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Be Your Own Plant Doctor | Identifying nutrient deficiencies like a boss

June, you are a serious garden season sweet spot. Veteran spring crops are side by side with freshly planted warm weather selections, both eagerly lapping up the ever more present …

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June 2017 Urban Almanac: A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden and natural world.

  JUNE 1  June is LGBT Pride Month. Gay marriage is now legal in all 50 U.S. states and in 22 countries. JUNE 2 Moonstone, June’s birthstone (along with pearl and alexandrite) …

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Change Agents: Grassroots – People with Initiative

Thanks to Martin van Hemert for this lovely photo of Hi Ute Ranch, one of our easements in Summit County. Today, Bonanza Flat is 1,350 acres of undeveloped mountain on the dividing …

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The Yin and Yang of Summer

Feng shui for your body, house and mind. On June 21 we enter the season of summer, the most yang or active time of the year. With the sun being at its northernmost point in relatio …

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Red Butte’s Waterwise Terraces

Climb into the Salt Lake foothills for lessons in conservation and beauty. Gardeners, prepare for a seduction of the senses: After over five years of planning and two years of cons …

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Man and Mushroom: Bryn Dentinger

Explorer of Earth’s mycological mysteries — and new Curator of Mycology at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Dr. Bryn Dentinger, recent arrival to the University of Utah’s academ …

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Raccoon Poop is Very Bad

Raccoons are cute. So cute. Those leathery little hands. The bandit mask and poofy striped tail. So. Darn. Cute. They’re crazy-smart, too, particularly city-dwelling raccoons. Like …

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The Urban Almanac: May 2017

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden and natural world. MAY 1 May Day/Beltane. The Sun rises at 6:25 a.m. today and sets at 8:24 p.m. Start hardening off warm …

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The Education of Farmer Pete

A visit with Sandhill Farms’ Pete Rasmussen. Sandhill Farms is well-known among Salt Lake-area food lovers and growers. It is the source of over 30 varieties of hardy heirloom culi …

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Pull-Out Garden Guide 2017

This planting guide reflects some of the changes occurring in the modern garden. With the rise of raised beds, intensive planting, vertical gardening and no-till methods, planting …

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