If you are looking for a gift idea for the foodie in your life, we have the ultimate cookbook for him or her, America: The Cookbook. P. Allen Smith wrote the guest essay for Arkansas, speaking to his appreciation for family gatherings, influenced by the abundant natural resources in his home state. Read more
There’s no shortage of things to do at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Even if you’ve been there several times, check out the list of programs that the museum offers for free. As part of its mission to educate, the museum offers year-round programming for all ages. Here are the three Crystal Bridges experiences we’re looking forward to this fall. Read more
It’s impossible not to love fall in Arkansas. After the summer heat dissipates, we’re rewarded with pleasant weather and a changing of the leaves that’s not to be missed. Fall is one of our favorite times of year to get out and explore the great destinations Arkansas has to offer. Here are 5 of our favorite things to do around the Natural State. Read more
It’s not easy to enjoy summer outdoors when you’re getting bitten up by mosquitoes. I’ve created an all-natural mosquito repellent that takes a few simple ingredients and a couple of minutes to throw together. It’s all-natural, so it’s bad for the bugs but good for you! Read more
They’re not called the “dog days of summer” for nothing. Sometimes it’s too hot for your dog to do anything but lie around. I have a few simple rules for making sure your dog enjoys the summer. Read more
Local artist Diana Shearon will host a plein air painting workshop at Moss Mountain Farm on Friday, October 20.
Diana is a full-time fine artist who draws inspiration from nature. She has grown to love painting outdoors, and the majority of her landscapes are paintings are painted on site. The combination of Diana’s rural background and abstract realism approach to land scenes has awarded her exhibitions with high acclaim and recognition across the region.
We talked to Diana to find out what participants can expect during the workshop at Moss Mountain Farm. Read more
Join P. Allen Smith for the Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island, hosted by Proven Winners. Allen will host a cocktail reception on Monday, August 28 and will lead a demonstration and presentation on Tuesday, August 29, sharing tips on garden design and creating art in the garden.
You’ll take home fresh ideas from keynote presenters and the morning inspirational garden sessions. At the end of the day, unwind with five-course dinners in style. You can view the full schedule of events here.
This multi-day hands-on learning experience takes place on scenic Mackinac Island, which is a step back in time. No cars here. Only horses and buggies for getting around if not traveling on foot.
From this page, you can learn more and register for the Grand Garden Show.
It’s hard not to be mesmerized by James Hayes’ work. He is an Arkansas native who uses nature as inspiration for his blown glass art. We are honored to have him at Moss Mountain Farm this week for a lunch tour. Read more
Gardening can have such a positive impact on your health. Just being outside in nature is great for mental clarity. Gardening helps keep blood pressure down and is good for the heart. It’s also a great stress reliever.
Then there are the secondary health benefits from growing your own food, like saving money at the grocery store on organic produce. Read more