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
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
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.
Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Rochester, May 1986
Majors: Economics and Political Science, Certificate in International Relations
19 Trafalgar Street,
Rochester, NY 14619