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Benefits of Controlled Burns

Benefits of Controlled Burns

Coal Creek Farm is a learning lab. I’ve learned about native species; flora and fauna. I’ve learned about water resources. I’ve learned that there is a new species of grasshopper living there. And, I learned that helping the land recover from...

Cows, fire, and grasses: Reimagining routine tools

Cows, fire, and grasses: Reimagining routine tools

Environmental questions are often very complex. And cows have been the target of environmentalists and the subject of experimentation to reduce their carbon footprint. In a parallel tract, we are experimenting with new grazing techniques to increase native grasses,...

Ginseng. It’s all the thing.

Ginseng. It’s all the thing.

National Geographic has a feature on ginseng emphasizing violence and crime. I have also written a story showing the 20 things I’ve learned about ginseng over the years. Please read my story on medium.

Zombie Flesh Eating Beetles

Zombie Flesh Eating Beetles

As published in AGDAILY Too often, my childhood dreams were haunted by Dawn of the Dead’s flesh-eating zombies. In a nightmare made real, and years later, I have to choose between flesh-eating Japanese zombie beetles and poison in order to save my Cumberland Plateau,...

Come to Daddy’s: Tennessee’s Daddy’s Creek a Whitewater Haven

Come to Daddy’s: Tennessee’s Daddy’s Creek a Whitewater Haven

Last fall I worked with nonprofit and government officials to ensure that more paddlers can access Daddy’s Creek on the Cumberland Plateau. The paddling days were limited by old rules that did not take into account the importance of ecotourism in the region. Many folks devoted time and energy to this effort, and we were successful in changing the rules. Now, more people can enjoy Daddy’s Creek. Here is a story I wrote which just got published in Paddling Life, an excellent paddling publication. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing about and paddling the creek! Click here to read more >

THE BASS GOES BACK TO SCHOOL

THE BASS GOES BACK TO SCHOOL

A pilot program to bring The Bass Museum of Art, Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, Wolfsonian Museum-FIU and Young Musicians Unite into six Miami Beach schools with cultural and arts education programming was just approved by the city commission.

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