Among the work that we will focus on in September will be to conduct an assessment of the repair and replenishment needs of the bonsai exhibit area. This is a joint responsibility between the CBCS and the Shinzen Landscape Committee. On Fri., Sep. 7th we will conduct a walk-through of the bonsai exhibit area to identify maintenance needs and then develop a work plan and budget for costs from there. Those Curatorial Team Members that have experience with the landscaping and supporting systems are requested to participate. We have all noticed that we have a weed problem in the bonsai exhibit landscaping. Now that the weather isn’t so horrible, we need to focus one of our workdays on getting our planting beds back in shape. This work is scheduled to start on Wed., Sep. 12th. We will attempt to get some additional help, in the form of community service volunteers, to give us a hand.