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August Meeting

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jim Doyle to Present “Field Collecting”

Our August Meeting will take place on Wednesday evening, August 24th beginning at 6:30 pm in the auditorium at Matthaei Botanical Garden. The formal meeting will begin at 7:00 pm with Jim Doyle presenting “Field Collecting”. About the presenter:  In 1973, with a B.S. degree in horticulture from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture now Delaware Valley University, Jim started Nature’s Way Nursery and developed an early interest in Asian culture and plants. By 1980, through the influence of Chase Rosade, bonsai passed from being a hobby to a business/lifestyle. Jim attends many symposia, teaches year-round to both adults and children at his studio, and travels extensively. After a brief visit to Japan, Jim started a quest for new information. He was involved in founding the Susquehanna Bonsai Club, boasting a membership of over 100, and co-chaired the 1992 ABS Convention in Hershey and many more that followed. He has written articles for national publications and consulted regionally in Japanese garden design. Today, along with his teaching, Jim continues to import bonsai, pots, tools, and related garden items. Other interests include conifers, Japanese maples, writing haiku, fishing, bike riding, nature walks, and spending time with his dog, Adia, and children, Nell and Max (not to be confused with his other hobbies). Jim’s favorite tree is, of course, the one he is working on. Jim will be conducting a workshop the following day. More information


August 24
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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