Welcome to East Central Community Council for Residents and Businesses!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, WELCOME to the  East Central Community Web page, a resource  to stay connected on the latest happenings for all those who live, work and visit our unique and vibrant community of residents and businesses. There is no place like East Central! Bordered by the University of Utah and the University Gardens […]

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University Gardens Neighborhood (UNC)

Welcome to University Gardens Neighborhood of the ECC! We are located between 900 E. and University Street & South Temple and 500 So. Get the zoning map here.  University Gardens is a perfect college neighborhood, where residential streets divided by grassy medians are within walking distance of locally owned pizza parlors and coffee shops; and […]

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Safe Passage for Pedestrians across Dangerous “Hot Spots” in the ECC

Safe Passage for Pedestrians across Dangerous “Hot Spots” in the ECC

With the highest density in the City and seven arterial streets/ highways cutting through all of it’s neighborhoods,  the ECC launches a campaign to request more be done to provide safe passage for all pedestrians. See the summary of the ten year plan and what is left to be done here: CIP 2013 Pedestrian Safety […]

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About Us

About Us

East Central Community Council Salt Lake’s organically grown Urban Neighborhood! The East Central Community Council is a 501 c-3 state and federally registered nonprofit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Membership  in  the ECC is geographically based. It includes from South Temple Street to 900 South, and 700 East to 1400 East.  The ECC […]

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University Neighborhood Community Garden

University Neighborhood Community Garden

Due to the generous support and commitment towards community from  Intermountain Salt Lake Clinic, the ECC is proud to add this beautiful garden space to our long tradition of parks, open space and gardens. The ECC has entered into a long term lease for this community garden space. Various rules have been established to both […]

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How Our Community Garden Works

How Our Community Garden Works

  HOW OUR COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKS Our community garden is a shared space –a commons. Gardeners not only tend their own plots, but also collaborate with each other to take an active role in all levels of garden development and ongoing maintenance. By contributing their volunteer time toward the needs of the whole, everyone has […]

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Is Community Gardening Right for You?

Is Community Gardening Right for You?

Is Community Gardening Right for You? The following information may be useful to you if you are thinking about becoming agardener in this neighborhood council. Benefits and Rewards Despite the extra responsibilities, community gardening is immensely popular with many benefits! If you’ve never gardened in a community garden before, you can look forward to more […]

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Message from the Police Department:    How to avoid being a victim

Message from the Police Department: How to avoid being a victim

Salt Lake City Police Department has seen an increased frequency in theft and burglary throughout the city. These crimes are being committed during the day and night, in all different neighborhoods, and most are preventable. Be sure to lock up your home, windows, garage, and cars. Do not leave any property that is, or looks, […]

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Water Wise Gardening

Water Wise Gardening

How Much Water Is Enough? On average, most vegetables need around 1-2 inches of water per week. During March and April, cooler temperatures and spring rains will usually provide most of your watering needs, although occasional hand watering may be required for seeds and seedlings. When temperatures rise in May, the irrigation system will be […]

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Organic Standards

Organic Standards

ORGANIC STANDARDS Our Philosophy Gardening organically is a commitment to health, a respectful relationship to the earth, and a love for the many facets of gardens and gardening. For us, being organic is sticking to a simple philosophy: keeping our gardens and our gardeners healthy. Keeping the gardens healthy means that we work in natural […]

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