Chapter 9. ‘When Eating the Fruit, Remember the One Who Planted the Tree.’ San Francisco Botanical Gardens, San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Potrero Seed Library, Shelldance Orchid Gardens: In the past 25 years, Davis and Rothenberg have established Shelldance Nursery as one of the premiere collections of rare and exotic bromeliads. "People are affected by what the United States does to other cultures. Jungle cultures go way back thousands of years. When jungles are demolished, all of that cultural beauty is lost," says Davis. Over the past 25 years, Rothenberg, a poet and song writer, has been a leading force in the protection of Bay Area coastal lands and endangered species. Rothenberg’s literary activities moved into prominence when in 1989 he and Nancy Victoria Davis founded Big Bridge Press, a fine print literary press, which published the works of Philip Whalen, Joanne Kyger, Jim Harrison, Andrei Codrescu, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure and others.
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