The End of Food Allergy

Allergies, particularly food allergies, range from annoying to life threatening. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I spend a good portion of my time considering the ways to manage Coal Creek Farm in environmentally friendly and healthy ways. Invasive species,...

Stained Glass Window Design in German Abbey

This is a beautiful story about art history, religion and getting along. A German abbey hired legend Gerhard Richter to design new stain glass windows for the abbey. Stain glass is a very old art form and combining it with a contemporary legend’s design was bound to...

Artists During COVID

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing about art during COVID. No less a genius than Andrew Lloyd Wright has urged England’s government that the arts are “at a point of no return” as urged them to allow theaters to reopen. Actors and directors and all that work with them...

What is ecotourism?

At our Cumberland Plateau farm we have dual goals of profitability and environmental restoration. We’ve been working with the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative to restore native landscapes including savannahs. We believe that the restoration of habitat will bring...

Florida Python Removal

Florida has had a python problem for years. The huge reptiles are a threat to native species throughout the Everglades… Government agencies have tried various means to control and even reduce the population, with varying degrees of success. Now, they’ve hit a...

Great White Shark Breach in South Africa

I spend a good deal of my time exploring nature, researching and cultivating it. I share the wildlife and plant life on my Cumberland Plateau farm and the farming techniques we deploy to enhance native vegetation and wildlife. But today, I need to share this. This...

Protection of Wildlife Through Grants

The National Fish and Wildlife Federation knows for a fact what all of us who love the Cumberland Plateau Natural Resources feel —it’s a special place worthy of protection. They’ve awarded seven grants in four states totaling $1.3 million. Matching grants will more...

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...

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