Michael Warren Thomas
(585) 703-9237 cell   Michael@SavorLife.com

Radio Show Host & Producer: Started in April 1994, “Naturally Green” is on Saturday mornings from 9-10 am on WYSL 1040 AM & 92.1 FM. All aspects of the shows, from production to advertising sales and promotion are my responsibility. I buy the time from the station and find my own sponsors.

In the summer of 1996, “For the Love of Food” was added from 10-11 am on Saturdays. It is a show all about food, wine, restaurants, etc. In January, 2001, a new travel show was launched from 11-12 noon on Saturdays – “The World Next Door.” That travel show has been renamed "Discover the Finger Lakes."

In February 1998 “The Grapevine” show was added on Sunday mornings from 9-11am. Initially the wine show was just one hour and paired with Antique Talk, and then Savor Toronto. After the Fast Ferry service between Rochester and Toronto ended, both hours became dedicated to wine.

I love doing garden workshops, with over 750 seminars from 1990-2019 on a variety of gardening and landscaping subjects for continuing education programs and garden clubs. Restaurant & winery talks have become very popular. Approximately 7,000 people have attended these classes and seminars.

I have organized 21 annual tours to the Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens. Hundreds of people have participated in the annual March tour to the largest indoor flower show in the world. Other tours have included day trips to Cornell Plantations, Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, and Finger Lakes wineries. Longer trips include the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and the Culinary Institute of America.

I have also been a Project Assistant in the design of a cost benefit analysis of large trees for the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council. Collected existing biomass estimation equations on key tree species throughout the United States. Additional data on costs and benefits of large trees was collected and incorporated into this computer model of large tree benefits. The Large Tree Benefit Model is available from the National Arborists Association.

I started Naturally Green, Inc. in the fall of 1989, transforming my horticultural hobby into a full-time business. The company provided natural lawn care services and landscape design throughout Monroe County.

Educational background:
Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Rochester, May 1986
Majors: Economics and Political Science, Certificate in International Relations

Contact Info:
19 Trafalgar Street, Rochester, NY 14619
(585) 703-9237     Michael@SavorLife.com