Hakone Estate & Gardens.  An enchanting Japanese-style former residence
open to the public.  Site for the  Japanese Gardening class series that I coordinate.

Oakland residents participating in adult & youth exchange programs with
Fukuoka, Japan.  A sponsor of Japanese cultural events in Oakland.  Go
here to view a slide show about the Oakland Sister City Garden in Fukuoka.

Publisher of  Sukiya Living (The Journal ofJapanese Gardening).  A
great source for theory and practice in creating a nature-based home & garden:   design,
construction, maintenance and daily living.

Superb ornamental horticulture program where I have learned many things and
received 5 different horticulture certificates.  Epicenter of the Aesthetic Pruning Club, a service-learning volunteer group I've been active in since 1994.

Parent organization for the Golden State Bonsai Collection North at Lakeside
Park, Oakland, CA. USA.  A remarkable collection of evocative trees and a
regional center for learning to style trees.

I learned a lot about horticulture and ecology while an apprentice and assistant
staff-person at the U.C.S.C. Farm & Garden Apprenticeship Program.  It is
part of The Center for Agro-ecology & Sustainable Food Systems at the
University of California Santa Cruz

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