There will always be little issues in the Moab Nutshell keep us yapping. Regardless and nevertheless, Moab is still about the best place I can imagine to live. We're fortunate beyond reason to be here. Take advantage of it. TeEx’s RIVERWAYS 691 N. 500 West. 259-5101 VVVVVVVVVVVVY FROM STILES... 3-D RIVER VISIONS, INC. P.O. Box 67 = Moab, UT 84532 I’ve decided to give you good people a break and contribute absolutely nothing to this issue. But for a bit of positive news, please keep reading... COMPOSTING THE CRAP IN LIFE AND GROWING WITH IT: YOUTH GARDEN PROJECT By Sarah Heffron Due to excess Park Service paperwork, we did not have time this issue to design yet another clever ad... Thank you. The Youth Garden Project (Moab UT.) challenges you to consider a garden phenomena that can’t illuminate an understanding of your own mellow dramas--or not so mellow dramas. Using the garden as metaphor and the therapeutic nature of gardening, YGP is working to enrich education, promote personal growth and cultivate an ethic of caring for the Land, the community and the one’s self amongst youth and the broader community of Grand County. The Garden offers hands-on learning spanning, geography to job skills, math to marketing, history to health, science to social skills, and language to lessons on plain everyday life. For young and old alike it provides a sanctuary for the senses, a place to replenish the soul. It is common ground in which community can take root, grow and sustain itself. The juiciest produce is not mouth-watering melons or tantalizing red tomatoes, sublime though they may be. The juiciest produce is suspended students sneaking back for garden class, children bringing bountiful baskets and bouquets: to limited income elders, lives transforming. One student in the early years wrote: sue Ws i "The work was long and tedious (but) the knowledge, strength and self-awareness that I gained from the project is irreplaceable. My whole perspective of what and whoI wanted to be was changed with the simple act of gardening.” An adult student who was working on her high school diploma at the Garden for a year wrote at the end: “Before I became part of the Garden, I closed everyone and everything out of my life, but now I’ve had the chance to work in our community, my attitude has changed 180 degrees. I have gained a lot of friends, the respect of others and the desire to help whom everI can. -But most of all I’ve gained respect for myself." Not so long ago, every community did garden, and schools dismissed for summer so that youth could get dirty and grow food. One could readily argue-as the state superintendent of California does--that every school (and every community) needs CANOE OUTFITTING SHUTTLE SERVICE JETBOAT TOURS a And the movement of youth gardens and community gardens is growing However, for now, the Youth Garden Project and its diverse offerings remain Working to preserve the agricultural, || scenic, historic and wildlife values ee of Utah’s open land. UTAH Typesetting & Page Layout * Graphic Design Or, to help in the fight to preserve the treasured landscapes of Castle Valleyjise Utah Open Lands and send your support to: Digital Pre-Press * Scanning Service * Post Cards Greeting Cards * Business Cards * Posters Catalogs * Folders * AND A LOT MORE 690 S. Main Moab, UT 84532 435.259.4087 800.891.6636 (Next to the Moab Brewery!) Utah Open Lands Conservation Association 1790 S.1100 E., Suite #3 Salt Lake City, UT 84105 or MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO UTAH OPEN LANDS. FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWABLE. Utah Open Lands Castle Rock Collaboration HC-64 Box 2903 Castle Valley, UT 84532 ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE TO THE UTAH OPEN LANDS IS A PRIVATE NON PROFIT 501 (C)3 ORGANIZATION. A RECEIPT WILL BE MAILED BACK TO YOU. Castle Rock Collaboration Public Meeting dates for 2000: March 23rd, May 26th, July 27, Sept. 28th, and Nov. 30th. All meetings are at the Castle Valley LDS Church at 7:00 p.m. SELLING? BUYING? CHECKING THINGS OUT? I'm here to help you! Looking forward to hearing from you! ARCHES REALTY 180 EAST CENTER ST. Jerr P.O. BOX 537 MOAB, UT 84532 — OK then...! = "We use the MLS System, so call for information on ae i ANY listing out there!" .Wie-ssso-she-nuliiple listing system. in. dink cokam help you... with any property regardless of the agency it is listed with. IK Exceptional Quality Affordable Prices. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP: OPEN LANDS For information on Conservation Investing or Conservation Easements, call Wendy Fisher, executive director of Utah Open Lands at 801-463-6156. i asttistoailll CANYON COLOR GRAPHICS etna itn. For more on the Youth Garden Project, call Sarah at 259.2326. And please read Steve Bruce’s Challenge Letter on page 39 of this issue...JS weil nationwide. a unique asset in rural Utah and are serving as a model for communities much farther a field. \ ; ; i garden.