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Real Estate - August 5, 2011

Garden tips for August

Zen retreat inspires thoughtful gardening

by Jack McKinnon

I recently spent a week at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. The experience was, as always, quite profound. Tassajara is a teaching monastery in the Ventana wilderness east of Big Sur. The food is extraordinary, the people are amazing and the staff is very supportive of the guests doing personal retreats, practicing meditation or taking workshops.

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Garden coach Jack McKinnon can be reached at 650-455-0687 (cell), by email at Visit his website at


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