Community seed projects revive a tradition we’ve shared in growing food for centuries – from a handful of seed, we grow, gather, and share more seeds – enough not only for ourselves but an abundance to pass on to neighbors, family, and the next generation of gardeners and farmers. Saving and exchanging seeds is the way we discover new varieties, preserve heirlooms, and breed locally adapted varieties.
Whether you are a beginner seed saver or long-time organizer of seed projects this is a great place to start or share in your love for gardening.
This nonprofit has been operating in the Ogden Area Since January 2011. "OSE was founded solely for free and public education and interest in selecting, growing, saving and sharing heirloom & other open pollinated quality seeds."
There are other opportunities for learning about gardening and it is never too young to learn. The Utah State University, Weber County Extension is offering a very affordable option to help educate children in how to garden to get the best results
Another great tool of when to plant...Sometimes we think that we only get one crop. This is the case with some vegetables but with others that is not. Here are some great choices for second crops and the times that are best to ensure a great yield.
Ogden Valley Information is beginning a new addition to its blog. Its to introduce those who are extraordinarily talented in their fields.
Rosalie was chosen as our hairdresser. She has been nominated for several local awards and has been chosen for her creativity and her passion that she clearly gives her clients.
She is 24 years old and married to her high school sweetheart, she is a huge animal lover. She grew up in South Ogden, went to Bonneville High, She is now living in Ogden. She graduated from Avalon School of Cosmetology in 2012 and have been doing hair ever since. She always worked other full-time jobs and just did hair on the side. When she established her clientele she was able to quit her full-time job. She built her salon, and began to focus all her energy into her passion of doing hair.
She always knew she wanted to work from home so she had the salon plan in mind and basically built her home around it. She specialize in color, but she does love cutting hair as well.
She loves being able to be creative and experiment with new colors and trends.
She was nominated for The Indie Ogden Awards and The Fans Choice Awards in 2016. She was awarded as the State Winner for having the highest number of positive fan reviews for The Fans Choice Awards.
She considers herself so lucky to be her own boss, she makes her own schedule, and LOVES what she does.
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The Mint Door Salon is located in Ogden.
Contact information 801.458.0316 and email@example.com.
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Visit Ogden Valley and Ideas for Valentines day
Valentines Day is Fast approaching. Many people celebrate Valentine's Day by showing those they love their appreciation with a special dinner, flowers, acts of kindness, chocolates or other tokens of love to partners or those they admire. With Valentine's day is around the corner and no matter how you choose to celebrate here are a few ideas.
Reed Floral & Gifts proudly serves the Roy area. We are family owned and operated serving the Roy area since 1983. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt.
Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.
Let Reed Floral & Gift be your first choice for flowers.
We offer a 5% military, firefighter, and police discount.
The Hearth on 25th
Offering scratch seasonal dishes, with focus on live fire cooking, our hearth is the “heart” of our kitchen. From archaeological history, the term “hearth” means “heat of the earth.” The Tuscan wood burning oven is the most fundamental of hearths, using stone and heat from a rustic hard wood fire.
Beyond the wood fired wild game, fish, and breads of our kitchen, our pantry offers premium imported olive oil and vinegar, house made fresh and dried pastas, breads, sauces, and dressings.
Hearths have always been where family and friends gathered round for warmth and food. We invite you to gather round and make our hearth your home!
Hearth on 25th Street has a great Menu planned for Valentine's day.
The Alaskan Inn
Utah's adults-only Alaskan Inn reflects the deep wooded forests, snow-capped mountains, undisturbed wildlife, and stunning beauty that embodies Alaska. That same 'Spirit of Alaska' can be found in picturesque Ogden Canyon, where among lofting pines and limestone-crested cliffs, you will find the Alaskan Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Our secluded bed and breakfast is situated on the banks of the beautiful
Ogden River, featuring twenty three Alaskan inspired themed suites and private cabins, and includes our signature hot breakfast served right to your door in the morning.
Our guests, at the Alaskan Inn Bed and Breakfast, are offered a complimentary bottle of chilled cider and our signature chocolates in each room upon arrival. A small gift shop is also featured on site with personal items, drinks and snacks for sale to make your stay more exciting!
Let us treat you to a relaxing and romantic experience you can only find at the Alaskan Inn Bed & Breakfast.
If you are feeling like going a little further here are some great options.
Flemmings Steak House
Celebrate Valentine's Week with us from February 10 - February 19. Enjoy a 3-course dinner featuring a Filet Mignon paired with your choice of New Zealand Salmon or an Australian Lobster Tail.
At Fleming's, a steak is never just a steak. It's the culmination of a meticulous process of selection, preparation and service that ensures it reaches your table at its very best. We obsess over every detail so that you'll savor every bite.
Another great option is Francks Food
Franck’s welcomes you to our award winning, French influenced restaurant where world class service and a friendly atmosphere are met with calculated flavor combinations and the freshest ingredients.
Dine in an atmosphere as exquisite and unique as the menu itself. Tucked away in the trees of Holladay, and surrounded by charm and ambiance, sits 50 seats that are waiting to share one of the most thought-provoking and satisfying dining experiences in the Salt Lake valley.
An approach to flavor that will surprise and delight palates of every type.
We invite you to enjoy.
One of our favorites when Valentines falls in the middle of the week is to make Pink Pancakes the Strawberry Sauce, fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
Here is our favorite recipe but we use food coloring to make the pancakes pink.
Make your favorite pancake recipe..
We then take Junket Gelatin (Raspberry) follow directions on the box and add fresh berries with whipped topping. Its once a year and our kids love it. We have done this for over 60 years in our family started by my great grandmother.
However you celebrate Valentines, enjoy the day and know that you are loved.
Snow fall is really up this year. Some may say that this is how they remember it. Some say it was still not every year, but more frequent were the snowfalls of this caliber. So the animals are not able to move as easily as they are used to or get stuck in areas where they may run out of food. So with that in mind we contacted the DWR and they have updated a post and thought it would be good to share with those in the community.
If you do choose to feed the deer or other local animals.. Make sure you are feeding them the correct food which can be found at IFA. If not you could cause them more harm then good. So educate yourself and make choices that will help our furry friends.
Mule Deer Feeding Tips
Mule Deer Feeding Tips #2
If your community gets consistently cold (below freezing) in the winter or has extended periods of snow and ice on the ground, you may be surprised to learn what a huge difference you can make by feeding wild birds right outside your own door or window. A large-scale winter storm, with deep snow or ice cover, cuts off many birds from their natural food supplies and can actually cause them to starve by the thousands and even millions. Backyard bird feeding can make a real contribution to their survival and even thriving during the winter months. Here are ten pointers for a successful winter bird feeding season:
1. Put out feeders with good size capacity: And/or use multiple feeders to provide ample food especially during snow and ice storms. There are many stores in your area that sell excellent bird feeders including bird-specific stores and most lawn and garden centers. You can also visit the National Wildlife Federation’s online backyard store to purchase feeders while also supporting the Federation’s conservation work:
2. Provide nutritious winter seed foods: For most birds theses often include seed mixes of: black oil sunflower seed, hulled peanuts, niger seed and white millet seed. Mixed seed bags can be purchased at local bird and lawn and garden stores or you can go on line and visit the Scott’s Songbird Selections website for a store locator or to learn more about wild bird feeding:
3. Offer fatty food too: Birds need to burn more calories in the winter just to stay warm. Suet is considered a high energy food because it consists of fat that has 9 calories per gram compared to 4 calories per gram for carbohydrates or protein. Peanut Butter is also popular with our flying friends but is more expensive than suet.
Suet feeders are a favorite of woodpeckers and other insect-eating birds
4. Keep your feeders full: Winter birds need to stock up on calories especially for those long, cold winter nights.
5. Be consistent and keep feeding through the winter: Birds grow accustomed to your feeders especially in severe weather when the snacks you offer may mean their very survival. If you leave home for an extended period, try to have a neighbor or friend keep the feeders going.
6. Remember water: Birds can become dehydrated in winter even if surrounded by ice and snow. Putting out a pan of water near the feeder on warmer days is a terrific idea.
7. Stamp down the snow below: Ground-feeding birds such as dark-eyed juncos, doves and many sparrows will be able to gather up the seed that drop from the feeders if they don’t have deep snow to try to manage.
8. Hang feeders in cat-safe locations: Place bird feeders in locations that do not also offer hiding places for sneak-attacks by cats and other predators. Think of placing the feeders ten to twelve feet from shrubs or brush piles. This gives the birds some time to react.
9. Remember feeder cleanliness: Your feeders can get a little grimy. Because natural food sources are scarcer in the winter, more birds may be attracted to backyard feeders and those feeders will need to be cleaned with some hot water and dried a few times during the season.
10. Save some money and stock up on seed: Bird feeding veterans say it is best to stock up on birdseed in the Fall when many lawn and garden centers are discounting it to make way for winter merchandise. Stored properly, (in cool dry places) seed can easily last for months, particularly seed mixes and sunflower seeds. Information from http://blog.nwf.org/2010/12/ten-simple-tips-for-successful-winter-bird-feeding/
So what can you do for wildlife?
Stop the unintentional food supply:
· Rinse all recyclable glass and plastic containers to remove any food remnants and odors. Some animals, like skunks, can get their heads stuck in containers and wind up starving to death. Cut and/or crush plastic containers, and cut each ring of plastic six-pack carriers.
· Feed your pets inside.
· Make sure plastic food wrap is rinsed and secured in a tied bag or securely covered garbage can.
· When visiting parks and similar settings, clean up after yourself and follow the rules regarding wildlife. Encourage others to do the same.
Learn when to step in. If you see an animal who you think may be injured or orphaned, make sure the animal truly needs your help before feeding the animal anything or attempting a "rescue."
Feed backyard birds (and squirrels, if you want). We oppose feeding wildlife when it might cause problems, but feeding birds and squirrels is generally harmless. Don’t feed them by hand, though—set up a feeder where you can watch them from a distance.
Provide some natural food sources. Plant some native bushes, trees, or flowers and put up a birdbath or other water feature for your local wildlife. You'll be on your way to creating a humane backyard.
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It's that time of year again! Time to think about winter and all that comes along with it. Some people are apprehensive at first to drive in snow. The temperatures are cooling, the days are shorter, and we never seem to be any less busy than before. It's time to make time to ensure that you and your vehicle are ready for the snow and ice yet to come for the season. As I drove up Monte Cristo yesterday, I couldn't help but give my tires a second thought- do they have enough tread for the season? Am I prepared with what I need to drive in a Utah winter?
With that in mind, let's review a checklist for your car that you should probably have checked before the snow is here to stay!
Have a mechanic check the following items on your car:
Wipers and windshield washer fluid
Flashing hazard lights
Install good winter tires. Make sure the tires have adequate tread. All-weather radials are usually adequate for most winter conditions. However, some jurisdictions require that to drive on their roads, vehicles must be equipped with chains or snow tires with studs(ie. ski resorts and mountain passes). Keep a windshield scraper and small broom for ice and snow removal. Maintain at least a half tank of gas during the winter season.
AAA Tips for Driving in the Snow
Parents, as the weather turns and we check our own knowledge, skills, and equipment, we also need to take a few minutes to look at what our young-adult drivers are commuting in as well. Take a few minutes to teach them what they need to know to be safe and successful drivers as they commute to their school or job. Remember that you didn't know it all once and somebody took the time to show and teach you as well. Here are some additional resources to help you be more successful when talking with your teen or young-adult.
Teaching your teen to drive in the Snow- The Brand Connection
Driving in the snow shouldn't keep you in. Being prepared is the most important tip and going slow.
We hope this helps you prepare to drive in a Utah Winter.
What is SUP? It is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is an amazing workout with a sense of peace while you are out on the water. Combining a fitness workout while balancing on the board adds an extra dimension to your regular workout. Focusing on your core but working every muscle in your body!
Just looking to relax and enjoy some time on the water THIS is for you! You will be able to get the hang of it pretty quickly then you are free to spend the rest of your rental time paddling, sightseeing and enjoying the great outdoors!
Great for all ages and abilities!
Rachel Ellis is a sales representative for Dave Scadden inflatable paddleboards. She is extremely knowledgeable and knows paddleboards inside and out. A certified acroyoga and SUP yoga instructor, she regularly takes groups and individuals out for instruction and fun paddle adventures. She is the go to person for all things paddleboards!
Paddleboarding is something that can be enjoyed all year long. Rachel does private lessons and yoga lessons in a pool or work on strength outside the pool.
On the Pond Fitness and Rentals offers SUP fitness and yoga classes, beginning Sup, and Rentals.
$25 for four hours
$40 for entire day
We allow travel time to your destination. Pick up Farr West UT.
Multiple days available at cheaper rate upon request
You can contact Rachel at (801) 732-1183