Surprisingly, The Beehive hasn’t featured its namesake until now! But we couldn’t wait any longer. These insects, and the living structures they build are crucial to our environmental health – especially the food supply. The Wasatch Beekeepers Association is an organization of people that encourages a hive in every backyard, providing community, education and support for newcomers and old hands alike.
One of the first episodes of The Beehiv featured the community developers at the Granary District and the high hopes they had to revive their cute, industrial corner of the city. Who would have imagined that less than a year later, they would be the hosts of Salt Lake’s hippest weekend block party – Granary Row. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night until October – a section of 7th south comes to life with food, music, and microshops housed in the 20 ft. shipping containers that decorate the street.
Gwen Crist is the director of Slow Food Utah, the local chapter of an international organization. Through education, outreach, and enjoyment – they work to protect to local, conscientious, and heritage food practices.
Jorge Fierro of Frida Bistro and Rico has taken up the cause of The Burrito Project. Based out of his kitchens, the SLC chapter of the national effort brings on volunteers a few days each week – one crew to make hundreds of rice & bean burritos, and another crew to distribute them to the homeless via bicycle. It’s a nutritious, delicious, and surprisingly easy way to do some real good in our community.