Joan Kent Kvitka
Joan Kent Kvitka, who holds two master’s degrees, was education director of the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. She has taken the Chinese Garden and culture into classrooms across Oregon’s rural and small-town communities and has developed an extensive multi-disciplinary K-12 curriculum on Chinese culture. Kvitka taught for twenty-eight years in the Portland Public Schools, during which time she developed an exchange program between Wilson High School and Suzhou High School. The Chinese Garden curriculum is found on the Portland Chinese Garden Web site.
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Poetically named Garden of Awakening Orchids, Lan Su Yuan, the Portland Lan Su Chinese Garden is a product of a sister city association between Portland and the historic city of Suzhou, China. Lan Su Yuan is part of a cultural heritage of Chinese garden-building that flourished in Suzhou during China's …