GLH partners around the world
This month we mark the 10th anniversary of Green Legacy Hiroshima, a milestone worth celebrating. The short video below created by Yuko Baba, hopefully captures some of the highlights and beautiful partnerships of this past decade.
Thanks to Mr. Chris Moore and the UNITAR Hiroshima Office, we are excited to share two videos focusing on GLH and A-bombed buildings and trees, made for the 2021 Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Training Programme. Held on March 2021 online, it aimed to provide a deeper understanding of what happened in Hiroshima and the subsequent sacrifices and efforts of the citizens and the local government.
Partners in Profile July 2021 Entry features Dr. Tetsuya Sera, Director of the Hiroshima Botanical Garden, and Dr. Shuichi Hamatani, Assistant Director of Management Section, Hiroshima Botanical Garden
Partners in Profile March 2021 Entry features David Dowd, Senior Lecturer at College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise, the United Kingdom
The Afghan Fellowship Legacy Projects (AFLP):
Botanical Gardens Network (BGNet) page was born. Please click the below logo and find the detail.
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Midpoint Planting Ceremony
See here for 2021-2022 Hibaku second-generation seeds availability for dispatch.
State Arboretum of Virginia - April 2021
Ginkgo seeds of Hibaku-Jumoku started a new home at the State Arboretum of Virginia, well known for its ginkgos, including a grove of over 300 individuals attracting visitors to a large geographic area to see the foliage. The institute has a history of focusing on using radiation to mutate plants to create new agricultural varieties. The Hiroshima trees will be planted on the former site of the radiation pit at the facility and will convey Hiroshima's A-bombed experience as well as the history of the institution.
Aberystwyth University - January 2021
We welcomed our new partner, Aberystwyth University, the oldest in Wales and which has a number of world-leading departments and centers of research including International Politics and the Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS). We hope the descendants of the Hibaku-jumoku will make the students feel the power of nature. www.aber.ac.uk/en/
Activities in Hiroshima - August 2020
On this 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, when words no longer suffice, GLH team simply decided to share with our partners worldwide glimpses of some of the Hibaku-jumoku closest to us. These splendid A-bombed trees, and their descendants, are our collective hope, and as peace ambassadors from Hiroshima they continue to disseminate their message of caution and hope for our beautiful, fragile and common planet.
With you in thought – Nassrine, Yuko, Jenny and Taiga
From left to right,
① Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica), Motomachi riverbank of the Ota River, ㉞ Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica), Eastern foot of Tsurumi Bridge, ⑦ Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus melliodora), Hiroshima Castle
The numbers refer to Trees in Hiroshima
Green Legacy Hiroshima has been going strong. Please check below for some recent and moving coverage, including a beautiful BBC World piece in Spanish writing of our co-founder Tomoko Watanabe and her mother (an atomic bomb survivor) as well as our partners in Chile and Columbia. We have also added, thanks to GLH friends, a rough English translation of the National Bulgarian Radio interview with GLH.
BBC World piece in Spanish (Spanish) ⇒https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-internacional-53610612
National Bulgarian Radio (Bulgarian) ⇒https://bnr.bg/post/101322464
English translation; http://glh.unitar.org/site/assets/files/1578/english_translation-_national_bulgarian_radio_2305843009382528403.pdf
BBC Radio interview with Tomoko Watanabe and Nassrine Azimi (6th August 2020)⇒ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08n6623
Leiden Botanical Garden - October 2020
Thanks to Dr. Rinny Kooi, a Hiroshima Ginkgo (the sapling raised and gifted by Mr. Hogan in St. Julian de Civry, France) is planted in Leiden’s Blekerspark. The ceremony was attended by Leiden councilor Ashley North, and the director of Sieboldhouse / Japan Museum Mrs Kris Schiermeijers. Many newspapers paid attention and the Siebold house’s website carried the story and the history of Hiroshima.
Tibet Center Austria - November 2020
Time to protect the Ginkgo at the Tibet Center Austria in Huettenberg, as the hungry deer and rabbit start looking at the juicy Ginkgo buds! So our wonderful GLH partner Michael Kosch decided to fence the little Ginkgo a bit earlier this year.
Dunedin Botanic Garden - January 2020
Thanks to Mr. Lee Valence we have some updates from Dunedin Botanic Garden in New Zealand: 'The Manager recently inspected the saplings, photos displayed here. They are seen located outside in their shade house, in two different sized pots. The tallest is approximately 450 mm tall and the smallest is around 200 mm tall. The weather in the shade house in the last two months has not been the most ideal, but the saplings are all still healthy and growing!'
Westmount Park United Church and Dawson College - July 2020
Overcoming the cold winter in Canada, the tree from the first set of Ginkgo seeds dispatched in 2017 to Westmount Park United Church, thanks to our wonderful partners there, is now thriving
Al Akhawayn University - January 2020
Our wonderful partner at Al Akhawayn University, Dr. El Asli and his team, in Ifrane, Morocco, has just sent updates about what the powerful seeds from Hiroshima now look like! With gratitude for the work of all the scientists and gardeners there—GLH’s first North African partners.
Umuco Mwiza School - July 2020
Thanks to diligent care by students of the Umuco Mwiza School in Rwanda, the Hiroshima persimmon saplings are thriving well under the hot climate.