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Essay #6 Recognition Along The Way

生命之树苗圃的故事,其实是一个关于人与激情的故事. 和植物. 加利福尼亚本土植物和我们用来种植的土地, plus our team of friends and colleagues, including our loyal customers. 2021年标志着所有者杰夫·博恩和迈克·埃文斯之间的合作关系正式成立40周年. 迈克在1977年创立了最初的公司,名为“生命之树苗圃和景观”. Through a mutual friend and native plant expert, Mr. Art Tyree, (who learned from Mr. Theodore Payne himself) Jeff and Mike met in 1979 and discovered they had a lot in common; beach culture, 冲浪, 户外生活, functional landscapes, sustainable gardens, 景观设计, nursery experience, and a love for California native plants. Their story of building a nursery, 一个业务, 一种生活方式将在一系列的月度文章中讲述,这些文章将在2021年之前出版.

论文#6,2021年8月-迈克·埃文斯沿途的识别

我们一起去徒步旅行,享受所有的上坡和下坡. 感觉良好, the air fresh and cool, the breeze just right, and a few clouds above to make the sky interesting. 我们继续前进,偶尔回头看看,以确定我们的道路. 沿着这条路, 我们有时会停下来(也许比其他人更经常地)看看风景, 观察一株植物, 动物, 或一只鸟, whisper a comment (who needs loud voices here?),测量我们的方位,或者仅仅是喘口气,调整我们的背包. Maybe just to listen to the silence.

Some of these pauses turn into prizes; little jewels we might have missed had we been in a hurry. 那令人惊叹的远景在我们小径的拐弯处展现出来, a pair of hawks soaring high overhead, 远处小溪在下面深谷中流过石头的声音, 一个新的气味, 嗯, 它是什么? 啊,当我们过渡到一种新的植被类型时,一棵巨大的月桂树. 当我们的路线穿过山脊时,为了获取水和营养,我们必须休息一下. The gusty wind adds another degree of refreshment, so we rest for a while in the shade of a gnarled old oak.

After checking our maps, 我们扛起背包,一路上遇到了几个从另一个方向过来的徒步旅行者. 我们停下来交换意见,在两个方向上讨论这条小道,并祝彼此一切顺利. 往前走, 我们碰巧在一些棘手的转弯处发现了一些路标和石堆,在那里我们很容易偏离正确的道路. Some look to be ancient. 我们添加一对石头到一个使它更有用和引人注目的下一个步行者.

除了在一天结束时搭建营地的感觉, we have been rewarded along the way, 特别是在那些特殊的时刻,当我们停下来接受一切的时候.

Celebrating our 40-year journey (and still counting), 我们生命之树正在回顾别人给予我们的一些奖励. 当然,在这个过程中,我们也经常遇到自己的小宝贝, by far too many to even start to tell. 而是别人给我们奖励的时候,或者是我们获得特殊认可的时候, 现在提供珍贵的回忆,给我们继续走下去的灵感.

如果我们在生命之树有一个纪念品室,你要进去,你会发现:

1986. “Xeriscape Recognition Award.“在植物材料领域为城市景观节水做出的典范努力. 由奥兰治县水务局颁发给迈克·埃文斯.

1991. Pi Alpha Xi园艺荣誉协会,加州理工学院SLO分会. 会员 presented to Elana (Ambler) Benge.

1994. International Plant Propagators Society, Western Region. 迈克·埃文斯担任主席,并在科斯塔梅萨组织了年会.

1995, 1996, 1998. International Plant Propagators Society, Western Region. 迈克·埃文斯担任在英国开会的国际代表, 澳大利亚, 日本, 阿根廷, 危地马拉, 和加拿大.

2000. “柯蒂斯J. 小巷奖.” For promoting the principles of the Society. 提交给我.Michael Evans,国际植物繁殖学会,西部地区.

2000. California Society for Ecological Restoration, SERCAL. 迈克·埃文斯担任主席,并在圣地亚哥组织了年会.

2004. “Environmental Award.” Sustainable landscape display. 在圣迭戈县德尔玛集市的生命之树苗圃展出.

2005. “母亲橡树奖.“对土地保护和自然资源管理的贡献和参与. 由理查德和唐娜·奥尼尔土地保护协会颁发给迈克·埃文斯和生命之树苗圃, now called the Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo.

2005. International Plant Propagators Society. 迈克·埃文斯担任国际主席,为国际委员会组织了为期10天的南加州园艺之旅. In attendance were delegates from 澳大利亚, 新西兰, Great Britain/Ireland, 日本, 阿根廷, 南非, plus three regions in North America: Eastern, 南部, 和西方.

2007. “California Glory Award.” Principle of native plants in California horticulture. 由圣安娜牧场植物园赠送给生命之树苗圃, (now California Botanic Garden).

2009-2010. California Native Plant Society, Orange County Chapter. Laura Camp served as President.

2009-2015. California Native Plant Society, (State level). Laura Camp served on the Board of Directors.

2011. “Native Perennial Award.” Promoting and supplying native plants. Presented to Mike Evans, 他的家人和所有人都在加州本地植物协会的生命之树苗圃, Orange County Chapter.

2013. “International Award of Honor.” Exceptional and distinguished service to the Society. 提交给我. Michael Evans by International Plant Propagators Society.

2014. “Award of Recognition.” Horticultural planning and design at Reata Park. 由圣胡安卡皮斯特拉诺开放空间基金会颁发给迈克·埃文斯.

2014-2015. California Native Plant society, (State level). 劳拉·坎普在圣何塞两年一度的会议期间担任主席.

2015. “Native Perennial Award.“推广及提供本地植物及对本会的贡献. 由加州本地植物协会,橘子郡分会向劳拉·坎普介绍.

2017. “Horticulture Award."在全州范围内推广和供应本地植物. 由加州本地植物协会颁发给迈克·埃文斯和杰夫·博恩.

2019. “Horticulturist of the Year.” Outstanding contribution to horticulture. 由南加州园艺协会颁发给迈克·埃文斯.

2020. “Charlie O’Neill Grant.“用于野外研究和本土植物研究的教育拨款. 由加州本地植物协会,橘子郡分会颁发给凯文·艾莉森.

2020. “Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science (MCRS).“硕士学位. Earned by Kevin Alison at University of California, Irvine.

2021. “Rollande Vellandi Sampson Scholarship.” Dedicated focus and love of horticulture. 由奥兰治海岸学院园艺系颁发给凯蒂·纽曼.

2021. 会员. Plant California Alliance, 前加利福尼亚州苗圃和园艺中心协会, formerly California Association of Nurserymen. Tree of Life has been a continuous member since 1976. Mike Evans, California Certified Nurseryman #463, approx. 1974.

1981年至今. Letters of appreciation, scrapbooks, and cards. Presented by various kindergartens, 学校组织, youth environmental clubs, university students, international visitors, 等. to Tree of Life Nursery. These thank you notes mean a lot to us.

现在回到我们的小径,回顾我们走了这么远的路, it looks like we’ve made some progress. We’re really determined to choose the right path ahead. 事实上,整个事情看起来就像一个巨大的奖励——过去、现在和未来. 徒步旅行很不错. 在生命之树, 我们定期庆祝大大小小的成就, and appreciate the recognition from others, 但是当我们帮助我们的客户在这个叫做本土植物园艺的迷人领域与自然联系时,我们最满意的时刻就来了.

 

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