GLH partners around the world
We are honored to announce that Dr. Ari Novy, our stalwart champion for the botanic gardens network campaign, has accepted to be GLH international scientific advisor (April 2022). glh_core_list_final_2022_april.pdf (unitar.org)
Partners in Profile the entry for April 2022 features Dr. Susan Ott Ralph, Professor, University of Washington, Seattle.
Partners in Profile the entry for February 2022 features Jim Gersbach, Public Affairs Specialist, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon.
Many greetings and best wishes at the start of 2022. We hope that you are healthy and well, and that our collective "green solidarity” and the story of Hiroshima’s resilient Hibaku-jumoku a balm for all in these uncertain times.
Partners in Profile The entry for January 2022 features Dr. Hideko Tamura-Snider, Chairperson, One Sunny Day Initiatives, Oregon.
GLH Regional Seed Hubs
San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) in San Diego, California, the College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in Northern Ireland, and the Universidad Austral de Chile (UACH) in Chile
We are delighted that the SDBG, CAFRE, and UACH have agreed to become GLH regional seed hubs. We hope their help will facilitate sharing A-bombed tree seeds with more partners in the United States, United Kingdom, and Latin America.
In July 2021, we marked 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.
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.
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia - May 2022
Malaysia is now a new partner of the worldwide GLH family! Camphor tree seeds arrived safely at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in May.
The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) - February 2022
Saplings under the watch of CAFRE growing strong, soon to be shared with CAFRE's local partners.
Tiziana Volta and Partners - March 2022
Our dedicated partner, Tiziana Volta shares the updates of the Hibaku-Jumoku second generation in Italy. Even under the difficult COVID situation, Tiziana and colleagues continue efforts to deliver the message for peace, a World without war and Violence, around Italy.
1) Maccagno (Varese), Leonardo da Vinci Secondary School, May 22nd 2021 (Gingko biloba)
2) Vicenza, Peace Park, October 2nd 2021 (Gingko biloba)
3) Parma, Bosco Spaggiari, May 21st 2021 (Gingko biloba)
4) Bologna, “Giacomo Bulgarelli” Garden, November 21st 2021 (Gingko biloba)
5) Rimini, San Salvatore Primary School, May 14th 2021 (Gingko biloba)
6) Pesaro, Miralfiore Park, November 21st 2021 (Gingko biloba)
7) Ponte San Giovanni, Pascoletti Park, November 21st 2021 (Gingko biloba)
*) During European Researchers' Night (September 24h 2021)
8) Perugia, Botanical Garden, in collaboration with WeTree (Aphananthe aspera)
9) Potenza, University of Basilicata, in collaboration with Plants for Planet (Aphananthe aspera)
10) Arcavacata di Rende (Cosenza), Calabria University-Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Plants for Planet (Aphananthe aspera)
11) Catanzaro, Magna Graecia University, in collaboration with Plants for Planet (Aphananthe aspera)
12) Reggio Calabria, Mediterraneo University, in collaboration with Plants for Planet (Aphananthe aspera)
Universidad Icesi - March 2022
The Camphor seeds sent to ICESI University, Colombia, in 2012 now transformed into a gorgeous adult tree. Thanks to Dr. Vladimir Rouvinski, who keeps the network of greenery and the bonds between Colombia and Hiroshima alive.
Leiden Botanical Garden - January 2022
From Leiden University, we received four updates from GLH partner Dr. Rinny Kooi.
I Tree in Switzerland
II November 7 2021 Peace tree for the Peace Church
III Tree tot Hilversum
IV December 10, 2021, Bronbeek, Arnhem
For more information, please click the image below.
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego - March 2022
Camphor sapling in the Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) has grown into a large tree. In meeting with president of JFG board of trustees, and the executive director, GLH and SDBG were briefed of initiative to spread the seeds of Hiroshima trees each year to five schools in the San Diego School District.
Activities in Hiroshima - May 2022
On May 25th the Hiroshima Hibaku-jumoku Working Group Meeting was held (in person for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic) at the UNITAR offices in Hiroshima. It was very useful to share updates and ideas, dreams and realities, about the Hibaku-jumoku, and wonderful to do so in person!
Oslo Botanical Garden - June 2022
A beautiful article about our visit at The Botanical Garden in Oslo in May, is now available on the website of Natural History Museum and their newsletter.
Små trær gir stort håp i usikker tid - Naturhistorisk museum (uio.no) (This is written in Norwegian.)
The Google translated version is as follows.
If you use the Google translation, please note the following words.
1) From "Stortinget" to "The Norwegian Parliament" in the "Fredsfuglen trane" paragragh of the original version.
2) From "Fjellhagen" to "Mountain garden" in the "Tre ulike treslag" paragragh of the original version.
Umuco Mwiza School, Rwanda - February 2022
The persimmon sapling in Umuco Mwiza School, which was struggling to adapt to the climate, has been moved to INES University, located in an area that is cooler than Kigali.
The university has an agricultural department so the sapling will surely receive expert care.
IES BLASCO IBÁÑEZ - February 2022
We welcome our new partners in Spain, IES Blasco Ibanez, Institute of secondary education in Valencia. They have just received the Hibaku-Jumoku seeds of Japanese Hackberry and Persimmon.