Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Gerda Isenberg: California Native Plants Nurseryman, Civil Rights Activist, Humanitarian

Interviewee(s):
Isenberg, Gerda
Interviewer(s):
Riess, Suzanne
Title:
Gerda Isenberg: California Native Plants Nurseryman, Civil Rights Activist, Humanitarian
Abstract:
German family background and garden school education; marriage, and farming and ranching in California; 1931 European Book Shop, San Francisco; assisting German and Austrian refugees, pre-WWII; Japanese-American relocation; work with Palo Alto Fair Play Council and American Friends Service Committee; Yerba Buena Nursery, Woodside, CA: ferns, native plants, nursery management, intern program. Appended writings for The Friend; articles about Palo Alto Fair Play Council and Isenberg; Yerba Buena Nursery cultivars; "The Yerba Buena People." History, through interviews with owner-founder, of Yerba Buena Nursery, a California native plant and exotic fern nursery in Woodside, California.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Interview date(s):
1990 1991
Project:
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11202568
Rights:
Isenberg, Gerda. "Gerda Isenberg: California Native Plants Nurseryman, Civil Rights Activist, Humanitarian." Interview by Suzanne Riess in 1990 and 1991. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1991.