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Archive for July, 2013

Stewardship in Action: Don Jarvis

Sunday, 28 July, 2013

Don Jarvis Sustainability Coordinator, Provo City Don, can you tell us about your background and how you ended up as Sustainability Adviser for Provo City? I have no formal training in environmental issues but have been active in local politics and in a local environmental group named Utah Valley Earth Forum. Back in 2009 UVEF…

Stewardship in Action: Sarah Kendall Taber

Sunday, 14 July, 2013

Sarah Kendall Taber Plant Scientist and Eco-Entrepreneur How did you become interested in environmental issues? I was raised in an environmentalist family. They’d probably laugh if they found out I called them that because they weren’t really loud or activist about it– they’re just very practical people and part of that was recognizing that if…

Stewardship in Action: Ginger Woolley

Sunday, 7 July, 2013

Ginger Woolley President, Rock Canyon Preservation Alliance  How did you become interested in the initiative to preserve Rock Canyon? I’ve been hiking Rock Canyon for more than forty years, generally 5 – 7 days a week, summer and winter. Over the decades, I have witnessed how this one canyon, so accessible to our urban community,…

On Botanical Literacy

Monday, 1 July, 2013

A recent outing with LDSES members at Rock Canyon in Provo has inspired me to revisit the question of the importance of botanical literacy. Youth programs, including Boy Scouts, often require a fundamental literacy in the nomenclature and qualities of local biota, but then this knowledge seems to fall into disuse. We might memorize the…