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SLPS celebrated Samhain Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Temple of the Sun and Moon. The altar was set with Samhain decorations. Pumpkins from the garden gave the right touch of the season, the final harvest, to the altar of life and death.

Veles, the Slavic god of the underworld was invoked as the primary deity. Sitting between spinal column candles, representative of the dead, Veles opened the door and allowed the beloved Kin to visit as the members sang along to “Samhain” from the album Cycle of the Seasons by Lisa Thiel. Bloody Mary’s and maple cookies were offered, in symbol of the body and blood of sacrifice and gratitude.

the feasts included apple pear salad, tri tip steak, and potatoes au gratin.

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Samhain 2016, painting sugar skulls, April Love and Ashton Longhurst (r), Friday, October 28, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Samhain 2016, Jack-O-Lantern from the garden, Friday, October 28, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Samhain 2016, Ashton Longhurst with Jack-O-Lantern, Friday, October 28, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Samhain 2016, chershire cat carved pumpkin, Saturday, October 29, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

 

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Samhain 2016, April Love and Ashton Longhurst (r), Saturday, October 29, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Samhain 2016, ritual altar, Saturday, October 29, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Samhain 2016, altar center with bloody marys and painted sugar skull Frankenstein, Saturday, October 29, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Samhain 2016, ritual- Veles on altar, Saturday, October 29, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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The plants just keep on giving, but there ain’t no more room! SLPS filled its last buckets and picked its last peppers, as the fall season is here in full swing, so it was time to prepare the garden for winter by pulling out all the plants that wouldn’t survive the snowfall and cold temperatures. A bucket of tomatoes and tomatillos, some squash, a bucket of peppers, a few watermelons, and many pumpkins were harvested in the last harvest in time for Samhain. SLPS has been truly blessed with bountiful produce and few pests in 2016. The 2017 garden will have similar items, but will be scaled back a little bit with fewer pepper and pumpkin plants.

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Society Garden 2016, pumpkins in the field, Saturday, October 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, Ashton Longhurst with Jack-O-Lantern, Saturday, October 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, harvest pumpkins and watermelons, l to r: pie pumpkin, watermelon, Jack-O-Lantern, Jarrahdale, Jack-Be-Little, Saturday, October 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, Ashton Longhurst cleaning garden for winter, Saturday, October 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, Daniel Cureton with pumpkins Saturday, October 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS met on Saturday, May 21-Monday, May 23, 2016 to plant the second Society garden over the full moon. The ground was weeded, turned, and manure was added. This year the garden doubled in size, so more work was to be done and more time given to the Earth. Thankfully the rain softened the sand and only the crab grass fought back. Monday evening, after all the hard work, the starter plants from Millcreek and Traces gardens were planted under the light of the moon.

This year the society planted: corn, okra, Japanese eggplant, red watermelon; Jack-o-lantern, Jack-be-little, and Jarrahdale pumpkins; artichoke, shallots, Walla Walla sweet yellow onion, baquieu and butter lettuce, cabbage, yellow summer squash; De Milpa, Verde, and Yellow Husk tomatillo; dill and basil; Granny Green, Zebra, and Brandywine tomatoes; Armenian cucumbers; Giant Marconi, Habanero, Tobasco, Anaheim, Anaheim Chili, Serrano, Chipotle, Pimento, Ghost, Lemon Drop, Anchio, Caribbean, Shishito, and Keystone Giant peppers. The total cost this year being $300 for the plants and supplies.

Some good insects were spotted, a few spiders egg sacks and one jumping spider. Earth worms and roly polies were plenty. A few June bug larve and lacewing flies were seen. A test of the soil revealed that the sandy earth is a neutral, neither acidic or alkaline, perfect for all types of plants!

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Society Garden Planting 2016, l to r: Ashton Longhurst, Camille Harris, Stesha Bowden Saturday, May 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, April Love, Saturday, May 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, l to r: April Love, Camille Harris, Stesha Bowden, Saturday, May 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, Ashton Longhurst, Sunday, May 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, spider with egg sack, Sunday, May 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, earth worms, Sunday, May 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, Lauren Holman (l) and Ashton Longhurst, Sunday, May 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, jumping spider, Monday, May 23, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, Ashon Longhurst (l) and Lauren Holman, Monday, May 23, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, watermelon and pumpkins, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, okra, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, pepper plants, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, artichoke, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, celery, Wednesday, May 26, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, pepper, melon, pumpkin and okra patch, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, corn, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, yellow summer squash, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, romaine (bottom), baquieu, and butter lettuce, cabbage (top), Wednesday, May 26, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, leeks, Wednesday, May 26, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, eggplant (left), shallots (right), tomatoes (top, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, shallots (left), tomatoes (top left), Armenian cucumbers (middle top), tomatillos (middle), yellow onions (right), Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, view of patch by fence looking south west, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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The members of SLPS met on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8pm to honor the full moon Goddess and plan the upcoming garden for April. Gaia was patroned and honored, the good Earth mother who sends the worms to help the soil and plants grown.

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March 2016 Full Worm Moon Ritual, Gaia on altar, Saturday, March 26, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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