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Catching Up With Conservation: Saving Savannas Mint

On October 25th, The Rare Plant Conservation Program met with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) staff and Americorp volunteers at Savannas Preserve State Park in Port St. Lucie for […]

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The Autobiography of Tsujita: Part 8 of 8-part blog series

This digital transcription is a small portion of Usaburo Tsujita’s autobiography describing his time at Bok Tower Gardens in 1955 and is part of the Nellie Lee Bok archive. The […]

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The Autobiography of Tsujita: Part 7 of 8-part blog series

This digital transcription is a small portion of Usaburo Tsujita’s autobiography describing his time at Bok Tower Gardens in 1955 and is part of the Nellie Lee Bok archive. The […]

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The Autobiography of Tsujita: Part 6 of 8-part blog series

This digital transcription is a small portion of Usaburo Tsujita’s autobiography describing his time at Bok Tower Gardens in 1955 and is part of the Nellie Lee Bok archive. The […]

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A Moment of Repose: A Poem by Charles Santiago

Charles Santiago9/18/23Memorial bench for Kenneth O. Peters Kenneth O. Peters, I like your spot.With palm trees and lily pads—I like it a lot.Oh, what PEACE I feel, right HERE–The spot […]

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The Autobiography of Tsujita: Part 5 of 8-part blog series

This digital transcription is a small portion of Usaburo Tsujita’s autobiography describing his time at Bok Tower Gardens in 1955 and is part of the Nellie Lee Bok archive. The […]

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Sharon, The Crafty Blue Heron: A Poem by Charles Santigo

Charles Santiago, 9/18/23Bok Tower GardensLake Wales, Florida FEMALE, or NOT, I’m calling you “Sharon”–Bok Tower Gardens’ own crafty blue heron.Sharon, you’re wise, for, you’ve found a wayTo keep all your […]

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The Autobiography of Tsujita: Part 4 of 8-part blog series

This digital transcription is a small portion of Usaburo Tsujita’s autobiography describing his time at Bok Tower Gardens in 1955 and is part of the Nellie Lee Bok archive. The […]

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A Garden Opens Up the View: A Poem by Charles Santiago

Pine Ridge Preserve TrailBok Tower GardensLake Wales, Florida Mr. Bok, I’m here, again,To walk in heaven, all anew;For, it is true–for Earthly man,A garden opens up the viewTo realms beyond […]