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Renovated Gem of a Green Home Awaits Nashville Guests

Country music executives and artists who could afford any hotel in town are choosing a quiet cottage for their extended stays in Nashville.  Yesterday’s lavish excess gives way to today’s clean, comfortable living in a compact version of eco-tourism. Little House Nashville received the Green Star Award from the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the US Green […]

Continue Reading By on February 15, 2012 in Big South Fork, green, home, LEED, Nashville, parenting, sustainable

Sipping Lavender Lemonade

Does any drink say summer better than lemonade?  I know, we’re all trying to cut out sugars and syrups.  But if I’m going to splurge this summer, I don’t know of anything that tastes better than the lavender lemonade served up by The Parlor. This lemonade kisses you with a flavor that makes you pucker up for more.  We […]

Continue Reading By on June 24, 2011 in Appalachia, Big South Fork, culture, eating better, local, music, sustainable

Why We Need Bees for Agriculture

If you’ve eaten a lettuce salad, some fruit or even nuts today, chances are you have a bee to thank.  Even if you don’t eat honey, that delectable byproduct of the bee’s busy work, you wouldn’t be dining well at all without the tiny creature.  Agriculture experts know protecting honeybees is integral to our food system. Virginia & Carl […]

Continue Reading By on June 8, 2011 in agriculture, beekeeping, Big South Fork, eating better, farm, garden, natural, organic

Georgia Farmer Converts Fields to Grow Gourds

C.L. Arnsdorff of Turkey Branch Gourds C.L. Arnsdorff and his wife, Willene, used to keep the typical sort of farm you might expect to see in rural Georgia.  They grew fields full of soybeans and corn.  They had plenty of acres for raising cattle, hogs and goats.  They lived in a tidy rancher surrounded by level acreage, with stands […]

Continue Reading By on May 31, 2011 in art, Big South Fork, crafts, farm, Georgia, green, sustainable

Outing to Big South Fork

Visiting a spectacular river gorge 320 million years in the making introduces science in an adventurous way.  Our family enjoyed a recent outing to the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area on the Kentucky/Tennessee border. We perched on the overlook to view the turquoise water at sunset, after already walking along its shores.  Our short nature […]

Continue Reading By on March 20, 2011 in Big South Fork, natural, outdoor