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Volunteer Opportunities 2017

At least once a month the pruning club meets for a volunteer opportunity. At these meetings you will get the chance to work on material in the landscape and receive pointers and tips on pruning techniques from experienced pruners.

Everyone Welcome -- All Skill Levels -- Bring Your Tools.

If you have not attended one of our volunteer meetings before, please be sure to contact the appropriate contact person for the event you plan on attending.

January
  
01/07/17 - 10:00am
Merritt College Horticulture Department -- Advanced Pine Pruning
Contact: Grant Foerster: 510-334-1842
  
01/14/17 - 10:00am
Northern California Golden State Bonsai Collection Garden
Contact: Bill Castellon: 510-569-8003
  
February
  
02/04/17 - 10:00am
Concord Japanese-American Cultural Center -- Pines
Contact: Dina Blackwell: 510-469-6958
 
02/11/17 - 10:00am
Montalvo Arts Center -- Wisterias
Contact: Melissa Hyams: 630-346-9523
 
02/18/17 - 10:00am
Marin Art and Garden Center -- Pines and Maples
Contact: Katherine Randolph: 415-383-2631
 
March
  
03/11/17 - 10:00am
Lakeside Park Torii Landscape
Contact: Peter Bowyer: 510-658-4941
  
April
  
04/01/17 - 10:00am
Hakone Gardens - Saratoga -- Pines and Maples
Contact: Lary Huls: 510-393-9581
 
04/15/17 - 10:00am
Park Day School
Contact: Bill Castellon: 510-569-8003
  
04/22/17 - 10:00am
Buddhist Temple of Alameda
Contact: Dick Austin: 510-418-0968
  
May
  
05/06/17 - 10:00am
Berkeley Buddhist Temple Garden
Contact: Nancy Buell: 510-418-6564
  
05/16/17 - 6:30pm
Pruning Club Planning Meeting/Potluck Dinner
Merritt College Horticulture Department
  
05/20/17 - 10:00am
Shinzen Japanese Garden - Fresno
Contact: Steve Da Silva: 559-834-5464
  
05/20/17 - 10:00am
Lakeside Japanese Garden
Contact: Dick Austin: 510-418-0968
  
June
  
06/10/17 - 10:00am
Lakeside Park Torii Landscape
Contact: Peter Bowyer: 510-658-4941
  
August
  
08/05/17 - 10:00am
Green Gulch Monastery
Contact: Malcolm Scotchler: 510-841-9496
 
September
  
09/30/17 - 10:00am
Higashi Honganji Berkeley Buddhist Church Garden
Contact: Dina Blackwell: 510-469-6958
  
October
  
10/07/17 - 10:00am
Lakeside Park Torii Gate Landscape
Contact: Peter Bowyer: 510-658-4941 or 517-9867
 
10/14/17 - 10:00am
Lakeside Park Japanese Garden
Contact: Dick Austin: 510-418-0968
 
November
  
11/05/17 - 10:00am
White Crane Springs Community Garden - SF
Contact: Jocelyn Cohen: 415-285-2342
 
11/18/17 - 10:00am
Shinzen Japanese Garden - Fresno
Contact: Steve Da Silva: 559-834-5464
 
11/18/17 - 10:00am
Japanese American Religious and Cultural Center - Concord -- Pines
Contact: Dina Blackwell: 510-469-6958
 
December
 
12/02/17 - 10:00am
Hakone Gardens - Saratoga -- Maples
Contact: Lary Huls: 510-393-9581
 
12/06/17 - 6:30pm
Pruning Club Planning Meeting/Potluck Dinner
Merritt College Horticulture Department
 
12/09/17 - 10:00am
Marin Art and Garden Center -- Pines and Maples
Contact: Katherine Randolph: 415-383-2631
  
Monthly Events
 
Every First Friday - 08:00am - 2 hours
Lake Merritt Japanese Garden -- First Friday Maintenance
Contact: Dick Austin: 510-418-0968
 
The Merritt College Bonsai Club meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00pm at the Merritt College Horticulture Building, Room H105 (except June and July).
  
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