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Grow West Garden Fest: Free Family Event April 9 at Sorenson Unity Center

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SAVE THE DATE FOR A FREE FAMILY EVENT
Thursday, April 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sorenson Unity Center

The Grow West Garden Fest invites the public to learn about health, nutrition, and gardening resources available to westside Salt Lake City neighborhoods. These resources include community gardens, school gardens, workshops, youth activities, and organizations & businesses that support gardening practices. For attendees who participate in event activities, free food will be served by El Ranchero Chido, a local taco cart.

For more information, visit wasatchgardens.org or check out the Facebook event page.

Growing Community Gardens Leadership Training Series – Apply Now!

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Great news! Our friends at Wasatch Community Gardens will once again offer their popular Growing Community Gardens leadership series. 

Growing Community Gardens is a 6-week leadership training series facilitated through community gardening concepts. This is ideal for individuals or groups interested in community garden organization and development, focused on building skills, sharing ideas and identifying resources for developing successful community gardens and school gardens.

Upon completion of the training, participants whose projects meet program requirements are invited to join our network of garden leaders, continuing to connect their community gardens with Wasatch Community Gardens resources, as available, throughout the year.

Location
Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S 900 W, SLC, UT 84104

Dates
Tuesdays, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
January 6 – February 10, 2015
Optional Garden Tour in March, Date TBD

Topics
Classes focus on community organizing, and cover such topics as leadership, diversity, volunteer management, facilitation, and garden design.

Program Fees
$65 for all 6 sessions. Scholarships available.
Payment is due upon acceptance into the training.

Applications are due by December 1, 2014 — enrollment is limited so apply today!

Download the application.

For assistance in preparing an application, or more information, please contact:

Susan Finlayson, Community Gardens Program Director for Wasatch Community Gardens
Phone: (801) 359-2658 x 12
Email: susan@wasatchgardens.org

SLCgreen in Action: Sorenson CommUNITY Fair

Yesterday SLCgreen attended the 6th Annual Sorenson CommUNITY Fair. It was a great event and we had a lot of fun chatting with people about all things green in SLC! Thanks to SLCgreen interns Kara and Miya for a job well done!

Stop by the Sorenson CommUNITY Fair Tonight!

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Join the Sorenson Unity Center for the 6th Annual CommUNITY Fair. Find out what your community has to offer with local vendors, kid’s activities, and live entertainment for the whole family.

The fair features a FREE bounce house, sumo suits, obstacle course, games, face painting, and much more. Remember to enter our raffle to win some great prizes. Get some great food from local food vendors, FREE Creamies and first 100 FREE food vouchers while supplies last.

And while you’re there, be sure to stop by the SLCgreen booth to say “hello!” and pick up your copy of our new guide to your curbside services!

6th Annual Sorenson CommUNITY Fair
Thursday, May 29th from 5 – 8 p.m.
Sorenson Unity Center (1383 South 900 West)

We Love Honey Bees!

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Join Slow Food Utah for the 4th Annual Honey Bee Festival in Salt Lake City. All are welcome to enjoy this free event.

What: Honey Bee Festival

Where: Sorenson Unity Center (1383 South 900 West)

When: Saturday, June 7th from 1-5 p.m.

Why: Honeybees are critical pollinators for a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and nuts in our food supply. In fact, it is estimated that one in three bites of food is dependent on bees in some way. Honeybees of course also directly produce a remarkable food, honey.

So come on down to enjoy crafts and games for kids, local honey and food tastings, a live bee demo and backyard bee-keeping workshops!

More information is available at SlowFoodUtah.org.

 

Mayor to Host Community Conversation on Air Quality Issues

Mayor Ralph Becker invites residents to join him and a panel of local policymakers for an informal community conversation about air quality issues on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West.

Mayor Becker reiterated his commitment to working toward addressing the region’s ongoing air quality issues in his recent State of the City Address and outlined air quality-focused work Salt Lake City has accomplished during his administration, City efforts planned for the year ahead and the critical areas that require action by Utah state leaders.

Attendees will have an active role in the discussion as Mayor Becker and panel members answer questions, outline what is happening at the local level to improve air quality and what community members can do to help make a difference.

Joining Mayor Becker will be Salt Lake City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa, Salt Lake City Councilwoman and Breathe Utah Executive Director Erin Mendenhall and Salt Lake City Sustainability Director Vicki Bennett.

“I look forward to this opportunity to explore air quality issues with our residents and brainstorm on ways we can work together toward positive change,” said Mayor Becker. “Improving our dreadful pollution problem is going to require a wide-ranging collaborative effort that includes definitive action by state government in addition to ongoing efforts by municipal entities and all of us who call Utah home.”

This event is the first in a series of monthly gatherings at Sorenson Unity Center focused on issues important to Salt Lake City residents.

EVENT: Community Conversations with Mayor Becker

WHO: Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker
Salt Lake City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa
Salt Lake City Councilwoman and Breathe Utah Executive Director Erin Mendenhall
Salt Lake City Sustainability Director Vicki Bennett

WHERE: Sorenson Unity Center
1383 S. 900 West

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 5
6-8 p.m.

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