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Helen’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard- Spring 2014

1 October 2014

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Helen’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard- Spring 2014

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Fruit Share!

7 August 2014

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Fruit Share!

As part of an initiative to reduce food waste, the City has partnered with TreeUtah, Avenues Fruitshare, Green Urban Lunchbox and Salt Lake Community Action Program to create an online database where residents can register their fruit trees.  Voluntarily registering fruit trees indicates residents’ desire to share plentiful harvests. Registration does not guarantee that fruit will be harvested, but […]

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Helen’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard

3 December 2013

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Helen’s Neighborhood Demonstration Orchard

Named in honor of  Helen  Clawson Wells,  great grand daughter of Brigham Young, University Gardens Neighborhood planted 60 apple and pear  trees  on October 15, 2011  in what was Salt Lake City’s first urban orchard on the corner of 100 South and 1100 East.  This orchard will include Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, Jonagold apple trees; Anjou, Bartlett, […]

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Holy Cross Chapel Restoration Project

4 April 2013

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Holy Cross Chapel Restoration Project

The Historic Holy Cross Chapel is a beautiful, historic building that provides an interfaith sanctuary of solitude and comfort for patients, families, staff, visitors, and friends. Construction began in 1901 and dedicated in April 14, 1904   The chapel was created as part of the Holy Cross Hospital, first established in 1875 by the Sisters […]

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Self Guided Walking Tour Brochure – Gems in the Garden

5 March 2013

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Self Guided Walking Tour Brochure – Gems in the Garden

Printable version of the University Gardens Neighborhood self guided tour:

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About Helen Wells

8 November 2012

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About Helen Wells

Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard is named after and honors  Helen Clawson Wells, who was  affectionately known as Utah’s Tree Lady being devoted to the planting, cultivation and preservation of trees. The neighbors of the University Gardens Neighborhood continue in the tradition and  legacy of people such as Helen Wells.  Helen Wells was a great granddaughter of […]

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Commitment to Gardens, Parks & Open Space

5 October 2012

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Commitment to Gardens, Parks & Open Space

Victory Park, University Gardens Neighborhood Faultline Gardens, University Gardens Neighborhood Reservoir Park, University Gardens Neighborhood 800 East and 1200 East Parkings, University Gardens and Bryant Park Neighborhoods Legacy Garden, University Gardens Neighborhood Gilgal Sculpture Garden, Bennion Gardens Neighborhood

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“Lighter, quicker, cheaper” to calm neighborhood traffic.

2 September 2012

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“Lighter, quicker, cheaper” to calm neighborhood traffic.

Next week the Salt Lake City Transportation Division will be installing temporary planters on 400 South between 1100 & 1200 East to remind those speeding down the street that they are driving within a neighborhood. The planters will remain until mid September. The City has 6 sets of temporary planters (really  feeding troughs filled with […]

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The Art Barn

23 May 2012

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The Art Barn

TheArt Barn is the home of the Salt Lake City Arts Council. Located in Reservoir Park, in the University Gardens Neighborhood of the ECC, the Art Barn has served as a community art center since its doors opened in the early 1930s. The building houses the Finch Lane Gallery, the Park Gallery and the offices […]

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History of the University Gardens Islands originally called “Parkings”

13 May 2012

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History of the University Gardens Islands originally called “Parkings”

A little bit of history regarding University Gardens Islands: When these historic islands were first created (1913) they replaced the electrical poles and wires that ran down the center of the street. They were called “Parkings” intended as a park for those who were not able to travel to the City parks, mountains and open […]

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