JC's response is that they will wait and see. There was no commitment either way. Administration's logic is that they want to make sure they have enough enrollment in L2 for Fall 2010. I understand their concern.
"Agree with Ken and Blake. There's also some nurseries that specialize in natives. Yerba Buena Nursery south of SF has a demonstration garden with labeled plants and the owners are VERY knowledgeable. Also, North Coast Nursery and Cal Flora in…"
"For whatever reason Apple won't fix the touchpad so that it works right in Bootcamp. I use a normal mouse most the time though so its not really a problem for me. One reason Vista may run faster than OS X is if you have the 64 bit version of…"
"I've noticed that windows in bootcamp runs incredibly fast on my new macbook (even faster than on my Dell laptop and seemingly faster than Mac operations in OSX...weird) even if it feels a little "out of control" sometimes. The…"
"just some food for thought here but ironically enough Mac's are setup in such a way that they actually run Vista better than PC's. I don't know the technical explanation (something to do with unix) but I will say that I've had a…"
Hi Mark! Can I have permission to quote you on the new (soon to be launched) TLN site? Here's what you said to me awhile back:
"Thanks for making this forum possible. I work as a nurse in clinics/hospitals and am now a student of landscape architecture at UC Berkeley Extension. I've noticed a tremendous difference with both patient and employee well being in facilities that have gardens. What a difference even one tree makes! I look forward to reading more on what people think of therapeutic landscapes."
You're welcome to change any of it, if you like, and also let me know how you'd like to be recognized (where you're a student, other credentials, etc.). Wow, you've got some great photos. I've been enjoying watching the slideshow as I type this:)
Marni teaches in the extension program; she's the author of one of my favorite book on therapeutic landscapes, Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations, which she co-authored with Clare Cooper Marcus, who also teaches a class on healing gardens at Berkeley, but in the diploma program.
The list of healing gardens is on the Therapeutic Landscapes Database Gardens page - soon to be a brandy new website, but the "old" one is still chock full of good information, including lots of gardens in CA.
If you know of more, let me know and I'll add to the Database!
So glad you've joined the group, Mark! Berkeley rocks. Have you taken a class with Marni Barnes yet? The AIDS garden in SF is an amazing place - I definitely consider it a healing garden, as evidenced by it being at the top of the list on the TLD Gardens page! I'm seeing your slideshow as I type this, and have been enjoying the images. Glad to be in touch!
Buon Natale! Welcome back...I'm glad you'll be staying in California for the time being - This spring I'm going to be taking Planting Design, Gardens, Parks II and Urban Dirt - I was able to get around the Planting Design prerequisites by emailng JC. Happy New Year!
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