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KQED QUEST Revisits Franciscan Manzanita at San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Francisco, CA-- The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is pleased to announce an article and video by Gabriela Quiros, producer for KQED's QUEST on the rediscovered Franciscan Manzanita and the role the Society has played in its recovery.

The article and 7-minute video feature Society Curator Dr. Don Mahoney as he describes the importance of this once-considered extinct plant, how it was rediscovered, and the measures the San Francisco Botanical Garden and other area gardens are taking to insure its continued survival. This fascinating story is filled with San Francisco history, the value of our native plants, and the heroic efforts to save an important part of our biological heritage.

Producer's Notes: Restoring San Francisco's Lost Manzanita >>

QUEST on KQED Public Media.


About San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum:
SF Botanical Garden is a 55-acre section of Golden Gate Park owned by the City and County of San Francisco and operated by its Recreation and Park Department. The mission of the Botanical Garden is to create, sustain, and interpret a distinct, documented collection of mediterranean, mild temperate and tropical cloud-forest plants displayed in designed gardens and habitats, and to provide a place of exceptional beauty and natural sanctuary.

About SF Botanical Garden Society:
SF Botanical Garden Society is a non-profit community-based organization founded to support the public garden at San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum. The mission of the Society is to create a community to actively support the Botanical Garden with fundraising, promotion and advocacy; and to provide outstanding botanical, horticultural, and environmental education opportunities for people of all ages.


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