Thank You, Miami Beach Voters.

Thank You, Miami Beach Voters.

South Florida faced an oncoming tropical storm near Election Day this year, but that didn’t stop Miami Beach voters – 65 percent of them – from voting to support arts and culture. The substantial investment of $159 million includes $20.1 million for The...

My Black Olive Bonsai Tree

  I purchased this Black Olive Bonsai tree during COVID in South Florida. When I couldn’t find the wire that I wanted, I bought these fish weights on eBay. It’s been a very helpful tool and they are reusable! It’s a little more hands-on than wire and I have to...
New York Times Highlights Species Diversity

New York Times Highlights Species Diversity

Take a look at this map. Go to the second letter N in the state of TN and look at the bright red coloration a bit to the left. That is the location of my farm, Coal Creek. I am thrilled the New York Times has run this story on the front page, highlighting the...

Ecotourism and Saving the Piney River

My working farm on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee is one of my passions. Another is paddling the region’s rivers. Because of that I have, for years, worked with other landowners, the government, non-profits and environmentalists to ensure the preservation of...
The Environment and the Economy Can Help Each Other Out

The Environment and the Economy Can Help Each Other Out

I love my farm, and I love being the steward of beautiful landscapes, abundant wildlife, and especially the new species we’ve found of both plants and animals. We’ve had many management challenges like spraying poison on bugs to save trees or another less effective...
Grasshopper Species

Grasshopper Species

Thanks for your interest in the mushrooms we found on Coal Creek Farm. It’s been a dry spring, so the mushrooms are “resting” but the bugs are alive and buzzing. We’ve had researchers on property cataloging the bugs. It’s fascinating to watch them work. I wrote a...
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