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Toshi Yano

Board Position 
Director At Large

Toshi Yano is the Managing Director of Earth Equity at The Perfect Earth Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving land care practices in American gardens. He is the Landscape & Horticulture Advisor at Wethersfield Estate & Gardens; a member of The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company's Design Council; a co-founder of BIPOC Hort, an advocacy and support group for people of color working in horticulture; and a co-chair of the APGA’s IDEA Committee.

Before receiving his degree in Ornamental Horticulture from The City University of New York, and embarking on his gardening career at Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring, NY, Toshi was a Dabbler in Many Things, studying philosophy at The New School for Social Research and working in various capacities in music, film, retail, and supply chain management. 

Toshi spends his spare time searching the woods around his home in Putnam County, NY, for the smallest, most secret plants, and is the proud father of a 12-year old girl who helps him find the especially small, especially secret plants that elude his aging eyes. He is forever grateful to his grandmothers for the deeply etched memories of dappled light, dirt under foot, and the dizzying perfume of Rosaceae in the air.