Did you know that the University of Utah has a Wellness Bus? And that it visits our Westside communities regularly? “The Wellness Bus helps communities, families and individuals by teaching them to make healthier lifestyle choices. Learn how to manage pre-diabetes and help prevent Type 2 diabetes. The Wellness Bus travels to places you live, […]
Utahns Against Hunger: Utah Summer Food Program
Summer is on the way and that means the start of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SFSP works to fill the nutrition gap between school years for low-income students who rely on free and reduced price breakfast and lunch programs. The summer food program begins after the school year ends, usually the beginning […]
Get your Garden on with Fairpark Community’s First Annual Plant Sale!
Got Garden? We have just what you need to fill it up! After months of hard work by volunteers, the Fairpark Community Council’s First Annual Plant Sale is almost here! Almost 4,000 veggies and herb plants are being cared for by dedicated volunteers. The seedlings are growing like wild and will be sure to enhance […]
Dirt2Table: A Great time of year!
Don’t you love it this time of year? I certainly do. Everything from the buds swelling on the fruit trees, dandelions blooming, willows and others flowering, to the birds getting more active, it sure feels like spring. I just hope that a late frost doesn’t get some of our fruit trees this year. As you […]
Pedal in the City: Bike Commuting ~ One of the Best Ways to Stay Healthy
Working out at the gym has its benefits, but consider something that might bring more enjoyment along with those health benefits: Bike commuting. A 2013 article in Grist Magazine by Jay Walljasper discusses the health benefits of bike commuting. “Biking for transportation appears more helpful in losing weight and promoting health than working out at […]
Salt Lake County Offers Free “Lead Safe Housing” Program
If your home was built before 1978, you may want to look into the “Lead Safe Housing” program with free services from Salt Lake County. Services are free if you qualify (see eligibility requirements here). Salt Lake County administers grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to qualifying homeowners, renters, […]