Portland Bonsai Village website is live!

At long last…we have a website.

Thanks to so many of you who donated to our Village Indiegogo campaign, you played a huge role in funding this thoughtfully designed, scrolling website. It was dreamed up by Kathy Wu, who has done a lot of work for some major brands like Nike, Intel, Bridgeport Brewing, Jenny Craig, and the LA marathon. The Village website was definitely a sideline project for her, and we were very, very lucky to catch her interest. She was a delight to work with, three cheers for Kathy!

Also we need to thank our great photographers, Anna Harris and Kozue Takagi. Photography was really important in this particular website, and they really came through with some beautiful images.

Check it out:

Portland Bonsai Village

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And finally, thanks to all the volunteers who put their passion and love into this grassroots enterprise, it would not have happened without you.

There’s a blog on the Village website, and so the doings of the Village will be found on that blog, not this one. Going forward the Crataegus Bonsai blog will be primarily about bonsai, and less about community. It’s been running in both directions for a while now, thanks for your patience…

Thanks everyone! Although getting some of our Village programs up and running will take a while, we’re finally rolling…

Michael Hagedorn

7 Comments

  1. Cindy Rodkin says:

    Well done well done well done Michael – what a great looking website – i was inspired to read every little bit of it and its now on my bucket list to experience it!! loved the photos too! a big hug from sunny cape town

  2. George Haas says:

    Outstanding job and really shows a team effort. I’ll be visiting the site often and reviewing the blog entries. Hope to see you all at The Artisans Cup in September!

  3. Judy Fister says:

    Good start, Michael, and keep it growing! Hope to see you end of September…

  4. Brian says:

    Hi Michael
    Did a few workshops with you in the fall so I feel it is okay to ask a question of you. I have a Japanese gravy zelcova, elm. It is the middle of August and it is going into flower. Is it just because of the drought and over sunned summer we have had in the Pacific Northwest or is it trying to tell me something. Another one I have flowered in spring and everything was normal. The tree is healthy as it could be. What do you think
    Brian from Qualicum beach

  5. Carol Novak says:

    Might want to tell Jan her Website (or the link to it) is broken–I’m getting http://www.legendaryart.net/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi! C

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