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Native Plants of Tassajara

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Diane Renshaw
Daiyu Judith Randall
with Diane Renshaw and Daiyu Judith Randall
September 7-10 (Friday-Monday)

$240  ($204/Member)

Become acquainted with the native plants that are perfectly adapted to thrive in the rugged landscape surrounding Tassajara, and learn what it means to cultivate them in our gardens.

In the dramatic mountains that surround Tassajara, plants from the cool northern coastal forests meet plants that are at home in the hot, dry southern interior. There are species of plants that grow here and nowhere else. What does it mean to be a native plant? What can we learn from them? A day hike will take us out into the landscape to experience this wonderful diversity and introduce us to the plants. We will spend some of our time the next day in the Tassajara greenhouse, trying our hand at propagation and participating in the native plant project at Tassajara.

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Diane Renshaw

Diane Renshaw began Zen practice at Tassajara in 1978, received lay ordination in 1993, and is working with Tassajara on a native plant project. Diane lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a professional consulting ecologist.


Daiyu Judith Randall

Daiyu Judith Randall came to Zen Center in 2000 after working in Quaker organizations and hospice social work. She was ordained as a priest by Paul Haller in 2004 and lived and practiced at Tassajara for 10 years. Currently she is assistant to the Abiding Abbot at City Center.