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he cover image is based on a photo I took of a young girl who happened to waltz into the yard early evening just past Solstice. It was up in Idaho where I had gone with friends to help an elderly couple move their 250 cows from winter to summer range. The granddaughter, Sophie, was about 12 years old and had come up from Utah with her mom to help the grandma cook for the crew. I asked if I could take photos of her while she was swinging and she said fine. I didn’t pose her at all, just watched and snapped as she played. I have lots of nice images of her and I will probably do a few more paintings from that set of images, but this pose when she stopped and looked away was by far my favorite. I did a number of paintings of my own girls when they were about this age, just


Just Past Solstice on the cusp of becoming a woman but still in many ways living the world of a little girl. Watching Sophie playing on the swing like a little kid, yet physically starting to blossom, then pausing to look out over the fence, all speaks to me of that moment that lasts a few years in a girl’s life (or should). I call it “Just Past Solstice,� because that is when we were there in Idaho moving the cows, and that is the moment in life that I am talking about—just entering the Summer of life.

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 (see p. 12). Among these four things that they love to do, they make a living. u Lee's paintings can be seen in SLC at David Ericson Fine Art, 418 S 22 W SLC UT 801-533-8245 Her website is LEEUDALLBENNION.COM Lee’s Studio will be open for visitation on August 31, 2013 for the Spring City Arts Studio Tour. This four-minute video gives you a glimpse of Lee's paintings and life. HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=NR34Z7LNVXG

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ack in the near ancient past I was a prolific, if not distinguished, runner. I had logged enough miles to join the Round the World running club and had completed 10 marathons all before age 24. Then came the dark years which I refer to as IRBP (Injury, Rest, Beer and Pizza). When I snapped out of it in my early 50s, I found that everything had changed. It was as if I’d been living in nuclear fallout bunker for three decades. What was once a simple one-foot-in-front-of-theother activity had mutated into something almost unrecognizable. I drove by one of Cache Valley’s 32 Cross Boot Fit Camp emporiums and saw people running down the street backwards. I went to the sports equipment stores to retread my feet and found that it was selling something oxymoronically named “a barefoot running shoe.” What planet had I returned to? It got worse. It turns out there are groups of people who pay lots of money to run these relays called RAGNAR. I thought RAGNAR stood for Really Awful Gnarly Numbing Agonizing Relay, but I was wrong. Actually Ragnar Lodbrock was some Scandinavian Viking sort of crazy person who may or may not have existed in historical records. Okay, my bad. My friends who do this say they just love to spend two days in a van with 11 other sweaty people covering 200 miles in incremental chunks. To me it sounds like the worst family vacation ever. There are other groups of people paying to enjoy the porcine pleasures of running through mud without the fear of becoming bacon afterwards. I have done this a few times, but it was usually the result of taking a wrong turn on a long trail run on

a rainy day. Some variations of these mud runs include actual military boot camp activities such as climbing over walls and slithering under barbed wire. I have watched all the evil drill sergeant movies ever made and this cannot end well. Two weeks ago I saw a young woman at the gardeners’ market who looked as if she had tie-dyed not just her clothes but her body. The odd thing was that she was wearing running clothes. I’m all for self-expression, but I had to ask why she was decorated so. She said she had just come from a Color Run. My 60s-self wanted to raise a 1968 Olympics John Carlos/Tommy Smith fist of solidarity with black power, but apparently that is not what it was about. The Color Run is a 5K race where they throw water soluble dye on you. It is a way to encourage first timers to experience the fun aspect of running. I approve. Really, I approve of anything that gets people off the couch, away from any of their iThings and moving in any manner. My heyday of running was way too disciplined and stoic. Running miles along the

side of the road for no good reason made you fair game to be mocked. You only joined the track or cross country team because you couldn’t get a letter in football, basketball or baseball. Things are better now. Run long and prosper, my young friends. u Dennis Hinkamp can be seen simply putting one foot in front of the other several times a week on the Bonneville Shoreline trail in Logan.

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In May, Utah Governor Gary Herbert delivered testimony on Utah’s attempted takeover of federal public lands to a congressional subcommittee. Though he toned down his radical states’ rights rhetoric, Herbert still made a number of disingenuous claims that the State of Utah does a better job of public lands conservation than do federal environmental policies. For instance, Herbert complained that national parks and national forests are underfunded (without mentioning GOP obstruction on passing a federal budget); that Utah forests are infested with bark beetles and subject to wildfires (both are side effects of warming climate, though Herbert is a climate change denier); and said that “special interest groups” create gridlock with litigation (which means citizens who care about public lands). Herbert cited the popularity of Utah’s State Parks as evidence that they are well managed (but failed to mention that Utah’s parks are seriously underfunded and some have been threatened with closure). He praised SITLA for fostering prairie dog conservation (SITLA is the state agency providing marginally regulated access to state land as an incentive for tar-sands strip mining). Perhaps the low point in truthfulness came when Herbert boasted, “Utah has never had a single recorded instance of hydraulic fracturing fluids polluting Utah’s waters.” (The composition of fracking chemicals is considered a trade secret which makes it nearly impossible to definitively link water contamination to fracking; a Harvard Law School report found that the FracFocus database used in Utah is “not an acceptable regulatory compliance method for chemical disclosures.”) On the plus side, Herbert said the right things as far as negotiating solutions to Utah’s public lands battles. He testified that the process must include all willing stakeholders and interest groups, and must incorporate meaningful environmental protections. He admitted that people “flock to Utah because Utah lands are unique, precious; and visually, even spiritually, stunning,” which is clearly true. It is not as clear whether he’s right to say, “These lands will be just as precious and valued if they are managed by state or local entities.” TINYURL.COM/HERBERTTESTIMONY, TINYURL.COM/HARVARDLAWSREPORT

Tar sands update While Utah Governor Gary Herbert was in Washington praising the State and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) as beneficial to schoolchildren and prairie dogs, his administration was working to turn Utah’s SITLA lands into ground zero for extreme energy development in the form of tar-sands strip mines.

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While local activists are working to prevent strip mining before it starts (see: Tar Sands Action Camp), other environmental groups have initiated a lawsuit hoping to keep the destruction from spreading onto lands managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). A coalition of environmental groups has initiated a lawsuit against the BLM for violations of the Endangered Species Act in connection with the Record of Decision for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Allocations in over 810,000 acres of public land in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. The coalition includes Grand Canyon Trust, Living Rivers, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Rocky Mountain Wild, Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club. CANYONCOUNTRYACTIONCAMP.ORG, TINYURL.COM/TARSANDSLAWSUIT

Can Utah manage wolves? Scientists consider wolf reintroduction a major success to restore a keystone predator to Western ecosystems, but on June 7 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to take wolves off of the endangered species list and turn wolf management over to the states. In Idaho, Wyoming and Montana where wolves are already under state management they are being killed at alarming rates. Currently there are no wolves in Utah, but Utah law requires


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SLC recognized for resilience Salt Lake City is on a list of the top 20 “resilient cities” in America. The city earned praise for a master plan that considers predictions for a hotter, drier future climate; development of infrastructure to cope with minimize energy demand during heat waves; and efforts towards transitoriented development. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was also one of the 45 inaugural signers of the “Resilient Communities for America Agreement” along with Mayor Dana Williams of Park City, Utah. The selection was made by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, an association of local governments with a commitment to sustainable development. TINYURL.COM/SLCRESILIENTCITIES

Would cheaper fares increase transit use? Mass transit is a key strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, but success requires getting people out of cars and on to busses and trains. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has come under criticism for discouraging riders with the highest fares in the nation at $2.50 for an adult rider. During the last General Session of the Utah Legislature, Representative Joel Briscoe (D-Salt Lake City) proposed an experiment to offer free transit in January and July—the worst inversion months—in order to test the idea that cheaper fares might encourage more riders. Briscoe’s bill failed to pass, but the idea caught on. In June, Zions Bank partnered with UTA to offer 3,000 “Ride Clear” passes good for a week of free bus, TRAX and FrontRunner in July. The passes were snapped up in a day. It’s nice to see this good idea getting a fair test. CLEARTHEAIRCHALLENGE.ORG, UTARIDECLEAR.COM

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Solar becomes more affordable and efficient Utah is poised to soak up the rays hen Doug Hasbrouck looks across his horse property in Riverton to his barn, he sees more than a place to keep hay and horses. He sees a powerhouse. The south side of his barn is bathed in sun,


so in 2008 Hasbrouck outfitted the south roof with 18 200-watt solar panels and took energy production into his own hands. “I basically don’t have a power bill anymore, which is nice,” he says.

The amount of solar produced energy in Utah has been on the uptick. At the end of 2012, solar energy production could supply power to about 1,900 homes.

The initial bill, though, was a doozy. After installation, design and equipment, he spent $30,000 on the project. Even after a $12,000 federal tax credit and a $2,000 state tax credit, he estimates a return of investment will take 12 to 15 years. The equipment should last for about 15 years after that, he says. However, those interested in solar power might not have to choke down a bill of that size anymore. Since Hasbrouck installed his panels five years ago, the price of photovoltaic (PV ) panels has been plummeting—from a median value of $8 per watt for systems 10100 kilowatts in 2008, to $5.6 per watt in 2011, according to a Department of Energy report. The report attributes the fall mostly to reduction in PV module prices, but indicates that costs in labor, marketing and inverters, which are used to convert DC power to AC, have also dropped. The amount of solar-produced energy in Utah has been on the uptick. At the end of 2012, solar energy production could supply power to about 1,900 homes, says Sarah Wright, executive director of Utah Clean Energy. Solar energy production in Utah has jumped from nearly zero kilowatts in 2005, the year that the federal government enacted a solar tax credit, to almost 4,000 kilowatts of residential solar PV capacity in 2012. Utah commercial solar PV capacity was at nearly 10,000 kilowatts in 2012. The Utah Center for Climate and Weather estimates 125 clear days and 101 partly cloudy days in the year for the state. Because of that, Wright says solar makes sense. “Utah is one of the sunniest states in the nation,” she says. “We have an excellent solar resource.” Hasbrouck said he often generates more energy that he uses, which is then supplied to the grid and results in credits. He uses those credits to get him through the winter months, when he is using more power than he generates. The process of going solar requires some navigation. Wright suggests that potential solar users keep track of at least a year’s worth of electricity

BY SHANE FARVER bills to determine their energy use. Hasbrouck kept track of two years’ worth. After determining power needs, the next thing on the list is to shop around for contractors, searching for the most reliable contractor at the best price. Those who want to stay on the grid or just keep AC appliances will need an inverter to convert DC power to AC power in addition to panels. Hasbrouck saved by supplying some of the labor himself, but he decided to hire a professional when it came to the electrical work. He had to meet a few unforeseen demands. For instance, since he was merely putting something on a roof, he didn’t think he would need building permits from his city. He did. Those seeking solar don’t necessarily have to go it alone. Last year, Salt Lake County residents banded together to buy solar as a community. Residents took an online survey to become part of an effort that Sara Baldwin, senior policy associate for Utah Clean Energy, likened to a Groupon model for solar. In the end, 64 different homes were set up with solar power as part of the Solar Salt Lake Project. “We were more than thrilled with the result,” Baldwin, who coordinated the effort, said. A similar effort is underway in Summit County. Since going solar, Hasbrouck stands by his decision. There was that one time that his inverter went out, but he’s had no problems aside from that. He originally switched to solar to lessen the impacts of greenhouse gasses, but he now praises the system’s efficiency. “That’s my experience actually doing it, not just reading about it.” u Shane Farver is a multimedia journalism instructor at Weber State University. He leads a dual life, with one foot planted in the technological stew and the other planted far from it in Utah's forests and deserts.

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Safety solar The new Public Safety Building is the first of its kind under the sun BY LACEY KNIEP

he talk of the town may come at a price of $125 million, but the sun will pay some of it back. The new Public Safety Building will be the first in the country to hit net zero—generating as much energy as it consumes when complete. The project is part of Mayor Ralph Becker’s commitment to sustainability, Art Raymond of the Mayor’s office explains. “Mayor Becker recognizes the natural impact society has on resources and is very committed to sustainability,” he says. The new Public Safety Building is the first of its kind minimalizing its impact. Completing the building is an array of solar panels above the entrance awning, the roof and a solar farm located offsite west of Salt Lake, at the site of the old Redwood Landfill (that portion is still in construction). In November 2009, 65% of the voters gave a green light to the General Obligation Bond for the construction of the new Public Safety Building. “The current home for the police and fire department personnel has been recognized for over a decade as outdated,” Raymond says. The new structure is built to withstand an earthquake with seis-


mic activity up to 7.5, without affecting operation of the building. The building achieves a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Rating as well as an internationally recognized green building certification. The building alone cost $83 million. The photovoltaic solar panels above the awning entrance and solar roof bring the total to $1 million, with the estimate for the solar farm in the ballpark of $2.1 million. Although costs add up, so does the return. “We expect the expenditures to be paid for in about five years once the solar farm is complete,” Raymond says. The energy of the sun will also provide a water-heating system from the rooftop panels, and people will also be able to plug into the solar power through ports located around the building’s plaza area.

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EnjiGO Making it happen for makers of all ages

he Maker culture in Salt Lake City has just enjoyed a facilities upgrade and expansion, so if you’ve ever yearned to learn more about electronics, 3D printing, robotics, laser cutting, CNC manufacturing, LED hacking, wood shop, Arduino programming, or just about any aspect of custom building new and cool widgets and tech art, it’s time to get off your duff and go start making things. A consortium of makers from the


experience with the lively hackerspace at the windy city’s Pumping Station One and is a member of the board of directors of the new entity: “EnjiGO is a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to educate, provide makers with co-working space, and to help hardware entrepreneurs get their feet on the ground. Each of the nine members of the board put in somewhere from $1,000 and $4,000 to jump-start the organization. These are people who believe in people they haven’t met yet, and trust that makers are here in our city, looking for this kind of community and space.” This is all very good news for local makers. “We’re building things up slowly, but the space is certainly useable right now by early adopters,” Duane says. “We’ll have a CNC router that will be useful for making circuit boards and wood

well—and this will really be a treat to use on wood, some plastics, and for engraving things like tile and granite.” EnjiGO will also be offering classes covering everything from beginners soldering to mid-level circuit design and programmable LED lights. The new space, at 30 East Kensington Avenue, will hold a Grand Opening in the early fall. u —Alice Toler

Highlighted event: Saturday, July 20 3-5p.m., Solar Engineer—DIY Kids. ENJIGO.COM.

A consortium of makers from the Robot Fanatics and MakeSLC communities have joined forces to create the new nonprofit EnjiGO makerspace. Robot Fanatics and MakeSLC communities have joined forces to bring us the new nonprofit EnjiGO makerspace. Duane Johnson, a transplant to Salt Lake from Canada by way of Chicago, brings his prior

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ee Udall Bennion, a Utah artist, also knows the value of a good home remedy. The wife of a potter, she created a salve to soothe her husband’s dry, cracked hands—so often the bane of those who keep their mitts in wet clay all day. She found it was good for everyone’s skin, and that it also soothed insect bites and helped both dogs and horses heal up from scratches. It even kept the biting flies away. One summer, Lee’s oldest daughter Louisa worked as a guide on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Rafting is particularly hard on your hands, and Louisa kept hers in shape with some of Lee’s handmade salve. She shared it with her fellow guides, and by the end of the trip they were all asking, “Hey, could I get a little more of your mom’s stuff for my hands?” And Mom’s Stuff was born. Extra virgin olive oil, locally harvested beeswax, wild harvested piñon pine pitch, sweet almond and apricot kernel oils, jojoba oil, lanolin, and essential oils of tea tree, rosemary and neem all go into this firm, piney-smelling ointment. You dig a

piece out with your thumbnail and it melts right into your skin as you smooth it on. I have a tendency to get scaly elbows, and Mom’s Stuff healed my rough spot right up. Many of its ingredients have antifungal properties, and other customers have posted rave reviews about Mom’s Stuff’s ability to heal everything from chafing to stinky feet. Bennion’s product is not available in stores—buy it online. It’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for: a highquality, locally made salve, manufactured in small batches, and containing superlative ingredients. Anyone who works with their hands will appreciate this fine remedy—carpenters, doctors, gardeners, climbers, beauticians and more. Lee Bennion’s work is also featured on the cover of this issue of CATALYST (as well as the April 2013 edition—read more about her on p. 4. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Utah Arts Council and is a regular participant in presentations and workshops for artists. u —Alice Toler LEE'S MOM'S STUFF SALVE CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE (WWW.MOMSSTUFFSALVE.COM) OR AT THE HORSESHOE MOUNTAIN POTTERY SHOP, 258 S. MAIN ST., SPRING CITY.


July 2013



Take it outside Beat the heat with a solar oven BY PAX RASMUSSEN

ummer is barbeque time for a reason: Nobody likes cranking up the oven to 400 degrees when it’s 98 outside. But what do you do when you get tired of grilling everything imaginable? For local urban homesteaders Jonathan Krausert and Julie Nelson, the answer’s easy: solar cooking. Chances are you’ve heard of solar ovens, but the whole concept is pretty complicated, right? “Actually, it’s pretty foolproof,” Jonathan says, opening the Plexiglas door on his solar oven and pulling out a quiche. “It’s an oven, it gets hot,” he laughs. The quiche looks good: puffy and evenly browned across the top. “It’s a moist heat, so you can bake just about anything except crusty breads,” says Julie. And because it’s a moist heat, it’s pretty much impossible to burn or overcook your food—just keep an eye on the thermometer to make sure things are hot enough. Solar cooking is nothing new. The first documented efforts were made by a Swiss naturalist named Horace de Saussure in the 16th century. But only recently has it been developed


Solar cooking is nothing new. The first documented efforts were made by a Swiss naturalist named Horace de Saussure in the 16th Century. But only recently has it been developed into something that actually makes sense on a day-to-day (at least in the summer) level. into something that actually makes sense on a day-to-day (at least in the summer) level. De Saussure’s

oven, for example, only heated to about 190 degrees—not enough to cook anything seriously. Krausert’s main oven—a commercially produced appliance called Sun Oven— can get up to 400 degrees at noon (when the sun is at its most direct angle). The Sun Oven will set you back $300 or more (although Jonathan says he couldn’t build a replica for that price, so it might be worth it if you’ve got the dough), but a simpler version can be made at home. Jonathan, for example, has a cardboard-and-Plexiglas model he whipped up in about 20 minutes. That little box will get up to only

about 200 degrees, but that’s enough to cook some things if you’ve got the time. Raw pork sausage, for example, should be cooked to an internal temperature of 170 degrees to be safe. Jonathan’s little cardboard oven could safely cook one of his favorite solar oven dishes: sausage and sauerkraut. Solar dehydration is even easier. Jonathan and Julie have a large solar dehydrator, basically a vented box with a tempered glass top and screen shelves inside, which Jonathan built after using a commercial electric dehydrator that someone gave him as a gift. “It was like running a hair dryer for two days,” he says. That’s a lot of electricity for a few ounces of raisins. His homemade dehydrator, on the other hand, will dry 20 pounds of grapes in about a day and a half. Plus, he built a channel along the bottom of the glass lid that collects condensed water, so in a pinch it could be used as a still. “You could put water from the ditch into this thing, and drink what comes out,” Jonathan says. He’s also got experiments going with a couple of other models of solar ovens and dehydrators. One uses an old satellite TV dish, painted silver. It works, but he has plans for improvement. It’s a relatively new field of ecological experimentation. This summer, get out of the kitchen and onto the patio—cook up a casserole with nothing but the power of the sun! u Pax Rasmussen is CATALYST’s managing editor. He and his wife spend their free time fighting the weed war at their westside urban homestead.

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Where have all the willows gone? Native plant restoration on the Jordan River BY KATHERINE PIOLI

hree men hunch low to the ground examining something closely. “Western ragweed, 8%,” says the white-haired man wearing a floppy fisherman’s hat. “Cheatgrass, 5%; hound’s tongue, 5%; whitetop 10%,” he continues without hesitation. A young woman standing near the scrum scribbles furiously as the plant names are spoken. “Are we doing this in Latin or common names?” asks another of the men. Latin is better, they decide and then move on, continuing with both common and Latin names. It is spring and I have joined three scientists on a fieldtrip to the Jordan River. My guides are Ty Harrison, an emeritas professor of biology at Westminster College specializing in restoration ecology; Arthur Morris, ecologist and conservation stewardship director for Utah Open Lands; and Marc Coles-Ritchie, vegetation ecologist. We stand on a white and weedy strip of the Jordan’s banks, a stone’s throw from the state prison, near the southernmost point of the Jordan Parkway Trail. It is peaceful down here by the water. Groves of Russian olive trees throw abundant shade. Phragmites (frag-mite-eez) grasses sway in the sky while wispy tamarisk limbs tickle the water. Joggers, walkers and cyclists pass along the trail, no doubt drawn by the cool shade, the mallards and geese taking wing, the gentle flow of water. To most, this place is a sanctuary. But to my three guides kneeling on the ground examining plants along the banks, it is an ecological disaster and a


system on the verge of collapse. We are here today cataloging plants, a preliminary step in the process of restoration, an attempt to reverse the damage of nearly a century and restore the habitat to something that would be more familiar to the native people who, archeological diggings have shown, once lived on a small rise not 200 yards from where we stand. Harrison, Morris and Coles-Ritchie roll out a yard tape and pick a number at random. Finding the digit on their line, they drop a 2 by 2-foot square of pvc-pipe, kneel and start naming vegetation in the random sample. Whitetop, wild lettuce, cheatgrass, cranesbill, reed canarygrass, aster, thistle, lance-leaf plantain, more cheatgrass. Little of what we are finding is native. Whitetop is from southwestern Asia and cheatgrass from Asia and Africa. Though some thistle are native (mountain and elk thistle), the abundant musk, bull and Canadian thistles are all invasive. Thousands of years ago the Jordan was not a single long river but segments of water caught in leftover sediments from the ancient Lake Bonneville. Over time, ponds, pools and short

To most, this place is a sanctuary. But to my three guides kneeling on the ground examining plants along the banks, it is an ecological disaster and a system on the verge of collapse. canals formed into a massive riparian area, more marsh or flood plain or delta than river. Until not very long ago, this wetland habitat spread over nearly 12,500 acres of the valley. When Mormon pioneers settled here in the late 1800s, they immediately began a campaign to control the water, opening land to grazing and to minimize flooding damage to crops. They channeled the water into the narrow path it follows today, drying up the wetlands. At the same time, discharge from agriculture began to degrade the water quality. Up until this time willows likely dominated the vegetative landscape along the river flood plain, along with native grasses—Indian ricegrass, bluebunch wheatgrass, basin wildrye. A few native cottonwoods may have existed, though many were transplanted by the pioneers from populations in the Uinta Basin and southern areas of the state. By contrast, what we see today, and what to most of us seems like a healthy natural ecosystem, is greatly out of balance. The grove of Russian olive trees, though beautiful, are invaders from western Asia and southeastern Europe introduced to the US in the 1800s as ornamentals. Their seeds spread to the wild and were established in Utah by the 1920s. Though their fruits are edible to birds, the trees cannot support the diverse insect life that native birds rely on for feed. Russian olive’s roots clog marshlands and its thick canopy prevents understory growth. The lovely willowy tamarisk, imported as a solution to soil erosion, likewise comes from Eurasia and Africa. It, too, does not support the same levels of native wildlife populations as native plants and it expertly chokes out other flora by secreting salt into the soil, poisoning other plants around it. “This is a 100-year flood plain we are standing on,” Ty Harrison, the plant identification expert in the group, tells me while on a break from hunching over naming plants. Thirty feet away, tamarisk grow so closely to one another I can’t see the river. Under our feet the ground is white and brittle and nearly devoid of vegetation. This short section saw minimal flooding two years ago during spring runoff. The last major flood came 25 years ago. “There are some native plants here,” Harrison continues, “wild rose and squaw bush. But this would have once been a willow thicket, peachleaf willows.” “Sounds less diverse than it is now,” says Morris.. “Structurally, it was,” says Harrison. “If I could have my way I would like to see cottonwoods

Mindful Yoga & Meditation here, and native willows in dense patches with canarygrass and western wheatgrass underneath.� An ecosystem is energy, Harrison explains as we continue our walk down the bank, pushing through the scratchy net of tamarisk. A healthy ecosystem cycles and recycles, flowing energy naturally from sun to plants to animals. The Russian olive, cheatgrass and other non-natives, Harrison points out, do not allow for the proper flow of energy. With some money and a lot of work, Harrison can almost guarantee a restored ecosystem within 10 years.

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Breaking Pointe Ballet West and SLC shine on reality TV BY AMY BRUNVAND

personalities as they compete for roles, rehearse and strive to perfect Paquita, Emeralds and Petite Mort — the same ballets that I saw on state last spring. Salt Lake City looks like a great place to live, too, glamorously shot in color-saturated time-lapse footage, with fluffy clouds floating above the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains, glorious orange-red sunsets over the Great Salt Lake, and glittering city lights. The show is full of local color, shot at restaurants like the Coffee Garden, Este Pizza, Squatters and Redrock, or in outdoor locations such as Reservoir Park, Memory Grove and Diamond Fork Hot Springs.

Though Breaking Pointe stands on its own, for Utah viewers, seeing familiar people and locations is a large part of the enjoyment.

Life forgives; Ballet does not. — “Breaking Pointe,” second season trailer

ummertime, and I’ve been making my way through the first season of “Breaking Pointe,” the reality show about Salt Lake City’s own Ballet West. Really, I should have watched it sooner. It’s a pleasure that’s not even particularly guilty. On one level, of course, it’s a contrived reality show full of staged encounters and conversations that trump up all the romances and rivalries that develop in a group of


attractive, ambitious young people who spend too far much time together. But it’s also a genuine look behind the scenes of a professional ballet company, and a chance to see our old familiar Salt Lake City playing the role of Great American City. Though “Breaking Pointe” stands on its own, for Utah viewers, seeing familiar people and locations is a large part of the enjoyment. I’m not personal friends with any of the dancers but I have season tickets to Ballet West so I’ve seen the cast dancing on stage countless times. What fun it is getting to know their

There’s even kind of a storyline: In the first episode everyone finds out whether or not their contracts were renewed and determines exactly where they stand in the pecking order of the company. Prima Ballerina Christiana Bennett (34) plays the role of aging diva (“There are all these girls biting at my heels,” she says, but she’s still a noticeably better dancer than anyone else); 19 year old Beckanne Sisk (who remarks demurely, “Dance Magazine wants to write an article about me” ) is the rising star doing the biting; demi-soloists Allison DaBona (28) and Rex Tilton (24) carry on a rocky relationship (he wants romance; she has chosen ballet over love); Katie Martin (23), Beckanne’s best friend, loses her job at Ballet West but lands a new gig at Ballet Idaho; soloist Ronnie Underwood is ambitious for promotion to dancer principal but lacks consistency to match his charisma (or as the tattooed biker-dude dancer puts it, “If I get out there and I stroke it then I’m going to get more attention and it’s all about looking fly”). Artistic Director Adam Sklute plays the rational calm at the center

of this storm of egos, insecurities, hormones, perfectionism and emotional outbursts. He’s generally full of praise for his dancers and tries to nurture Allison who is a gorgeous dancer undermined by bouts of self-criticism (Adam to Allison: “Finish your ballet. Don’t make a face. We’ll fix it”). But behind those puppy eyes, Sklute is ruthlessly willing to promote or demote any dancer at any time for the sake of the performance. The other great character in Season 1 is Russian ballet mistress Elena Kunikova, an authority on the Russian classical style of ballet (showcased in Paquita) who literally looks down her nose as she cries “No, no, no, no, no!” and constantly halts the rehearsal to correct imperceptible imperfections. Elena disses Allison’s style declaring, “Allison has a personality. She has a very individual approach,” while Allison complains, “When I tell you it feels like a foreign language I’m not exaggerating,” and her rival the selfassured Beckanne claims that she finds dancing Paquita easy. The show gives a little ego boost to us dance writers, too. As Christiana says, “Opening night usually means that there will be critics in the audience and there will be a review about you,” and there’s one scene particularly guaranteed to warm the hearts of journalists when the dancers gather to read aloud from the Salt Lake Tribune’s review of their opening night performance. As much as ballet dancers want their moment in the spotlight, writers want someone to care about our words. The contradiction of “Breaking Pointe” is, reality TV is really anything but live and what these dancers desire most, after all, is the thrill of live performance. You get a taste of the dancing from the show, but you had to be at the Capitol Theater to see just how thrilling Petite Mort was on stage. However, unlike most reality TV audiences, Utahns can easily break through the fourth wall into real Salt Lake City locations and real Ballet West audiences, and that alone makes the show worth watching. u Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast.

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I’m guilty, I chose a dog because she was beautiful. Guinness, a Gordon setter, came to us as the cutest, sweetest, most gorgeous puppy. She then proceeded to wreak havoc on our lives as she grew to adulthood. We had done our research, read that Gordon setters were the most “energetic” of the setters (i.e. hyper), highly affectionate, medium intelligence, and needed beaucoup de exercise (again, hyper). There was a warning that they have powerful senses of smell (great for finding pheasant) which causes them to lose themselves in the moment and follow a scent literally anywhere. Like the time Guinness sailed over a wall and landing two stories below while following a bird (she emerged unscathed). Or as with her ultimate demise, she followed a scent across a road and directly into the path of a truck. We so wanted a Gordon setter that we really didn’t pay attention to her natural behavior. She simply was not the best breed for our lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong, she was a special dog that we loved to distraction. We were committed to her and would never have considered giving her up, but we all suffered. She needed more exercise than we could provide, a larger yard, more jobs to keep her occupied. Realistically, she needed a hunter. She needed the life of the

hunting dog she was. And we needed a calmer dog. I share this cautionary tale in hopes that it will inspire you to avoid the mistake I made in glossing over behavioral characteristics because I was in love. Rather, choose your next companion as an informed, blessedly realistic and happy dog owner (who’s also in love). Consider the qualities of the dog, its needs, the reasons you want one and what you can provide it, before you decide on a breed. Let’s reduce the number of dogs—roughly 2 million —that are surrendered to shelters nationwide each year by their owners, animals that are simply being true to their breed. And remember, 25% of shelter dogs are purebred. Try them first before going to a breeder. The remaining 75% of dogs in shelters, the mixed breeds, while a bit of a shot in the dark for knowing behavior tendencies and physical characteristics (though it is somewhat predictable if you know the mix), have fewer breed-specific health and temperament issues. Often I’ve seen a highly intelligent, high-energy breed with neurotic tendencies mixed with a lowerenergy breed and the outcome is a smart, calm companion. Or, say you want a running companion that is independent, medium-size, not too territorial, good with other dogs and people, quiet, highly trainable, low maintenance, short coat, long lifespan, and doesn’t drool? Yep, that’s a fairly exhaustive list, but there are quite a few breeds and mixes that fit these characteristics. Here are two helpful websites for choosing a dog. both have information on every breed, and interactive questionnaires for finding the best companion for your lifestyle. Each site has a different take so it’s a good idea to complete both questionnaires. Animal Planet: ANIMAL.DISCOVERY.COM/BREED-SELECTOR/DOG-BREEDS.HTML Dog Breed Selector Quiz: SELECTSMART.COM/DOG

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Read Spillover—Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen. If you’ve read 1491 or 1493, you’re familiar with the role animals have played in the history of human disease. Science writer David Quammen reminds us yet again that we are a part of the web of life, for better and for sometimes worse. Not two pages in, I was gripped by the story. The book reads like a thriller. Quammen explains science with a novelist’s flair. Spillover pulled me in and kept me until the last page.


The Emperor’s Tea Direct growers deliver a fresher, purer, more flavorful leaf BY JANE LAIRD

warehouse shelves for long periods of time, a typical practice for many importers, says Woodland, who claims this hands-on approach maximizes the vitality and flavor of the 170 varieties offered to its online and local customers. The Emperor’s Tea was founded in 1999 by Rivetti, a scientist who is passionate about the natural healing properties of tea. The company offers not only tea but natural body products, too, including “nanoinhalers,” which send neurochemical signals to the brain that promote specific outcomes. Sales come mainly from online orders but, Woodland says, “We love being part of Utah and Salt Lake City.” Because of this, The Emperor’s Tea sponsors and participates in local events and nonprofit causes.

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eet some tea purists, M.C. (Michael) Rivetti and Jason Woodland —CEO/president and vice president respectively of The Emperor’s Tea. This Salt Lake-based company’s mission is to provide the highest quality, freshest, most flavorful tea leaves possible as the popularity of premium tea and tealike beverages continue to rise. In 2011, Americans imbibed over 65 billion servings of tea. This is still well behind U.S. coffee consumption, with 150 million daily sonsumers; but tea is on the rise. Native to East and South Asia, tea


Salt Laker M.C. Rivetti founded The Emperor’s Tea in 1999. He is a scientist whose passion is the natural healing properties of tea.

is one of most popular beverages in the world, second only to water. Real tea comes from the evergreen Camellia Sinensis plant, and so encompass the Black, Green, Oolong and White varieties. The terms herbal tea, tisane or herbal infusion refer to tea-like beverages that are made by steeping different varieties of plants in water to extract the essence. Tea consumption started out as a medicinal practice in ancient China. Every year, the health benefits of tea are becoming more widely known in modern culture, according to Rivetti, including muscle endurance, heart health, blood sugar control, bone strength, stress alleviation and more. The body’s absorption of tea’s valuable antioxidants depends upon the variety, any additives, the method of preparation and the freshness maintained throughout the processing and packaging methods. The Emperor’s Tea owns its own farm in Vietnam and handles the entire process including distribution, packaging and labeling. This prevents tea leaves from sitting on

One benefit of ordering tea direct from growers and distributors is the opportunity to enjoy an unusually fresh product. You can tell how fresh tea leaves are by how much they expand in water, says Rivetti. As with most connoiseurs, he does not recommend bagged tea. Loose tea offers these advantages: • Loose tea uses the premium parts of the plants. Because it is not ground, it maintains its aromatic oils. Bagging tea increases oxidation. • Loose leaves allow more water flow during steeping, maximizing the fresh tea’s flavor and health benefits. (To further increase the body’s antioxidant absorption, Rivetti suggests a little lemon or black pepper in the tea.) • The methodical process of making a cup of tea (versus dunking a bag) can create a mindful state. Inhale the aroma of the tea as it is steaming. As you pour, look at the beauty, the artfulness, of the tea

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he chakras are a metaphysical system of the body from the yogic tradition, used in both religious and medical Hindu and Buddhist canons. 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 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. 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.

Chakra 4: AnÄ hata


Unconditional love BY TODD MANGUM, M.D. Location: center of the chest. Governs: immunity. Main issue: the ability to feel self acceptance and unconditional love Externalizes: as the thymus gland. Element: air. When balanced: we feel compassionate. Color: a harmonic of GREEN. Key words: healing, ecstasy, serenity, intimacy, nurturing, forgiveness, joy, grief, oxygen and balance. Influences: heart, blood vessels, lungs, diaphragm, thoracic spine, ribs, breasts, arms and hands. Deficiencies: manifest as feelings of isolation, loneliness, low self esteem, jealousy and anxiety. Shallow respiration with an inability to take a deep breath or feelings of pressure in the chest are also indicators. Excesses: manifest in codependent relationships where we give ourselves away and lose our center. Imbalances: manifest physically as asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, hypertension, heart attacks, palpitations and immune dysfunction including allergies, immune deficiencies and autoimmune diseases. he energy of the 4th chakra can be easily felt. Unfortunately for many, this only becomes obvious after experiencing the breakup of a desired relationship or the loss of a dream. The resultant pain felt in the center of the chest is what we call a broken heart. It is our false belief in the scarcity of love that generates these feelings and resulting defensive and offensive behaviors. When the heart center is fully


open, these feelings and behaviors fade away because we realize that a shortage of love is impossible. Love is our natural state of being and the more we give away, the more we get back. Through the crown or seventh chakra we connect with the Cosmos, the home of the Divine masculine; through the base or first chakra we connect with the Earth, the home of the Divine feminine. It is only through the heart chakra, however, the center point of the seven chakras, that we can fully manifest the totality of our divine energy. The heart, not the head, is the portal through which we can both return to and become Source once again. Through the heart we experience ecstasy. The endocrine gland which interfaces with the fourth chakra is the thymus gland, which is located behind the sternum. It is the master regulator of the immune system and secretes hormones which include thymosin and thymopoetin. These hormones stimulate certain white blood cells, the immune system’s living defense network, to migrate to the thymus where they mature and develop the ability to protect against and resolve infections and cancers. The immune system is incredibly complex and intelligent. Included in this system, in addition to the thymus, are the lymph nodes, spleen and bone marrow. Lymph nodes are found throughout the body and act as filters for detecting and removing potentially harmful substances from the lymphatic system. The spleen acts as a giant lymph node which filters blood instead of lymph fluid. The bone marrow is the origin of both red blood cells and white blood cells. White blood cells which are also called leukocytes consist of a vast array of different cell types. A routine blood test called a CBC measures the total number of white blood cells which is an indicator of immune function. A high number usually indicates an acute infection but can also be a marker for certain cancers like leukemia. A low number often indicates some sort of immune suppression and is a common finding in HIV infection, AIDS and chronic fatigue and immune deficiency syndrome (CFIDS). White blood cells are divided into five categories which include lymphocytes, monocytes and neutrophils. Monocytes develop into cells that act like pac-mans and roam the body engulfing unwanted visitors and cleaning up after other immune cells have neutralized the danger. Neutrophils are especially important in the defense against bacteria. Lymphocytes are perhaps the most interesting of all and are particularly important in our defense against viruses. The lymphocytes are the cells which retain the memory of what we have been exposed to in the past. They are the cells that confer immunity against illnesses like the measles and chicken pox once we have had the illness or hopefully after we have been immunized. Lymphocytes are further divided into T cells and B cells. T stands for thymus which is where these cells mature. T cells are predisposed to respond to specific foreign substances called antigens. These cells are responsible for the intense reaction that occurs when we become sensitized to substances like poison ivy. Helper T cells also called T4 or CD4 cells are responsible for producing chemical messengers like interferon which

Many people who suffer repeated infections also are the ones who often develop numerous allergic reactions. It is as if a chronically stimulated immune system exhausts its ability to effectively defend against infections, yet in its attempt to do so, overcompensates by attacking everything else including its own body. tell other immune cells what to do. T4 cells are the ones which decline dramatically in AIDS. B cells produce antibodies which are also called immunoglobulins. Antibodies are proteins which target or flag antigens for elimination. Immunoglobulins are further divided into subsets which include IgG and IgE. IgE is what causes the immediate allergic, and sometimes life threatening, reaction people have to certain foods, and substances like bee venom. It is also the cause of hay fever. IgE causes the release of histamines which is why we use antihistamines to combat allergies. It is routinely measured in the skin prick allergies tests. A much less commonly done allergy test involves testing the blood for IgG sensitivities. IgG can cause immediate reactions but more often these reactions are delayed for hours, sometimes even days. Most food allergies are mediated through IgG. The skin prick allergy test will not pick these allergies up. Many people who have this skin test done will be told they are not allergic to certain foods when in fact they are. A simple blood test is available which measures both IgG and IgE reactions to over 100 different foods and spices. It is a good test to do for chronic problems like digestive disturbances, skin rashes, fatigue states and sinus problems. Interestingly many people who suffer repeated infections also are the ones who often develop numerous allergic reactions. It is as if a chronically stimulated immune system exhausts its ability to effectively defend against infections, yet in its attempt to do so, overcompensates by attacking everything else including its own body. The end results can include worsening food and environmental allergies, eczema, and autoimmune conditions and lingering infections. These skirmishes require enormous energy and often leave the person exhausted. Fortunately the herbal and nutritional world is full of solutions to

address this perplexing set of circumstances. The celebrated Chinese tonic herb astragalus and the tonic mushrooms ganoderma, grifola, polyporous and tremella are frequently used to treat chaotic immune systems. Pharmacological evaluation has shown these particular herbs contain polysaccharides which have immune regulating properties. Polysaccharides are long-chain sugars which exert an activating and normalizing influence upon both the T cell- and B cell-regulatedimmunity. In addition to their ability to enhance resistance to viruses, bacteria, yeast and parasites they have anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy and anti-carcinogenic properties. Quercitin is a bioflavonoid commonly used to treat allergies that has also demonstrated antiviral properties. It should be taken with bromelain to increase its absorption. Adequate vitamin C, zinc and selenium are also essential for proper immune function. Breath is the key to opening the heart chakra, energizing the body, clearing our emotions, increasing mental clarity and accessing expanded states of consciousness. Most spiritual traditions of the world equate the breath with the universal life force. It has been called qi by Taoists, prana by Hindus and mana by Hawaiians. These traditions and many others have developed conscious breathing exercises in order to transform themselves and enter states of bliss and ecstasy. Activities to open the heart will also help regulate the immune system. Sign up for a transformational breathwork class. Laugh a lot. Volunteer for a cause dear to your heart. Go to the mountains for a breath of fresh air. Celebrate Earth days. Plant a tree. Buy more plants. Fill your home with green ecofriendly products. Give generously and receive graciously. u Todd Mangum, MD, is director of the Web of Life Wellness Center in downtown Salt Lake City. WEBOFLIFEWC.COM

Weekend of Grace A time for Awakening July 26th-28th Friday July 26th 7-9 PM Oneness Meditation Krishna Temple

Oneness Awakening is a phenomenon from a sacred school in India that is causing millions of people worldwide to shift into Awakened states. Hundreds of thousands more have become Fully Awakened. The OM event Friday night is only $10. and will be held at the beautiful SLC Sri Krishna Temple at 965 E. 3370 S. SLC

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Saturday July 27 - 7 pm Snatam Kaur Live in concert Libby Gardner Hall 1375 Presidents Circle Tickets range from $30-$50 To purchase tickets

Up close with Snatam Doors open 6 pm. Leraine Horstmanshoff will be playing from 6:-00 pm-6:45 pm

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Awakening Kundalini Workshop up close with Snatam and band SLC Krishna Temple 965 E. 3370 S.

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Avenues Bistro on 3rd takes local food to a new level STORY & PHOTOS BY ADELE FLAIL

ach month, CATALYST brings our readers tales of fascinating local endeavors—entrepreneurs launching new restaurants or retail businesses, gardeners digging, composting and planting their way to greener communities, or locals organizing to improve the vitality of the city we share—but this month, we’re going to take you on a tour of a local business bringing all of these ideas together in the vision of one mover and shaker who understands that, if you want the fruit, sometimes you just have to climb out on a limb. For Kathie Chadbourne, proprietor of the Avenues Bistro on 3rd, out on a limb is par for the course. “I’m not afraid to take risks,” says Chadbourne, looking around the patio garden of her newest venture. “I probably take too many risks, but I seem to move in the right direction.” Chadbourne is a free spirit whose travels have taken her all over the US and through many occupations and settings: school in Baton Rouge, a degree in nursing and classes in open-heart surgery assisting, studies in dental hygiene and elementary education, raising funds for private schools as a development director, taking part in the LDS relief society, and living on a Navajo reservation. But since first relocating to Salt Lake 13 years ago for her then-husband’s job, in between her tumbleweed travels, she’s found herself returning to the Avenues—and the connections she’s made here—again and again. “I think the bistro’s story begins this way: I’m not from Utah, but I’ve chosen to call Utah my home.” Chadbourne, who co-owned and ran the Avenues Bakery, moved to Ashland, Oregon where she ran a restaurant called Harper’s for a few years. Upon her return to Salt Lake about four years ago, she participated in several other food-related endeavors. Committed to starting a neighborhood bistro that would showcase the best of the neighborhood and the local community, Chadbourne’s project found a home in the


building at 564 East and 3rd Ave, and a kindred spirit in now-landlord Jude Rubadue, a chef and staunch supporter of the local Slow Food movement. There seemed to be many obstacles in the bistro’s path: “When I walked through the door and shook her hand, I knew I didn’t have any money, but she didn’t know I didn’t have any money,” Chadbourne notes wryly. But longstanding connections in the community, and the hard work put in on other projects, turned up a crew eager to help move those obstacles out of the way. A friend asked if a loan of $5,000 would help—the amount exactly what she needed to get the lease signed and the ball officially rolling. The next day, phone calls to 20 former patrons of the lost-and-lamented Avenues Bakery netted 20 loans of $500 each. Chadbourne herself sacrificed for her vision by selling off her possessions, including a treasured collection of Navajo rugs.

Most of the Bistro garden is located next door—Chadbourne rents land from Balbina’s Hair Cottage, filling the space with raised beds for salad greens and a small forest of fruit trees.

Within four months of signing the lease, and with additional collaboration from Rubadue, the building renovations were completed, and the Bistro opened to the public. Today, the Avenues Bistro on 3rd is doing well: Half of the money collected through Chadbourne’s homemade “micro-loan” system has been paid back, and response from diners has been enthusiastic. But the growth happening at the bistro isn’t all of the metaphorical, financial

Materials from the renovation were repurposed as raised beds that line the patio and the fence that rings the patio.

variety, and while Chadbourne has demonstrated both vision and grit to make the eatery a reality, most of the grit she displays these days is the kind that shows up under your fingernails from digging in the garden. Visitors to the bistro patio will find raised beds filled with lettuce, potted grape vines twining up the wall, and strawberries plumping up under the dappled pine-shade on the patio (but don’t expect these last items on the menu any time soon— Chadbourne admits that she and her staff are too fond of the freshgrown treats), and yet this only hints at the intense construction and production going on around back. Chadbourne herself rents a home three doors down from her establishment, and has collaborated with her neighbors in between to tuck a bountiful urban farm into their shared backyard space. Behind the eponymous salon Balbina’s Hair Cottage, Chadbourne has filled the yard with young fruit trees, many raised beds, and a greens garden that stretches along the east wall of the Bistro. A short path through another neighbor’s backyard leads to Chadbourne’s own yard, where she composts food scraps from the bistro, has recently installed a fledgling hive of bees, and constructed a magnificent chicken coop. Foundations are also being laid for two greenhouses to start seedlings and extend the growing season, one of which will hold an aquaponics system. As to her goals for the garden, Chadbourne explains that she’s been

planning to use as much of the property as she can to grow the maximum amount possible in this neighborhood Eden, but there will still be practical limitations. “How much lettuce can you really grow inhouse when you have 6,000 guests that come through in a month?” Chadbourne asks. But she notes that Salt Lake is lucky to have so much available already: To the delight of last summer’s customers (and neighbors who flocked to the grown-up version of the ice cream truck), sellers from the Downtown Farmer’s Market stopped by on the way out of town to sell local produce to the bistro, and Chadbourne expects to reach out to the nearly 90 or so local providers she used last year. In fact, she’s planning an experiment with her menu over the summer that will take her desire to source her products locally up to 11: “I’m committed to trying a 100% local menu—I’m shooting for August 1. Of course I’m not quite sure if we’re going to have olive oil, but we’ll see if we can figure something out,” she says. And while she doesn’t know how long the menu will remain feasible, or what other issues she’ll run into, she anticipates that it will be an adventure in learning to prepare simple, local foods. As for other experiments, Chadbourne is always looking for ways to be a good neighbor, and a good member of the community. To address some of the early concerns held by the Bistro’s neighbors, especially those with young children, she’s posted “Bistro Etiquette” urging

patrons to avoid swearing, and to use their church voices when leaving the establishment after 10 p.m. “For me, I don’t really like rules, but I feel that people need to know what my intentions are for the neighborhood.” Chadbourne also looks for ways to deepen her employees’ connections in the community. “My ultimate goal is to be an employeeowned restaurant and give the people who work hard and are really into this the opportunity to feel some real ownership,” she says. For now, getting the various garden projects wrapped up is one of her main goals. Luckily, Chadbourne has help, with volunteers from the neighborhood pitching in. “Every day I wake up and think, this is so beautiful, this is such an opportunity, it’s a privilege to be in Salt Lake serving food to my neighbors and my friends.” u Adele Flail is a CATALYST staffer. She is a scientist and artist, and recently illustrated The Nature Lover's Almanac, by Diane Olson (Gibbs Smith, Publisher).


July 2013



Tips for enticing them into collection spots have been around for ages: Upside down flowerpots, and bits of wooden boards strewn on the ground will become snail and slug gathering places where they can be found in daytime and carted off. They supposedly will not traverse copper, since copper reacts chemically with the soft tissues of their underbellies. However, after watching snails casually crawl over

and pets. Researchers are still investigating agricultural applications for using caffeine as a deterrent. Many home gardeners do report success spraying leftover coffee on plants. Encircling vulnerable plants with coffee grounds is another popular strategy, especially for gardens with generally alkaline soils, as we have in the Salt Lake

Snails and slugs in the garden Control without killing BY MARGARET PARK ertain armies do march on their stomachs. I’m referring here to those life forms known as gastropods whose name means—literally – stomach foot. Better known as snails and slugs they actually are much more into making love than war—they’re hermaphroditic, so every one of them is a potential mom. Yet, when I see a dozen or so snails gathered around the stubs of petunia plants, the term “army” doesn’t seem off base. Snails and slugs strike by night when the ground is moister, temperatures are cooler and we’re not around to spot them and do something about them. Picking them up and moving them away is an effective deterrent. Placed on lawn areas or in the clover patch, they’ll get into less trouble for a while. Snails are rather peaceful creatures and do have decorative appeal. They surely have roles to play in the grand scheme of things. We can limit their destructive power rather than killing them simply because they eat our plants. Larger plants can handle some nibbling, so even if the gastropods do manage to find the flourishing lettuce patch, they are little creatures and don’t eat that much. However, they cause unrecoverable damage when the garden is freshly stocked with tender seedlings. The summertime sowing of the fall crop can be a particularly hazardous time for the vegetable garden. Snails and slugs can eat every seedling down to the ground.

A 4 x 5 foot roll of 1/4 inch hardware cloth is $18 from which you could make two cages roughly 2x3 ft. or 3 ft.x 5 inches—about $9 a cage.

The summertime sowing of the fall crop is a particularly hazardous time for the vegetable garden. Snails and slugs can eat every seedling down to the ground. strips of copper flashing, my confidence in this advice dropped sharply. Surrounding vulnerable plants with eggshells is another often mentioned folk remedy. While I haven’t tested eggshells as a deterrent, I have tried other kinds of sharp or pointy materials without much success. There are no less than a dozen YouTube videos showing snails crawling over razor blades. In recent years, scientists at the Agricultural Research Service in Hawaii looking for ways to control an invasive frog species chanced upon a non-toxic repellent for snails and slugs: caffeine, a suspected neuro-toxin to these mollusks but obviously not harmful to humans

area. Since the coffee grounds are acidic, they should even help balance soil pH. Armed with all of this information, I set out to test the most effective methods of non-lethal snail control that I could use in my home garden. (There isn’t much of a slug population in my area, so my discoveries may only hold for snails and perhaps not for slugs, though I think they’re worth a try.) Following are some of the things I’ve learned. Copper: The copper strips that my husband nailed to the wooden border around the vegetable garden may have worked initially when the surface was clean and untarnished, but keeping the copper surface fresh demanded more maintenance than I was up for.

Caffeine: The grounds have a tendency to disperse with watering and also lose their potency after a few days. Corralling the coffee grounds with inch-high rings cut from plastic milk or soda bottles helped the coffee stay in place. Concentric rings with coffee in between the larger diameter outer ring and smaller inner ring worked even better, but the grounds still needed to be refreshed every day or so. Tea leaves: Tea leaves had little deterrent power compared to spent coffee grounds. Onion oil: Onion pieces and leaves can be steeped in foliar spray solutions such as compost tea, or Activated EM solution to make a pungent spray mix that the snails avoid, and the solution itself is nourishing for the plants. I tested a compost tea onion spray on bean and cucumber seedlings with very good results. Daily spraying is advisable. Wire cage barrier: I came up with this strategy after losing most of my fall crop seedlings last summer. For spring planting, I shaped quarter- inch hardware cloth—a kind of wire mesh— into a box-like cage (without a bottom) and placed it over newly seeded areas, making sure it was firmly set into the soil. The five-inchhigh sides of the cage gave the seedlings plenty of headroom to grow to a size less susceptible to overnight destruction. These cages kept the snails at bay for many months without having to do another thing for protection. The biggest drawback to the wire cage is the initial expense. However, given the longevity of metal and my practice of successive crop sowing, the investment in hardware cloth will eventually be a cost effective solution compared to buying new seeds or plants lost to snail consumption. u Margaret Park is the author of More Food from Small Spaces: Growing Denser, Deeper, Higher, Longer Gardens (2012: Great River Books) She lives and gardens in Salt Lake City. Watch her make the wire cages on Facebook at Center Square Gardens:

Editor’s note: While the results are fatal to the snail, we have come upon one other method of control that at least honors the circle of life: feeding snails to the chickens. We do this only with the smaller snails, which the hens consume in one gulp. Shells of the larger snails are too hard, and the resulting football game and torture is a bit much to watch, so we find a scrubby area to deposit the adults. Another method, taught to us by our friend who left us two years ago, artist/ gardener/cookbook author Kenvin Lyman, is to collect the snails and “clean them out” —that is, feed them cornmeal and grape leaves for a few days—before preparing a tasty meal of escargot. Again, not exactly snail-friendly, but it does render them useful.



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BY PAX RASMUSSEN f Monsanto, Dow, Bayer and Du Pont had their way, the first line of response for a couple dandelions in the drive would be a hefty dose of glysophate (Roundup). And that’ll work—but as much as Monsanto would like you to believe, it’s not the safest option. Flip back to April 2012’s CATALYST and check out Alice Toler’s article, “Roundup Unready� (or go to TINYURL.COM/ROUNDUPUNREADY) for some pretty convincing evidence about why glysophate isn’t the safe, worry-free compound the chem manufacturers say it is. The stuff is an endocrine disrupter, it washes off into waterways, and it’s found in the urine of just about everyone in the U.S. and Europe. Most of the problems posed by glysophate are caused by large-scale, industrial agriculture use. Big Ag sprays (literally) hundreds of millions of gallons of the stuff each year in the U.S. alone. While it’s unlikely that a gallon carefully applied in the yard will hurt you or your family, each drop contributes to the overall environmental contamination by this chemical that is turning out to be more pervasive and persistent than anyone thought. Occasionally we face dilemmas that offer only unsavory solutions. If the situation arises where you must use a chemical weed killer, and Roundup is the best weapon for the job, do it right. The Big Gulp, Super-Sized approach doesn’t cut it—at best, it’s a waste. At worst, it’s harmful (and may make your neighbors hate you). Use it correctly, and you will minimize environmental glysophate contamination. Small amounts break down quickly in sunlight and in water. My wife and I use it in our yard from time to time—judiciously. You see, we have bindweed. Lots of bindweed. Our property was a rental for many years before we bought it, and the hooligans and crackheads that owned our house before us neglected (read: completely and utterly ignored) the landscaping. Bindweed loves an uncultivated yard. We’ve tried several unsuccessful methods of bindweed eradication, including shouted insults and recriminations, solarization, landscape fabric and mulch, vinegar, boiling water—and these things do work, but only to a point. You can kill the bits of the plant above the surface, but bindweed has roots that can go down up to 30 feet, and it can survive two years without sunshine or water—waiting, like Alien egg pods, for the return of hosts, er, nutrients. I’ve


heard reports on the Internets that three or more years of cutting/mowing bindweed, allowing it to get no more than eight inches tall/long, will eventually kill the main plant, but it can travel under cloth/mulch more than 25 feet in search of borders. Cement is no barrier. I admit I’ve been tempted to let loose with a hellfire cannon of glysophate—but guess what? Even Roundup doesn’t work so well against the stuff. Sprayed at the wrong time of day, not much is absorbed through the leaves, and sprayed at the wrong time of year, nothing much happens at all. It will yellow (and maybe kill) the bit of the plant above ground, but it won’t solve the underlying problem.

sunshine). To a lesser extent, bindweed is also bringing nutrients down in the spring after the first growth has appeared, in preparation for summer’s flowers. Applied in the fall or spring, glysophate is absorbed and transported to the main plant body. This is a much more effective way of killing a well-established bindweed infestation. So right now, I’m mowing my bindweed to keep it from going to seed (the seeds can remain fertile up to 50 years!), and will be spraying small, targeted amounts of Roundup this fall. I’ll make sure to do it on a warm, sunny day, and spend the extra time using the sprayer with low pressure, targeting the spray to coat only the

If you must use Roundup, do it right. Sprayed at the wrong time of day, not much is absorbed through the leaves, and sprayed at the wrong time of year, nothing much happens at all. It will yellow (and maybe kill) the bit of the plant above ground, but it won’t solve the underlying problem. Do not spray Roundup now—wait till autumn. To kill bindweed with Roundup requires either heavy, repeated applications over a period of years, or one or two applications properly timed: in late fall and/or early spring.

How Roundup works Roundup does its dirty work by being absorbed into a plant through its leaves and traveling to the main body of the plant—where it inhibits an enzyme the plant needs to live. The problem is, bindweed is tough and can handle a small dose of glysophate just fine. During the summer, when most folks are spraying weeds, bindweed isn’t transporting much nutrient down to the main plant body underground. Instead, nutrients are leaving the main body and being used to make flowers and seeds. In the fall, however, after going to seed, bindweed is storing up water, nutrients and energy from the sun, bringing all that good stuff down deep underground where it is used next spring to make the first growth. (This is also how it survives two years under plastic without

bindweed leaves. I don’t want this stuff anywhere else in the yard. I’ve even heard stories of folks applying Roundup concentrate with a cotton swab, or with a cottongloved finger dipped in the stuff (latex glove on underneath, of course!). Also important is to make sure that glysophate doesn’t get on or near any blossoms (not usually much of a problem in late September or early October), because it’s hell on bees. Making sure to not to spray when it could rain within 48 hours is also important: Roundup either absorbs completely into the plant or breaks down in the sun fairly quickly, but even a short shower will wash it off, rendering it ineffective and contaminating nearby plants. I’m not categorically against using a little weed killer here and there, but a little research goes a long way in figuring out how to use it smartly. u Pax Rasmussen is CATALYST’s managing editor. He and his wife spend their free time fighting the weed war at their west-side urban homestead.

MAY 10 – DEC 14

Bindweed besetment and the judicious use of weed killer

Utah Biennial

An organic gardener’s dilemma

Mondo Utah Celebrating the diversity of Utah’s cultural landscape. Curatorial Walkthrough: Join us for a behind-the-scenes opportunity to experience Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah. JULY 5 & 19, 6 PM | FREE

Family Art Saturday: Come enjoy hands-on art making activities for children and their adult companions. JULY 13, 2 – 4 PM | FREE















28 July 2013 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET Art, Health, Spirit, Natural World, Music, Events/Festivals, Meetings, Exhibits, Education/Workshops. See the full list of events and the ongoing calendar at


Household hazardous waste collection Household hazardous waste is anything in and around your home that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive or toxic. Dispose of it properly to help protect our groundwater


the season at the Evening Exploration tour (July 6, 11, & Aug. 1st, 7-8:30p). Spend a morning creating at succulent mosaic at the Living Picture Workshop (Sat. Jul 13, 9a12p. $55). Or send the little ones to Compost Kids (July 13, 10-11:30a). On July 24th, visit the garden free of charge courtesy of the Zoo Arts and Parks fund. Finally, finish off the month with the family at the Sun Chef’s workshop where kids can build their own solar oven (July 27, 1011:30a. $7)

Free Public Star Parties Check out the planets, stars, galaxies, nebula and other astronomical objects each Wednesday (clear-sky nights permitting) on campus. and the health of our community at the free household hazardous waste collection. Household Hazardous Waste, July 3 & Aug. 1, Sugarhouse Park, 1350 E 2100 S, July 18, Holladay City Offices, 4626 S 2300 E, July 25, Draper Park, 12500 S 1300 E. Free. SLCGREEN.COM

Public Star Party, Wednesdays, 7-10:30p. South Physics Observatory, 115 S 1400 E. Free. UTAH.EDU

From Hogwarts to Goosebumps: Speculative Fiction for Kids Join for discussions exploring the unique genres of speculative fiction, including fantasy and sci-fi—all the while learning how to incorporate into personal works. For kids ages 8-12. Speculative Fiction for Kids, July 8-12, 10:30a-12p. Main City Library, 210 E 400 S, Ste. #8. $75. SLCC.EDU

Nature’s Toolbox at the Leonardo Artworks for Change presents Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention—a new traveling contemporary art exhibition bringing together work from around the world and across a wide range of media for the month of July. Nature’s Toolbox, July, museum hours, The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. Regular admission prices. THELEONARDO.ORG

Twilight Concert Series Presenting a wide range of outstanding musicians from across the country and around the world, accompanied by the Twilight Market with food, beverages and handmade crafts. Twilight Concert Series, July 18 (Belle & Sebastian and Blitzen Trapper) & 25 (The Flaming Lips), gates open 5p. Pioneer Park. $5. TWILIGHTCONCERTSERIES.COM

Red Butte Garden Weekly Roundup Start the summer’s weeks with Monday Family Nights for colors, music and dance from around the world presented by local Utah cultural groups (Mondays 6-8p). Bring your binoculars Saturday morning for Bird Watching Walks (Saturdays 9-11a). Explore fun ways to create a fantasy garden environment with herbs and flowers with the Fairy Gardens workshop (Sat. July 6, 10a-12p). See the flowers in bloom during

IAMA Free Folk & Bluegrass Festival Featuring Justin Townes Earle, Growing Old Men, Amy Speace and more. See website for schedule and details. IAMA Folk & Bluegrass Festival, July 20, 11a-10p. Gallivan Center, 239 S Main. Free. IAMAWEB.ORG.

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Artful Afternoon: Oodles of Doodles Meet artist Trent Call. Make a Spirograph. Films, performances, treasure hunt, chalk drawing, more. Family friendly.

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Oodles of Doodles, July 20, 1-4p. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Dr. Free. UTAHMOCA.ORG

Orgone at the State Room This Los Angeles band is dedicated to heavy, raw, adrenaline-fueled funk and sweat-dripping soul. With a core rhythm section of close friends and self-taught musicians steeped in local DJ culture, Orgone has a sound rooted in old-school respect while pulsing with the force of the millennium. Orgone, July 18, 8p (doors open 7p). The State Room, 638 S State. $12. THESTATEROOMSLC.COM

JULY Sat 13

THE STONE FOXES BoDeans with The Weekenders

fans of: Big Head Todd

Thu 18


fans of: The Greyboy Allstars

Sun 21


with Zach & Bridget

Fri 26

Mon 29

THE WHITE BUFFALO GRIFFIN HOUSE with The Deadstring Brothers

with Andrea Davidson

Mon 8 NICKI BLUHM & THE GRAMBLERS with Tumbleweed Wanderers Fri 19 SON VOLT with Colonel Ford

Element 11: Labyrinth— Find Yourself by Getting Lost Element 11: The annual festival committed to igniting a sustainable culture of creativity and expression. The theme this year is Labyrinth, a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are. Element 11, July 11-14, 12-4p. Bonneville Seabase 9390 W Hwy 138, Grantsville. $90. ELEMENT11.ORG

Sat 20 JOHN HIATT AND THE COMBO with Holly Williams Sold Out

Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride This non-competitive 24-mile night bike ride is open to riders of all ages. It starts at White Rock Bay and goes to the historic Fielding Garr Ranch and back. Registration closes after July 12 at noon. Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride, July 19, 10p. Antelope Island Park. $25. DAVISCOUNTYUTAH.GOV

Young Living Lavender Day

Urban Arts Festival

Celebrate the Lavender Harvest with the 5k races and prizes, a jousting tournament, lavender arts, crafts and more.

Drawing more than 5,000 people in attendance last summer the Urban Arts Festival showcases hundreds of urban artists, performers and musicians.

Young Living Lavender Day, July 13, 6a-5p. Young Living Lavender Farms, 3700 North Hwy 91, Mona. $3-$5. YOUNGLIVING.COM

Say It With Style: Speech Writing One of the world leaders in communication and leadership development, Doug Woodall will help you write, refine and deliver the perfect speech for any occasion. Say it with Style, July 13, 1-3p. Main City Library, 210 E 400 S, Ste. #8. $30. SLCC.EDU

Urban Arts Festival, July 20, 11a-8p. The Gateway, 90 S 400 W. Free. URBANARTSFEST.ORG

19th Annual Llama Fest The festival highlights llamas and their owners, complete with an obstacle course, live music, dancing and more. Llama Fest, July 20-5-8p. Krishna Temple, South Main Spanish Fork. $3. UTAHKRISHNAS.ORG

summer sampler series saturdays | dance classes for adults 12:15-1:30 pm | rose wagner | 138 W 300 S

modern teacher: Efren Corado

jazz teacher: Aaron Wood

Follow the Great White Shark with OCEARCH Join Chris Fischer, founding chairman and expedition leader of OCEARCH, the nonprofit organization with a global reach that focuses on the research of the ocean’s giants—primarily the great white sharks that Fischer’s expeditions revolve around. Follow the Great White Shark with OCEARCH, July 10, 6p. Swaner Preserve and Eco Center, 1258 Center Drive Park City. $5. USU.EDU

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NOW: The Wedding Dance Performance Choreography by Charlotte Boye-Christensen, former artistic director of Ririe-Woodbury. This performance explores the space of ritual. It is collaborative and context-driven, where the artists and the site itself generate many of the fundamental ideas for the project. Altogether, the elements will combine to create a highly charged, intellectually and emotionally provocative experience.

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3rd Annual Solar Day Solar Day Salt Lake features an education on solar electricity and hot water for home and business. Emergency back-up systems will be presented. Live music by Kate MaCleod and others. Speakers include Utah's solar industry leaders.

Solar Cooking and Dehydrating Did the interview with Jonathan Krausert about solar cooking in this issue pique your interest? Learn how to turn the summertime

Solar Day, July 27, 12-6p. Liberty Park, 900 S 700 E. Free. UTSOLAR.ORG

Salt Lake Circus Talent Show Got a circus talent? No? You can watch others compete for the $1,500 cash prize Salt Lake Circus Talent Show, July 29, 8p. Woodshed, 60 E 800 S. FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/354776754648805

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Getting to Know Lichens Lichens, one of the most bizarre forms of life, are actually composed of two or three different types of organisms. Take a walk through the garden to take a closer look at many “likeable lichens” common to our area. Getting to Know Lichens, July 22, 10a-12p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular Garden admission. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG

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Seed Saving Learn the basics of saving and harvesting your home grown seeds. The workshop will cover a variety of ways to extract seeds from fruit and vegetables, methods to prepare and store the seeds and the proper timing to do it all. Seed Saving, July 13, 10a-12p. Fairpark Garden, 1037 W 300 N. $10. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

sunshine into a sustainable and inexpensive way to prepare foods with urban homesteaders Jonathan Krausert and Julie Nelsen. Learn the what, why and how of solar cooking. Solar Cooking and Dehydrating, July 13, 1-3p. Fairpark Garden, 1037 W 300 N. $15. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

Fall Planting Are you a gardener who would like to extend your growing season? Find out what to grow when it’s well into fall and the days get colder and shorter. Fall Planting, Aug. 3, 10a-1p. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG


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(Mostly) Free Flicks It’s not a summer without the movies! During July and August attend the Movie Under the Stars at the Utah State Capitol. Films begins at dusk, live band performing before the show (The Amazing Spiderman and The Lovecapades, July 12; Wreck It Ralph and Chad and Kristo, July 26. State Capitol, Free). The next week, head outside for another movie at the Utah Olympic Oval for a showing of Brave (July 19, 8:3010:30p. Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 Cougar Ln. Free.) See the flames in action in the movie Fighting Fire with Fire, (July 9, 7p. City Library, 210 E 400 S, Free). In Dr. Atomic, watch the culmination of nearly two decades of collaboration between composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars. (July 16, 7p. City Library. Free.) Finally, for $5 attend the summer late night series at the Tower, featuring classic B movies and iconic generational cinema presented by Salt Lake Film Society—a new film plays each Friday and Saturday night at 11p with a matinee on Sunday at noon (SALTLAKEFILMSOCIETY.ORG).

How to Build an Irrigation System Irrigation systems can be confusing to install. Come to this special hands-on demonstration to learn everything you need to know about building your own irrigation system. How to Build an Irrigation System, July 13, 9:30a. Conservation Garden Park, 8215 S 1300 W. Free. CONSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG

Two Gentlemen of Verona Valentine and Proteus are the best of friends until, of course, a woman comes between them. Friendship and passion entangle all in this clever comedy about the fickle nature of love and the jealousies that can drive people mad with desire. Two Gentlemen of Verona, July 17-28, Wed-Fri & Sun 7:30p, Sat. 2 & 7:30p. Babcock Theatre, 300 S 1400 E.

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The Yogic Snake Dancer Bhujangasana (cobra pose) BY CHARLOTTE BELL

hat’s an eight-syllable name that, when spoken by a yoga teacher, elicits fear in roughly half the population that practices yoga? The same phrase evokes a feeling of invincible awesomeness in many others. Answer: Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose). Chaturanga looks like a push-up, but it’s not. It’s primarily practiced as a transition pose in Sun Salutations, often between Downward Facing Dog and Upward Facing Dog or Cobra. Chaturanga requires a great deal of upper body strength, and therefore, it also builds the upper body. In addition, it builds core strength, especially if you engage a funny little structure called the hyoid bone while you practice it. The hyoid bone is the human version of the wishbone. It’s a small, u-shaped bone in the front of your neck that sits just below your chin and above your thyroid cartilage. Place your right thumb on the right side of your neck just below your chin and your index finger on the left side. You can feel the ridges on its surface if you palpate the area. Its primary functions are to help move the tongue and to facilitate swallowing. The position of this little bone powerfully affects your posture. If your chin and hyoid bone jut forward or your head tilts back, your entire core—internal structures such as your organs—will push forward into your abdominal wall. When you draw your hyoid back, lengthening the back of your neck and lifting the base of your skull, your organs and abdominal wall draw back, giving frontal support to your spine. If you’re jutting your chin out and throwing your head back in Chaturanga, your organs and abdomen will sag toward the ground, making

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When cobras dance, they raise one third of their body length, while the other two thirds stay grounded. It’s that grounding of the majority of the lower body that allows the upper body to rise toward the sky. the pose even more difficult as your arms fight the weight of your core. Drawing your hyoid back allows your core to lift up into your back body, stabilizing your pose. There are many ways to approach Chaturanga. Here’s one: Start in Downward Facing Dog on a nonskid mat. Draw your hyoid bone back so that the back of your neck lengthens. Maintain this position throughout. Now shift your whole body forward, keeping your pelvis higher than your shoulders. Roll your shoulders back so that your shoulder blades slide down your back. With your pelvis still high, bend your elbows, keeping them close to your sides. Only when your chest is a few inches from the floor should you bring your pelvis to level with the rest of your body, at least when you’re first starting to practice Chaturanga. Here’s why: If you lower your pelvis too fast it will come to the floor first. Once it’s on the floor it’s really difficult to lift it back up to level. So if you find your pelvis reaching the floor before your elbows are fully bent, return to Dog

Pose and start over, keeping your pelvis high in the air. Once you’re in the pose, turn your toes under and lengthen back through your heels, actively lifting your legs upward. Simultaneously lengthen through the top of your head in the opposite direction. Take a few breaths before coming to rest on the ground or moving into Down Dog or Cobra. Opinions on hand placement abound. The most popular alignment “rule” is that your forearms should be vertical in this pose, but if your humerus bones are extra long—like mine are—this alignment is inefficient. Experiment with your hand placement—anywhere from underneath the chest to under the lower ribs. If Chaturanga is just not happening for you—I confess that it took me a year to be able to hold myself up in the pose—here’s another approach: Place a yoga block flat on the floor underneath your pelvis. Starting with your chest high, bend your elbows into Chaturanga position, press your hands into the floor and activate your legs. Remember your hyoid bone. You may find your pelvis lifting a millimeter or two off the block. This variation helps train your upper body and allows you to understand what an aligned pose feels like even if your upper body is not ready to hold you up. The most helpful skill in learning Chaturanga is patience. It can take a long time to build the upper body strength and alignment to practice efficiently. If you regularly practice Chaturanga in a fast-paced vinyasa class, take care not to overdo it. More is not always better. Rather, practice with care and remember that the freedom available to you in any pose depends on the quality of your attention, not what your pose looks like. 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 Residential Design FB 801-322-5122. Ann Larson. FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES Elemente 11/13 353 W Pierpont Ave., 801-355-7400. M-F 12-6, Sat. 12-5, Gallery Stroll every 3rd Friday 3-9. We feature second-hand furniture, art and accessories to evoke passion and embellish any room or mood with comfort and style. Browse, sit a spell, or sell your furniture with us. Layaway is available. A haven for the discriminating shopper since 1988. GREEN PRODUCTS Underfoot Floors 6/13 801-467-6636. 1900 S. 300 W., SLC We offer innovative & earth friendly floors including bamboo, cork, marmoleum, hardwoods, natural fiber carpets as well as sand and finishing

hardwood. Free in home estimates. Please visit our showroom. WWW.UNDERFOOTFLOORS.NET, KE@UNDERFOOTFLOORS.COM. 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 of breakfast sandwiches are also available. Drive-thru available at both locations. Wifi.

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. 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

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 an oasis of gourmet health, creating peace through food. M-Th 12-8p, F-Sat. 12-9p. 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. 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

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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 recovery. Board-certified for hep-c treatment. National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA)-certified for treatment of addiction. Women’s health, menopausal syndromes. STEVENSACUCLINIC.COM

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 6/14 801-556-8760. 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



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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 3/14 801-486-4226. 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 2/14 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 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 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

POETRY Rumi Poetry Good poetry enriches our culture and nourishes our soul. Rumi Poetry Club (founded in 2007) celebrates spiritual poetry of Rumi and other masters as a form of meditation. Free meetings first Tuesday (7 pm) of month at AndersonFoothill Library 1135 S 2100 E. WWW.RUMIPOETRYCLUB.COM PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. South 500 East, Ste. 210 (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

Mountain Yoga—Sandy (formerly Bikram) 801.501.YOGA [9642]. 9343 S 1300 E. Offering hot yoga classes to the Salt Lake Valley for the past 10 years. Locals-only 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. WWW.MOUNTAINYOGASANYD.COM 3/14

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

Vedic Harmony—Jyotish Astrology FB 942-5876. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET ENERGY HEALING Kristen Dalzen, LMT 8/13 801.467.3306. 1569 So. 1100 East. IGNITE YOUR DIVINE SPARK! Traditional Usui Reiki Master Teacher practicing in Salt Lake since 1996. Offering a dynamic array of healing services and classes designed to create a balanced, expansive and vivacious life. WWW.TURIYAS.COM Isis Botanicals 480-772-6577. Salt Lake City, UT Products/services to nurture your body, calm your mind, soothe your aoul. 30+ years’ experience. Wellness through scent, movement, energy. Holistic practice integrates Reiki, Aromatherapy/essential oils, Shamanic Pathworking, yoga, chakra cleansing/balancing, Egyptian Cartouche readings. Custom blend a scent unique to you. IYATA@ISISBOTANICALS.COM, WWW.ISISBOTANICALS.COM Shari Philpott-Marsh9/13 Energy Medicine / Shamanic Healer 801-599-8222. Overwhelmed? Stuck? Pushed and pulled by forces that interfere with your peace of mind? Shamanic healing cuts to the root of the problem. I intuitively unwind the core issues, recalibrate your energy body, and bring you to a place of strength and clarity. Core emotional clearing; mental reprogramming; soul retrieval; past life reconciliation; spirit guide activation; elimination of dark forces / interdimensional interference. I also love mentoring healers. WWW.RADIANCEYOGA.ORG

PALM READINGS Elias Caress 9/13 801.783-6058. Highly experienced palm reader available for private readings or for multiple readings at private events. Tarot and hypnosis also available. Downtown area, additional charge for travel. Accepts credit cards. More information at WWW.ELIASCARESS.COM. PSYCHIC/TAROT READINGS Crone’s Hollow 8/13 2470 S. Main St. 801.906.0470. Have life questions? We offer intuitive and personal psychic consultations: Tarot, Pendulum, Crystal Ball and other oracles. $22 for 20 minutes. Afternoon and evening appointments. Walk-ins welcome. We also make custom conjure/spell candles! WWW.CRONESHOLLOW.COMFB

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 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. WORKSHOPS, TRAININGFB Monroe Institute Excursion Workshop. 970.683.8194. WWW.CINDYLYN.COM FB

PSYCHOTHERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH COACHING, FACILITATING 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 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 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 chil-

dren. 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 6/14 801 935-4787 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. 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

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RESALE/OUTDOOR GEAR & CLOTHING fun & frolic consignment shop8/13 801-487-6393 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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SPIRITUAL PRACTICE 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

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 Fred Coyote, Author & Teacher of Spirituality

801.493.5644. Nondual, non-dogmatic teachings on spirituality, focused on spiritual awakening and embracing the whole Self—body, mind, spirituality, emotions, sexuality. Classes on True Meditation and Sacred Sexuality. Habla español. WWW.FREDCOYOTE.ORG10/13 Two Arrows Zen Center (formerly Boulder Mountain Zendo). 230 S. 500 W., #155, SLC. 801.532.4975. WWW.BOULDERMOUNTAINZENDO.ORG FB

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 POETRY Rumi Poetry Good poetry enriches our culture and nourishes our soul. Rumi Poetry Club (founded in 2007) celebrates spiritual poetry of Rumi and other masters as a form of meditation. Free meetings first Tuesday (7 pm) of month at AndersonFoothill Library 1135 S 2100 E. WWW.RUMIPOETRYCLUB.COM

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Method to universal madness Osho Zen Tarot: Friendliness, Celebration, Existence Medicine Cards: Otter, Swan Mayan Oracle: Polarity, Chichan Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Seven of Disks, The Devil, Strength Aleister Crowley Deck: Queen of Wands, Prince of Cups, The Priestess Words of Truth: Transformation, Truth, Change ere we are finally and fully into the Grand Water Trine for the next year and as our emotions begin to open and flow, it restores a feeling of trust in the world and the possibility that there might be a bit of method to the universal madness over the past three-plus years. I like to think of this trine as the official return of the divine feminine to the planet. The past few years have felt like we got caught up in a slew of metaphorical earthquakes where the foundations of our reality have been shaken to the point of crumbling and breaking down our old self and perspective around money, life, trust, love, work and spirituality. Now there is a tsunami of water to soothe and bathe us into a calmer perspective. The divine feminine returns and is washing away the chaos of the past and allowing us to wipe the slate clean. The challenge comes in if we are unwilling to let the past go and if we are unwilling to allow a new flow to guide us rather than our mind. Over the past three-plus years, our relationships have been challenged because of the Grand Cardinal Cross and Saturn being in Libra. We have felt pulled in four directions. The ground seemed to come out from underneath us, as if we were free falling into the unknown. Then the squares between Pluto and Uranus made us feel pulled between our future and the past. (By then Saturn moved into Scorpio on October 5, 2012 and for some of us it felt like the Grim Reaper meets Darth Vader. That isn’t all bad because these two big energies are at least talking and working together. But it has made us pull ourselves up and get back on the horse to work towards the goal that has seemed to evade us for


the past few years. This can feel like a challenge but if we did not have the grounding aspect of this pattern, with Jupiter exalted in Cancer (a joyous and celebratory expression of love and devotion), Neptune at home in Pisces (an extremely artistic expression that throws all of us into the deep end of the emotional pool and wants to pull us into dreamland) we could have found our heads in the clouds and out of touch with reality. Saturn is so grounding in Scorpio that it will help us translate this huge wave of energy into a much more realistic and tangible outcome. From July 17-23 we have some cosmic effects that allow for profound emotional healing. It also allows for a spiritual healing and a resurgence of faith and trust. We will feel as if we have more energy than we have felt for a long time to kick us into gear. We should feel uplifted and more optimistic (which would be very helpful after all this gloom and doom). We will also notice that we have a magnetic power to draw into our life what we want and need. Through this process, we can finally come to understand our own emotional choices and see a larger divine plan at work in our life. If you are a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) or if you have significant planets at the early degrees in water, you will feel tremendously empowered and energetically transformed. This is a wonderful time to heal old family wounds and conflicts. Expect people from your past to come back into the picture and allow the healing that is being asked to release you from the story you have been telling yourself about that person or situation. You are in a cycle of profound healing and reunion that will touch your core. Surrender your story of the past, allow yourself to play in the cooling waters of the feminine, feel the strength you have gained by confronting your deepest fears and celebrate the massive shifts you have manifested. You are on the road to reconnecting to what inspires your soul, allows you freedom and supports your expansion into your greatest self. Have a fabulous month. u

This is a wonderful time to heal old family wounds and conflicts. Expect people from your past to come back into the picture. Allow the healing to release you from the story you have been telling yourself about that person or situation.

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




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