Minimizing the Waste Stream

A lot of my environmental work in urban and rural areas has centered around poverty, natural resource extraction and social justice issues. Along the way, I have learned a lot about food deserts, farming, healthy food and sustainable agriculture. I wrote this piece, below, for the February 2017 edition of Acres Magazine. It combines my interest in abandoned coal mines with the impact of unhealthy rivers and waterways. **** Farmers who study healthy soil for a Continue reading

Rocks, Dirt and Nature Preserves

I no longer watch TV, thanks to Donald Trump. I don’t need the anger, the bitterness or the noise. Instead, I need the simple things in life, like brilliant sunrises, bird song, and seasoned barnwood. I live on a nature preserve just outside of Athens County. I work about 30 hours a week, and then play outside, just like the old days. There are 100 acres on the property, and I live in a century-old Continue reading