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.