Environmental Horticulture & Floristry Department
A.A., City College of San Francisco
Mr. Auguste Broucaret has been teaching at CCSF for the past 33 years.
His educational goal is to pass on his 47 years of gardening experience in San Francisco in order to make his students the best possible gardeners.
Mr. Broucaret is a member of the San Francisco Gardeners Association, Professional Gardeners Federation of Northern California and the California Landscape Association.
In his leisure time, Mr. Broucaret enjoys cars, scuba diving and gardening.
A.S., City College of San Francisco
Mr. Robert Broucaret has been teaching at CCSF for the past 5 years.
He tries to give his students a "real world" view of what it is like to work as a landscape professional. He also tries to teach students how to problem-solve in the workplace.
Mr. Broucaret is involved in the San Francisco Professional Gardeners Association (an organization which does community projects with students).
Mr. Broucaret is currently in the process of renovating his house. He has previously enjoyed auto restoration and racing.
B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Mr. Brown has been teaching at CCSF for the past 29 years. And has been serving as faculty elected Chair for the Environmental Horticulture/Floristry Department for fifteen years.
Steven's goal is to provide students with the best possible learning experience and environment possible in Horticulture and Floral Design.
Steven represents City College's Horticulture program in/at many related groups and organizations including: the American Institute of Floral Designers, California State Florists Association (Board Member), Master Florists Association (Board Member), Ikebana International (Lifetime member), the San Francisco Conservatory Advisory Board, Specialty Cut Flowers Growers Association, Teleflora's Northern California/Nevada Unit (Board Member), and is an Honorary member of the San Francisco Garden Club and San Francisco Gardener Apprenticeship Advisory. He is a founding co-president of the Organization of Floral Art Designers, a Board Member of Master Florists Association. Steven is a Certified Floral Designer (CFD) and a California Certified Florist.
Steven also represents the Department with the California Horticultural Society (Lifetime Member) and the San Francisco Professional Gardeners Association, San Francisco Orchid Society and many others.
At City College Steven participates in the Academic Senate, the DCC, DCC Advisory, and serves as the Campus Landscape Advisor, and Foundation Faculty Rep. He is involved with San Francisco's DPW, PUC, Rec and Parks and other Neighborhood Organizations/City and State agencies.
He has been published in the Florist Review: "Care and Handling of Cut Flowers" and Super Floral Retail: "Cut Flower of the Month" and "Blooming Plant of the Month". Steven is co-author of Teleflora's: "Green and Blooming Plants".
His extracurricular activities include Tennis, Bonsai, Gardening, Knitting, Genealogy and Floral and Horticultural Events. He is a Past President and Lifetime member of the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Federation and Founder and co-president of the San Francisco Tennis Coalition.
A.S., City College of San Francisco
Ms. Giuliani has been teaching at CCSF for the past 20 years.
Her goal is to provide students with opportunities to learn in an open, hands-on classroom not limited to buildings.
She has been published in Strybing Leaflet and Plant Doctor.
In her leisure time, Ms. Giuliani enjoys traveling (particularly to Italy), sketching (particularly plants), cooking, wine and dining.
B.S., University of California, Davis
Mr. Hillan has been teaching at CCSF for the past 12 years.
Mr. Hillan states that "I believe that our department is here first and foremost to serve students. Giving students the basic tools and contacts necessary for a start in the field of horticulture and connecting students to employers in our field" are his goals.
He is a member of the Contract Education Subcommittee and an advisor to the CCSF Horticulture Club. He is also the co-author of a text on environmental science and technology. His other memberships include the Bay Area Landscape Supervisor's Forum, International Society of Arborists, and the International Small Plant Propagators' Society
In his leisure time, he enjoys working as a horticultural consultant and a licensed landscape contractor.
B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Ms. Money-Collins has been teaching at CCSF for over 30 years.
She is dedicated to teaching practices that focus on "learning by doing with style and innovation." Her students have consistently received the highest design awards in national as well as local competitions, graduating to become successful retail florists and garden center operators.
Ms. Money-Collins continues to serve as the Floristry Program Coordinator, a position she's held for over 30 years. During this time, Holly also was department chair for Environmental Horticulture & Floristry Department Chair for 15 years. She has worked on numerous College Committees including Faculty Hiring, F-Pac and Faculty Association Budget & Planning to name just a few.
Ms. Money-Collins has designed commentated and written articles professionally for the floral industry for over 30 years. Holly is a distinguished past President of the American Institute of Floral Designers; an international organization that acknowledges and promotes the finest floral designers from around the world. Holly’s floral work has been featured in many exclusive international floral design books and magazines. She is the author of "Glorious Weddings", a historical chapter in "The History of American Florists" and co-authored "Encycloflora", a series of 12 floral design and business textbooks. Her floral designs and articles regularly appear in "Flowers &" and "Florists' Review" magazines, as well as many local newspapers and trade journals. Holly has serves on Teleflora's exclusive Education Specialist Team and as a creative consultant to the Knud Nielsen Company
Recently, Ms. Money-Collins has been part of several inaugural floral design teams charged with constructing the floral arrangements used for the presidential festivities. She has also presented floral programs for the Society of English Floristry, New York Botanical Gardens and numerous floral associations across the country. She has designed for the Pasadena Rose Parade, taught floral design classes in Canada and coordinated courses in Europe.
RIJI, Sogetsu School, Tokyo
Ms. Sakai has been teaching at CCSF for the past 16 years.
Her goal is to help students develop creative self-expression through Japanese flower arrangement, as well as to help them appreciate the beauty of nature.
She has authored the Beginner and Advanced Sogetsu School of Ikebana videos. She has also made a presentation at the Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Design Symposium.
Some of her extracurricular activities include gardening, music, reading, visiting museums and art.
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
Ms. Tabarracci has taught at CCSF for the past 14 years.
Her goal is to instruct, support and promote programs that inspire integrity for creative professional floral design.
She is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD).
B.A. in evolution, ecology, and animal behavior University of California, San Diego.
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.