Jocelyn Cohen‘s
Verification of Experience
 
 
Teaching takes many forms and through my work I have always had teaching components both on a one to one basis and in the classroom. As Director of Helaine Victoria Press, I trained interns on how to run a printing press, as well as on many aspects of business. I taught numerous day and week workshops with my job in high-end computer graphics and multimedia. More recently, I have been teaching pruning classes. Although my involvement with the Urban Forest Council does not involve teaching, I must speak before committees, department heads and the Board of Supervisors. These formal and spontaneous presentations afford me the opportunity to be confident and comfortable in front of groups, a necessary component to teaching.
 
I have always bridged disciplines: a visual artist who enjoys writing, an urban dweller who becomes a free spirit in the forest, and an arborist who sees the whole forest through the trees; an aesthetic pruner who also applies the science of arboriculture, a student who thirsts for more, and a teacher who loves to share my passion and expertise with others so they too can go out in the world and do the work they love.
 
TEACHING & SYMPOSIUMS
2007            Master Garden Seminar, Presentation, “Pruning California Native Trees & Shrubs”
 
2007            Aesthetic Pruning Symposium, “Out of the Box,” Merritt College. Workshop,        
                    “Pruning Natives in Containers.”
 
2006-7        Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Teach classes in pruning California native trees and shrubs.
 
2006            Presentation at City Hall, San Francisco “Sidewalk Pocket Park Gardens.”
 
1994 & 95    Center for Creative Imaging, Camden, Maine. Instructor in interactive multi-media.
30 Years Teaching Experience
 
 
PUBLISHED WORK
2007              “Off to a Good Start – Selecting and Pruning Young Plants for Our Native Gardens,”
                    Manzanita, fall issue
 
2006           “Pruning Natives for Health & Aesthetics in Our California Gardens,” Manzanita,
                    published by the Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden
 
2006            “Aesthetic Pruning & Garden Design,” published by Journal for the Association of
                         Professional Landscape Designer