Mary Jo and I had a great time with Allen Boatman today at the Lavoy Exceptional School. I'd forgotten just HOW good his bonsais are (in part because of his very unusual plant choices) and I got a kick out of just how much my vegetarian gardening nerd friend Mary Jo enjoyed time with the goats. Two greenhouses, one kept cool with an evaporative wall, chickens plus seed starting inside the classroom. I met Allen years ago when he was running a very progressive hort rehab program at the Falkenburg jail, all around nice guy and a brilliant horticulturist, compulsively generous too. Very fine day, plus I came home with cool Chenopodium seedlings and SIX Sesbania grandiflora plants!