Community Initiatives

Central Utah Gardens

by Eleven 15. August 2013 10:20

Central Utah Gardens have been created to demonstrate and encourage the wise use of water in Utah landscapes. The average home owner uses 60% of their water to irrigate lawns and gardens. The good news is, this water use can be greatly reduced without sacrificing the beauty of your landscape. In fact, water-efficient landscapes often turn out to be more colorful, more interesting, and more diverse than traditional landscapes. 

For additional photos and more information about the Central Utah Gardens, visit their website

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Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

by Eleven 21. May 2013 09:35

This year marks the 24th annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. The stories told aren't simply fairytales or folktales, but most are stories of family heritage, who people are, where they come from, and why they are the way they are. The Festival has grown over the years to now have over 30,000 people coming to watch and be drawn into the storytellers that come from near and far. The Festival also makes a special effort to make sure that it is a family friendly event. As always, The Timpanogos Storyteling Festival will be held the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before Labor Day in various locations.

For more information on the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival visit TimpFest.org.

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Allies with Families

by Eleven 21. May 2013 09:18

Allies with Families specializes in helping families who have children with mental health, emotional, or behavioral disorders. The organization is comprised of parents who have been through the same situations and processes who would like to help others and help them find the services they need. One of their programs, "From Hope to Recovery", is a parenting class that helps parents understand their child's diagnosis, what this means for the child and their family, and ways to get the resources needed. Skills building classes are offered to help the identified child to function better in the community. "Sib Shops" also allow the siblings of those who have been diagnosed with mental health, emotional, or behavioral disorders to interact and play, helping make friends and see that they are not alone.

Because Allies with Families is a non-profit organization, all of their services are free of charge. This is thanks to several local, state, and federal grants to the organization.

To find out more about Allies with Families visit AlliesWithFamilies.org.

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Provo Early Intervention Program

by Eleven 21. May 2013 08:58

A child's early development is an essential foundation for the rest of their lives. However, some difficulties may arise from time to time and parents don't know if and how to help get past such obstacles. The Provo Early Intervention Program helps children from birth to the age of three who are not reaching developmental milestones at the appropriate times for many possible reasons. The zero to three range is so important because it is the time when children's minds are most easily trained and changed to be on the right track. The Provo Early Intervention Program offers many types of therapy to assist a child from speech therapy to play therapy. If you are in doubt as to whether your child would need such services the program has many experts who can give guidance as to what help the child should receive if any.

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Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area

by Eleven 21. May 2013 08:09

Created by Congress in 2006, the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area is region of Utah dedicated to preserve, interpret, promote, and enhance the pioneer heritage in the covered areas. The area is not small either spanning 6 counties and is 250 miles long. There is much to be done in these areas from places to visit and activities available. The Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area isn't only a recreational area but also an area to learn about the pioneers who had passed through there and their stories.

The Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts, the interpretive affiliate of the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area, provides ways for all to interpret and understand the great stories of those pioneer as they traveled and first settled areas of Utah.

For more information on the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area visit MormonPioneerHeritage.org or for the Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts visit UPHArts.org.

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