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Sometimes the good ole church fair is in full swing and you gotta check out the goods. SLPS attended the Annual Carmelite fair, put on by the nuns of the Carmelite Monastery in Holladay, UT on Sunday, September 20, 2015.

The fair was full of goods, food, music, and beer. The monastery and grounds are set back and hidden off of Holladay Blvd. Parking was slim, but a brisk walk along the Blvd provided a good pep for the SLPS members. The grounds were serene and beautiful, with gardens and a large statue of Our Blessed Mother Virgin Mary.

The festival had about 4,000 attendees eating, shopping, and listening to the live music. The entry was free, but “Carmelite Cash” was required to purchase items (converted at a cash booth). SLPS browsed the religious good and textiles and picked up a wall plaque of the Holy Mother Virgin Mary, a Swarovski crystal rosary, and a print of Our Lady Saint Guadalupe, adding to the eclectic temple space.

Carmelite Monastery Fair 2015, sign, Sunday, September 20, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Carmelite Monastery Fair 2015, general store, Sunday, September 20, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Carmelite Monastery Fair 2015, crowds and Shy Fox (right green) and Piggy (right white) Sunday, September 20, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Carmelite Monastery Fair 2015, caremlite cafeteria, Sunday, September 20, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Carmelite Monastery Fair 2015, live band with monastery in back right, Sunday, September 20, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Carmelite Monastery Fair 2015, Mary garden statue, Sunday, September 20, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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The society garden has grown remarkable well! The land has been bountiful and fertile. August is expected to bring bountiful harvests, just in time for Lughnasadh, the firs great harvest time of the year.

July has provided much sun and heat for considerable growth. Here is an update as to the state of the garden. Many fruits and vegetables are near ripping and will be ready for pickin in the dogs days of August. Gaia has blessed us this year to grow organically from our own hands and to promote the real Earth working. Getting back to our ancestors of agriculture, the simple joys of growing and feeling the soil in your hands as you care for these creatures. This is the real meaning of Paganism. These shots are from July 2015.

Society Garden 2015, l to r- corn, peppers, and tomatoes, Friday, July 10, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, watermelon, Friday, July 10, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, main garden area, l to r-corn, cucumbers, dill, cabbage, cantaloupe, butternut squash, collard greens, green onion, St. Francis and grape vine, Friday, July 10, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r-corn, tomato, tomatillo, cucumber, Friday, July 10, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r-corn, tomato, tomatillo, cucumber, Friday, July 10, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r-tomatoes, peppers, corn, Friday, July 10, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, collard greens, Friday, July 10, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r- cucumber, dill, butternut squash, cantaloupe, cabbage, Friday, July 10, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r-tomatillo, corn, yellow squash, cucumber, dill, butternut squash, Friday, July 10, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, yellow watermelon, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r- corn, cucumber, cantaloupe, butternut squash, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, watermelon patch, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r- tomatillo, corn, yellow squash, cucumber, dill, cabbage, cantaloupe, butternut squash, collard greens, St. Francis, green onion, grape, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r-cantaloupe, green onion, St. Francis, Grape, collard greens, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r-corn, cucumber, dill, cantaloupe, butternut squash, cabbage, collard greens, green onion, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r- tomato, blue berry bush, tomatillo, corn, yellow squash, cucumber, dill, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r-corn, beans, peppers, tomato,Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, peppers (l) and tomatoes, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, corn, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r-peppers, corn, peppers, tomatoes, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, beans around corn stalk, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, bell pepper, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

Society Garden 2015, l to r-herbs- oregano, cilantro, parsley, Thursday, July 24, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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