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SLPS gathered on Sunday, August 21, 2016 to pickle prolific peppers picked perkily. A great full moon activity, which is known as the sturgeon moon in August when sturgeon’s were most easy to catch during the moon. The society garden has been producing many peppers with jalapeno, shishito, anaheim, and serrano being the more abundant. Thai, tabasco, habanero, and ghost peppers have yet to yield.

A whole bucket was picked, with onions, garlic, green tomatoes, and tomatillos from the garden being added to the mixture, which contained the jalapeno, shishito, anaheim, and serranos. Honey and water were used to dilute the mixture and give it a slightly sweeter taste. 22 pints were produced, close to 3 gallons of pickled peppers!

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August Full Sturgeon Moon Ritual, Ashton Longhurst, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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August Full Sturgeon Moon Ritual, bucket of peppers, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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August Full Sturgeon Moon Ritual, April Love processing peppers, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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August Full Sturgeon Moon Ritual, canning set up with mixture, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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August Full Sturgeon Moon Ritual, Ashton Longhurst (l) and April Love filling jars, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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August Full Sturgeon Moon Ritual, jars ready to be canned, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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August Full Sturgeon Moon Ritual, processing jars, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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August Full Sturgeon Moon Ritual, finished jars, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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August Full Sturgeon Moon Ritual, completed mixture, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

 

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The Society garden is growing at full steam, with all the plants producing many fruits and vegetables per week. The pumpkins have vined, the okra flowered with pods, and the peppers giving peppers by the bucket load. Watermelons are growing as well as all the other plants. A small gofer appears to be nibbling on the onions, but SLPS has plans to trap and release!

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Society Garden, Daniel Cureton with Lettuce, Friday, July 15, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, watermelon on vine, Friday, July 30, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, pumpkins, Friday, July 15, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, herbs l to r: parsley, dill and oregano Friday, July 30, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, Freyja in the pumpkin patch, Thursday, August 4, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, Cabbage, leeks (right), yellow squash (back), and corn, Thursday, August 4, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, lettuce and onions (r), Sunday, August 14, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, cabbage, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, tomatillos and okra (r), Sunday, August 14, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, harvested vegetables, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, bucket of peppers, okra, and tomatoes, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, onions, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, bucket of peppers, Thursday, August 4, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, bucket of squash, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, bucket of vegetables, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden, plums (l), tomatoes, and watermelon (r), with April Love, Sunday, August 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS attended the 5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, reading steampunk tarot and palm readings for the attendees. The convention was held at the Utah Cultural Center in West Valley from Friday, August 12-Sunday, August 14, 2016.

The convention featured many vendors and artist from across Utah and the West, with some driving in from Nevada, Colorado, and Washington. AnomalyCon, Denver’s steampunk and alternative history convention had a booth promoting their convention. Many people played with animals thanks to Creature Encounters who brought snakes, scorpions, hissing cock roaches, and tarantulas. Music and various performances as well as panels happened throughout the three days, ranging from Victorian weaponry and steampunk world building, to the fate of steampunk and airships building. A dead poet’s poetry slam saw dead poets rise from the grave to participate: Edgar Allen Poe, William Shakespeare, Richard Brautigan, Johnny Cash and others. The top three were William Shakespeare, Johnny Cash and Richard Brautigan, with the final winner being Brautigan, who received $50.

A wonderful fashion show displayed historic costumes in almost pristine condition thanks to the Margot L. Shott Historic Fashion Collection from the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Fashion Institute. The dresses were owned by a wealthy woman and had a chance to survive instead of being worn out as many were by the common folk. The whole collection at SLCC contains about 1900 pieces of historical clothing.

Sunday brought a delightful race of airships. Contestants raced up and down the lawn of the cultural center between light polls, using airships built from cardboard. A farewell ceremony was held for the creator and organizer Nickoletta Sauniere who started the convention in 2012. No one has stepped up to take over, so the fate of the convention is in the air (like an airship!) until further notice, with many folks nervous that it may collapse and fade into Victorian history.

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, Daniel Cureton, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, Daniel Cureton, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, Friday, artist alley hall, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, Friday, artist alley hall, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, artist alley vendors, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, artist alley vendors, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, vendor hall, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, vendor hall, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, Damsels in this Dress corset vendor in vendor hall, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, Damsels in this Dress corset vendor in vendor hall, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, art show, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, art show, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Fashion Institute-Margot L Shott Historic Fashion Collection, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Fashion Institute-Margot L Shott Historic Fashion Collection, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, sign for fashion colleciton, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, sign for fashion colleciton, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion colleciton timeline sign, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection timeline sign, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection afternoon dress circa 1910, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection afternoon dress circa 1910, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection afternoon dress info card, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection afternoon dress info card, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection coat, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection coat, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection two piece day dress circa 1890 (left) and walking dress Mme. C. Drevet circa 1890, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection two piece day dress circa 1890 (left) and walking dress Mme. C. Drevet circa 1890, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, Friday, fashion collection info cards for two piece day dress and walking dress, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, Friday, fashion collection info cards for two piece day dress and walking dress, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection shoes from 1900-1919, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection shoes from 1900-1919, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection dress, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection dress, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion colleciton shoes, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, fashion collection shoes, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, Dead Poets Poetry Contest, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, Dead Poets Poetry Slam, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, judges judging Dead Poet's Poetry contest, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, judges judging Dead Poet’s Poetry Slam, Friday, August 12, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, April Love (l) with client, Saturday, August 13, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, April Love (l) with client, Saturday, August 13, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, cosplayer cosplaying as Data from Star Trek TNG, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, cosplayer cosplaying as Data from Star Trek TNG, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, cardboar airship racers racing, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, cardboard airship racers racing, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, cardboard airship race, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, cardboard airship race, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, cardboard airship racers chatting, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, cardboard airship racers chatting, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, celebration ceremony and farewell for Nickoletta Sauniere (flowers) creator and organizer from 2012-2016 Sunday, August 14, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, celebration ceremony and farewell for Nickoletta Sauniere (flowers) creator and organizer from 2012-2016, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, food vendor, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

5th Annual Salt City Steamfest, food vendor, Sunday, August 14, 2016, Utah Cultural Center, West Valley City, UT

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SLPS attended the 2nd annual Ogden Pride Festival on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 2-9pm. Held again at the Ogden City Amphitheater, the festival this year was bigger and longer than 2015’s, going from 2-9, with twenty more vendors according to the planning committee.

The event started at 2pm, after the farmers market which takes place on the street outside the park and ends at 1pm. SLPS had a booth at the end, next to the Imperial Rainbow Court of Northern Utah, Wiscombe Memorial LLC., Miss Ogden Pride (not affiliated with Ogden Pride Inc.), and Fetish Underwear Sales. The vendors who participated were:

Affirmation – LGBT Mormons, Families, and Friends, Amnesty International, Atheists of Utah, Clemens for Congress, Congregational UCC, Ogden, UT, Convergys, Drug Policy Project of Utah, Equality Utah, Even Stevens Sandwiches, Fetish Underwear Sales, Fidobiotics, Fiiz Drinks, Ogden Junction, Imperial Rainbow Court of Northern Utah, Kaffe Mercantile, Lavender Vinyl, Leslie FInk Fox Homes Utah, Lucky Slice, Mama Dragons, Mike Weinholtz for Governor, Ogden Pride Merchandise, OUTreach Resource Centers, Paul Mitchell the School Ogden, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, SAGE Utah, Satya Center for Spiritual Living, Snowie, Sparrows N.C., Teleperformance, Tera Carney Allstate Agency, Transgender Inclusion Project, Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, United Way of Northern Utah, Utah Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Utah Gay Rodeo Association, Utah Libertarian Party, Utah Polyamory Society, Utah Repertory Theater Company, Utah’s Pink Drink, Weber County Democratic Party, Weber County Library, Why We Wag, Youth Futures, Zions Bank

SLPS did over twenty readings, mainly tarot, with one or two palm. President Cureton used the Tarot of the Vampyres and April Love used her Hanson-Roberts deck. It was a hot, 95 degrees during the day, only getting hotter as the evening sun passed over at 6, when it died down in traffic. Pepsi was handing out free drinks, two versions of their 1893 formula: one original formula and the other including ginger. A nice man walked around the booths several times handing out free ice cold water.

The amphitheater stage had many different performances and performers, lasting till after 10pm, with:

Saliva Sisters, Pet Parade, Imperial Rainbow Court, Cheer Salt Lake, Leo Cody, Tribalove Dancers, Utah Repertory Theater, Alter Egos, Neu Yeuth, Ziegfeld Theater, Talia Keys and Marinade, From the Sun, Poetry Winner & Moment of Silence, Dance Party w/ DJ Suzy Bean

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, entrace, Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, vendors looking west, Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, vendors looking east, Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, amphitheater, Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, park lawn, Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, booth, Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, Daniel Cureton and April Love (r), Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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