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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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University Neighborhood Community Garden

3 July 2012

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University Neighborhood Community Garden

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University Neighborhood Community Garden

15 June 2012

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University Neighborhood Community Garden

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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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Friends of Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard

31 March 2012

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Friends of Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard

Tami Clark, Marsha Gilford, Douglas Hunter, Nate Salazar, Ben Holcomb, Karen Stam, Owen Witesman,  Eva Witesman, Esther Hunter,  Otto Liebergesell                

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High Density Orchard Techniques for the Backyard Orchard

21 January 2012

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High Density Orchard Techniques for the Backyard Orchard

For years, most of the information about growing fruit came from commercial orchard culture: methods that promoted maximum size for maximum yield but required 12-foot ladders for pruning, thinning and picking, and 400 to 600 square feet of land per tree. Tree spacing had to allow for tractors. The objective of high density planting or […]

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A Fall Day in Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard

21 January 2012

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A Fall Day in Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard

On October 12, 2013, the University Gardens Neighborhood of the East Central Community invites you join in a celebration for the first annual “A Fall Day in Helen’s Neighborhood Orchard” located at 1100 East and 100 South. Enjoy the orchard, music, food and learn how to plant and care for fruit trees in an urban […]

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Reservoir Park Project

9 October 2011

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Reservoir Park Project

   The memory of our Beloved Park is Maintained! Click here to see the garden design:  reservoir park garden Click here to see how well the City and Neighborhood worked to bring about a well excepted change: Reservoir Park Collaborative Pubic Process Final (2) Thirteenth East Reservoir – A Bit of History Disappears This historic […]

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Fruit Share!

7 August 2010

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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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