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Green Legacy Hiroshima has been established to safeguard and spread worldwide the seeds and saplings of Hiroshima’s A-Bomb survivor trees. It is hoped that many partners will join this initiative and become active ambassadors in their countries of Hiroshima, its peace message and its green legacy.

The Webinar, Botanical Gardens - In Times of Conflict, and beyond, cohosted by GLH, AFLP, EDEN seminar, and BGCI, was held on 21st September 2021. We wish to thank all who attended the interview with Dr. Paul Smith and Prof. Monte Cassim — thanks to them and the wonderful speakers, it was an inspiring and informative hour. We are grateful to BGCI colleagues, for their flexibility and intellectual generosity in preparation of the session. You can find the recording and other relevant documents below.

Recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW1Nvqw4Df0

Botanic Garden Conservation International https://www.bgci.org

The Global Tree Assessment https://www.bgci.org/our-work/projects-and-case-studies/global-tree-assessment/

The Afghan Fellowship Legacy Projects/Botanical Gardens Network https://aflp.unitar.org

The EDEN Seminars https://www.edenseminars.org

Tools for self reliance Japan http://www.tfsr.jp/english-1.html


San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) in California, and the College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in Northern Ireland

We are delighted that the SDBG and CAFRE have accepted to become GLH regional hubs.  We hope their help will facilitate the sharing of A-bombed tree seeds with more partners in the US and UK.


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.

GLH: https://youtu.be/EoeLrYfPcZs
A-Bombed Buildings and Survivor Trees_Disarmament_2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHm9_2JttPU


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.

 


Japanese Pamphlet 日本語パンフレット


Hiroshima-Nagasaki Midpoint Planting Ceremony

Video here


See here for 2021-2022 Hibaku second-generation seeds availability for dispatch.

Latest Updates

Branden’s Trail
Branden’s Trail - August 2021

Through CAFRE, our dedicated regional hub institute, GLH has a new partner, “Branden’s Trail,” a voluntary project that seeks to ensure the legacy of Branden, who died of cancer when he is five years old. The School Council of Children were moved by the story of the dead trees that came to life, and tremendously excited when they learned about the seeds - even more so when they saw photos of what the seeds would become. They have decided to plant and nurture the Hiroshima survivor trees especially when they also learned that  the story of Branden was similar to that of Sadako from Hiroshima, who also died of leukemia at a young age by the effects of radiation.

State Arboretum of Virginia
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. 

Leiden Botanical Garden
Leiden Botanical Garden - August 2021

GLH Partner in the Netherlands, Dr. Rinny Kooi has shared two updates — about the Japanese Hackberry (Celtis) at the Protestant women's monastery in Switzerland, and the Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) in Blekers Park in Leiden. Both are doing very well indeed. Dr. Kooi also sent us the beautiful message below, which we share with GLH family:

"Best Friends in Hiroshima

August 6 is indeed a very important date. To never forget. I am very happy to involved in GLH as a biologist! It is perhaps my most important volunteer work. I feel very closely involved with you, with this group of friends. In this world where more and more countries want nuclear bombs, your message of peace is very important."

Umuco Mwiza School
Umuco Mwiza School - September 2021

In early autumn, just as persimmon fruits start to mature in Japan, ANT-Hiroshima, the NGO Think About Education in Rwanda, and GLH organized an online session with the Umuco Mwiza School in Rwanda. Ms. Watanabe, Executive Director of ANT-Hiroshima and the GLH co-founder, told the story of the Hibaku-jumoku. GLH co-founder Dr. Azimi and Ms. Baba of GLH secretariat showed the video that focused on the persimmon tree, the mother tree of the sapling in Umuco Mwiza school. Then, Marie-Louise san made the presentation about the conditions of Rwanda’s persimmon sapling.

Through the video, students learned about the specificity of the persimmon tree, the relationship between the Japanese and persimmon, and how to treat the persimmon in Rwanda. We hope the students will gradually learn about the relationship between peace and nature through taking care of their saplings, while strengthening their research skills and botanical knowledge .

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaQcAZlk9x0

Tibet Center Austria
Tibet Center Austria - July 2021

The Tibet center kindly send the latest photo of the ginkgo sapling with Lama Geshe Ten Dhar and the new plaque. The sapling is growing well under the good care in spite of recent extreme weather.

Activities in Hiroshima
Activities in Hiroshima - September 2021

The Webinar, Botanical Gardens - In Times of Conflict, and beyond, cohosted by GLH, AFLP, EDEN seminar, and BGCI, was held on 21st September 2021. We wish to thank all who attended the interview with Dr. Paul Smith and Prof. Monte Cassim — thanks to them and the wonderful speakers, it was an inspiring and informative hour. We are grateful to BGCI colleagues, for their flexibility and intellectual generosity in preparation of the session. You can find the recording and other relevant documents below.

Recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW1Nvqw4Df0

Botanic Garden Conservation International https://www.bgci.org

The Global Tree Assessment https://www.bgci.org/our-work/projects-and-case-studies/global-tree-assessment/

The Afghan Fellowship Legacy Projects/Botanical Gardens Network https://aflp.unitar.org

The EDEN Seminars https://www.edenseminars.org

Tools for self reliance Japan http://www.tfsr.jp/english-1.html

Valencia City Council
Valencia City Council - July 2021

Valencia City Council has joined our GLH family. The seeds will be germinated by the València Botanical Garden and the trees will be planted in various gardens in the city along with a commemorative plaque.

UBC Botanical Garden
UBC Botanical Garden - May 2021

We welcomed UBC Botanical Garden as a new GLH partner. UBC is planning to plant trees in three locations once these saplings mature — one will be the Sea to Sky Retreat Centre near Whistler and will be included in the landscape for a new library/shrine room building planned for the remote old-growth rainforest location. It will be linked conceptually to the group’s earlier project to install the Peace Vases Project at various world locations: http://peacevaseproject.org/ 

We look forward to learning more of their work.

Australian National University
Australian National University - November 2020

Beginning of summer in Australia, and the little Hiroshima Ginkgo on the grounds of ANU looks very happy indeed

Al Akhawayn University
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.