September 21 is Ohigan (also known as Shubun no hi or Higan no chu-nichi)and thus Haruki cemetery clean-up day for the SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany class. At the beginning of class I gave a brief tour of the cemetery, along with an explanation of who Katsuhida Aruga was, and a warning about the dangers of rebar in the cemetery. Then I set the class to work.

Sharon hand cleans around a kalanchoe plant that sources originally from Dick Croft, now passed away.

Swinging a grass pick while Jeffrey looks on. He quickly confiscated the grass pick and swung with more force and precision.

Dayne, Rosalinda, and Reedwin in the late afternoon sun.

The interior of the garden post-cleaning.
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