Good ideas for daily living.
How and why you should see the Great American Eclipse this month. Where were you when…?” is a question that usually refers to a shock that binds humanity. One such event will be th …READ MORE
The peak heat of August in our Salt Lake City summer brings with it some of the most uncomfortable and stressful weeks for our gardens and the gardeners that inhabit them. While on …READ MORE
One pound of compost becomes a feast for the whole garden. Wow! I have waaaaaaaay too much high-grade compost!” said no gardener ever. Generating that much rich, dark garden goodne …READ MORE
A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden & natural world by Diane Olson, Anna Zumwalt and Greta deJong July 1 Dawn breaks at 3:55am. Sun rises at 6:00 A.M., s …READ MORE
Bonanza Flat rescued in the nick of time The story of Bonanza Flat might have been grief for another lost place, but it turned out to be an affirming example of community coming to …READ MORE
Seven Canyons Trust to daylight hidden water People who lived in Salt Lake City during the 1983 floods still remember that, despite the disaster, there was something magical about …READ MORE
Apocolypse? Your dogs may think so; here are ways to calm their anxiety. If you have a sound-sensitive beast, Fourth of July—heck, pretty much all of July—is a nighttime trial. Sal …READ MORE
The scene was the annual seed swap at the Sorenson Center about eight years ago. This guy had a large bag of reddish seeds that resembled parsnip seeds, only they weren’t. “They ca …READ MORE
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 …READ MORE
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) …READ MORE