CATALYST Weekly ReaderOctober 10 - October 17

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Featured vendor:

Adam's Heirlooms

Adam's Heirlooms grows 100% heirloom and antique varieties of fruits and vegetables on urban properties in Midvale, Utah. Most of their produce varieties are dated prior to 1900, meaning you are getting a true taste of history when you buy from Adam's Heirlooms. It also means no GMOs and no hybrids. Adam & Dianna have a love of history, especially food history. They have been teaching food history for more than 20 years and have been growing heirloom fruits and vegetables for more than eight years.


Try their unique blends of  micro greens and heirloom vegetables at the Tuesday Market.


This Tuesday's vendors:
  • Adam's Heirlooms
  • Asian & Heirlooms
  • Chad's Produce
  • Cooks Family Farm
  • Earth First Eco-Farms
  • Frazier Family Farm
  • Laziz Foods
  • Little Denmark Farm, LLC
  • Love Muffins Bakery
  • Mololo Gardens
  • Parker Farms Produce
  • Paul's Vegetable Farm
  • Pyne Farms - Apples
  • Red Bicycle Breadworks
  • Tequenos Factory
  • Urban Pioneer Foods
  • Weeks Berries
  • White Lake Farms LLC.
  • Wilkerson Farm

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In This Issue
Celebrate the Bounty
Randall Lake Studio Show
Monster Used Book Sale
Wasatch Cooperative Market's Dinner in the Field
Dr. Michael Conforti on "Dreams, Jung & Von Franz"
Bonsai Show
Indian Art Market
Urbanized (documentary)
Wicked Plants: Lecture & Garden Tour
Gunnison: The Island and its Pelicans
Garden After Dark
Scientist in the Spotlight: Fire Ecology with Mitch Power
The Aquarium Age
Dear Friends and Family,

How are you doing with the Eat Local Challenge? I've been in Portland for most of the week and while, with ample planning, I might have "eaten local" there, this wasn't that kind of trip. If you're not with the program either, no worries: We can have our own "challenge" anytime throughout the next month, while locally produced food is abundant.

Have you read your October CATALYST yet? This month we talk about "pinkwashing" ~ with a plea for breast cancer prevention before cure; a look at the so-called Molly deaths; the birthing of an air quality activist; the conclusion to our Chakra series; big changes in the CATALYST office; and lots more. Pick it up on the newsstand or access it online at

Thank you for reading!

~ Greta Belanger deJong
Event picks for
October 10 - October 17

Thurs. Oct. 10, 6-10p. 

Union Pacific Depot, 400 W South Temple. $55 food only/ $65 food w/drinks. 

Local First Utah's "Celebrate the Bounty" gala fundraiser features some of Utah's finest fare from locally owned, independent restaurants, artisans and food purveyors.
CATALYST is a proud sponsor of Local First Utah. We'll be there, and hope to see you, too! 

Thurs. Oct. 10, 6p. 

Randall Lake Art, 158 E 200 S. Free. 

After a decade, Randall Lake brings back his annual studio show with over 60 paintings, new and old.

Oct. 10-15, Fri-Sat 9a-6p, Sun 1-5p, Mon-Tues 9a-9p. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.

You won't find any goblins, but you will find monster deals at The Friends of the City Library Fall Used Book Sale. Movies, mysteries, cookbooks and more will be available at bargain prices. 



Fri. Oct. 11, 6:30p.  

Mololo Gardens, 361 W 400 S. $35.   


Celebrate National Cooperative Month by participating in Eat Local Week with Wasatch Cooperative Market. Festivities will include dinner in the field, with fare provided by local caterers, restaurants and farms. 


The City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.  


Dr. Conforti will present the work of the early masters in Jungian psychology and discuss the presence of the objective psyche in dreams. 
Dr. Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the founder and director of the Assisi Institute. On Oct. 12, 9a-1p. Join Dr. Conforti for a half-day workshop on the archetypal layers of dreams. 


Oct. 11-13, 9a-5p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular Garden Admission. 


Explore the millennia-old art form of Bonsai and learn how to take care of your own tree. Members of the Bonsai Club of Utah will display trees from their collections, answer questions and demonstrate different Bonsai techniques. Trees and supplies will be available for purchase. 


Oct. 12-13, 10a-5p.  

Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Free.   


Over 20 selected artists will display and sell their original work ranging from jewelry, beadwork, sculpture, painting and more. The Indian Art Market is a juried show featuring the work of regional native artists.


Tues. Oct. 15, 7p.    

Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free.   


This documentary examines the design of cities and the issues behind urban designs. 

Wed. Oct. 16, 12-1p.

Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular Garden admission.    

Explore the dark underbelly of the plant world. Poisonous, carnivorous, or just plain nasty ~ the diabolical botanicals in this unique lecture will be safely explored in all their fearful glory. Registration required.



Oct. 17, 7:30p.  

Westminster College, 1840 S 1300 E. Free. 


One of the largest breeding colonies of American White Pelicans in the U.S. nests on Gunnison Island, located on the Northwestern part of the Great Salt Lake.


Protecting Gunnison Island for America White Pelicans is a decades-long struggle with a need for continual ongoing vigilance. Learn about the importance, history, beauty and future of this precious resource.  


Oct. 17-19, 24-26 6-9p.  

Red Butte Garden, 301 Wakara Way. $12.  


There's trouble brewing in the Garden, and one of the plants in the collections is the culprit. Uncover details of carnivorous, poisonous and downright dangerous plants found in nature, all in the spirit of Halloween.

Feel free to wear your costume to this event complete w
ith crafts, activities, light displays and more.




Fri. Oct. 18, 2-4p.  

Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Free.  


What can the charcoal of the past tell us about the future of our world? Join NHMU geomorphologist Mitchell Power to learn how geomorphologists use core samples to predict the world's ever-changing climate.


Also check out the current exhibit "Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters" that explores the science behind these phenomena, the tools used to study and predict them, and stories of human responses to these events (showing through Dec. 8). 


Blog Updates 

Normally at times like this, when it's all too clear that the inmates are running the asylum and no one is willing to admit that the Emperor has no clothes, I usually pine for the swift wit and biting wisdom of John Lennon. In my imagination, he would cut through the endless loop of hyperbolic spin that allows truthiness to reign supreme, and with a few penetrating words, remind us that war is over if we want it because each of us has the power to change the world ~ all that's required is a change of heart. Today is his birthday ~ 73-years old ~ and I do still miss him...(read more).