Water Monkeys: Invasive yet Eco-Friendly

In a world where everything stays where it’s supposed to… who am I kidding? There’s no such world. Mussels attach themselves to ships then invade the Great Lakes. People let all manner of turtles, snakes and other animals loose in local water bodies—in the Everglades!...

Digitalization of the Art Market by Artnet

The older we get the faster time seems to roll. Since quarantine, though, it seems time seems to expand and contract at the same time. One big change is the way we’ve adopted our live, work and play to online platforms. Our kids’ Zoom education and virtual...

Job Cuts by David Zwirner

I am an art lover. We have art on the farm and I’m the president of the Bass Museum in Miami Beach. The farm art supports artists who require large spaces for their work (you can see some of it on the CoalCreek.farm website.) The art industry is often thought of as...

Returning Elk Brings New Economic Hope to Kentucky

I’ve been a big proponent of Eco-tourism for years, as the pros clearly outweigh the cons Coal Creek Farm is located on the Cumberland Plateau. It’s the heart of biodiversity in the U.S. We already have abundant natural resources including beautiful, navigable rivers...

How to Protect the Everglades

The District is beginning its update process for the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Plan. People who care about these natural resources can provide comments, ideas and suggestions for the South Florida Water Management District staff to consider. While...

Coal Creek Farm to Participate in Biodiversity Data Collection

My family loves nature. It’s not just the canoeing or kayaking, the hiking or the sounds. It’s the thrill of discovery, the investigation of living things; the realization that we, too, are part of the ecosystem. No matter where we are, we try to pay attention to what...

Birds on the Cumberland Plateau

As our world feels smaller and smaller, we turn outward. As we do, nature and wildlife take on new meaning. It is fascinating and entertaining. On the Cumberland Plateau we’ve been working to restore habitat for wildlife—including birds. Working with the Grasslands...

Dogs trained to detect oak wilt, invasive species

We love dogs. Dogs have olfactory receptors in their nose. That makes they perfect to identify drugs and diseases. Now, researchers in New York are using dogs to identify the signs of an invasive species—specifically oak wilt. Bees and trees are essential to our...

Forest Farming in Appalachian Woodlands Grant

Ever since the kids and I found ginseng, we’ve been fascinated by it. Finding it, studying it, seeing shapes in the physical roots, and drinking it in tea. But we’re also worried about ginseng. For one thing, it gets stolen and too frequently the thieves don’t respect...

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