Clark Tibbits left an academic life in Michigan at age 40 for a more grounded one as an organic gardener in an intentional community founded by Arthur Morgan in the mountains of western North Carolina.  Ten years later he resumed some consulting work in strategic planning and sustainable agriculture for universities and foundations in the US and Africa, and for most of the past 25 years he has consulted on central city revitalization in Asheville NC (a great success) and Flint MI (a great work in progress).  During that time he also turned his family's Michigan farm into a nature sanctuary and founded a local land conservancy to help manage it.  He now splits his time between the nature sanctuary where he lives in a 220 square foot, utility free cottage and the Celo Community homestead where he gardens with one of his sons.