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Snowed in on campus one Friday afternoon, Chris Weller (’13) was thinking about fresh fruit. Specifically, he was thinking about the UMass Permaculture Initiative, a pioneering project with extensive campus gardens and orchards. He wondered if a project like it would work at UT. The climate is good and the campus is large enough. In his notebook, Weller wrote the words “Big Orange Orchard.” Continue reading

Out of the Frying Pan

If you’ve never thought of a skillet as a work of art, you’ve probably never seen a Borough Furnace skillet. John Truex (’04) crafts each one from scrap iron in a furnace he designed himself. Continue reading

Zombie Survival Gets a Dream House

Looking for a modern home with spectacular views of the Tennessee River, a rooftop garden, an infinity moat with drawbridge, a secure arsenal, and an escape stairwell to your very own boat canal—you know, in case of a zombie apocalypse? Look no further! Continue reading