Freedom from Fear Workshops

The Work of Byron Katie on:

Money & Security April 22 & 23 (Fri. 7 - 9:30 pm Sat. 10 am - 6 pm)

801-487-7621 www.ClarityCoachingInstitute.com Click on ‘Events’

India and jonesing for some good Southern Indian fare. Tucked away in a strip mall, it looks like a nicely appointed well-lit diner. Proprietor Lavanya Mahate, who we knew from her days with the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Women's BusinessCenter, greeted us. The food was great. The place was packed—with Indians, a really good sign. Afterward we drove past the nearby Krishna Temple which sits practically in the shadow of Jordan LDS Temple. We may have to venture back to this neck of the woods soon.

Friends of The City Library

SPRING USED BOOK SALE Saturday, April 30 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Kathryn Dixon

Sunday, May 1 Carol van der Meulen &HUWLÀHG)DFLOLWDWRUVRI7KH:RUNRI%\URQ.DWLH

1:00–5:00 p.m.

WabiSabi Fashion Show, Moab

Monday, May 2

On Saturday we headed down to Moab with new CAT staffer Alice Bain and her husband Trent for the social event of that town’s chill season: a show of fashion made from shower rods, broken mirrors, fake fur and all manor of whatnot from Moab's WabiSabi Thrift Store. The results rivaled the best of Burning Man. We were decked out, ourselves, in Alice's beautiful LED-powered fiber-optic capes.

9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. 1/2 PRICE DAY!

Tuesday, May 3 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. BARGAIN DAY! Buy one bag for $5.00, all others for $3.00 each. The City Library 210 E. 400 S. • 801-524-8200 www.slcpl.org

SCHUMANN LAW Penniann J. Schumann, J.D., LL.M. Whether you are planning for your own future protection and management or for your family, friends or charitable causes, we can assist you with the creation and implementation of a plan to meet those goals. Wills • Trusts • Probate • Powers of Attorney Conservator/Guardian • Health Care Directives penni.schumann@comcast.net Tel: 801-631-7811 2150 S. 1300 E., Ste 500, Salt Lake City, Ut 84106

Alice, Greta, and model Jessse Carrier at WabiSabi

CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) open house at Squatters On Feb. 23, area farmers along with people interested in CSAs gathered at Squatters for a show-and-tell. Jeff Williams of the USDA introduced everyone and got the ball rolling. We chatted with John Borski of Borski Farms. We talked to someone from Backyard Urban Farms—youngsters who primarily use available downtown open space. They also help people get their own gardens going. And of course, the Bell Organics folks—they were our CSA of choice last year and delivered the best tomatoes we’ve ever, ever tasted. Things got politically juicy with one small farmer from Payson who used to work for Big Ag updating everyone on the federal farm bill. We'll find out more about this and keep you apprised. Highlight of the evening was talking with Christi Paulson from Slow Food Utah. More on CSAs: WWW.CSAUTAH.ORG.

Saffron Valley Indian Street Foods opening in South Jordan The next night we headed for this new restaurant in South Jordan—well out of our regular route but, hey, we were just back from

Tim deChristopher’s trial & rally Climate change did not go on trial; just Tim deChristopher. But Tim was not alone. On Feb. 28 we joined the group at Pioneer Park and walked, singing, to the federal courthouse on Main St. The crowd continued to grow as we headed back to work,

leaving photographer Sallie Shatz to document the day. (See her beautiful photos on pages 10-11 in this issue.) Here she is at work.

Lunch with “Urban Almanac” writer Diane Olson at Himalayan Kitchen Good news! Gibbs Smith Publishing is working with CATALYST contributor Diane Olson


and illustrator Adele Flail to turn our “Urban Almanac” column into a book! Oh, and the buffet and chai was super, too!

Science Night Live! at Keys on Main: Sex, pathogens and sweeteners Gret admits it: She goes for the buffalo wings and tequila and the way her brain feels when blinded by science. John understands it all. The joint fills up—standing room only. Who knew Salt Lake had so many beer-drinking science nerds? This particular lecture, Mar. 9, by biology professor Wayne Potts, netted us some great story ideas, as you’ll see in coming months. Next: “From Slugs to New Drugs,” 6pm, April 20. Go early if you want a table.

Addition, the Gateway Drug What Greta gleaned from this U of U Frontiers of Science lecture, Mar. 23, by Chris Hacon: It starts innocently enough, with that little “+” sign. But soon you’re subtracting, dividing, multiplying, and then there’s polynomial equations. Soon, as the lecture title implies, you’ll be “seeing objects in more than three dimensions.” Math is a slippery slope. John has been attending this eclectic lecture series since 1974. Audience members ranged from kids to venerable professors. Some renaissance citizens we spotted: Bob and Anna Bliss and Bill and Joan Cole.

Leonardo After Dark: “Are You Your Brain?” What went on in an all-but-abandoned warehouse on the west side of the tracks on this rainy March 8 night? In the tradition of TED lectures, the live lecture/discussion between a neuroscientist and a developmental psychologist, witnessed by 200 or so of us, was a modern delight. Admission was free. There were appetizers and a cash bar. And the conversation afterward was scintillating, too. WWW.THELEONARDO.ORG

“Smithson Effect” preview, Utah Museum of Fine Art, U of U campus Sixties counter-culture is at the heart of this major exhibit. On our morning visit we barely scratched the surface of sculpture, video, photography, installation, and sound art pertaining to Robert Smithson, creator of Great Salt Lake’s Spiral Jetty, who’s considered more influential to modern art than Andy Warhol. We’ll go back, for sure. UMFA .UTAH.EDU/SMITHSONEFFECT

Michael Ondaatge at the Main Library Michael Ondaatge is Polly’s most favorite author, so on Mar. 29, we had to go hear the Sri Lankan-born author of “The English Patient” read at the library.

Writing dates: Tin Angel, Pago Sometimes extraordinary measures are needed to get editors to actually write. Food helps. Really good food. Last night, late, we went to the Tin Angel to brainstorm this column, drink High West Manhattans and eat lamb and chorizo stew. And this pretty much got written tonight over a leisurely early meal at Pago on 9th & 9th, complete with profiteroles. Next time you must stay up late, try the Irish coffee. (We tried two.) Writing can be an expensive habit. But the memories are great.

Celebrating Ten Years of Flooring Utah Come in to Check Out Sale Items

“Ecological Gardening” with Fred Montague, Marriott Library Jane Laird, Kay Denton and Greta had a good time learning about garden bed-building and soils on Mar. 11—in fact, you can read about all we learned in this issue!

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and illustrator Adele Flail to turn our “Urban Almanac” column into a book! Oh, and the buffet and chai was super, too!

Science Night Live! at Keys on Main: Sex, pathogens and sweeteners Gret admits it: She goes for the buffalo wings and tequila and the way her brain feels when blinded by science. John understands it all. The joint fills up—standing room only. Who knew Salt Lake had so many beer-drinking science nerds? This particular lecture, Mar. 9, by biology professor Wayne Potts, netted us some great story ideas, as you’ll see in coming months. Next: “From Slugs to New Drugs,” 6pm, April 20. Go early if you want a table.

Addition, the Gateway Drug What Greta gleaned from this U of U Frontiers of Science lecture, Mar. 23, by Chris Hacon: It starts innocently enough, with that little “+” sign. But soon you’re subtracting, dividing, multiplying, and then there’s polynomial equations. Soon, as the lecture title implies, you’ll be “seeing objects in more than three dimensions.” Math is a slippery slope. John has been attending this eclectic lecture series since 1974. Audience members ranged from kids to venerable professors. Some renaissance citizens we spotted: Bob and Anna Bliss and Bill and Joan Cole.

Leonardo After Dark: “Are You Your Brain?” What went on in an all-but-abandoned warehouse on the west side of the tracks on this rainy March 8 night? In the tradition of TED lectures, the live lecture/discussion between a neuroscientist and a developmental psychologist, witnessed by 200 or so of us, was a modern delight. Admission was free. There were appetizers and a cash bar. And the conversation afterward was scintillating, too. WWW.THELEONARDO.ORG

“Smithson Effect” preview, Utah Museum of Fine Art, U of U campus Sixties counter-culture is at the heart of this major exhibit. On our morning visit we barely scratched the surface of sculpture, video, photography, installation, and sound art pertaining to Robert Smithson, creator of Great Salt Lake’s Spiral Jetty, who’s considered more influential to modern art than Andy Warhol. We’ll go back, for sure. UMFA .UTAH.EDU/SMITHSONEFFECT

Michael Ondaatge at the Main Library Michael Ondaatge is Polly’s most favorite author, so on Mar. 29, we had to go hear the Sri Lankan-born author of “The English Patient” read at the library.

Writing dates: Tin Angel, Pago Sometimes extraordinary measures are needed to get editors to actually write. Food helps. Really good food. Last night, late, we went to the Tin Angel to brainstorm this column, drink High West Manhattans and eat lamb and chorizo stew. And this pretty much got written tonight over a leisurely early meal at Pago on 9th & 9th, complete with profiteroles. Next time you must stay up late, try the Irish coffee. (We tried two.) Writing can be an expensive habit. But the memories are great.

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atten down the hatches and get ready for a big blow. The stellium (a cluster of stars) in Aries is upon us from mid-April till mid-May. If you thought the volatility index was challenging in March, just wait for the next month and a half. Five planets are going to be in Aries, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus with the Sun also parttime in Aries. This, mixed with the Grand Cardinal Cross, is going to bump and grind us over the next two to three years. Please note that the summer of 2012 will probably be the most intense time. So take a deep breath and know that we are going to continue to see major changes, socially, politically and economically. Corrupt situations and oppressive regimes will be broken down by the new energy of rising resistance and the deep desire for personal freedom. If you are feeling divided in your life and dissatisfied with present circumstances, this is the time for radical change. Sweeping and sometimes shocking changes occur so quickly that you will be stunned and surprised. During such times of intense shifting it is important to align with the natural laws and hold tight to any grounding cord that will allow for some minor illusion of stability in this tsunami of change. Find a place of courage, wisdom and grace. Wjhen

the rip current of life strips you of all your most cherished illusions, if you are lucky you will find the stability in the courage, wisdom and grace of your deepest and most conscious self. For the first four months of this year the aspects of Jupiter and Uranus in Aries give a youthful surge of passions, enthusiasm and eagerness to grab new ideas as they show up. It gives everyone a feeling of confidence and a belief in the fact that you are right. You may do new things in a bold, sometimes foolhardy way. The enthusiasm and energy of these aspects is inspirational and exciting. But in reality the rebellious child within has taken center stage. This is a moment when all hell can break loose if you are not careful. Life is about choices and those choices have consequences. Not from the old mindset of “You made your bed, now you can lie in it,” but from the standpoint that each action you take moves your entire life in new directions. Select your words carefully. Examine your choices as calmly as you can under these intense energies. The heat is on and the stakes are very high. You can feel the sense of unrest in your core. You want to get rid of the sterile, safe existence you have been living and you want to have something mean something. The tension, frustration and feeling of a stalemate will become more pronounced in early April. But with this youthful exuberance and rebellion also comes a nativity and a tendency to believe a new rhetoric, which promises salvation, new governments and the end of suffering. Just remember that those who speak may not be able to completely fulfill that promise.

During times of intense shifting it is important to stay aligned with the natural laws and hold tight to any grounding cord you can find that will allow for some minor illusion of stability in this tsunami of change. This Aries-fueled time will create the emergence of new leaders, knee-jerk reactions, and the desire for people to experience their own passions. Any contracts or agreements reached may be tense, uneasy and fraught with misunderstandings and miscommunications. The end of the month gives some relief. In May the energies will change and allow a new balance between action and reflection. In May we will finally feel as if we have actually learned something. Personally I feel these changes are going to be very exciting to be a part of. It is a real gift to witness and participate in a life of extraordinary times. Find the grace within the deepest place of your soul and allow this wave of change to shift your reality into a place of aliveness. u Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. suzwagner.com Editor’s note: This article was written before the Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster.


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aspens start leafing out. In Ancient Greek, “snapdragon” translates to “like a nose.” APRIL 13 Dry and liquid molasses stimulate soil microbes and can be used to prepare garden beds, feed plants or kick-start compost piles. APRIL 14 Baby raccoons, porcupines and red foxes are being born. Porcupines are so clumsy that their skin contains antibiotics so they don’t get infections when they fall out of trees and stick themselves.

BY DIANE OLSON APRIL 1 The Sun rises at 6:12 a.m. today and sets at 6:53 p.m. The average maximum temperature this month is 61° and the average minimum is 37°. It typically snows 7.3 inches along the Wasatch Front in April. APRIL 2 Kestrels, robins, house finches, wrens, sparrows and mourning doves are mating and building nests. In many species, the male uses his nest-building skills to impress the ladies. Male European house wrens will build up to 12 nests, if that’s what it takes. APRIL 3 NEW MOON. Saturn is in opposition to the Sun tonight and at its closest point to Earth this year. It rises at sunset and is visible all night. Find a telescope and get out there! APRIL 4 Time to start squash, pepper, cucumber, melon, tomato and eggplant seedlings indoors—and to finish pruning summer- and fall-blooming shrubs and deciduous trees, as well as to plant new ones. APRIL 5 Time to plant blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and fruit trees. A planting

hole should be at least twice as wide, but no deeper than the root mass. APRIL 6 Are apple blossoms budding? Then it’s time to plant arugula, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cilantro, dill, kohlrabi, lettuce, parsnips, potatoes, peas, radishes, spinach,

Swiss chard and turnips. Plant these together to save space: lettuce and leeks; beets and peppers; carrots and beans; green onions and fennel. APRIL 7 Parsnips, with their high sugar and starch content, were used by early Britons to make wine and sweeten baked goods. They’re tasty in soups and stews. APRIL 8 Anthocyanins, found in black turtle beans, purple cabbage, eggplant, potatoes, red onions and red and purple grapes and berries may help prevent or reverse both age-related cognitive decline and insulin resistance. APRIL 9 Remember, soil should be slightly moist when you work it. Wasatch Community Gardens is holding rainwater collection and drip irrigation workshops today (WASATCHGARDENS.ORG). APRIL 10 If you put out a bird nest box and nobody moves in the first year, don’t give up; you’ll probably get takers the second nesting season. Make sure the nest box is made of untreated wood, doesn’t have a perch (so other birds aren’t tempted to land there), is protected from wind, rain and full sun (chicks die if they get overheated), and doesn’t contain any nesting materials (birds like to provide their own). APRIL 11 FIRST QUARTER MOON. You’re likely sharing your home with at least 10 different species of spiders, the vast majority of which are beneficial. So don’t squash them! (Except black widows and hobo spiders.) APRIL 12 It’s time to plant pansies, snapdragons and other hardy annuals when

APRIL 15 Snowballs, narcissus, lilacs, money plant, violets and fruit trees are blooming. Mmmm. The violet is an example of a cleistogamous flower, which can selfpollinate when conditions are not ideal for opening its petals. APRIL 16 When the barometric pressure drops, swallows fly as close to the ground as possible, where air density is greatest. Lowflying birds are a sign of imminent rain; high flyers mean fair weather. WCG’s “Year Round Garden” workshop is today (WASATCHGARDENS.ORG). APRIL 17 FULL MOON. The daytime high on the Moon can reach 243º, while the nighttime temperature can plummet to -272º. Temperatures are so extreme because the thin atmosphere does very little to insulate the surface. APRIL 18 Today is the average last snow day. Woo hoo! APRIL 19 Finish removing mulch from around roses and other perennials. Give the roses a good feeding and cutting while you’re at it.

breeding pair of male and female, as well as some non-breeding males. If the female dies or disappears, the male will change sex and become female, and the largest of the non-breeding males gets promoted to become the breeding male. APRIL 22 EARTH DAY During the 1700s in Britain, Catholics and Protestants fought about potatoes, along with everything else. Catholics accepted them, as long as they were planted on Good Friday and sprinkled with holy water. Protestants, on the other hand, declared them the devil’s food, fit for only “pigs and papists.” APRIL 23 Have a cat? Keep it away from the Easter lily, which can cause kidney failure within 24 hours of ingestion. APRIL 24 LAST QUARTER MOON. Start hardening off warm weather seedlings so they’ll be ready for transplanting in a couple of weeks.

APRIL 25 Plant hostas, peonies and blackeyed Susans around spring bulbs to hide the bulb foliage as it fades. APRIL 26 Time to rake and fertilize the lawn. Begin cutting it when it’s about two inches high. APRIL 27 Frogs tend to be right-footed, while lizards are usually left-clawed.

April 20 Who’s your daddy? Whiptail lizards are all females, and reproduce by cloning themselves. But first, two females have to act out mating, mounting each other in turn, to stimulate egg production.

APRIL 28 Start preparing beds for tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beans, corn, basil and other warm-weather crops. Add two to three inches of new compost if soil is healthy; four to six inches if it’s depleted.

APRIL 21 Who’s your daddy? #2. Percula clownfish live in a group consisting of a

APRIL 29 ARBOR DAY. A tree’s inner core is called heartwood. It’s nonliving and harder and darker than the living sapwood that surrounds it. APRIL 30 The Sun rises at 6:26 a.m. this morning and sets at 8:23 p.m. “Foraging Greens” and “Cultivating Fruit Tree Guilds” at WCG today (WASATCHGARDENS.ORG). Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment. —Ellis Peters


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