Comments by piet

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Posted on February 23 at 5:04 p.m.

Owen Dell wrote: "Whether or not a full investigation turns up foul deeds and skeletons in the herbarium, that investigation desperately needs to happen." Owen should know that the herbarium is a repository for over 140,000 scientific specimens, which date back as far as the 1880s and document the plant biodiversity of the central coast, several unique library archive collections, and 50,000+ slides and photographic prints that document the history of the Garden and the Santa Barbara region. There is no room left for unprocessed materials, much less "deeds and skeletons".

On Ed Schneider to Leave Botanic Garden

Posted on May 7 at 7:37 p.m.

I am truly amazed that Independent reporters are unaware that many power and telephone lines are down in Mission Canyon. Its unlike their usual excellent reporting. If they truly called the Garden they would have encountered the usual busy signal associated with loss of service. If anyone wants to read the official Garden news release, why not simply log on to and read "News".

On Botanic Garden Structures Burned

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