All posts by Hilary Shughart

May 11, Secrets of the Soil – Revealed

Cache Soil to Table
Cache Soil to Table
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Logan Library
Jim Bridger Room
6:30 – 8 p.m.
FREE

Wise gardeners and farmers proclaim they don’t “grow plants,” they grow soil! While “dirt” is just a medium to anchor plant roots, SOIL is a living ecosystem teaming with bacteria, fungi, worms, archea, nematodes, and
arthropods. Whether you’re growing kale, tomatoes, peaches or pistachios—or just getting started with a bare patch of dirt and a bunch of garden dreams—Cache Soil to Table (CS2T) intern Joe Montoya and Jeanne Wallace will teach
key concepts that will help you understand your soil and the best management strategies to:

  • prevent mineral deficiencies in your plants
  • maximize plant health and vigor
  • reduce weeds
  • naturally inhibit pests and plant diseases
  • improve the flavor and nutrient-density of your crops

Should you till the soil? Well, that depends… What’s the best way to make
compost? Well, that depends…. What’s a better mulch: straw or wood chips?
Should you use cover crops? Well, that depends…

Equipped with an understanding of the Soil-Food Web, you’ll be empowered to create innovative, individualized (and low-cost) solutions to these and other questions.

https://www.facebook.com/CacheSoilToTable/

Cache Soil-to-Table Meetup

Logan, UT
257 Edible Landscapers

Is your passion growing and eating healthy food? Want to rip out your lawn and grow food instead (or maybe just a fruit tree or two)? Join this group of foodies, edible landsc…

Next Meetup

Goodbye Lawn, Hello Garden! Sheet mulching: Begin an instan…

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:30 PM
2 Attending

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For more information:
Hilary Shughart,
Event Coordinator,
Cache Soil To Table, CS2T
hilary.shughart@gmail.com
435-213-3668

May 11, An Evening with Illustrator Sherry Meidell

The Centaur by May Swenson, Illustrated by Sherry Meidell, published by Utah State University Press.
The Centaur by May Swenson, Illustrated by Sherry Meidell, published by Utah State University Press.

Sherry Meidell will be talking about the process of illustrating the picture book The Centaur by May Swenson, published by Utah State University Press.

She will talk about the illustration process from the first reading of the manuscript to getting the new box of illustrated books. She will also talk about the artistic life and how to keep the creative portion of your life
active, how to overcome fear and put paint to paper. And she will do just that put some paint to paper, demonstrating some watercolor painting.

Bring your sketchbook and join the fun!

Date: May 12, 7-9pm

North Logan Library

Contact: Barbara Middleton
Middleton.bam@gmail.com
435.752.6954

May 10, Celebrating Utah Water Week with Nancy Bo Flood

Water Runs Through This Book teaches how water runs through all aspects of our lives. Including everyday tips to help conserve, it will inspire children and adults to value water resources and to become better global citizens.
Water Runs Through This Book teaches how water runs through all aspects of our lives. Including everyday tips to help conserve, it will inspire children and adults to value water resources and to become better global citizens.
Author: Nancy Bo Flood
Photographer: Jan Sonnenmair

Prepare to be awed and humbled by nature’s breathtaking beauty and power as this author shares photographs, verse, and narration to explore life’s ever-changing yet essential element: WATER.

Plus, everybody takes home a free copy of Nancy’s publication .

Date: May 10, 7-9pm

North Logan Library

Contact: Barbara Middleton
Middleton.bam@gmail.com
435.752.6954

May 6, Cutler Marsh Canoe Trips Saturday

Two Canoe Adventures Saturday:

  1. Paddle across Cutler Marsh, starting at “The Ditch” where the Logan River
    enters the Marsh and taking out at the marina on the west side of Valley View
    Highway. This entails a shuttle.

    Meet at 8 a.m. at the Pacificorp boat launch on Valley View Highway (200 North
    in Logan) just west of milepost 106 (1/2 mile west of Public Shooting Range,
    past 3200 West; 4.7 mi west of Main St.). There is a small parking lot and
    portable rest room on the south side of the road.

    Paddlers must provide their own boats. Canoes can be rented from USU Outdoor
    Recreation Program (35% discount for USU students). Participants must wear a
    PFD (life jacket); binoculars, water, snacks, hat & sunglasses are
    recommended. Jean Lown, 435-760-2392; jean.lown@usu.edu

  2. Elliott Mott will lead 2 paddle trips Saturday, May 6: meeting at 9 am.

    First, we will paddle out-and-back to Cutler Dam on the open waters of Cutler Reservoir for a 7-mile event.

    Second trip: navigate a 5.4-mile stretch of the Logan River canoe trail as it flows into Cutler Reservoir from the southeast. Details & registration(required):

    Kayak and Canoe: Cache Valley

    Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 AM

    Location details are available to members only.

    10 Outdoor Enthusiasts Attending

    This water trail adventure showcases two unique boating landscapes in beautiful Cache Valley. First, we will paddle out-and-back to Cutler Dam on the open waters of Cutler Reservoir for a 7-mile event. This northwestern portion of Cutler Reservoir is unique as the scenery transitions from an open water expanse to a narrowing canyon with vertical ro…

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    Utah Outdoors
    www.meetup.com
    This water trail adventure showcases two unique boating landscapes in
    beautiful Cache Valley.

Apr 21, Friday paddle in search of the elusive American Bittern

Friday April 21, 8 a.m. paddle in search of the elusive American Bittern

Meet on Mendon Rd. (600 South) on the east side where it crosses Spring Creek
(and is currently closed due to road collapse).

We will unload boats and shuttle vehicles to the take-out on Valley View
highway at the west end of Cutler March (on west side of the Bear River).

Must have own boat and PFD (life jacket).

Estimated paddling time is 1.5-2 hours plus shuttle time so don’t plan to be
anywhere before 11 am.

Bring water, hat, sunscreen, and binoculars.

Check out this info on the bird and be sure to listen to the recording as we
are more likely to hear it than to see it (but will be very lucky to find
one).

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Bittern/id

For more information:

Jean Lown
jean.lown@usu.edu;
435-760-2392

First posted on Econet:
Environmental News for Cache, Rich, Box Elder, and Franklin Counties.
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Apr 22, Interfaith Earth Day

Interfaith Earth Day

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017
LOGAN TABERNACLE 12:30-2:00 PM
a celebration of our stewardship of Mother Earth

Persons of various faiths (including Buddhists, Episcopalians, Jews, Latter-day Saints, Lutherans, Muslims, Presbyterians, Quakers, Unitarian Universalists) will share music and song, poetry, and other forms of expression as they deliver a message of caring for our earth.

Caring for the earth is caring for each other An interfaith celebration

For more information:
Contact Jack Greene, jackisgreene@yahoo.com or call 435-563-6816

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Apr 22, Earth Day BioBlitz Logan River Golf Course

Logan River Golf Course Earth Day BioBlitz
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Rendezvous Park
Jack Greene

7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Join the second annual Logan River Golf Course Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
BioBlitz with Jack Greene. All levels welcome – help us spot birds,
wildflowers, mushrooms, insects, etc. to help document the rich wildlife
habitat provided by the Logan River Golf Course. Bring your camera: there’s a
photo contest, too!

http://www.inaturalist.org

Meet at Rendezvous Park, 7 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017

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