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Cutting Back, a “Natural Pruning” Demonstration

September 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a “natural pruning” demonstration by Leslie Buck, who specializes in pruning landscapes over time so naturally you can’t tell they’ve been touched. Leslie will demonstrate easy-to-learn techniques you can apply in your gardens by using pre-cut branches of native plants. She will also give a brief reading from her garden memoir, “Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto,” published by Timber Press, describing her adventures with garden craftsmen in some of the most wild (rather than sheared), and beautifully pruned native gardens in the world—gardens tended with heart.” Cutting Back earned a NYTimes book review, Washington Post and SF Chronicle articles and an interview by the NPR Program, Cultivating Place—links to this “interview:  and a “photo diary” of Kyoto gardens can be found on her website: Leslie will have books for sale, but you can also bring pre-purchased books ordered from local bookstores or Amazon for her to sign if you wish.


September 6, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jake Sigg


Yerba Buena


Recreation Room of the San Francisco County Fair Building
9th Ave & Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94122 United States
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