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he story behind the cover: “I was asked to do a painting of three brothers with their dog. I started on a hopelessly too small canvas and drew the dog first. I loved drawing the dog, but realized that there would not be enough room for the boys, so I started over an a larger canvas and that painting turned out very nice. “I kept the canvas with just the dog drawing on it for over a year, looking at it occasionally and wondering how I would ever finish it. During that period I was often hosting a foster dog for our local rescue organization, Wag-n-Train. I remembered the family had told me that their beautiful Dalmatian was a rescue dog and the idea came to me of pair-

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Lee's paintings can be seen in SLC at David Ericson Fine Art, 418 S. 22 W. SLC, UT. 801-533-8245. Lee’s Studio will be open for visitation on August 31, 2013 for the Spring City Arts Studio Tour. Lee's Mom's Stuff Salve can be purchased online at WWW.MOMSSTUFFSALVE.COM or at the Horseshoe Mountain Pottery shop at 258 S main in Spring City. This 4-minute video gives a glimpse of Lee's paintings and life. WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=NR34Z7LNVXG

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ing an angel with the dog as sort of an offering to the role of foster homes and rescue organizations. I actually used one of the boy’s faces from the family who had requested the portrait, but the pose and body were out of my head and meant to relate to the dog. I was very happy with it. “The strongest desire I have when painting is that my work be beautiful and reflect the love and interest that I have in my subject. I paint my life; objects, people, animals and places, memories & ideas.” Lee Udall Bennion is a painter who lives in Spring City, Utah with her potter husband Joe Bennion. Joe also works as a river guide in the Grand Canyon and Lee also makes and sells a salve called Mom's Stuff Salve, Superfood for Skin. Between these four things that they love to do, they make a living. u

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ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND Utah 2013 Legislative Roundup; Saving Utah for our kids; Sustainable Salt Lake; Tax dollars to privatize wildlife?; Highway in Farmington Bay? Save the eagles!; LCV Environmental Scorecard.


GREEN BITS PAX RASMUSSEN News and ideas for a healthier, more sustainable future.





DIVESTING U JAYNE ANN BOUD A look at the movement to halt universitites from investing in fossil fuel companies, from the perspective of U student Matt Kirkegaard. BACKYARD COMPOSTING KITT FARRELL-POE & RICH KOENIG, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION To rot is hot! A guide to getting your compost going!` AGAVE SYRUP ALICE TOLER Here, buying organic makes all the difference. SLOW FOOD: THE TASTE OF UTAHâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;LITERALLY ADELE FLAIL The delight of ooliteâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;will this cheese put Manti on the map? BICYCLE DAY TRISHA MCMILLAN Reflections on the 70th anniversary of Albert Hoffmannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic ride.




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Paracelsus’s guide to gardening BY GRETA DEJONG I have devised a new diet which I call the Health and Happiness Eating Plan. I can eat all the ice cream (or its culinary equivalent) I want, any time. However, prior to consumption, I must have a large glass of water, a can of salmon (Alaskan, preferably sockeye), an egg or two (fried in coconut oil is best) and/or a green drink (my favorite is a small head of Romaine, a green apple, a Meyer lemon, a thumb-sized piece of ginger, some frozen fruit and a lot of distilled water, blended in the Vita-Mix). Then, all the ice cream my heart desires. It proscribes only order, not content, and is a very pleasant regimen. I could write a book about it and become famous, but there—I’ve just written the lazy person’s book: You have it all in a paragraph. There’s something to be said for laziness. It tends to keep things simple. For example, I may ride my bike downtown to avoid the hassle of looking for a parking place. Or I might spend a day “working” in the garden because I’m too lazy to drive up a mountain and take a proper hike. These examples also show that laziness is relative: One person’s ambition may be another’s cop-out. My dad, who was a music teacher (among many other things), had a sign on the ivywallpapered door leading to his

basement studio that read: He who knows nothing, loves nothing. He who can do nothing understands nothing. He who understands nothing is worthless. But he who understands also loves, notices, sees … The more knowledge is inherent in a thing, the greater the love.… Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries knows nothing about grapes. ~ Paracelsus My youthful trouble with that word “worthless” has given way to this adult question: What are the other options for the original word which was translated as “worthless”? I am thinking of the Biblical line, “The meek shall inherit the earth.” Turns out “debonair” is a closer translation than “meek”: Blessed are the high-spirited. What power dude put the english on that translation with “meek”? Paracelsus, a fellow with a very long name who chose this handy one-word moniker for himself, was a Renaissance man—physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, occultist —living in Renaissance times. Maybe he was bragging; he certainly must have known (thus loved, at least by his own definition) a lot. My dad was the Depressionera version of a Renaissance man. Curious, caring, selftaught in many fields, he was a man who, as my mom said

when he died, “knew what life was for.” My translation quibbles aside, Paracelsus’s words speak to those sublime moments when one senses the connectivity that holds us all together. It’s not a book-learning knowledge, but a certain knowing that comes from being present to the moment; from observing the seasons and cycles. From noticing that strawberries do, indeed, ripen long before grapes. Gardening is the perfect way to exercise all the skills and virtues that Paracelsus praises. In the center spread of this issue you will find a handy pull-out section to tape on your refrigerator or pin up by your trowel and pitchfork. It has an updated planting chart and a detailed list of frost-free dates for around the valley. I hope you find it useful. This is the fattest issue we’ve published in a while, thanks to increased revenue. Thank you, CATALYST advertisers, for supporting us and trusting us to get the word out. Now, go read this magazine. Share something you learn with someone else. Tell them you saw it here. I hope you find this issue inspiring, and that you’ll have lots to say. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Greta Belanger deJong is founder, editor and publisher of CATALYST magazine.






Utah 2013 Legislative Roundup

Tax dollars to privatize wildlife?

Environmental laws passed in the 2013 General Session of the Utah legislature were good, mixed and downright bad. On the bright side, some seriously bad environmental bills failed. However, so did most of the legislation that would have helped control air pollution. Worse, the State of Utah is still committed to spending untold tax dollars trying to grab control of federal public lands which would be a catastrophe for outdoor recreation, wildlands conservation, and quality of life. Good: HB168 requires government agencies or school districts to develop and implement air quality mitigation plans. SCR10 urges the federal government to fund health services for victims of radioactive mill tailings exposure (because apparently mining does have public health consequences). Mixed: HB96 & SB275 support natural gas vehicles (which are cleaner as far as air pollution, but raise serious questions about the side effects of “fracking” for natural gas). Bad: SJR13 urges the State of Utah to keep on trying to transfer all federal public lands to the state of Utah (apparently with a particular agenda of avoiding federal environmental regulations on oil and gas extraction). HB142 sets up a permanent committee to keep on spending tax dollars trying to grab control of federal public lands. HB394 overturns a ban on outdoor wood boilers (as if our air pollution problems weren’t already bad enough).

Somewhere in the tight budget, the Utah Legislature found $300,000 for an organization called “Big Game Forever” to fight wolves in Utah. Never mind that there are no wolves in Utah, or that Don Peay, one of the founders of Big Game Forever has decried public lands hunting as “socialism,” and advocates giving private landowners special hunting rights; as it happens, Peay is also a major donor to the campaign of Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund. Alliance for a Better Utah points out that the same money could buy 3,750 science textbooks or 652,000 pencils for Utah’s schoolchildren.


Highway in Farmington Bay? Save the eagles!

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Saving Utah for our Kids The State of Utah argues that privatizing federal public lands would benefit schoolchildren, but as the Center for American Progress states, “If successful, these bills could be disastrous: Rather than being managed for the benefit and use of the American public, these lands will instead be managed in whatever way each state wants to use them—which generally means maximizing private profits through mining, drilling, and other resource extraction.” That’s not especially good for kids, as Richard Louv points out in his influential

Sustainable Salt Lake Salt Lake City has a released new plan to increase the sustainability, livability and resilience of our community. The plan addresses air quality, energy, recycling, transportation, open space, urban forestry, arts, health & safety, housing, food and education. Among many ambitious sustainability goals: • Reduce vehicle miles traveled in the city by 6.5%. • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from community by 10%. • Transform all city facilities into “net zero” energy users. • Increase on-road bikeways by 50% • Preserve an additional 10% of Wasatch watershed lands. • Develop 50 community gardens, an increase from nine in 2012. SLCDOCS.COM/SLCGREEN/SUSTAINABLESALTLAKE_PLAN2


book Last Child in the Woods which describes the human costs of separating kids from nature. “For Kids and Lands” is a group of educators, community leaders, parents, students and other citizens who care about Utah’s kids and Utah’s landscapes and who oppose the State of Utah land grab. You can sign their petition at their website. FORKIDSANDLANDS.ORG

Alliance for a Better Utah points out that the $300,000 given to the “Big Game Forever” organization to fight wolves we don’t have could buy 3,750 science textbooks or 652,000 pencils for Utah’s schoolchildren.

Farmington Bay on the Great Salt Lake is famous for the hundreds of bald eagles that spend the winter there, and for more than 200 species of birds that pass through during migration and nesting seasons. So why is Utah Department of Transportation proposing to build a new highway there? Especially when a less destructive alternative is described in the West Davis Corridor planning documents? SAVEFARMINGTON.ORG, UDOT.UTAH.GOV/WESTDAVIS

LCV Environmental Scorecard The League of Conservation Voters introduced their 2012 National Environmental Scorecard with these words: “From an environmental perspective, the best that can be said about the second session of the 112th Congress is that it is over. Indeed, the Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives continued its war on the environment, public health, and clean energy throughout 2012, cementing its record as the most anti-environmental House in our nation’s history.” The score is derived from votes on key environmental legislation and the highest possible score is 100%. Senate 2012 Lifetime Orrin Hatch(R)



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Divesting U A look at the movement to halt universities from investing in fossil fuel companies, from the perspective U of U student Matt Kirkegaard Steffi Lietzke / The Daily Utah Chronicle

nvestments are an important part of the economy. They keep business doors open and communities running smoothly. But what happens if you step back, look at what your investments are doing and don’t like what you see? University of Utah students Matt Kirkegaard and Max Stiefel know the feeling and are sounding the call to “Divest the U.” Kirkegaard, a sophomore in the Environmental and Sustainability and Political Science programs at the University of Utah and Stiefel, a senior in Economics and Environmental Studies, have taken a critical look at what the University of Utah is doing with investors’ money. Based on what they found and what they have observed of other universities, they decided it was time to begin a petition to stop the University from continuing investments in fossil fuel companies. In December of 2012, Bill McKibben visited Salt Lake City as the last stop on his Rolling Stone-sponsored “Do the Math” tour. The tour’s objective was to get people to take a closer look at university investments, to see what the school is doing with their money, and to take a stand to divest from fossil fuels. Kirkegaard and Stiefel had had the idea to start their divestment campaign long before attending McKibben’s lecture, but it wasn’t until after the lecture that the petition and the campaign began to gain momentum. We recently spoke with Kirkegaard.


Where did the idea to start a divestment program come from and when did it begin? Divestment as an idea began in earnest during the struggle against apartheid in the 1980s. Moving against fossil fuels, divestment was first strongly advocated by Bill McKibben and his organization After a few campaigns started popping up in the Northeast, began the “Do

BY JAYNE ANN BOUD the Math” Tour, advocating for divestment. When I heard that the U of U was the final stop on that tour, I knew we couldn’t let the opportunity go to waste. I waited for others to begin the divestment campaign at first, but when no one did, I approached my friend Max

be exact) and scholarships are endowed and bound by contract that cannot be broken due to a change in investment policy. There will be, at worst, a miniscule financial impact on the university if divestment in fossil fuel companies occurs. How active are those who are involved, or does involvement stop with a signature for most people? For most, it does stop at a signature, but our team is dedicated and those who are involved are unwaivering in their commitment and


Stiefel about the idea and together we founded the student group Fossil Free U a few days before McKibben came, to begin working for divestment. Our public campaign is only three months old. What have been the most successful means of getting the word out and getting people involved? Word of mouth, Facebook, presentations and tabling have all been quite effective, but each serves different purposes. If you are just looking for signatures, tabling is probably the best option. But if you are trying to recruit volunteers to help in the effort, you really need to talk with people directly or make a presentation to make your case. Part of the battle is getting people to understand the issue because there are so many misconceptions that immediately come to mind with divestment. For example, most people assume it will place an immense financial burden on the U, they assume it will decrease scholarship money, or will raise tuition. All of these are simply false. Estimates show the negative effect on the endowment will be less than 1/100th of 1% (0.0034% to

dedication. Just how deeply invested is the University of Utah in fossil fuels? What would it do to the fossil fuel companies and to the U if the U were to divest today? We don’t know and can’t know exactly how invested we are in the fossil fuel industry. The details of our endowment are not public. However, as the University has diverse investments, we do not expect investments in fossil fuel companies are a large portion of the endowment. The only estimate I have heard is from the Responsible Endowments Coalition’s executive director, Dan Apfel. He estimates that most colleges have in the range of 3.5-5.5% of their endowments in fossil fuels, give or take a few percentage points. If the U divested today, it would demonstrate our commitment to sustainability is an integral part of our identity as a university. It would show that the administration understands it makes no sense to invest millions in the reduction of emissions on campus while simultaneously investing in the companies whose business is the production of the fuels driving climate change. It would show that just as we took a

stand against apartheid in the 1980s, we can take a stand against an even larger issue threatening our future and the future of posterity. It would tell the world we do not support the burning of unsustainable fossil fuels that will devastate our world through the disruption of our climate. We aren’t going to bankrupt Exxon. But we can help catalyze a movement, spurring other colleges, churches, cities and even states to divest and remove the social license of fuels that are ruining the stable climate that civilization has relied on for millennia. The University of Utah can’t do it alone, but for a large, respected, Western university like ours to divest would be a major step, adding tremendous momentum to an already growing movement. What are you hoping the University will invest in once they make the shift from fossil fuels? Since we invest through mutual funds and do not pick and choose most companies we invest in, it may be unfair to tell the University what to invest in since the Investment Management Team does not generally invest by individual company or even economic sector. All we are asking for is that our endowment not invest in companies with five times more carbon than can be safely burned. They should invest wherever they can make a profit, as long as they are not investing in the industry that is irrevocably destabilizing the world which all people rely on without providing solutions. This is not about some abstract “love of nature;” our university should not invest in the industry that is ruining the climate for us and our children. Such investments do not support the preservation as life as we know it, the principles of the university, or the future of its graduates. u Jayne Ann Boud is a senior in the Communication Department at the U of U and an intern this semester at CATALYST. She loves creative writing, oil painting, yoga, ballroom dance and dropping the Oxford comma. She takes TRAX to work. We heartily approve of all these activities.

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Where are the fracking jobs? To make you look like a dick for opposing fracking (or oil pipelines, or just about any other enviro-damaging con-

struction boondoggle), industry shills love to tout how many jobs will be created if they get their way. Well, according to a new report by Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, those jobs are just a pipe dream (see what I did there?). The study found that although overall spending rose by 21% in 2012 in counties where shale reserves are being exploited (compared to a 6.4% increase in counties not fracking), employment grew by only 1.4% (compared to 1.3% in nonfracking counties). Clearly drilling operations must create jobs, so what’s the deal? There’s some speculation that fracking could be killing jobs in tourism and farming sectors. TINYURL.COM/NOFRACKINGJOBS

LA to Coal: Get lost Although California has already decreed the death of coal statewide by 2027, Los Angeles has the state oneupped. The Los Angeles Department of Power and Water has announced it will phase out all coal-fired power by 2025. The LA mayor’s office claims that killing coal will cut the city’s greenhouse gas emissions to 60% of what they were in 1990. LA/Cali aren’t the only ones dumping coal: Washington has also pledged to eliminate coal by 2025, and Oregon says they’ll do it by 2020. TINYURL.COM/LAKILLSCOAL

The (agricultural) revolution is here If you listen to the shills at Monsanto (or watch Fox News), you might believe that to feed the world, we need industrialized farming and genetically modified crops. People are starving, after all, and technology lets us make the most of every acre, right? Wrong.

Farmers in India last year grew world-record yields of rice and potatoes—all without GMOs, pesticides or chemical fertilizers (that’s right, organic). They used a method devised in Madagascar by a French Jesuit in the 1980s called System of Root Intensification. The method starts with fewer plants spaced further apart and uses less water, along with aerated soil and lots of organic fertilizer (aged manure). The only problem is that the system wouldn’t really work for large-scale monocropping methods—but those methods are seeing crop collapse in many parts of the world, anyway! TINYURL.COM/AGRIREVOLUTION

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Backyard composting in Utah To rot is hot BY KITT FARRELL-POE AND RICH KOENIG, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY uring the growing season, 30% or more of landfill waste is organic yard refuse. Home composting of yard and garden trimmings eases landfill problems and “recycles” these organics into a valuable soil amendment. The benefits of using compost as a soil amendment include increasing soil tilth, fertility, water holding capacity, aeration and drainage. Composting is the aerobic, or oxygen-requiring, decomposition of organic materials by microorganisms under controlled conditions. Bacteria start the process and are responsible for much of the decomposition work. Their metabolism creates the heat of the compost pile. Fungi, protozoans, earthworms, centipedes, beetles and millipedes assist the bacteria in breaking down plant tissues. During composting, microorganisms consume oxygen while feeding on organic matter. Active composting generates considerable heat, and large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor are released into the air. The CO2 and water losses can amount to half the weight of the initial materials.


What happens during composting Composting begins as soon as the raw materials are mixed together. During the initial stages, oxygen and the easily degradable components are rapidly consumed by the microorganisms. The temperature of the pile is directly related to microorganism activity and is a good indicator of what’s happening inside the pile. The temperature generally follows a pattern of rapid increase to 120-140 degrees F., where it’s maintained for several weeks depending on conditions. As active composting slows, temperatures will gradually drop until the compost reaches ambient air temperatures.

Steps for a successful compost The composting process is affected by the site, container type and size, raw materials, and the amount of water and oxygen in the materials.

Step 1 - Select Composting Site A compost pile should be exposed to at least six hours of sunlight each day. The location should not detract from the landscape. Water should be readily available. Good drainage is important: Standing water can impede the decomposition process.

Step 2 - select compost container Consider the amount of time and space you have, and the quantity of materials you will be composting. Most compost containers fall into one of these categories: heaps (simple stacked piles), hoops (caged enclosures), bins (boxed enclosures), and barrels (drum enclosures). For fast, hot compost, the ideal pile size is one cubic yard (3 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet). This volume effectively retains the heat generated by the bacteria. The volume of a single pile should not exceed two cubic yards in order to maintain proper ventilation. If space is a limiting factor, the pile sides can be insulated so that higher temperatures can be maintained in a smaller volume.

Heap it (no cost, good if you have ample space) Simply pile your materials in heaps, ideally at least one cubic yard in volume. If well constructed, heaps are good for “no turn” composting. Just leave the pile for several months or more.

Hoop it (low cost, tidier than heaps) Woven wire mesh or fencing make good enclosures and keep the pile tidy. If you secure it with hooks or twists of wire, you can undo the hoop, set it up next to the pile, and turn the pile back into the

hoop in its new location.

Box it (looks good, easy to cover, low to moderate cost) You can use almost any type of scrap or new lumber, bricks or cinderblocks to build an attractive and functional bin for compost. Make sure to leave spaces in the sides for air to get through. Make the front removable for easy access to turn or retrieve the compost. Constructing several bins side-byside

makes it easier to turn the compost.

Barrel it (good for limited space, easy turning, moderate to high cost) You can make one, or buy ready-made. Usually these systems are equipped with a stand and rollers to facilitate turning. Some people just roll their barrel around the yard to achieve the same effect.

Step 3 - Select raw materials: Almost all natural, organic material will compost, but not everything belongs in the compost pile. Some wastes attract pests; others contain pathogens that can survive the compost process. Most natural yard and food mate-

rials are acceptable except meats, bones, large branches and dairy. Also avoid pet wastes (unless your pet is a bird, horse, rabbit, bat or cow), and plastics and other synthetic products. Branches, twigs and paper, can take up to two years to decompose unless they are finely chipped or shredded. Chop your garden trimmings with a shovel or machete or run them through a chipping machine or lawnmower to speed their decomposition. Aim for particle sizes ranging from 1/8 to 2 inches average diameter. The compost pile will require carbon- and nitrogen-rich materials for efficient decomposition. Microorganisms use carbon for both energy and growth, while nitrogen is essential for growth and reproduction. Carbon is found in dry, brown materials, such as leaves, chipped woody brush, sawdust and straw. Nitrogen is most abundant in fresh, green yard and garden trimmings, vegetable scraps and livestock manures. The proper compost mixture contains approximately 2 parts carbon-rich materials to 1 part nitrogen-rich material. Too little carbon leada to the production of excess ammonia and unpleasant odors. Too little nitrogen limits the growth of microorganisms and the composting process slows dramatically.

Step 4 - Aerating (the pitchfork is your friend) Aerobic composting consumes large amounts of oxygen, particularly during the initial stages. If the supply of oxygen is limited, the composting process may turn anaerobic, which is a much slower and more odorous process. Replenish the oxygen levels within the piles by lifting and turning the materials with a pitch-fork. Aim to put the outside, drier materials in the center of newly turned piles. Turning a pile

weekly can produce compost in one to two months with the right combination of materials and moisture level; monthly turning will produce compost in four to six months. Without turning, composting may take six months to two years. Aeration is generally the main factor affecting the time necessary to produce finished compost.

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Step 5 - Keeping the pile moist As a rule of thumb, the materials are too wet if water can be squeezed out of a handful of compost and too dry if the handful does not feel moist to the touch. If the compost pile is too dry, the process slows down. If the compost pile is too wet water will displace much of the air in the pore spaces of the composting materials. This limits air movement and leads to anaerobic conditions. Moisture content generally decreases as composting proceeds; you may need to water the compost occasionally.

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Step 6 - Keeping the pile at the proper temperature Composting will essentially take place within two temperature ranges known as mesophilic (50-105 degrees F.) and thermophilic (over 105 degrees F.). Keeping temperatures at 110-150 degrees destroys more pathogens, weed seeds and fly larvae in the composting materials. If the temperature of your compost pile is in the mesophilic range, mix the pile more frequently. If the temperature still does not reach the thermophilic range, review the steps described above: Is one or more of the essential factors is limiting the composting process? Finished compost is dark, crumbly, and has an earthy and nonoffensive odor. Pile temperature in finished compost may still be slightly higher than ambient air temperature.

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Facebook-Free February Taking the idea of Lent to a new level BY ALICE TOLER acebook. We love to a desire to check at work, and I hate it, and often think that’s definitely a bit of a hate to admit we problem. Giving it up for a month love it. It’s our virtuwas eye-opening.” al water-cooler. On Liberty from the tyranny of social a neuronal level, media got a boost in mid-January, every time we receive a notification when organic landscape nutritionist or scroll through our news feeds, and local DJ Eben Lundberg started the dopaminergic “reward neurons” promoting Facebook-Free February in our brains fire, causing a feeling …which was, of course, a Facebookof pleasure. based event. However, not everyone is content to let this neurotransmitter-jolting juggernaut roll right over them. A few stalwart souls on my own Facebook feed decided to go without for a month, to find out exactly where they stood regarding social media addiction: Hayley Baker, 31, is a native of Salt Lake City and works at a local nonprofit. The concept of the “Facebook-free” month Eben Lundberg began with her (at least on my newsfeed), in November 2012. “I got the concept from Hayley,” “I always do month-long ‘Hayley he says, “and I thought February lents’ where I pick something that’s would be a nice short month to try really an integral part of my life, and it out. I was looking to see what I give it up for a month to see how I would do if I took that habit out of react,” she says. “I’ve done no alcothe loop, and if anything beneficial hol, no eating out at restaurants and would come from it.” so forth. Last month I gave up Eben’s Facebook-Free February cheese—that was really hard! It’s a event garnered 69 “attendees,” 40 lesson in self-control, and it gives “maybes” and 10 “declines.” “A lot of you an idea of how dependent you people tried and only made it a few are on something, and it resets you. days,” he says. “I know only a handFacebook was something that I felt ful who made it the entire month.” One of those who Hayley Baker made it the entire month is Salt Lakebased web programmer Mike Farr. Mike gave up more than just Facebook for February, deciding to add that deprivation to a month he’d already set aside to try out a carb-restricted diet and also to give up alcohol. “For a few

months before that, I was starting to get worried about my attention span,” he says. “I’m self-employed and I work from home, so Facebook can be a distraction from my focus. I was already doing the diet, and Facebook seemed like a good thing to pile on.” So what is it like to go without Facebook for a month? Hayley didn’t miss it as much as

Eben’s Facebook-Free February event garnered 69 “attendees,” 40 “maybes” and 10 “declines.” “A lot of people tried and only made it a few days,” he says. “I know only a handful who made it the entire month.” she feared. “I live alone, and Facebook is a way for me to feel connected,” she says. “The first week was pretty lonely, but it became much easier after that. The only things I really missed during the month were the events—I’d hear about things only after they’d already happened, and I found I was missing my friends’ birthdays and so forth because I wasn’t getting notifications. I carried a book around, and I got a lot more reading done. If I was early to work I’d go and sit in the park, and I’d read or journal or something like that. Certain people jumped out and made sure to keep in touch with me in other ways. I didn’t expect that, and it was really nice.”

Eben found that, in ditching Facebook, he connected with his family more strongly. “I was a lot more focused on my kids when they were at home, especially in the morning. I used to get on Facebook when they were eating breakfast, and so instead I would sit down with them and eat.” That’s a change that has persisted since Eben got back on Facebook in March. “There were a lot of things I started to get done as well—I started crafting, and once the weather got nice I started getting out in the dirt and doing my gardening thing.” There were some drawbacks, though: “As a DJ I actually got turned down for a gig because I wasn’t on Facebook, and the organizer didn’t know how I was going to promote myself. I did get a gig I didn’t think I was going to get, but I don’t know that the promoter really knew I was off Facebook, because he kept asking me to share the event with my friends. So I just texted them!”

Mike Farr Mike got in touch with the inner workings of his mind and got a lot more productive at his job. “I had a habit of compulsively checking something, so I replaced the focus of that with work, and got a lot more done. The no-carb diet I was on made it a little hard to separate out which effects were from being off Facebook and which were from cutting out gluten, but I had more mental clarity and more energy. Luckily I had a good project I was interested in at the time, and the new challenges of it were fun to think about. That was good timing that turned out really nicely.” But, like Eben and Hayley, Mike did notice that his social life took a hit. “I was very disconnected from everyone, and I never knew what was going on. I ended up missing a concert or two that I wanted to go to, and it turned out that Facebook

Facebook is a double-edged sword. Wield it one way, and it connects us with our loved ones more strongly and with greater ease than we have been able to achieve since the advent of the office cubicle. Wield it another way, and it isolates us and severs us from those we are with physically. The key, like most things in life, is to engage it with awareness.


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beginning Tuesday, April 9, 6:30-8:00PM was where I was getting most of my bite-sized news, so I had to find alternate ways of doing that. I never really did figure that out.” All three feel that the Facebookfree month benefited them longterm. Hayley has a good handle on her relationship to Facebook now. “When my month was over I didn’t jump right back on, and when I did go on the next day, I found it was all the same stuff.” She also appreciates Facebook for keeping her connected, now that she knows what it’s like to go without. “I have friends in California and on the East Coast, and it’s great to keep up with them. For Christmas I went to Oakland and met people there that I never would have made friends with if it hadn’t been for social networking.”

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Eben originally thought he would miss his newsfeed so much that he’d wind up scrolling back to see all the things he’d missed during his month off, but like Hayley found that returning was an anticlimax. “Facebook Free February was great. I’ll probably do it every year now. People missed me, though. They tell me I make Facebook a better place to be!” Mike also got new insight about the wider implications of Facebook, especially as a phone app: “I will notice now when I’m out at restaurants, people will be scrolling through Facebook on their phones instead of talking to each other. Going without Facebook made me

value when I’m physically in the room with someone, to give them my attention. But if you take it away, you do realize that all these little micro-interactions you have with people online actually do add up to a relationship. It does that really well, and I think that’s a nice way to stay connected, as long as it’s not overwhelming or replacing something that’s healthier.” Facebook is a double-edged sword. Wield it one way, and it connects us with our loved ones more strongly and with greater ease than we have been able to achieve since the advent of the office cubicle. Wield it another way, and it isolates us and severs us from those we are with physically. The key, like most things in life, is to engage it with awareness. When I updated my status telling people I was writing this article, I got 24 comments in the course of a few hours. People described Facebook variously as “connectivity in a wasteland,” “a fabulous connection with my different communities,” “mostly just an outlet for being a smartass,” and “an extended village.” I myself declined to join Facebook-Free February this year. I have many beloved friends and relatives all over the world, and Facebook is an amazing communications nexus that allows me to keep up with them in real time. I’m sorry that we’re all so scattered that I can’t live in an awesome village made up of everyone I love, but being able to see into little pieces of their lives on Facebook every day, and to sharing a little of my life with them too, reminds me how great it is to be human. If you don’t let that social networking dopamine rush control you, Facebook is far more a gift than a menace. Happy posting, everyone! u Alice Toler is a CATALYST staff writer.



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Agave syrup Here, buying organic makes all the difference BY ALICE TOLER hat’s going on with agave nectar? It came on the scene a few years ago, touted as a healthy alternative to other sweeteners because of its low glycemic index, and soon thereafter was summarily disparaged by Joseph Mercola, an influential osteopath and alternative medicine internet personality. Mercola calls agave nectar a “triumph of marketing over truth,” equates it with high fructose corn syrup, and recommends steering clear of it. Agave nectar makers such as Wholesome Sweeteners, and companies like Brain Toniq which use agave nectar in their products, have fired back at detractors, defending against accusations of contamination with pesticides and other synthetic chemicals. Natural food and nutrition websites have weighed in on both sides of the issue, and everyone has an opinion. I’m not a doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian, but I’m a pretty good reader, so here’s what I’ve found out, in short:


What the nay-sayers say Agave nectar isn’t a “nectar” at all—it is a sugar syrup manufactured largely from starch. The agave is a huge spiky plant up to 12 feet in diameter, and to harvest it they cut off all the leaves and press the resulting bulbous stem (the “piña,” so-called because it resembles a pineapple) to release a starchy juice. This juice is heat-treated or cracked with enzymes to hydrolyze the starch into fructose and sucrose, and the resulting syrup is boiled down to thicken it. This process is very similar to the process of creating syrup from corn starch, therefore all the same health issues that arise from eating high

fructose corn syrup also apply to agave nectar. Agave nectar is made using sulfuric and/or hydrofluoric acids, and a number of unpalatable filtration and clarifying chemicals. Unscrupulous and unregulated Mexican growers are providing agave nectar that is contaminated

While the makers of organic agave nectar are rigorous in their product quality assurance procedures, the term “agave nectar” is not closely defined or controlled by the FDA and may be unscrupulously used by businesses interested more in making money and less in public health.

with pesticides and high levels of naturally occurring saponins, which may possibly cause miscarriage, and also a carcinogen called hydroxymethylfurfural. The agave syrup is sweeter than table sugar because it has more fructose in it, and we perceive fructose as sweeter than sucrose. Although fructose has a low glycemic index and does not spike blood glucose levels like other sugars, this is because it is processed differently in the liver and is turned into “organ fat” that is really bad for you.

The refutation Creating sugar from starch via the use of heat is a common process, and happens in your kitchen every time you cook a sweet potato or other starchy vegetable like beets, potatoes, and squash. Creating high fructose corn syrup involves many more chemical agents than creating agave syrup, and organic agave is not treated with pesticides and is not genetically engineered like the corn supply in the USA is. The production of organic agave syrup does not involve sulfuric or hydrofluoric acid. Agave syrup is filtered using activated charcoal, which is simple carbon and is used in any household water filtration system. It is also filtered using diatomaceous earth, which is a safe and inert silica sand made up of the fossil skeletons of blue-green algae. Saponins are found in all sorts of foods besides agave—they are in spinach, grapes, nuts, beans, and seeds, and the amount of saponins found in agave are equal to the amount found in lentils. Hydroxymethylfurfural is a fancy name for caramelization—what happens when you expose a sugar to heat; it’s the telltale brown color of food that has been cooked by any other process than boiling or steaming. Fructose is not bad for you in and of itself, but like all sweeteners it should be taken in moderation.

The upshot People get upset when they are accused of trading the health and wellbeing of their fellow humans to make a buck—and the organic agave nectar makers are under-

standably unhappy with what they see as an unmerited attack on their products, which provide vegetarianand vegan-friendly sweetness to baked goods and drinks. Dr. Mercola has been accused by business, scientific, and medical communities of using scare tactics to drive commerce to his own sites and products, and has been criticized for making unsubstantiated claims and recommendations for dietary supplements. On the other hand, some sites do claim untruthfully that agave nectar is “safe for diabetics” because of its low glycemic index. While the makers of organic agave nectar are rigorous in their product quality assurance procedures, the term “agave nectar” is not closely defined or controlled by the FDA and may be unscrupulously used by businesses interested more in making money and less in public health. “Free” fructose, consumed outside of eating a piece of fruit, and especially when consumed in large quantities, really has been associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver syndrome and a host of other health problems. Do your homework, and consume agave nectar and foods sweetened with it in extreme moderation, and you should be fine. My take on the issue is that it’s a human failing more than anything else: We all love sweet-tasting food, and we are all susceptible to the false promise of a “free lunch”—a sweetener that we can eat as much as we want without suffering ill health as a result. I’m afraid that such a thing just doesn’t exist. Most sugars cause blood glucose spikes, and studies of fructose have shown it to increase blood triglycerides, to increase the feeling of residual hunger after a meal, and to be associated with a substantial risk of developing gout. Don’t even get me started on artificial sweeteners like sucralose and Aspartame! Sugar alcohols like sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol can cause bloating and diarrhea, and xylitol sensitivity can cause mouth ulcers in a small percentage of the population. Even stevia may cause mild nausea if taken in too large an amount. Get a handle on your sweet tooth by moderating your intake of sweet foods, and you will find you’ll need less sweetness to satisfy yourself, and then it doesn’t matter so much what sweetener you use. u Alice Toler is a CATALYST staff writer.

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The taste of Utah—literally The delight of oolite—will this cheese put Manti on the map? area; Rachel is a genuine coal miner’s daughter from Mount Pleasant, a town just north of Manti,. Even as teenage sweethearts, they talked of buying and fixing up one of the town’s historical homes made of a soft golden-white stone that looks like the crystalized early spring sunshine. The stone is oolite, a limestone made up of fine, circular grains of calcite quarried nearby, and from which the Wilcoxes’ cheesemaking operation takes its name.

BY ADELE FLAIL and eventually taking cheese-making classes at Utah State, but those first nights of internet delving were what brought together two distinct threads from their lives, reconciling their newly uncovered passion with their longing to bring their family back to central Utah. In researching Roquefort, one of his favorite components of his birthday surprise, Joel discovered its unique flavor comes from a sheep milk base, aged in the limestone caves in Roquefort, France. “The

Joel discovered Roquefort’s unique flavor comes from a sheep milk base, aged in the limestone caves in Roquefort, France. “The blue mold actually came from the limestone—the stone is porous and sort of alive,” he notes.

eyond Boston baked beans or California-style pizza are foods through which we can actually reach a deeper communion with place. Cheese is one of these foods, its alchemy dependent on the subtle unseen of a place, as the microorganisms that permeate the environment work away to alter the raw material into the final product. Cheeses are both map and souvenir, the names linguistic roads leading back to their point of origin: Brie, Gruyere, Oaxaca, Colby. Each type of cheese reflects the subtle cues of environment, the way the traces of dust taste on the back of the tongue, or the way heat, humidity and the


angle of light combine to create a unique signature of location on the tastebuds, unnoticed perhaps at the conscious level, but calling subtly to mind place, past, and culture. Now Utahns in search of a deeper communion with the West can use another sense to appreciate Utah’s majestic mountain vistas, through the work of Joel and Rachel Wilcox of the Oolite Cheese Company in Manti, Utah, where CATALYST caught up with them in March. Joel and Rachel had long wanted to settle in the Sanpete County town—Joel hails from Southern California with familial ties to the

“It only took us 17 years,” jokes Rachel, of the couple’s quest to return from California to Manti in order to claim one of the pioneer homes for themselves—with the addition of five children—but it was this oolite that provided the means. While living in California, Joel and Rachel went through what can only be described as a serious fromage phase: When asked what kind of cake he wanted to celebrate his 31st birthday, Joel responded: “Cheese.” Rather than try to translate that request into the language of cake, Rachel took him literally. “I went to a fancy cheese shop in Orange County and looked for funky ones... four or five different types,” which she shaped into a multi-cheese wheel. Standing around with extended family after the candles on the unusual “birthday cake” had been blown out, laughing and discussing the different qualities and properties that each person enjoyed turned out to be a “magic moment” for Joel. “I was inspired, thinking ‘maybe I want to do this...maybe I want to make cheese...’ I think that night I was on the internet, and within a month I had some cheese supplies and I made my first batch,” he recollects. The couple began educating themselves about their new hobby, buying books, examining recipes,

story goes that a shepherd left his cottage cheese in the cave and went off to chase a pretty girl,” laughs Joel. This mythical shepherd returned a few days later to find blue cheese instead of cottage cheese. “The blue mold actually came from the limestone—the stone is porous and sort of alive,” he notes. The pieces came together for the couple, who were ready to leave city life behind. “One he found out that it was sheep milk and limestone, that was it, that was our ticket back to Manti,” says Rachel. The Wilcox family was able to find a house in Manti, complete with a limestone basement where they could cure their creations; finding sheep milk was another proposition all together... or it would have been, if not for the tight word-of-mouth network that keeps information flowing in the countryside. You can find, quite literally, only a handful of farmers in the region raising milk sheep, says Joel. “It’s like liquid gold—you can’t get your hands on it unless you own’s 10 times as expensive as cow’s milk and people just don’t let it go,” Rachel adds. Her father, still living in Mount Pleasant, was able to put the word out. Strangely enough one these rare farmers happened to live nearby. Known round about as that “one

crazy guy who milks sheep,â&#x20AC;? he too had wanted to get into the sheep milk cheese game, keeping East Friesians and Lacaune sheep (of Roquefort fame) but was starting at the other end of the process, and was happy to find a buyer for his sheep milk while he expanded his herd. By January 2012 the couple was ready to go, and in July they cut the ribbon on a new â&#x20AC;&#x153;cheeseryâ&#x20AC;?-cumstorefront located next door to their home, where they can easily ply their trade. Here, Rachel revealed the key to the Oolite Cheese Company: two chunks of limestone pulled out of their basement during a renovation project. Raw-looking against stainless steel equipment in the meticulous climate-controled building, these broken hunks of oolite stone may have some intriguing revelations for locavores and global cheese-lovers alike. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were aging [the cheese] in our limestone basement. Anything you put down there would be covered with this mold,â&#x20AC;? says Joel. Now, after pressing and shaping the cheese, they let it cure at room temperature for a few days in big tubs next to these chunks of oolite, giving the molds time to come out of their microscopic hiding places and colonize the fresh cheese. One of the cheeses Joel and Rachel have developed with their locally sourced mold is pungent, spicy like a tablespoon of pepper, and leaves your mouth tingly and numbâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a delicious kick in the pants that pairs quite well with the cheeky name of Boys Pants Rebellion. Joel notes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We took it to USU, and they thought it might be a new strain of mold in the cheese world.â&#x20AC;? While official testing is down the road, there is a chance that the Wilcoxes will get to name their own strain someday, or that Manti will find its way onto maps and plates alongside Brie and Cheddar: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always tell people if you want to know what central Utah tastes like... this is it,â&#x20AC;? concludes Joel. The cheese can be found at a few places around Utah: Happy Valley Farmer's Market, Liberty Heights Fresh, The Market at Park City, and the Real Foods Market in Oremâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you can also buy cheese through their website OOLITECHEESECOMPANY.COM or by contacting them directly if you'll be in Mantiâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and they hope that more stores in the Salt Lake region will be carrying it soon. The cheeses sell for about $30 a poundâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but with the unique flavors the Wilcoxes are creating, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to savor it slowly, anyway. u



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Bicycle Day Reflections on the 70th anniversary of Albert Hofmann’s historic ride BY TRISHA McMILLAN “The First Trip” by Tim Parish

was the 19th of April, 1943 in Basel, Switzerland, and Sandoz Labs chemical researcher Albert Hofmann had been researching a derivative of ergot fungus, attempting to isolate a new anti-hemorrhaging drug. Three days before, on Friday, April 16, Hofmann had noticed some odd dizziness and restlessness after he’d been working with the new extract, and so in the course of seeking more information on the next working day he deliberately exposed himself to what he thought was a safely minuscule dose: a quarter milligram. The threshold dose for the new drug, Lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD-25, is actually 20 micrograms…so starting about 40 minutes later, Dr. Hofmann began the first ever acid trip. Startled by the sudden intense changes in his perception, he asked a laboratory assistant to accompany him home. As this was during the Second World War and cars were prohibited on the roads, the two scientists embarked upon the journey by bicycle. Hofmann’s experience expanded during the ride, and by the time he arrived home he was struggling with paranoia and anxiety. His doctor was summoned to examine him, but could find nothing physically wrong with Hofmann except his hugely dilated pupils. Thus reassured, Hofmann’s terror waned and he began to enjoy his experience. “Kaleidoscopic, fantastic images surged in on me, alternating, variegated, opening and then closing themselves in circles and spirals, exploding in colored fountains, rearranging and hybridizing themselves in constant flux. It was particularly remarkable how every acoustic perception, such as the sound of a door handle or a passing automobile, became transformed into optical perceptions. Every sound generated a vividly changing image, with its own consistent form and color,” he later described.Unwittingly, Hofmann had set the stage for the psychedelic revolution of the late 1960s.


In 1985, educational psychology professor Thomas B. Roberts at Northern Illinois University founded the first Bicycle Day celebration at his home. “I originally wanted to celebrate the 16th, but that year the 16th was midweek and not a good day for a party, and the 19th was on a weekend, so I decided to celebrate the first intentional LSD exposure instead of the first exposure on the 16th. Had the calendar been different, the 16th would have been Bicycle Day.” Roberts’ work specializes in psychedelics, particularly in their entheogenic or spiritual uses. At one point Dr. Hofmann asked Roberts why he had called it Bicycle Day instead of LSD Day. “I told him that the bicycle was a more concrete image than a chemical structure, and in America there is a famous poem that marks the start of our revolution in 1775 that makes a parallel with his ride. It begins: ’Twas the eighteenth of April in ’75 And hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year And the midnight ride of Paul Revere. American school children used to memorize this poem. The Hofmann ride and the Revere ride are analogous, each marking the beginning of a new era u. Trisha McMillan is a regular contributor to CATALYST.

For a free online copy of Albert Hofmann’s book, LSD: My Problem Child, go here: PSYCHEDELIC-LIBRARY.ORG/CHILD1.HTM Available in May 2013: LSD and the Divine Scientist: The Final Thoughts and Reflections of Albert Hofmann; foreword by Christian Ratsch (Bear & Company) Available in June 2013: Mystic Chemist: The Life of Albert Hofmann and His Discovery of LSD, by Dieter Hagenbach and Lucius Werthmüller; foreword by Stanislav Grof (Synergetic Press)

MUSIC on Scoville has witnessed generations of dancers bow in gratitude after classes while teaching and accompanying at the University of Utah for 40 years in the dance department. He has produced 10 albums, composed for choreographers around the world including Alwin Nikolais, Murray Louis, U of U luminaries, Shirley Ririe, & Joan Woodbury, founded and led the local samba drum group Samba Gringa (now known as Samba Fogo) for 15 years, and is the music director for Tandy Beal & Company. For a man who has spent so many years allowing others to showcase their talents while he played alongside offstage or on a recording, it’s Jon’s turn to be in the spotlight. It’s about time Jon takes a bow. Humble doesn’t begin to describe Jon. Good thing he’s got Tandy, his wife and director of Tandy Beal & Company, to articulate Jon’s rare gifts. As I spend the early afternoon in Jon and Tandy’s charming cabinlike apartment in Allen Park, the little area known as “Hobbitville” right across from Westminster, Jon tells the stories, and Tandy, who is working quietly at the kitchen table, periodically inserts her perspective when Jon’s modesty makes her ears perk up. Like the graceful snow that is silently falling in the sunshine outside, Tandy’s presence is almost unknown, until she gently reminds me of the magnitude of the wonder-


What will Jon do with all his extra time after he’s done teaching? “Make Tandy laugh, compose, garden, and sleep under the stars.”


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ment that this man brings to the world. “Jon is almost equally balanced in his ears, in his eyes, and in his wit, in his mind. He can go into somebody’s work at all these different levels, which makes him such a unique collaborator,” she says. Jon, the son of a Presbyterian minister whose family had been on the East coast for 250 years, was very clear from early on that he would not follow in his family’s footsteps. Jon studied at Yale to be a writer, but dropped out junior year after seeing a Joseph Spence performance. Soon after he moved to New York City. Fate introduced Tandy and Jon in a blind date. Tandy, who had been dancing for Alwin Nikolais in New York City, introduced Jon to modern dance and electronic music. Then, “along came the ’60s and California summoned me,” he says. Well, Ali Akbar summoned him, to be exact. Jon studied at the Ali Akbar College of music in San Rafael and was eventually offered to tour the U.S. as road manager with a student of Ravi Shankar’s. The tour led to more tours that took Jon to Korea, Indonesia and India where had the opportunity to “marinate in the music of another culture” during his 20s. Jon was also influenced by African music of the Bantu and the Pygmies. Rather than imitating his predominant influencing styles, "I've just tried to remember what it is about that music that is so magical."

Learning by doing In the early years of living in Santa Cruz, Jon was playing guitar in a jazz/funk band called Women and Children First. Tandy asked him to accompany one of her dance classes at UCSC. So he borrowed his bandmate’s drum kit, showed up to the class and realized “I didn’t know anything about drumming, number one. I thought jeez, Scoville, you’ve gotten yourself into deep doodoo now. You’re on the spot. I realized the only way I could do it was by watching the dance and reading what they were doing and trying to turn it into time and sound. So I really thank dancers for teaching me how to accompany.” Scoville learned to teach by accompanying Tandy’s classes at UCSC and getting the unique vantage point of a third party observer, but also participant. He began

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The Emily Dickinson of Salt Lake City Jon Scoville, composer BY SOPHIE SILVERSTONE


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teaching at the University of Utah as an adjunct associate professor in 1974. Now he teaches mostly Elements of Music, Rhythm Analysis, and Choreography in the dance department. Dancers are privileged with the opportunity to learn about choreography by using composition techniques utilized by composers for thousands of years, such as motif, augmentation and diminution, retrograde, and counterpoint from a musicians perspective.

From a donkey to a BMW: Music technology evolution Jon remembers how he “begged, borrowed and almost stole” to invest in a modular synthesizer in 1977. During the years of accompanying Tandy’s classes, he got tired of his traditional instrument kit and decided to make his own. He and a friend got so carried away they published a book on their contraptions. The publisher’s advance helped supplement the down payment for the synthesizer. “Haven’t made a homemade instrument since,” admits Jon. Now that the digital age has exponentially decreased the amount of time it takes to record and compose, he still lovingly appreciates the countless hours weaving audiotape through two tape recorders across an entire room. “It’s like having a donkey, and getting really close to donkeys, and liking donkeys as your mode of transportation. Suddenly, 20 years later and you’re driving a BMW, and you’re like, ‘How did that happen?’ I know how it happened, and so I was glad to be along for the ride. I still love my donkey. I keep my little tape splicer as a memento of how I had to spend late nights with a razor blade to try and splice together lots of little pieces of tape, and now I can do it all electronically.”

Putting it out there with Paolo It’s curious as to why Jon had made so much music for years, and hadn’t put out an album until 1999. Now he has 10. As it turns out, much like Emily Dickinson, if no one had forced his music out into the daylight, Jon would be happy spending his days making music in his quiet “other” home with his wife in Santa Cruz, never distributing it to the world. Yet Tandy pushed and Jon’s dear friend from Brazil,

“Next lifetime I’d come back as a painter. I think I paint in sound. I get more of my ideas from painters than I do from composers.” Paolo Brandão, pulled, and in 1999 Wide Life was released. Paolo Brandão, who is like a brother to Jon, is a singer and bass player who lives in Rio de Janeiro where he runs his own recording studio called Estúdio. All of Scoville’s albums have been mixed and mastered at Estúdio. Although his albums have only been coming out for a little more than a decade, his music is

more recognizable than you think. If you’re a modern dancer, or have taken a modern dance class in Salt Lake, chances are your teacher and a third of your class were pupils of Jon Scoville. You might even recognize a song or two of his in one of your classes from Pirouette Park, a high-energy modern dance class resource album by Jon. Having gone to West High, I recognized his music immediately. Hilary Carrier, West High dance instructor was one of Tandy and Jon’s students. His albums vary from lullabies for adults (A Field Guide to Sleep), soundtrack of the afterlife (HereAfterHere), to a nod to important pianists (Palmistry) to name a few. An album titled Albert’s Bicycle —yes, referring to Albert Hoffman’s cultureshifting bike ride (see story in this issue)—is as unashamedly trippy as the title implies. HereAfterHere is the curious score composed for the dance, video and theatrical production that explores the afterlife by Tandy Beal & Company that will be playing in Salt Lake in early May. A Field Guide to Sleep is extremely comforting and effective (not recommended for your car CD changer). Wide Life is definitely the essential Jon Scoville album to have. It allows you to climb inside his brain and ponder. One thing that makes Scoville’s music so accessible is the refusal to declare a genre. Without a specific genre, his music is never pinned into a corner that he can’t get out of. It’s free to roam about. You expect nothing from it and gain everything from it. One song is able to impress you with its classical complexity, yet another song has a beat that almost starts out like dubstep (In What Furnace in Wide Life—the first song on his first album). Say what? Yes, Jon Scoville likes dubstep. And I think he was catching on to it before he knew what it was. “I think Jon is on the forefront, but quiet. He never makes a big deal of it. He was early working with world music. He was early working with text. I’ve watched this working through the years—he’d be working with text, and then 10 years later other people were all interspersing text. I think Emily Dickinson is a good title,” laughs Tandy. “Emily Dickinson who’s a music slut,” Jon adds with that humble twinkle in his eyes. u Sophie Silverstone is a recent graduate of Loyola Marymount College. She figure skates, blogs about music and is usually the best dancer at the party.


Inspiring & practical

get you revved up for the pretty possibilities for your own plot.

The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem

Books to help your garden grow BY ADELE FLAIL

The Beautiful Edible Garden: Design a Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs Lisa Bennett and Stefani Bittner (2013: Ten Speed Press) If you’re a would-be urban farmer hoping to take your yard away from cobbledtogether “salvage-chic,” or a neighborhood pioneer looking for a way to convince dubious family, friends, and neighbors that landscaping can incorporate edible plants and still look polished—this book is for you. The Beautiful Edible Garden covers practices perhaps more frequently applied to interior decorating—such as picking a palette of colors for your garden and creating visual balance. The authors walk you through the five steps that yield delicious fresh foods while making your garden picture-perfect for that unexpected visit from Martha Stewart. From mapping out permanent garden elements to filling in that last little nook with a pretty groundcover (the throw-pillow of the plant world), Bennett and Bittner also cover basic gardening “best practices,” such as succession planting, intercropping and composting for novice agriculturalists. Aimed at readers from all zones in the US, this book is best paired with a book that covers region-appropriate perennials; if you haven’t already, try Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens by Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden (Random House) to recoup your water-expenditures on thirsty tomatoes


Christopher Shein with Julie Thompson (2013: Timber Press) You’re probably already familiar with the flaws in large-scale agricultural mono-cropping.What if you could create a stable ecosystem in your own backyard vegetable garden? In this book Christopher Shein takes you through the principles of permaculture, explaining how to create “food forests” that act more like natural systems, recycling and reusing nutrients and producing no waste, while increasing your edible yield. The author starts with prepping the soil, for example, using the hugelkulture (German for “mound culture”) method of stacking branches, manure, compost, and other layers to quickly cre-

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ate a rich, decomposing base for your vegetable plants that is like those created by fertile forests and plains over hundreds of years. Readers are also helped to an exploration of their soil and weather, the unique habitat that they must work with to stabilize their own ecosystem, how to put plants together to make them happiest, and finally, how to save and preserve seeds to keep your carefully planned and balanced system going—all while helping you, the reader gain a better understanding for the large-scale and small-scale systems that sustain and nourish life. u Adele Flail is CATALYST’s newest staffer. She is a scientist and artist, and recently illustrated The Nature Lover's Almanac, by Diane Olson (Gibbs Smith publisher).

and lettuces.

The Edible Front Yard: The Mow-Less, Grow-More Plan for a Beautiful Bountiful Garden Ivette Soler (2011: Timber Press) You’ll want this charming book in your collection if you’re looking for ways to incorporate edibles into your landscaping. Like The Beautiful Edible Garden, this book will help you create a landscape that nourishes your body as it delights the senses. Burgeoning and vivacious, Soler’s example gardens are not as polished as the examples provided in Bennett and Bittner’s book—here you’ll find the angular lines of phormiums, agaves and succulents juxtaposed against the rangy and raggedy peavines and indeterminate tomatoes that make up the edible landscape backbone— but the gardens in the book have a quirky, fun-loving charm that combines the best of modern and retro stylings. You also find best practices and design basics, but expect many guides and DIY sidebars, such as building a tri-fold screen that also acts as a trellis, constructing a simple compost cage, and making pepper and garlic spray to control pests. You’ll find bird’s-eye maps of the example gardens, to help you as you map your own, as well as a reference section in the first few chapters that includes not only the usual edible plants, but unusual picks such as paddle cactus, agave and passion flower, that will expand both your palate and palette, and

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Beans (bush)

Beans (fava) Beans (pole)

Beets Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage


Cauliflower Chard Corn Cucumber Eggplant Endive Ground cherries Kale Kohlrabi Leek Lettuce (head) Lettuce (leaf ) Melon Okra Onion (sets)

Parsnip Pea

Pepper Potato

Pumpkin Radish Rutabaga Spinach Squash (summer) Squash (winter) Tomato


20 - 30 seeds

2 - 4 seeds in a hill 10-12 seeds 10-15 10-15 seeds 2 - 4 seeds in a hill 2 - 4 seeds in a hill 1 plant

1 plant 1 piece

10-15 seeds 6-12 seeds

1 plant 5-10 seeds 3 - 4 seeds in a hill 2-3 seeds 1 plant 1 - 2 seeds 1 plant 2 - 4 seeds 10 - 15 seeds 7 - 10 seeds 1 plant 20-25 seeds 3 seeds in a hill 4 - 6 seeds 6 - 12 sets

15-20 seeds

5-10 seeds 1 plant 2 - 4 seeds or 1 plant 1 plant

3 seeds 2-3 seeds

3-4 seeds

# of seeds/plants for 1 ft. of row

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Planting depth (")

1-2 ft.

4 ft. 15-18 in. 2 ft. 15-18 in. 3-5 ft. 4-7 ft. 1-3 ft.

2-3 ft. 2-3 ft.

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90 - 110 .25 - 30 .105 40 - 50 50 90 - 120 60 - 70

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60 - 70

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80-100 60 - 65

70 - 80

Days to harvest

strawberry nasturtium, corn, bean, peas, radish, borage see summer squash onion, parsley, asparagus, marigold, nasturtium, carrot peas

carrot, turnip, radish, cucumber, corn, spinach, bean, lettuce, Chinese cabbage basil, okra bean, corn, cabbage, horseradish, marigold, eggplant corn, beans, peas, borage, radish peas, nasturtium, lettuce, cucumber, carrot

carrot, beet, strawberry, tomato, lettuce, chamomile, cabbage

see cabbage see cabbage onion, celery, carrot carrot, radish, strawberry, cucumber carrot, radish, strawberry, cucumber

beans beans, corn, radish, sunflower, nasturtiums beans, catnip

spinach corn, summer savory broccoli, cabbage onion, kohlrabi, broccoli, cabbage see cabbage see cabbage potato, celery, dill, thyme, mint, tomatoes, sage, rosemary, beet, onion, nicotiana peas, leaf lettuce, chives, onion, leek, dill, rosemary, sage, tomato, radish see cabbage

potato, corn, cucumber, strawberry, celery, summer savory, petunia

Compatible plants

cabbage, potato, broccoli


pumpkin, tomato, sunflower, cucumber, squash potato

onion, garlic, gladiolus, potato

peas, beans

potato, aromatic herbs

strawberry, pole bean, tomato

pole bean tomato

lettuce onion, beet, kohlrabi, sunflower


Incompatible Plants

2013 Planting Guide for Utah

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References and influences: Fred Montague, Gardening: An Ecological Approach (Mountain Bear Ink)

• Offers interplanting suggestions. Fred Montague says interplanting makes fuller use of garden resources (e.g. shallow-rooted plants with deep; short shade-loving plants with tall sun-loving

Mel Bartholomew, Square Foot Gardening (Rodale)

ones). It also offers some protection and encourages plant yield.
















• Based on the assumption that the gardener is using raised beds.

View a more complete chart of frost dates across Utah at: CLIMATE.USURF.USU.EDU/REPORTS/FREEZEDATES.PHP



Provo/Airport * water treatment plant


Park City/Meadows

Bountiful/Val Verda

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11-Mar 20-Apr

SLC/Intl. Airport

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SLC/east bench


SLC SLC/City Creek WTP*



Salt Lake City area first & last frost dates

• berries (strawberries; cane types such as raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, currants; elderberries) • rhubarb • grapes • fruit trees/shrubs • asparagus • sunroot/sunchoke (Helianthus tuberosus; formerly called Jerusalem artichoke)

Make room for permanent plantings of perennial fruits & vegetables in your garden:

Remember the edible perennials

• The space between rows is less (less unnecessary space to weed, more space for gardening).

• More plants remaining after thinning (more intensive planting, possibly to accommodate vertical strategies).

• Fewer seeds to plant per foot (resulting in less thinning).

• Planting dates are geared toward the Salt Lake Valley, not all of Utah (see “Salt Lake City area—first and last frost dates” for even more useful detail).

In this chart you’ll find these improvements:

T his planting guide reflects some of the changes occurring in the city garden. With the rise of raised beds, intensive planting, vertical gardening and no-till methods, planting charts of yesteryear are less useful.

Muskmelon 5 Mustard 4 Okra 2 Onion 1 Parsnip 1 Pea 3 Pepper 2 Pumpkin 4 Radish 5 Rutabaga 4 Salsify 1 Spinach 3 Squash 4 Swiss chard 4 Tomato 4 Turnip 4 Watermelon 4

Louise Riotte, Carrots Love Tomatoes (Storey)

Toby Hemenway, Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Homescale Permaculture (Chelsea Green)

Bean 3 Beet 4 Broccoli 3 Brussels sprouts 4 Cabbage 4 Carrot 3 Cauliflower 4 Chinese cabbage 3 Collard 5 Corn 2 Corn salad 5 Cucumber 5 Eggplant 4 Endive 5 Kale 4 Kohlrabi 3 Leek 2 Lettuce 6

Store in a cool, dark, dry place. Plant more densely than you would new seed. (University of Colorado)

Seed life expectancy in years

Growing Edible Mushrooms, Apr. 13, 10a-12p. $15. Wasatch Community Gardens, 824 S 400 W.

Attend for a hands-on lesson on growing mushrooms in your own backyard. We will also talk about cultivating edible mushrooms in logs and stumps using plug spawn. Pay an additional fee to take home your own mushroom log. Pre-registration required.

Growing Edible Mushrooms

Drip Irrigation, Apr. 6, 1-3p. Fairpark Garden 1037 W 300 N. $15.

Now is the time to get your garden’s irrigation system ready for summer. Proper irrigation helps you grow a healthy and productive garden despite the common summer drought.

Drip Irrigation

Rainwater Harvesting, Apr. 6, 10a-12p. Day Riverside Library, 1575 W 1000 N. $10 (workshop) w/additional materials $25.

Rainwater collection used for gardening purposes is now legal in Salt Lake. Learn what it takes to build a functional rainwater collections system in your own backyard. Some of you will be assembling 35-gallon rain barrels. Registration required.

Rainwater Harvesting


Wasatch Community Gardens

Container Gardening, Apr. 27, 10a-12p. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. $10.

Orchid Show

You’ll find plants for every situation, including gifts and high-altitude gardening. A variety of organic gardening products such as fertilizers, sprays and coco-fiber (when mixed into your garden or container soil, aids water retention) are offered. Most of the plants are

Spring Plant Sale

Arbor Day, Apr. 26, 9a-3p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Free.

Join Red Butte Garden for a fun day of family activities and interactive Exploration Stations throughout the Garden and take home a small tree to plant in your own yard on Arbor Day.

Arbor Day

Orchid Show, Apr 6-7, 10a-5p. Red Butte Garden Orangerie, 300 Wakara Way. Regular Garden admission/members free.

Fascinating and unique orchids from the Utah Orchid Society will be on display in the Richard K. Hemingway Orangerie. There will also be a large selection of beautiful orchids on sale at prices sure to fit any budget. No registration required.


Even the smallest of spaces can host a crop of vegetables! Learn what type of planting medium to use, how to fertilize and maintain your plants, and how to manage pests. Registration required.

Bulbs & Blooms Festival, Apr. 6-27. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular garden admission/members

Visit Red Butte Garden any time during the Bulbs & Blooms Festival to see a breathtaking, colorful array of 360,000 blooming breed bulbs! Bring in the blooms from your showy flowering bulbs and submit them for display and judging for the bulb show and competition held Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21. Entries accepted on Saturday from 8-10am; judging is 10am-noon. No registration required.

For information: REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG Bulbs & Blooms FestivalTO

Red Butte Garden

Container Gardening

Foraging Greens, Apr. 20, 1-3p. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. $25.

Learn how to identify edible leafy and pot greens. We will talk about what to look for, how to identify edible plants, and what should be in season now. Meeting location is yet to be determined, and will be sent out to registered participants. Date and location are subject to change, based on weather and foraging conditions. Preregistration required.

Foraging Greens

Know Your Soil, Apr. 20, 10a-12p. Main City Library, 201 E 400 S. $10.

Learn how to build your soil from the ground up! Topics include adding organic matter and other amendments, composting, soil testing, identifying nutrient deficiencies, organic fertilizers and more.

Know Your Soil

Cultivating Culinary Mushrooms, Apr. 13, 2-4p. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. $15/$30 to take own mushroom jar garden.

Join Wasatch Community Gardens and learn how to colonize your own Pluerotus Ostreatus fungi (oyster mushroom) and learn some history, science and cuisine regarding these unique natural wonders.

Cultivating Culinary Mushrooms

Spring Seasonal Cooking, Apr. 29, 6-8p. Harmons City Creek, 100 S 135 E. $25.

This workshop is part of a series of four seasonal cooking workshops Local cook Brooke Cordray will teach you how to take the bounty from your garden to create healthy, delicious, seasonal meals that the whole family can enjoy.

Spring Seasonal Cooking

What’s Bugging your Fruit Trees and Turf Grass, Apr 27, 9a-12p. Ogden Botanical Center, 1750 Monroe Blvd. $20/$14 members. OGDENBOTANICALCENTER.ORG

Learn how to keep your fruit trees and grass healthy by controlling insects and diseases that can attack them.

What’s Bugging your Fruit Trees & Turf Grass Classes

Ogden Botanical Center

Vegetable Gardening, Apr. 27, 9:30-10:30a. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W. Free.

You can’t buy fresher, tastier vegetables than those grown in your own backyard. Learn the best methods for growing vegetables in Utah’s climate. Registration required.

Vegetable Gardening

Plant your Own Container, Apr. 20, 11:30a-12:30p. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W. $20.

Bring your own pot or other planting container to the garden and plant it with beautiful annuals with design help from our garden staff. With your fee, soil for your pot and enough plants to fill a small to medium container will be provided. Registration Required.

Plant Your Own Container

Create a Successful Container Garden, Apr. 20, 1011:30a. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W. Free.

Find out how to design and plant in containers to spice up your landscape for beauty and function. Registration required.

Create a Successful Container Garden

Growing and using your Harvest, Apr. 18, 7-8:30p. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W.

Learn the basic tenets of vegetable gardening while focusing on the ways to use what your growing to create fresh, healthy meals the whole family will enjoy. Taught by Emily Saddler, Master Gardener. Registration required.

Growing and Using Your Harvest

Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour, Apr. 13, 10-11:30a. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W. Free.

Not all trees and shrubs are created equal. On this special tour of the garden, find out which are best suited to Utah’s climate. Wear walking shoes and sun protection.

Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour

Design your own Waterwise Landscape, Apr. 11, 6:30-8p. Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S 1300 W. Free.

Learn how to design your landscape to ensure maximum beauty with minimum water. An hour of instruction will be followed by an hour of facilitated design. Bring your own landscape plans for review, help and suggestions. Pre-registration required.

Design Your Own Waterwise Landscape


Conservation Garden Park

grown by local nurseries and many of the annuals and vegetables are grown in the greenhouses. Spring Plant Sale, May 3 (members only), 1-8p, May 4 (public) 9a-3p. Red Butte Gardens, 300 Wakara Way.

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Learn something new!

Garden Smarts Learn how to make compost indoors and year-round using worms. You’ll learn vermicomposting basics, look at some pre-made bins, then we’ll sort worms and make some bins of our own. Registration required. Worms! Vermicomposting, Apr. 27, 1-3. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. $15.

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n the Hindu sacred text, the Mahabharata, a half-god halfdemon Yashka asks Yudhistira, the “King of Dharma,” a riddle: What is the greatest wonder in the world? Yudhistira answers, “Every day countless people die and depart from the world, yet those who remain alive here hope for everlasting life.”


dreamer,” has been asking. So far she has asked over 500 people about the greatest wonder in the world, and she has used their answers to create “HereAfterHere,” a multi-media program of dance, music, poetry, video and magic. She’s not trying to find a definitive answer, but rather is using art and metaphor as a way to get people

Although the topic is death, Beal says that HereAfterHere was not inspired by tragedy but by her fascination with the kind of big questions that come up in your midnight mind: What the heck are we doing here? Indeed, if you ask a 100 different people, “what happens after we die?” you will get a 100 different answers, and Tandy Beal, who describes herself as a “director, choreographer, performer, teacher and

talking about the unknown. “It opens the door to this astonishing event in our lives, and it’s an invitation to simply rest in the question,” she says.

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Tandy Beal with Jon Scoville

HereAfterHere Tandy Beal presents a self-guided tour of eternity BY AMY BRUNVAND


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“HereAfterHere: A self-guided tour of eternity” Marriott Center for Dance (U of U campus) May 9, 7:30pm (hospice benefit); May 10, 7:30pm; May 11, 2:00pm & 7:30pm. KINGTIX.COM $15-30.

Related Events, April 25-May 6 (Look for details and a full schedule at HEREAFTERHERE.COM) April 25 —Present at the Passing. workshop and discussion about the end of life led by hospice chaplain Kelly Fogarty, First Unitarian Church, 569 S. 1300 E. SLC May 1 —Pondering the Imponderable: Metaphors of Science, Art and Religion. Symposium. SLC Main Library, 6:30pm —Leaning into the Light: Record a brief version of what you think happens after you die. Noon-6pm. SLC Main Library. —Film: After Life (1998) 6:30pm. SLC Main Library. Discussion moderator, Paul Reynolds. May 2 —Present at the Passing (repeat) 6:30pm, SLC Main Library. May 4 —Leaning into the Light (repeat) Noon-6pm. SLC Main Library. —Always be Prepared: Meet experts about end-of-life financial and healthcare planning. SLC Main Library. Noon-6pm —Film: Orpheus (1949) 2:00pm, SLC Main Library. Discussion moderator, Carleen Jimenez. May 6 —Pondering the Imponderable: Metaphors of Science, Art and Religion. Symposium on the use of metaphor to talk about the unknown. 6:30 SLC Main Library.

CONTINUED: DANCE Beal did an enormous amount of research in order to include a wide array of historical, cultural and religious views. “This concert makes no proclamations about what happens,” she says. “Different religions have strong points of view but they happen to be different from each other.” Although the topic is death, Beal says that “HereAfterHere” was not inspired by tragedy but by her fascination with the kind of big questions that come up in your midnight mind: What the heck are we doing here? Where is the hereafter located? Why is it so exclusionary? Why is it for eternity? How do we get in? What is the price of admission? “The central metaphor is, this is an astonishing magical event that happens to everybody,” she says, “When you consider if there’s a possible afterlife, it helps you step back from the intensity of personal grief and look at the whole picture of every living thing on this planet.” This magical and spiritual element is expressed in dance and in the multimedia aspects of the show which includes video by University of Utah dance professor Ellen Bromberg and filmmaker Denise Gallant Beal, and music by Jon Scoville. The show is visually and emotionally engaging. “As my husband [Scoville] would say, it’s half theatre, half dance and half video. The blood that connects everything is his music which is, dare I say, divine. So it’s three quarters music, too.” She has found that people are hungry to talk about the afterlife in a culture that often avoids the inevitability of old age and death. She says, “With Boomers taking care of their parents and looking at themselves aging, this is a hot topic. Botox and Viagra are not going to solve this issue. In America we kind of think death is optional.” People are so eager to talk that one of her experiments proved almost too successful: “In my first version I had everyone give each other their cell phone numbers to call each other. They didn’t know who they were talking to but we couldn’t get people off the

phone. I took it out because a half-hour break was way too long.” In California, “HereAfterHere” drew sold-out crowds (unusual for a modern dance performance, to say the least) and right now Beal is customizing the production for Utah. Working with the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance, artist Carleen Jimenez and other partners, she is putting together a cast of Utah dancers that includes Ari Audd, Jo Blake, Sara Donahue, Paul C. Ocampo, Chien-Ying Wang, ChiaChi Chiang, Aaron Wood, and tango dancers Brian Salisbury and Barbara Zakarian. She is also organizing an ambitious program of interrelated events, and interviewing local people about the big questions. “I’ve done one set of interviews in Utah already and I’ve found the diversity thrilling here,” she says. The clips in the show express as wide diversity as possible, from “It’s all blackness” to “I’ll sing and dance with all my loved ones.” (You can participate in the ‘Leaning into the Light’ interview project at the Salt Lake Main Library on May 1 & May 4.) Because the purpose of the work is, after all, to start a community conversation, the “HereAfterHere” dance performance is really just the centerpiece of a full week of related workshops, films, discussions and a fundraiser for Utah Hospice. “If people come to all the workshops they will get a whole retreat for free,” Beal says. Then she offers Groucho Marx’s famous last words, “Die, my dear? That’s the last thing I’m going to do.” u Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast.



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CHAKRA ONE: Mūlādhāra: Survial and security BY TODD MANGUM, M.D.

Addison’s disease, also called adrenal insufficiency, is a deficiency of both cortisol and aldosterone. Both of these are extensive imbalances of these glands and require prompt medical attention. From the conventional medical standpoint the glands are either perfectly healthy or they present life threatening situations. Western medicine fails to understand that areas exist outside of normal which do not yet constitute medical emergencies. Many people suffer from adrenal exhaustion without complete failure of the gland. Relative adrenal excess can also exist which doesn’t yet qualify as Cushing’s syndrome.

Adrenal stressors

he chakras are a metaphysical system of the body from the yogic tradition, used in both religious and medical Hindu and Buddhist canon. The chakra energy centers are usually depicted as seven lotuses of rainbow colors arrayed along the spine and up into the head. Understanding of this system has been long been used both to heal illness and to promote spiritual enlightenment. Todd Mangum, M.D.'s series on the chakras explains how this conceptual framework can be used to expand our understanding of how our bodies work. He covers the traditional and contemporary interpretations of the chakra system corresponding to various systems of the body. To be healthy is to have a free and balanced flow of energy through the body, and engaging this powerful symbolic system can help us to achieve and maintain health in a far more nuanced and active way than Western medicine can by itself.


Characteristics of the first chakra Location: Near the base of the spine, in the perineum. Governs: Our understanding of the physical world. Main issue: Survival and security. Externalizes: As the adrenal glands. Element: Earth. When balanced: We feel grounded. Color: A harmonic of red. Key words: Matter, body, home, family, food. Influences: Feet, knees, legs, bones, large intestine, rectum. Deficiencies: Manifests as an inability to draw to oneself the material things needed for survival. Excess: Hoarding, inactivity, obesity, fighting for your place in the world/war. Imbalances: Manifests as hemorrhoids, constipation, sciatica, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and knee and foot trouble. Emotions dominated by fear, panic and anxiety. When the first chakra is balanced, we have what is needed; we feel safe and secure. Until this chakra is balanced and its issues

addressed, we will find it hard to focus our attention elsewhere. If we are always in a crisis or survival mode, we have little energy to devote to other areas of our life. It makes little difference whether the threats to our survival are real or perceived; both situations trigger the adrenals to respond. The adrenal glands lie atop the kidneys and are actually two glands in one, the adrenal medulla and the adrenal cortex. The adrenal medulla is responsible for our ability to respond instantaneously to any stress. This part of the gland releases adrenaline. We have all felt this response upon being frightened— when the heart beat increases, muscles tense, palms sweat, and we become hyper-alert—ready to respond to ensure our survival. The adrenal cortex secretes the steroid hormones such as cortisol, also called hydrocortisone, aldosterone and DHEA. These hormones mediate our longterm response to stress by managing blood sugar levels and fluid balance among other things. The adrenal cortex also produces a little testosterone, estrogen and progesterone in both men and women. Recognized Western medical diseases of the adrenals include one called Cushing’s syndrome which is an excess of cortisol. Another,

Adrenal function is compromised by these activities and conditions: Skipping meals Inadequate protein Too much sugar or junk food Insufficient sleep and relaxation Prolonged infection Trauma Chronic pain Severe allergies Any ongoing toxic exposure

Symptoms and signs of adrenal dysfunction Fatigue Nervousness Anxiety Unrefreshing sleep Poor recovery from illness or frequent illnesses Hypoglycemia Low blood pressure Low body temperature Progressive exhaustion with physical exertion Low physical reserves in general Sleep disturbances. There are other possible causes for all of these problems, but if you are plagued by very many of these symptoms, having an exam done to evaluate your adrenals may be helpful. Conventional Western medical tests will reveal little unless the condition is extreme. More relevant and progressive tests are available which evaluate the saliva for the adrenal hormones. Many practitioners are starting to use these tests. Treatment can include the use of both DHEA and cortisol but these should be done only with proper guidance because these hormones function within optimal ranges and more is not necessarily better.

You can begin to address some of these first chakra issues on your own Examine the relationship you have with the Earth and your body. Do you view them as prisons from which you will be set free at death? Look around your house. Is it a home? Your adrenals will not rest until you feel safe and secure. Of course, a healthy diet which stabilizes the blood sugar through proper balance of protein and carbohydrates is of paramount importance. Minimizing stimulants like caffeine is essential; by themselves, they can create a panic state. A well-balanced multivitamin is invaluable to offset the deficiencies created by chronic stress. Additional vitamin C and B5 (pantothenic acid) are especially helpful. Herbs known as adaptogens play a special role in helping us respond to stress. These include the well-known herbs like Panax ginseng and Siberian ginseng, as well as rhodiola and ashwagandha. As the name implies, adaptogens help us adapt. They are unique in that they can calm an overactive adrenal system, or rejuvenate and energize an underactive one. In other words, they help us stay in balance. Licorice root is a specific for low adrenal function, and contains substances which are very similar to the adrenal hormone aldosterone. Aldosterone helps the body retain fluids by conserving sodium. (One has to be cautious with licorice root if high blood pressure is a concern.) Chinese medicine has a large repertoire of formulas to address adrenal imbalances. These will often include the kidney qi tonics and herbs to strengthen kidney yin or yang. A Chinese medical diagnosis can be very helpful.

Additional ideas to reduce stress and balance the first chakra Get a massage or any bodywork. Plant a garden. Take a yoga class. Get a colonic. Exercise. Dance. Improve the quality of your terrestrial home (buy organic, recycle, etc.)

A simple exercise The greatest assistance of all, however, is always available from the Earth herself. A simple exercise to enhance this connection is to walk barefoot outside in contact with the ground. Walk around and really feel that you are always supported. Next, let a tree find you and sit with your back against the trunk. Feel how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anchored, its roots reaching deep into ground. Just being with the tree with a sense of appreciation is enough. Sit back and relax. u Todd Mangum, MD, is director of the Web of Life Wellness Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: CATALYST ran a version of this series several years ago. As it was among our most-requested reprints, we decided it was time to share it again with everyone.



April 2013

Art, Health, Spirit, Natural World, Music, Events/Festivals, Meetings, Exhibits, Education/Workshops. See the full list of events and the ongoing calendar at


Friends of The City Library Spring Used Book Sale Don’t miss the City Library’s Spring Used Book Sale for great deals on books, music, movies and more. Friends of the Library members get the first pick at the Members Only Sale the afternoon of Thursday, Apr. 11. Great deals continue as the sale progresses with Half-Price Day on Saturday and Sunday, Bargain Day (75% off) on Monday and the famous Bag Day on Tuesday, April 16 (fill a bag for $5). Spring Used Book Sale, Apr.11-16. Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. SLCPL.LIB.UT.US

Integrative Health and Complementary Medicine: The Evidence, The Experience, The Application” Educational Conference

CATALYST First Thursdays! at Zest: E11 Labyrinth Lights fundraiser This magical maze will need to be lit up at night—come out and help E11 raise the funds for the solar-powered LED strands and rope lights needed make their effigy really shine! CATALYST First Thursdays, Apr. 4, 8p-1a. Zest, 275 S 200 W. $5. ELEMENT11.ORG

Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture: “Becoming and Being a Social Justice Activist” Bruce Bastian is the recent recipient of an Honorary Degree from Westminster College due to his long-time support of social justice work and educational programs. In this presentation, Bastian shares his path from music major to business person to activist, offering advice to those who want to live full lives that include social justice activism. Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture, Apr. 3, 7:30p. Vieve Gore Convert Hall, 1840 S 1300 E. Free. WESTMINSTERCOLLEGE.EDU

Chinese medicine weight loss class Chinese medicine includes modalities such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, food therapy and exercise. This indepth lecture includes an explanation of Chinese medicine and how it works with the treatment of obesity. How Chinese medicine helps with weight Loss, Apr. 5, 12-1p. Master Lu’s Health Center, 3220 S State. Free. LUHEALTHCENTER.COM

Guest Writers Series: Harryette Mull and Natanya Pulley Meet poet Harryette Mullen and prose writer Natanya Pulley. A free lunchtime conversation with the writers will be held on April 5 from 12-1p. Guest Writers Series, APR. 4, 7-9P. Art Barn 1340 E 100 S. Free. SLCGOV.COM/ARTS

Wild and Scenic Film Festival The Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2013 presents nine films to change your world. This year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore Earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures. Hosted by the Summit Land Conservancy.

The Department of Health Promotion and Education at the University of Utah will bring together members of the community to meet with experts who represent the Health Science Center and Huntsman Cancer Institute, as well as professors from Behavioral and Educational Sciences. A bonus evening session will be held Thursday evening April 11th open to conference attendees and the general public. Integrative Health and Complementary Medicine, Apr. 12-13, 8a. University Park Marriott Hotel 480, Wakara Way. $150-$25. HEALTH.UTAH.EDU

An Afternoon of Music and Art View paintings and sculptures by over a dozen Utah artists accompanied guitarist Ryan Miller. The Riverton Jazz Band perform at 2 p.m. An Afternoon of Music and Art, Apr. 13, 12-5p. Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 1131 S Main. Free. ECOR.ORG

The Bloom: A Journey Through Transformational Festivals The first installment of The Bloom Series considers the “Fundamental Frequencies” required to be a whole human, examining how transformation festivals create immersive environments of inspiration, which become containers for peak experiences of connection, very often catalyzing powerful healing processes with lasting and positive life-changing effects for participants. Series Continues 5/17, 6/14, 7/26. The Bloom: A Journey through Transformation Festivals, Apr 19 6-10p. Vitalize Community Studio, 2154 S Highland Dr. $10 suggested donation. MOONTIMERISING.COM

Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Apr. 11, 7-9p. Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Ave., Park City. $10/$5 students. SUMMITLANDCONSERVANCY.ORG

Spring Open Kitchen Enjoy seasonal cultural creativity at this ‘open kitchen’ at Cantu’s Culinary Creations. If you were at the CATALYST 100 celebration, you’ve sampled Daniel Cantu’s delicious delights. Spring Open Kitchen, Apr. 20, 5-9p. 2163 Richard St (55 W). Free. CANTUSCATERING.COM

Wasatch Cooperative Market membership drive Do you value community, democracy, solidarity and above all good, honest, local food? If so, you should be a founding member-owner of the Wasatch Cooperative Market. When the Co-op’s doors open, it will be a full-service grocery store with regular grocery-store hours that will sell more local produce and products from more local producers than any other store in the area. Learn more about the Co-op, meet some pioneering local farmers and producers, and chow on free grub at Pago restaurant. Wasatch Cooperative Market membership drive, Apr. 20, 3-5p. Pago, 878 S 900 E. Free, but RSVP required. WASATCH.COOP

Resounding Impressionism Two profoundly moving works by Maurice Ravel, performed by the Fry Street Quartet, are juxtaposed with Utah premieres of wildly imaginative compositions by composer Curtis Curtis-Smith. Resounding Impressionism, Apr 21, 3p. Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 President’s Circle. $18/$5 students. MUSIC.UTAH.EDU

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11th Annual Lone Peak Celebration Help support Save Our Canyon’s effort to…save our canyons. This year’s celebration will feature a light dinner by Caterina, drinks by Squatters Pub and High West Distillery, delicious local desserts and live jazz music. Special recognition will be given to Peter Metcalf, President and CEO of Black Diamond Equipment, along with his wife Kathleen Metcalf for their individual and professional contributions to conservation efforts in Utah, especially those concerning the Wasatch Mountains. 11th Annual Lone Peak Celebration, Apr. 20, 6-10p. Caterina, 2155 S Highland Dr. $40. SAVEOURCANYONS.ORG

Mental Illness Forum A panel of experts will cover the issues of recognizing mental illness, intervention, treatment options and the cost of the mental illness care. Mental Illness Forum with a Panel of Experts, Apr 24, 7-9p. Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 1131 S Main Centerville. Free. ECOR.ORG

UMFA Spring Film Series: Grab UMFA is once again partnering with the Utah Film Center to present three films created by Native American filmmakers whose work represents an evolution of the Native American storytelling tradition. This month’s film: Grab, an intimate portrait of the little-documented Grab Day in the villages of New Mexico’s Laguna Pueblo tribe. This community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks and renewal exists at the intersection of traditional native and contemporary Western cultures. Each year, Laguna Pueblo villagers honor Catholic saints and family members by showering food and gifts from the rooftops of their homes upon the community gathered below. Grab explores the origins and evolution of this 300-year-old custom, from its introduction by Spanish settlers to its modern-day twists. The film, narrated by Continued on page 35

Farewell performance under the artistic direction of

Charlotte Boye-Christensen

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Rose Wagner Center for the Arts Emma Eccles Jones Foundation


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Charles Eisenstein Pot luck with a philosopher

Thurs/Fri May 9 & 10: 7:30pm Sat May 11: 2:00 & 7:30pm Marriott Center for Dance University of Utah

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elf-described “degrowth activist” and Occupy Wall Street advocate Charles Eisenstein knows a lot about our cultural mythologies, and he’s watched and documented their decline during his lifetime. He was born in 1967, Yale-educated with a degree in mathematics and philosophy, and during his search for personal meaning he worked variously as a translator in Taiwan, a yoga teacher, herbalist, and teacher at Penn State’s department of Science, Technology and Society. During his youth, he lived in a world in which, he says, “there was nothing wrong with soda pop, in which the Super Bowl was important, in which the world’s greatest democracy was bringing democracy

to the world, in which science was going to make life better and better.” As he matured, he watched vast holes develop in the fabric of this story, the story of our Western culture. “Looking back, I realize that this was a bubble world built atop massive human suffering and environmental degradation, but at the time one could live within that bubble without need of much selfdeception.” The book Sacred Economics, Eisenstein’s book which was published in 2011, explores the thinking he has developed around the fraying of our cultural mythology. The abandonment of the barter system and traditional gift economies, bolstered by the invention of money, has created the “growth for growth’s sake” paradigm currently dominating our economic system. Eisenstein is very much a philoso-



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actress Parker Posey, follows three families as they prepare for the annual event, chronicling their lives for the year leading up to Grab Day. Presented in partnership with the Utah Film Series. Spring Film Series, Apr 24, 7p. UMFA, 410 Campus Center Dr.Free. UMFA.UTAH.EDU

Cheap Wine and Borrowed Space A scholarship fundraiser dedicated to a night of fun and frivolity with performances by a cavalcade of talented folks. University of Utah alumni Doug Fabrizio (host and executive director of KUER’s RadioWest) will serve as Master of Ceremonies.





Cheap Wine and Borrowed Space, Apr. 28, 5p. Marriot Center for Dance, 330 S 1500 E. $25. UTAH.EDU


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Spring awakening, Apr. 12-28, Thurs-Sun 7:30p, Sat-Sun (Apr. 20-27) 2p. Babcock Theatre, 300 S 1400 E. THEATRE.UTAH.EDU

pher for our time, noting the upwellings of unease that are beginning to dominate our thinking about ourselves. More and more people in the West are questioning our civilization’s basic premises, and a weariness pervades the culture. “A layer of cynicism, a hipster self-awareness has muted our earnestness,” he says. “In the last 30 years the incursions of reality have punctured [our culture’s] protective shell and have ruptured its essential infrastructure. We no longer believe our storytellers, our elites. We don’t believe the politicians, we don’t believe the doctors, we don’t believe the professors, we don’t believe the bankers, we don’t believe the technologists. […] We have lost the vision of the future we once had; most people have no vision of the future at all.” Eisenstein admits he may not be able to clearly see the future of our culture, but he is here, along with others, to undertake the task of weaving a new Story of the People, a story based on love and compassion for ourselves and every other living being on this planet. His essays available online are illuminated with a thoughtful wisdom that reaches far beyond the knee-jerk dichotomous blame game played out daily in the media and in various internet forums. Salt Lake welcomes this “up and coming great mind of our time” for two dates in April, a lecture on the 17th and a conversation and potluck on the 18th. u —Alice Toler Charles Eisenstein lecture, Apr. 17, 7:30p, Social Work auditorium, 201 Presidents Circle. Conversation/potluck, Apr. 18, 6-9p. Wasatch Commons Common House, 1411 S Utah St. Donations encouraged. SUSTAINABILITY.UTAH.EDU, REALITYSANDWICH.COM Eisenstein’s Reality Sandwich blog: REALITYSANDWICH.COM/BLOG/1736 Eisenstein’s home page: CHARLESEISENSTEIN.NE. Cosponsored by: Office of Sustainability, University of Utah; Transition Salt Lake; Environmental Ministry; First Unitarian Church; and CATALYST magazine.







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Spring Awakening Spring Awakening is an extraordinary musical that celebrates youth and rebellion in a daring fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll. Set in repressive 19th-century Germany, a group of teenagers are caught between their sexual urges and society’s contradictory teachings. Mature themes, sexual situations and strong language.

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Presented in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, this Academy Award-winning film is considered to be one of the greatest ever made. It is the story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.



One thousand men and women live together in close quarters in Antarctica, risking their lives and sanity in search of science.



Through candid, first-ever, interviews with Israeli judges, prosecutors and legal advisors, this film is a gripping and revelatory investigation into the legal framework put in place by Israel to govern the West Bank and Gaza Strip.



Ruben is a French Jewish gay man living in Finland with his lover Teemu, where Ruben works as a postman. One fateful day, Ruben tries to deliver an envelope of euros to a widower, who refuses to accept it, and collapses on his lawn.



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Dynamic balance Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) BY CHARLOTTE BELL ome schools of yoga teach that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best not to practice during the full and new moons. The theory is that because our bodies are mostly made of water, like the tides of the ocean, the tides of our cells shift with the phases of the moon. During the full moon, our energies tend to rise; we are more likely to challenge ourselves to the point of injury. During the new moon, our energies tend to slow down. It is a natural time to rest. According to this lunar-centered philosophy, the middle of the moon cycle is the optimum time to practice. It is the time when our energies are naturally balanced between extremes. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pose is named for that dynamic balance. Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) balances strong, active rooting with lightness and expansion. The shape of the pose suggests that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about expansion. But expansion comes from establishing a stable foundation. Every one of yogaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s asanas contains this dynamic balance, because some part of your body is on the ground and the rest of it is aboveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; unless youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re levitating, of course. Half Moon Pose just demonstrates it more dramatically than most. This pose strengthens your legs and abdomen, while it stretches your hamstrings, calves and shoulders. It both strengthens and lengthens the spine. The pose expands your chest, freeing your breath. It is therapeutic for stress, digestive issues, anxiety and fatigue. Finally, it builds balance and stability. Stand on a nonskid mat with your feet a leg length apart. Turn your right leg out 90 degrees so that the center of your knee, thigh and ankle are aligned with each other. Turn your left leg and foot inward, allowing your pelvis to turn inward until you feel a solid rooting through your


The theory is that because our bodies are mostly made of water, like the tides of the ocean, the tides of our cells shift with the phases of the moon. left foot. Move into Trikonasana (see inset). Take a few deep breaths into your navel area, expanding your breath out into your head, tailbone, arms and legs. Now place your left hand on your hip and shift your weight forward into your right leg. Place your right hand on a block about a foot in front of and a little to the outside of your right foot. Lift your left leg and extend it out from your pelvis. Slowly straighten your right knee, pressing your right foot into the floor. If your balance is shaky, look at the floor and focus on grounding both your right leg and right hand. If and when you feel stable, turn your chest to face forward and extend your left arm to vertical. As you actively ground your right hand and foot, expand your torso and both arms and legs. Inhale into your abdomen, sending

your inhalation out into all your limbs. After five or 10 breaths, bend your right knee. Keeping your weight over the right leg, extend the left leg out behind you, continuing to lower your body down until your left foot comes to the floor. Return to Trikonasana for a breath or two, and on an inhalation, rise up to standing. Do not try to stack the left side of your pelvis directly over the right side in Half Moon Pose. This popular alignment instruction is not compatible with the way most peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hip joints and sacroiliac joints are constructed and can cause instability and even joint damage down the road. Instead, rotate your rib cage to create expansion. Stay inside your edge, at least to start. Your body will be much more suggestible to the movements created by your breath, and to any microadjustments you might want to make to refine your alignment. If balance eludes you at the moment, and even if it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, try practicing Half Moon Pose with your back against a wall where you can focus more on the expansive nature of the pose. My students love this variation because they can experiment more freely with the relationship between grounding and expansion, and then take that kinesthetic imprint with them when they practice in the middle of the room. Be aware of how your intentions for practice shift as the moon moves through its cycle. Then adjust the way you practice yoga to create dynamic balance. This might mean practicing with greater care during the full moon, or taking a day off from your mat on new moon days. Dynamic balance happens moment to moment. Your body will tell you what it needs. Be present for it. u Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt Lake City.


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ABODE AUTOMOTIVE Clark’s Green Auto Garage 1/14 801.485-2858. 506 E. 1700 So. Clark’s auto is a local family-owned full service automotive repair facility. We are committed to doing our part to minimize the environmental impact of automotive service and repair, and to incorporating sustainability principles throughout our operation. SLC-certified E2 business. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CLARKSAUTO Schneider Auto Karosserie 2/14 801.484.9400. Fax 801-484-6623. Utah’s first green body shop. 28 years of making customers happy! We are a friendly, full-service collision repair shop in Salt Lake City. Your satisfaction is our goal. We’ll work with your insurance company to ensure proper repairs and give you a lifetime warranty. WWW.SCHNEIDERAUTO.NET DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION RHOdesigns,llc 4/13 801-971-2136, RHODESIGNSLLC@GMAIL.COM. Interior Design Services including space planning, color (interior & exterior), finish and materials selections; kitchen & bath design. Introductory 2 hour consultation available. Residential and commercial design experience. Rosine H. Oliver, IIDA WWW.RHODESIGNSLLC.COM.

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Café Solstice Cafe Solstice inside Dancing Cranes Imports offers a variety of loose teas, speciality coffee drinks and herbal smoothies in a relaxing atmosphere. Lunch features veggie wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups and more. Our dressings, spreads, salsa, hummus and baked goods are all made in house with love! Enjoy a refreshing Violet Mocha or Mango & Basil smoothie with your delicious homemade lunch. SOLCAFE999@GMAIL.COM.

Pago 878 S. 900 E. 801-532-0777. Featuring seasonal cuisine from local producers & 20 artisan wines by the glass, complemented by an intimate eco-chic setting. Best Lunch—SL Mag, Best Brunch—City Weekly, Best Wine List— City Weekly & SL Mag, Best New American— Best of State. PAGOSLC.COM. Tue-Sun 11a-3p, 5p-close.

GREEN SERVICES Five-Step Carpet Care FB 801.656.5259, PC: 435.640.2483. WWW.5STEPCARPETCAREUTAH.COM HOUSING Wasatch Commons Cohousing 3/14 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. FACEBOOK.COM/WASATCHCOMMONSCOHOUSING PETCARE/VETERINARIANS Happy Paws Pet Sitting Plus 9/13 Professional Pet Sitting and Dog Walking.. Alternative to boarding providing daily visits to your pet at their home. Established 2004. Bonded and Insured. 801 205-0368 Rick 801 205-4491 Libbie. HAPPYPAWSPETSITTINGPLUS.COM

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DINING Blue Star Juice and Coffee 2795 S. Canyon Rim (2300 E.) and 435 S. 400 W. SLC. 466-4280. Blue Star serves a wide variety of fresh vegetable and fruit juices. Create your own combination or choose from house favorites! Full espresso bar and large selection

Coffee Garden 254 S. Main, inside the former Sam Weller’s Books and 900 E. 900 S. 355-4425. High-end espresso, delectable pastries & desserts. Great places to people watch. M-Thur 6a-11p; Fri 6a12p, Sat 7a-12p, Sun 7a-11p. Wifi. Cafe SuperNatural Organic, locally grown, gluten-free, fresh cooked to order, raw foods, fresh juices and smothies, superfood shakes, great food to go or dine-in. Discounts for Prana Yoga participants. Located in Prana Yoga. Free convenient parking in Trolley Square’s 600 East parking garage. Mon-Sat 10a-9p: Sun 10-3p. Wifi. Dodo 1355 East 2100 So. 801.486-BIRD (2473) Sugar House Park. Serving Salt Lake for over 30 years. Homemade soups, in-house smoked turkey, artichoke pie, fresh salads, pastas, seafood & steak entrees. Ramon’s 12 daily fresh-baked desserts. Beer, wine & liquor available. Open daily for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch. Finca 1291 So. 900 East. 801.487.0699. Tapas, asador, cocktails. From the creators of Pago. FINCASLC.COM Omar’s Rawtopia 2148 S.Highland Dr. 801-486-0332. Raw, organic, vegan & scrumptious. From Chocolate Goji Berry smoothies to Vegan Hummus Pizza, every dish is made with highest quality ingredients and prepared with love. Nutrient dense and delectable are Rawtopia’s theme words. We are

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Takashi 18 West Market St. 801-519-9595. Award-winning chef Takashi Gibo invites you to savor an incredible Japanese dining experience with Salt Lake’s best sushi, sashimi, small plates (Japanese tapas), and hot dishes from his tantalizing menu. Enjoy a beautiful presentation of classic sashimi or experiment with delicious creations from the sushi bar. Featuring an extensive selction of premium sakes, wines, Japanese and domestic beers, and signature cocktails. Mon-Fri from 11:30a.; Sat. from 5:30p. Washington Square Cafe9/13 Washington Square Cafe is located on the first floor of the historic city and county building. Serving breakfast and lunch with daily specials, catering to vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan and meat enthusiasts alike. Space available for events, meetings and private parties. Come experience local art, live music and lounge areas with reading material and wi-fi. 451 S. 200 E. 801-535-6102. M-F 7:30-4. WWW.CLOCKTOWERCATERING.COM

HEALTH & BODYWORK ACUPUNCTURE Keith Stevens Acupuncture 7/13 Dr. Keith Stevens, OMD, 1174 E. 2760 S, Ste. 16. 801.467-2277, 209.617-7379 (cell). Specializing in chronic pain treatment, stressrelated insomnia, fatigue, headaches, sports medicine, traumatic injury and post-operative

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SLC Qi Community Acupuncture 12/13 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.COM Salt Lake County Acupuncture, LLC.6/13 Allan Post L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., (owner). 5005 S. 900 E., Ste. 161, Murray. Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutritional and lifestyle counseling, to balance body, mind and spirit. Musculoskeletal pain, stiffness, trauma; thyroid, adrenal and other endocrine issues; digestive issues; colds and flu, asthma and allergies, PTSD, addictions withdrawal. 801-590-8337 (O) 510-290-6316 (C) WWW.SALTLAKECOUNTYACUPUNCTURE.COM AYURVEDA

Vedic Harmony 3/14 801-942-5876. Learn how Ayurveda can help you harmonize your lifestyle and well being. Primordial Sound meditation,Perfect Health & Wellness counseling. Georgia Clark, Certified Deepak Chopra Center Vedic Master, has trained in the US with Dr. Chopra, Dr. V.D. Lad, Jai Dev Singh, David Crow & in India with Dr. A.P. Deshpande. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET CRANIOSACRAL Conscious Journey FB 801-864-4545. CONSCIOUSJOURNEY.NET

Sheryl Seliger, LCSW 6/13 801-556-8760. 1446 S. 900 E., 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. EDUCATION Karen’s Energy! 8/13 748 E Pioneer Road Draper, UT. 385-414-2769. Organic Health Food- Education-Wellness Center! Our goal…a dis-ease free Utah! Thermography, health screenings, detox programs, organic take-out, raw retreats, organic superFoods, & more! Hundreds of health classes! Including “Living with ENERGY: Never Be Sick Again!” WWW.KARENSENERGY.COM FELDENKRAIS Carol Lessinger, GCFP 8/13 801-580-9484. Do you know how to engage your body to draw upon its highest potential for comfort, strength, and healing? Carol helps people of all ages: infants, developmentally challenged children, people chained to computers, injured athletes, performing artists, seniors, and possibly you. Over 35 years experience. CAROLLESSINGER.COM

Erin Geesaman Rabke Somatic Educator. 801-898-0478. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM FB Open Hand Bodywork. Dan Schmidt, GCFP, LMT. 150 S. 600 E., #3B. 801.694.4086 WWW.OPENHANDSLC.COM. FB 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 MASSAGE Conscious Journey FB 801-864-4545. CONSCIOUSJOURNEY.NET Graham Phillips Davis3/14 801-889-3944. Muse Massage; strong, warm, gentle hands. LGBT-friendly. Get back in tune with powerful structural allignment therapy. Integration of the divine masculine-feminine within, using craniosacral therapy. Feel better today!

Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 East). HEALINGMOUNTAINSPA.COM Stress Buster CALL!3 801-243-4980. 1104 Ashton Ave., #114 (Sugar House). Ginger Blaisdell, LMT, NCTMB. The core of her practice consists of orthopedic bodywork along with CranioSacral therapy, sports massage, tension & pain release, lymph drainage therapy, visceral manipulation and energetic attunement. 60 and 90-minute sessions available. STRESSBUSTERMASSAGE.COM MD PHYSICIANS Web of Life Wellness Center FB Todd Mangum, MD. 801-531-8340. 508 E. So. Temple, #102. 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 NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS Cameron Wellness Center 3/13 801-486-4226. 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 “an apple a day”? Dr. Cameron is a family practitioner. He takes care of you. He cares. WWW.DRTODDCAMERON.COM

Eastside Natural Health Clinic 9/13 Uli Knorr, ND 801.474.3684; 2188 S. Highland Dr. #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, women’s hormones, blood sugar regulation; gastrointestinal disorders and allergies. Detoxification, food allergy testing and comprehensive hormonal testing available. EASTSIDENATURALHEALTH.COM 2/14 Full Circle Care; Leslie Peterson, ND 801.746.3555. 150 S. 600 E. #6B. Integrative and naturopathic medical clinic offering a unique approach to your health care needs. Specializing in thyroid, adrenal and hormonal imbalances; food allergies and gluten testing; digestive health; nutritional IV therapy. Men, women and children welcome! WWW.FULLCIRCLECARE.COM 1 PHYSICAL THERAPY Precision Physical Therapy 9/13 801-557-6733. Jane Glaser-Gormally, MS, PT. 3098 S Highland Dr. Ste. 371. (Also Park City and Heber.) Specializing in holistic integrated manual therapy (IMT). Safe, gentle, effective techniques for pain and tissue dysfunction.

This unique form of therapy identifies sources of pain and assists the body with self-corrective mechanisms to alleviate pain and restore mobility and function. UofU provider. WWW.PRECISIONPHYSICALTHERAPYUT.COM REFLEXOLOGY Rory Foster, I.I.R. Cert. Reflexologist 801.413.3916. Salt Lake City. Reflexology has been proven effective in reducing tension and stress—the principal cause of most illnesses. It is an alternative healing practice using pressure therapy on reflexes in the feet and hands. It has been proven effective in alleviating pain and addressing many health problems. WWW.RORYFOSTER.BYREGION.NET 4/13 REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Planned Parenthood of Utah 6/13 1-800-230-PLAN, 801-532-1586. 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. PPAU.ORG ROLFING/STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Paul Wirth, Certified Rolfer™, LMT 801-638-0021. 3194 S. 1100 E. Move with ease, not pain. Working with the structural limitations in your body to help you feel stronger and more relaxed. MOSAICBODYWORK.COM 1/14 Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP FOG 801-671-4533. Somatic education and bodywork. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM VISION CARE 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 WORKSHOPS & TRAINING McKay Method School of Energy Healing.. 877.767.2425. MCKAYMETHOD.COM.

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTING Chart Bookkeeping8/13 801.718-1235. M’Lisa Patterson. Qualified and dependable small- to medium-sized business bookkeeping services. QuickBooks expert. My office or yours. MPATTERSON@CHARTBOOKKEEPING.COM LEGAL ASSISTANCE Schumann Law. 801.631.7811, ESTATEPLANNINGFORUTAH.COM. FB

(enter off of 500 E.). 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 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Adopt-a-Native-Elder 6/13 801-474-0535. Adopt-A-Native-Elder is seeking office/warehouse volunteers in Salt Lake City every Tuesday and Friday 10 am-noon. Come and join a wonderful group of people for a fascinating and gratifying experience. We also need volunteers with trucks and SUVs, donating their expenses, to transport supplies for Spring and Fall Food Runs, Navajo reservation community events in southeast UT and northeast AZ. Contact Joyce or MAIL@ANELDER.ORG, WWW.ANELDER.ORG

MOVEMENT & SPORT DANCE RDT Community School. 801-534-1000. 138 W. Broadway. FB MARTIAL ARTS Red Lotus School of Movement 8/13 740 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 YOGA INSTRUCTORS Mindful Yoga: Charlotte Bell FB 801-355-2617. 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, noncompetitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM YOGA STUDIOS Avenues Yoga 12/13 68 K Street, SLC. 801-872-YOGA (9642). Avenues Yoga is a friendly, down-to-earth place where all are welcome. We offer classes for all body types and ability levels, from Yoga Nidra and Restorative, to Power, Flow, and Core. Free Intro to Yoga every Saturday at 11:45am. Introductory Special $39 one month unlimited. WWW.AVENUESYOGA.COM

MUSICIANS FOR HIRE Idlewild 10/13 801-268-4789, 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

Bikram Yoga—Sandy 3/13 801.501.YOGA [9642]. 9343 S 1300 E. Localsonly Intro: $39 for 30 days unlimited yoga. 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 welcome. All teachers are certified. 38 classes, 7 days a week. See website for schedule and special classes. bikramyogasandyWWW.BIKRAMYOGASANDY.COM

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. South 500 East, Ste. 210

Centered City Yoga 9/13 801-521-YOGA (9642). 918 E. 900 S. 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 100 classes a week, 1,000 hourteacher trainings, monthly retreats and workshops to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM

THE SHOP Yoga Studio 10/13 435-649-9339. 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.COMB

PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES ASTROLOGY 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

Nicholas Stark 7/13 801-394-6287; 801-721-2779 cell. Shamanic Intuitive Readings and Energy Work . Ogden Canyon. Suzanne Wagner. 707-354-1019. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM. MEDIUMS Kathryn Miles 3/13 801-633-4754. Psychic reader, medium, channeler. Internationally renowned psychic healer for more than 20 years. Experience a reading, receiving messages from guides and loved ones, peering into your Akashic records, past and future experiences and soul path. Classes available at my mystery school, The Lifting of the Veils, at my sanctuary in Sugarhouse. WWW.KATHRYNMILES.COM WORKSHOPS, TRAININGFB Monroe Institute Excursion Workshop. 970.683.8194. WWW.CINDYLYN.COM FB


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Intuitive Journeys INTUITIVEJOURNEYS.NING.COM FB 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

COACHING, FACILITATING NLP Inner Strategies & Life Coaching4/13 Maria Ines Bernardes Ellis, Int’l NLP/HNLP certified practitioner. 801.688.9409 1399 S. 700 E. Ste. 5A. Awaken your inner potential and manifest your ideal life. Uncover the hidden language of your unconscious mind. Heal past traumas and reprogram old behaviors. Take your life to the next level by shifting perspectives to achieve excellence. Call for free evaluation. You are in good hands! NLPINNERSTRATEGIES.COM

The Work of Byron Katie 7/13 801-842-4518. Kathy Melby, Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. The Work is a simple way of identifying and questioning your stressful thoughts that cause your suffering. Experience the joy and happiness of undoing those thoughts and allow your mind to return to its true, creative, peaceful nature. Individuals, couples, families, groups and retreats. WWW.THEWORK.COM HYPNOSIS Jolene Shields, C.Ht. 5/13 801-942-6175. Hypnosis is a naturally induced state of relaxed concentration in which suggestions for change are communicated to the subconscious mind, making change seem effortless and easy. Medically Certified Hypnotherapist with 25 years experience. Relief from pain, HypnoBirthing(R), study enhancement, anxiety/ stress, insomnia, weight loss and more. JOLENESHIELDSHYPNOTHERAPY.COM MEDITATION Meditation for Wellness 7/13 801-979-0111. 336 E. 900 So. SLC. Cultivate your mind, practice meditation. Through the practice of meditation, ease and a sense of overall happiness arise in the mind, reducing negative emotions and the stresses of modern living. Offering individual instruction and group meditation courses within private, in-house or corporate settings. CULTIVATINGEASE@GMAIL.COM. THERAPY/COUNSELING Jeff Bell, L.C.S.W. 4/13 801-364-5700, Ext. 2, 1399 S. 700 E. Ste. 1, SLC. Specializing in empowering relationships; cultivating hardiness and mindfulness; managing stress & compulsivity; alleviating depression/ anxiety/ grief; healing PTSD & childhood abuse/ neglect; addictions recovery; GLBT

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exploration as well as resolving disordered eating, body image & life transitions. Individual, couples, family, group therapy & EMDR. Marianne Felt, MT-BC, LPC 9/13 801-524-0560, 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. Introspect Inc. “looking within”9/13 801.413.3901. 24 So. 600 East Ste. 2. Psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children. Specializing in relationship and self confidence issues. Healing from within by gaining clarity of ones thoughts and feelings. Family and group work available. Assessment and treatment evaluations. INTROSPECT9@GMAIL.COM

Jan Magdalen, LCSW 3/14 801-582-2705, 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 FB 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. Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 8/13 801-631-8426. 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 Diane St John, Personal and Life Coaching I help people make those changes that are difficult to make and see themselves the way they want to be seen. I have over 30 years of experience working with body, mind, health and relationship issues. My background includes SE Trauma Resolution, Perceptual shifting with EVOX, Voice Dialogue and Continuum Movement. 801935-4787. WWW.PATHSOFCONNECTION.COM. 3/14 Don St John, Ph.D. Body-Centered Psychotherapy 6/13 801 935-4787 Sugar House. As you learn to be fully with yourself—here and now—and simultaneously allow me to be fully with you, you discover and develop your presence and strength, you honor and care for your vulnerability, recognize and appreciate your lovability, and tolerate and enjoy real intimacy.


Evelyn Skon, MBA, MA, LMFT 5/13 801-971-4062. 150 S 600 E, Ste 8B, SLC. Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and traditional and non-traditional family members who want to strengthen and repair their relationships. Use research-based tools including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, EMDR, and Positive Psychology. Experience working with addiction, recovery support and attachment injuries.WWW.EVELYNSKON.COM SHAMANIC PRACTICE The Infinite Within 10/13 John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM

Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW, Shamanic Practitioner 3/14 801-531-8051. Shamanic Counseling. Shamanic Healing, Minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth. 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. 508 E. So. Temple, #102. Psychotherapy and shamanic practice. 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. FB Nicholas Stark7/13 801-394-6287; cell: 801-721-2779. 20 years of Shamanic healings/energy work. Ogden Canyon.

RETAIL ARTS & CRAFTS Blazing Needles 8/13 1365 S 1100 E, SLC. 801 487-5648. More than a local yarn store, we're a unique gathering place for knitters of all levels and styles. Beginner or expert, old or young, male or female, Blazing Needles welcomes you! Fine artisan yarns, quality tools and classes. Check our website for classes and special offerings! M-W 10a-7p, Th Knit Night 10a-9pm Fri & Sat, 10a-6pm, Sun 12-5pm WWW.BLAZING-NEEDLES.COM GROCERIES, SPECIALTY FOODS, KITCHEN SUPPLIES Beer Nut. 1200 S State St, 801.531.8182, BEERNUT.COM. FB Cali’s Natural Foods. 389 W 1700 S, 801.483.2254, CALISNATURALFOODS.COM. FB FB GIFTS & TREASURES Blue Boutique. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM FB Cosmic Spiral 10/13 920 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. Noon-6:30 pm, Mon-Sat (11-5 Sun).

Dancing Cranes. 673 E Simpson Ave, 801.486.1129, DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM FB Golden Braid Books. 801-322-1162. 151 S 500 E, GOLDENBRAIDBOOKS.COM FB Healing Mountain Crystal Co.FB 363 S. 500 E. #210, SLC. 800-811-0468, HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG. Turiya's Gifts8/13 1569 So. 1100 E. 801.531.7823. M-F 11-7, Sat 11-6, Sun 12-5. Turiya's is a metaphysical gift and crystal store. We have an exquisite array of crystals and minerals, jewelry, drums, sage and sweet grass, angels, fairies, greeting cards and meditation tools. Come in and let us help you create your sanctuary. WWW.TURIYAS.COM RESALE/FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES Elemente 11/13 353 W Pierpont Avenue, 801-355-7400. M-F 126, Sat. 12-5, See “Abode.” RESALE/OUTDOOR GEAR & CLOTHING fun & frolic consignment shop1/13 801-487-6393 2066 S. 2100 E. Consigns everything for travel /outdoor recreational experiences. Fun seekers can buy and consign high-quality, gently used outdoor gear and clothing, making fun time less expensive. Call to consign your items. FACEBOOK @ FUN & FROLIC CONSIGNMENT SHOP; in the 21st & 21st business district. MYFUNANDFROLIC@GMAIL.COM

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ORGANIZATIONS All Saints Episcopal Church. 801.581.0380. Foothill Dr. at 17th S. WWW.ALLSAINTSSLC.ORG.

Inner Light Center Spiritual Community 10/13 801-268-1137. 4408 S. 500 E., SLC. A spiritual, metaphysical, mystical community dedicated to spiritual enlightenment and unconditional love through spiritual practice, education, service, celebration and fellowship. Sunday Celebration: 10 a.m.; WWW.INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET

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Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple 8/13 801-328-4629. 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 INSTRUCTION

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Vedic Harmonyfree duplicate 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

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April 2013



What’s new around town BY JAYNE ANN BOUD Acupuncturist Melanie Buckley joins Zanté in PC

Kaleidoscope Center for Awareness opens in Holladay Kaleidoscope Center for Awareness recently opened in Holladay as a community space dedicated to supporting spiritual practice and healing modalities. The center is the Salt Lake City base for nationally recognized channeler and teacher I'Maya, who visits every eight weeks, and also hosts Christopher Cavin's Utah Meditation and Psychotherapy, which provides Buddhistderived therapy for anxiety, depression and addiction problems. Other practitioners who make use of the space are energy healers Michele Bawden and Robert Malone, who provide intuitive counseling and life coaching; prosperity practitioner Andrea Rasband; shamanic Reiki Master and teacher Curtis Forbush; acupuncturist Sagrario Cordero; and heart-based shamanic healer David Milner. Classes, group work, and individual practice are available at the center, and spaces are available for rent. An alternative healing and psychic fair is scheduled for April 27, 11am-5pm.

Acupuncturist Melanie Buckley has joined the staff of Zanté, adding acupuncture treatments to the therapies and services available at the Park City day spa. Buckley, 37, is a recent arrival to Utah, having run a successful acupuncture practice in Austin, Texas for over 10 years. She has advanced certifications in sports medicine acupuncture and facial rejuvenation. Buckley says she has had great success in easing pain and treating emotional health, insomnia, and acute illness. She is also a holistic health coach and personal trainer. Treatments are $85. Zanté Spa is located at the base of Deer Valley Resort at 1375 Deer Valley Dr.

Curry in a Hurry opens new location in Sugar House Curry in a Hurry has opened a second location. Known and loved for its Indian and Pakistani dishes, their menu includes Halal and vegan offerings, and all of their curries are gluten free. “I have always enjoyed cooking,” the

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eatery’s matriarch and chef Mona Nisar says. “In 1998, I made some curries for the 9th and 9th Street Festival from my home kitchen. Everyone loved my food and kept asking where my restaurant was located. That experience gave me the energy and confidence to open my own restaurant!” Nisar enjoys feeding hungry people, and she made her restaurant based on quick service because she personally doesn't like waiting around for food. "I like the idea of good, healthy food served fast. Another reason I started my own small business was so that all my family could work together, because this creates a strong family bond.” Nisar says cooking is a unique passion that takes her stress away, and that she loves to share the benefits of her all-natural curries with everyone. Curry in a Hurry, 2020 South State Street, 801-467-4137. Curry in a Hurry Sugar House, 2223 South Highland Drive, Suite E-5, 801-487-2994. WWW.ILOVECURRYINAHURRY.COM

Local First calls Central 9th home It's official. Local First Utah is now a proud resident of the Central 9th neighborhood in Salt Lake City. Central 9th is an upand-coming, transit-oriented neighborhood connected to nearly all of the Wasatch Front through TRAX and Frontrunner, plus the Nine Line bike and bus route offers quick access to the Jordan River Parkway and Liberty Park. Local First is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and protects independently owned Utah businesses. “Four times the amount of dollars stay in our community when you spend at a local business,” says Executive Director Nan Seymour. Local First strives to educate, empower and engage the public to build a stronger Utah. 900 South at 200 West; LOCALFIRST.ORG

Jami Larson’s We Are Yoga Jami Larson, who took over the Shiva Centre (previously the home of Flow Yoga) last July has changed the name of the studio to We Are Yoga. “Salt Lake is a unique culture,” said Larson. “It’s full of people with elevated ideas leading busy lives who yearn for peace and a quieting of the mind. So many of us think we’ll relax or find time to get centered later, but the gifts of yoga are available and accessible to everyone, now.” In addition to yoga classes, We Are Yoga continues its predecessor’s emphasis on Ayurveda, with lectures, workshops and cooking classes as well as offering the largest Ayurvedic herbal and oil supply in SLC. 2065 East 2100 South; WEAREYOGASLC.COM.

Karen’s Energy Wellness Center opened in March Karen’s Energy Wellness Center in Draper is the second location of this Wisconsin wellness franchise. Dedicated to helping people gain the knowledge to restore their own health and live symptomfree lives, Karen’s Energy hosts a team of detoxification specialists, holistic practitioners, emotion code technicians, and raw food chefs, plus a thermo imaging specialist and master herbalist. The center also offers health classes, breast & full body thermography, thermotherapy, CEDSA

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Mindful teaching with Charlotte Bell and Marlena Lambert Thanks to a partnership between University of Utah Department of Health Sciences and Westminster College, a yoga teacher training course will begin this summer, taught by longtime CATALYST columnist and 30-year yoga veteran Charlotte Bell. The course is designed for teachers and longtime students of yoga. Bodyworker and yoga teacher Marlena Lambert will co-teach. The training will take place in four weeklong modules over the next year, beginning June 9. Students wanting to accumulate the 300 hours needed to bump up their Yoga Alliance registration will participate in the entire training. Others may attend individual modules on a space-available basis. For more information on the registration process, visit the U of U Department of Health Sciences’ website: UMARKET.UTAH.EDU/FITNESS/RESULTS.CFM?CATEGORY=59. Find Charlotte Bell at WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM

Spedelli’s launches new Zeto gluten-free pizza Great tasting, gluten-free pizza dough is now available at Spedelli's. Developed by natural foods technology innovator Zeto Life Sciences, the chia-based pizza crust provides a healthy option for individuals with gluten sensitivity. Unlike other pizzas, it is high in omegas, protein, antioxidants and fiber, as a healthy choice for anyone. Check it out! 2352 S. Foothill Dr.; 801-410-4842

Saffron Valley now also in the Avenues Salt Lake City's eclectic palate has expanded once again, with the opening of Saffron Valley East India Café in the Avenues. This sister to Saffron Valley Indian Street Foods in South Jordan evokes the original East India Trading Company, accommodating 160 people, and featuring an 80-seat mahogany-accented private dining room with old-India decor. A range of Indian street foods are on offer, including biryanis, kebabs, tandoor-cooked food and other specialties. Patrons can slake their thirst at a wine and chai bar. Cooking classes are also available just as they are at the South Jordan location. Lunch hours every day 11am-3pm, dinner Monday-Saturday, 5-10pm and Sunday, 5-9pm. High Tea available Monday-Friday, 2-4pm (reservations required, minimum groups of 6 people). 26 E St., tel: 800 -281-7211. SAFFRONVALLEY.COM

Traces Organic Garden has big supply of seedlings A healthy supply of cool-weather plants are ready for sale at Traces Organic Garden. On a recent visit we found these seedlings in stock: Brussels sprouts, broccoli, spinach, Swiss chard, bok choy, onion starts, cilantro, parsley, mint, thyme, artichokes, cauliflower, peas (shelling and snap) and several varieties of kale. Perennial food gardeners should check out their selection of currrants, rhubarb, asparagus and berries (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries).

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This year in the CATALYST garden we’re trying fava beans. Besides being edible, they fix nitrogen in the soil... and they look cool. You can buy the seeds at Traces, along with edamame beans and dozens of other heirloom seeds. Salt Lake City's heirloom tomato purveyor of choice, Traces is taking orders for their 100-plus varieties already. It’s an allaround great place for the plant lover and organic gardener in your life to hang out. Gardening classes are held according to the season; check website for schedule. 1432 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City 84105. 801-467-9544. TRACESGARDEN.COM

Red Butte Concert Series tickets go on sale April 22 The exemplary annual concert series at Red Butte is back, featuring Vampire Weekend with special guest HAIM (May 21), Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Avenues’ Cucina Deli gets a remodel Great food and great coffee in the Avenues just got a facelift and extended hours. After updating the building, owner Dean Pierose also added an evening menu featuring Mediterranean tapas, salads and entrees and an extensive wine list. Cucina Deli, 1026 E. 2nd Ave., Salt Lake City; 801-322-3055. Open Monday-Friday 7 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. WWW.CUCINADELI.COM

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Doctoral student researcher investigates recovery from drugs or alcohol Vicky Westmoreland, doctoral candidate at Argosy University in Draper, is seeking respondents for her substance abuse recovery survey. This survey will help shed light on cultural and societal patterns of influence in substance abuse. All responses are completely anonymous and pooled into aggregate data for statistical analysis. INFO: HTTP://TINYURL.COM/RECOVERY-SUCCESS-INVENTORY.

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April 2013

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f you are not feeling a kickstart to your engine or like you’re being shoved through a door, then you must be fast asleep, or perhaps lost in the delusion of Neptune in Pisces. The last time we had this many planets in Aries was April/May of 2011. Egypt was erupting and thus began the governmental transformations in the Middle East. We had also just had the earthquake in Japan and the nuclear incident, and there was the saber-rattling in North Korea. When you get five Gods of War (Aries) all together, change happens. Aries is a lot of power. That energy wants revolution and revelation, movement, changes in communication, and the end to exhaustion. This is something that we all need as we move out of winter into spring. With these aspects, spring has sprung. This will make us feel more assertive and focused. We may not know where we are going but we know that we are going. This energy will give us passion and determination to follow through. We will become more willing to investigate options that allow for greater freedom and happiness indi-

vidually. New ideas and new projects are emerging. You know you are on you way into another domain. We’re aware that the old way is no longer working and realize that in this moment the patterns from the past do not serve us in navigating the future. We are all seeking the leader within us who will be bold and allow us to move forward into the unknown with enthusiasm and courage. Just as this energy offers a huge incentive to leap forward this

ers. That is a pointless endeavor. You are making a pathway that is perfect for your karmas, kinks, twists, gifts and purpose. Allow everyone else to also have that right. Support each other in stretching out of the normal and give permission for each person to find what is the new, natural way for them. When you are in alignment with the moment, balance is easy and flow happens organically. Stop hiding your light. April is the month to roar and step forward into the world that

If the last five years has taught us anything it should be that it is not about where you are going but how you are getting there. month, be aware that you might want to write all those lovely plans in pencil. Have an eraser handy; nothing is set in stone. If the last five years have taught us anything, it should be that it’s not about where you are going but how you are getting there. We are no longer in a world of beginnings, middles and ends; we are in a world of process where things are constantly changing. Where you are going is less important than your integrity, character, honesty and sincerity. April is the month of shape shifting, morphing, and transformation. So let the energy of Aries blow open that doorway into the new you. You are birthing something. You have the enthusiasm and faith to allow it to happen smoothly. You can finally feel the flow and movement. Let that excitement move you out of the emotional drama from the early part of March and allow you to feel active in your own creation once again. It is Spring! It is time to start, learn, open, and plant seeds. There is only this moment right now. Let that feeling spur you to make that gutsy leap. Where do you really want to go? Try to not compare yourself to oth-

you are choosing to create. When you do that with impeccability, integrity and honesty, what you create not only feels divine to you but it can also give permission for others to find their truth and path as well. Let yourself be a raw clay for the universe to mold, color and shape. Move toward what is synergistic and emotionally aligned with your soul. Then you cannot go wrong. You will find a renewed vigor, vitality, wisdom and certainty. A Grand Trine in Water June 25th will allow us to finally break free of some of the constriction and density that has been plaguing us for so many years. In April, we should feel like a seed that is ready to burst forth into the light after a long cold winter. That seed is full of promise, hope, inspiration, willingness, and is open to all the possibilities. This can be a wonderful month. Feel the wave of warmth and change wash over you and everyone else. Together we can enthusiastically move together as one. We can be the change that inspires the world. u Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She now lives in California, but visits Utah for classes and readings frequently. SUZWAGNER.COM



Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the spring in my step? When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to swap shoes BY LACEY KNIEP inter weather storms put a damper on anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s running schedule. The days warm enough to step outside in shorts and a tank top for a run kick-start a summer full of training. But before you run back into your routine, check out the mileage wear on those shoes. One important task of running is to know when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to replace your running shoes. Running in old shoes is one of the leading causes of running injuries. The following guidelines will help you have an injury-free season. Running shoes are designed to absorb any or most of the impact when your foot hits the ground through the inner cushioning. If unusual aches or pains start happening during your runs, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sign the cushioning is worn out. A good rule of thumb is to replace a running shoe typically every 300 miles or so, or every season for lower-mile runners. A good way to keep track of the age of your shoe is to write down the date it was purchased on the shoe itself.


Although the feel of the cushioning is the number one way to tell the life of the shoe, the bottom tread also can dictate when to get new shoes. If the tread is almost gone or flat, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for new shoes. Keep in mind running on rougher surfaces may wear the tread more quickly than softer surfaces such as grass. To get more miles for your buck, some running shoe retailers suggest running with two or three pairs for you more frequent runners. Switching shoes after a run allows the cushioning to regain its shape again before being out on the road again. April is finally upon us! With warmer weather and faster paces be sure to check your shoes routinely to get the utmost performance out of your shoes and yourself. u Lacey Ellen Kniep is a junior at the U of U studying Communication with an emphasis in Journalism, interning at CATALYST this semester. Before moving to Salt Lake last fall she ran and swam for a college in Idaho and now enjoys both recreationally.

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