Thomas Y Wang

Photo of Thomas Y Wang Department Environmental Horticulture & Floristry Department 
 Office EH/F
 Phone (415) 452-7938
 Mailbox EH/F
 E-Mail tywang@ccsf.edu
 Fall 2013 
 Office Hours
 
Tuesday
10:00-12:00PM
Fall 2013 Teaching Schedule
O H 50 Intro To Environ. Horticulture 3.0 70141 501 L/L R 05:10-10:00PM OH U002 Deadlines Final Book WAIT LIST O H 53A Beg Landscape Horticulture 3.0
ADVISE: OH 53A: OH 50 and completion/concurrent enrollment in OH 76 or 77.
70142 001 L/L T 09:10-03:00PM OH U002 Deadlines Book O H 53B Adv. Landscape Horticulture 3.0 70145 001 L/L T 09:10-03:00PM OH U002 Deadlines Final Book O H 70B Advanced Landscape Design 3.0
ADVISE: O H 70A
76304 001 L/L W F 09:10-01:00PM 09/24-12/12 OH U001 Deadlines Final Book O H 91 Independent Study 1.0
PREREQ.: 6 units of O H course work and project approval
70177 001 Con T 04:10-05:00PM OH U002 Deadlines Book O H 92 Independent Study 2.0
PREREQ.: 6 units of O H course work and project approval
71363 001 Con T 04:10-05:00PM OH U002 Deadlines Book O H 93 Independent Study 3.0
PREREQ.: 6 units of O H course work and project approval
71364 001 Con T 04:10-05:00PM OH U002 Deadlines Book O H 111C Container Gardening 1.0 75952 001 Lec M 09:10-12:00PM 08/18-09/29 OH U002 Deadlines Final Book O H 111D Introduction To Xeriscaping 1.0
Advise: O H 50
75953 401 Lec M 09:10-12:00PM 10/13-11/24 OH U002 Deadlines Final Book

B.A. in evolution, ecology, and animal behavior University of California, San Diego.
M.S. in conservation biology, San Francisco State University








Mr. Wang has been teaching at CCSF since 2005.

Thomas' educational goal is to instill in students the importance of plants to human civilization, and to deepen their appreciation and understanding of the sun, water, and soil. He teaches horticulture as a hands on activity punctuated by lecture and group work. He emphasizes working in the garden as both a viable and excellent career choice, as well as a hobby which will keep a person healthy and strong. Plants are the best teachers one can have.

Prior to working for CCSF, Thomas worked for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department as a gardener in the natural areas and as a supervisor at the Civic Center Complex. Before these jobs, he worked in the entomology museum at SF State, and in the nursery and gardens of SF Botanical Garden. He is a licensed landscape contractor, a certified arborist, and a volunteer at the SF Botanical Garden. He has published photos, papers, and illustrations related to the study of ecology and most specifically, butterflies. Thomas is currently writing two blogs. One, Floweringrams.wordpress.com, documents horticulture projects by CCSF students. The other, Missionazul.wordpress.com, describes his work with gardens and nature.

Thomas has published a book for beginning gardeners entitled "In the Garden with Blue Butterflies", as well as a children's book about the Mission Blue butterfly called "Bug or Not?". He worked as an illustrator for the book "Rainforest Medicine: Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon", and just finished a nature study book entitled "Coyote's Tomb of Secrets". He belongs to the Mycological Society of San Francisco, the San Francisco Naturalist Society, San Bruno Mountain Watch, San Francisco Gem and MIneral Society, and the San Francisco Professional Gardeners Association.

When he has leisure time, Mr. Wang enjoys making things and napping.

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