birds do it, bees do it

This SUNDAY August 15, 2010 1-3pm

Join Olfactive and Matt Osowski, biologist at WRA, Environmental Consultancy, and wetlands and California native plants expert, leads a walking tour of the California Garden focusing on fragrant plants, flowers and pollination in What the Nose Knows series at the University of California Botanical Garden.

Admission is free with general admission ($9 – discounts for seniors and students, FREE for UCB students).

ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED TO 30 PERSONS. Call 510-643-2755 to reserve  your spot.

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August 29, 2010 1-2pm    Scent and the Art of Tea

Toshiko Ueda, educator at the Urasenke Foundation San Francisco and proprietor of Atelier B Pastry in San Francisco gives a presentation on the role of scent in Japanese tea ceremony.

September 12, 2010 1-2pm    Scents that Heal

Have you wondered why such potent incense wafts out of your acupuncturist or holistic therapist’s office? Kil-Young Yu, LAc, acupuncturist and herbalist at Oakland Community Acupuncture explains this and the medicinal properties of other odoriferous herbs in the Traditional Chinese Herb Garden.


Most garden enthusiasts are drawn to the magnificent visual display of the diverse landscapes at the University of California Botanical Garden in Berkeley, CA. Why not give your eyes a break and the your nose lead you instead through the labyrinth of flowers, bushes, herbs and trees?

“What the Nose Knows” is a series of unique, interactive scent-based experiences of the UC Botanical Garden held in August and September 2010. Each event features a talk or walking tour with a scent expert in the Chinese Herb Garden, Asian and Californian sections. Guests will meet at the main Garden entrance just before 1pm.

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