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My weekend spent volunteering at the U.S. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum

This was an amazing weekend! Since last October I have been communicating with Aarin Packard who is the assistant curator at the U.S. National Bonsai-Penjing Museum in Washington D.C.. Aarin himself writes a great bonsai blog which you can visit by clicking “Capital Bonsai“. After some talks with his boss the museums curator Jack Sustic, they decided to give me the opportunity to come down for the weekend and help with the museum. So I packed my bags, got a hotel for the weekend and hit the road to Washington D.C..

My weekend was split up between Saturday and Sunday in which Saturday was spent with just Aarin and myself and then Sunday with Jack and a couple of regular volunteers. Both Aarin and Jack are very bonsai knowledgeable guys and are extremely friendly as well.  They were also teaching a beginners bonsai class on Sunday which is also why there was a little more going on that day and why there were a couple extra volunteers. Please enjoy the photos and reading the captions.

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Well that’s it for my first time volunteering at the National Bonsai-Penjing Museum. I can’t wait to get down there and work on some more of those amazing trees! Thanks for reading!