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Talk About Japanese Iris by Chad Harris

Chad in a seedling field of Iris ensata.

Chad Harris from the Greater Portland Iris Society will speak about Iris ensata, also known as Japanese iris or hanashobu in Japanese. As the owner of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farms, he has been growing many different species of irises in southwest Washington for 40 years. He is respected in the iris world as a Master Judge with the American Iris Society and for his work with Iris ensata of which several of his introductions hold National Awards.  


Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center

The Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center was designed to be the cultural, educational, and architectural hub of the new Cultural Village. “With a new classroom, library, and performance space, the Learning Center provides an open and welcoming space where visitors can learn more about the culture that gave us the Japanese garden art form,”