Friday, April 06, 2012

Celebrate the Season and Seattle History: "Forest Restoration event at Kubota Garden Natural Area‏"

Michael Oxman (email):
This Saturday is the regularly scheduled work party (10am-2pm) at Kubota Garden Natural Area. Wear your boots that can get muddy and bring your gloves and water bottle to this fun and educational event. This is your chance to pitch in and help clean up your city park.
Here's the map and particulars:
See you there!
Michael Oxman
Howie P.S.: Here is some information about Fujitaro Kubota and the Garden he created:
A stunning twenty acres of hills and valleys, the Kubota Garden features streams, waterfalls, ponds, rock outcroppings and an exceptionally rich and mature collection of plant material. This unique urban refuge displays over sixty years of vision, effort and commitment by the Kubota family.
In 1927 Fujitaro Kubota bought five acres of logged-off swampland in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle and began his garden. A 1907 emigrant from the Japanese Island of Shikoku, he established the Kubota Gardening Company in 1923. Fujitaro was a man with a dream. Entirely self-taught as a gardener, he wanted to display the beauty of the Northwest in a Japanese manner and was soon designing and installing gardens throughout the Seattle area. The gardens on the Seattle University campus and the Japanese Garden at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island are public examples of his work. MORE...

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