North America Region

 

Welcome visitors.  May we welcome you to this site and to be able to tell you a little more about the NABF’s participation in the WBFF Cooperation Program.

To promote the art of bonsai and to raise awareness of the existence of public bonsai collections, the WBFF has recently established a program to recognize and officially designate specific public bonsai collections throughout the world as “WBFF Cooperation Centers.” In so doing, the WBFF seeks to raise awareness of the existence of these important institutions and collections and to strengthen the relationships among them by providing a network for support of bonsai through an active exchange of information and activities.

The NABF if proud to say that five of these Centers are located in North America and we invite you to visit the NABF site where you may learn more about these Centers and how they are working together to strengthen the ties among bonsai lovers world wide.

 

WBFF Cooperation Centres In North America


 

Regional Information


North America Region

The North American Bonsai Federation (NABF) was founded by Bonsai Master John Yoshio Naka in 1989 to represent all bonsai and suiseki individuals and organizations in across the North America Continent. (Canada and the US). As such, it is just one of nine regions around the globe which comprise the World Bonsai Friendship Federation (WBFF).

It is the NABF’s mission is to support and strengthen bonsai on this continent and to carry out WBFF’s overall mission of fostering peace, friendship and goodwill in the world through bonsai and related art forms.

Since founding NABF, it has been a cornerstone of WBFF, hosting 2 World Bonsai Conventions in North America (Orlando in 1993 and Washington, DC in 2005)

NABF membership is open to all those who share a love of bonsai and related arts and who support our goals and objectives. Individual memberships are welcome as well as memberships by clubs, societies and related bonsai and suiseki organizations. To find out more about the North American Bonsai Federation, simply click the link below. www.northamericanbonsaifederation.com

John Yoshio Naka

Solita D.T. Rosade, President NABF, Director WBFF

North American Bonsai Federation

From Sea To Shining Sea

North America is a big place. More than 9 million square miles or 24 million square kilometers. That can be a great deal of ground to cover if you are looking for bonsai information in a specific area.   The North American Bonsai Foundation has tried to help by dividing those millions of miles (or kilometers) into nine specific regions. Each region has been assigned a “Regional Director”.   It is that Directors' responsibility to keep tabs on what is happening in his/her respective region.   Even so . . . some of the regions are vast, but if you need help locating something, somewhere, or someone in bonsai in a specific area, an e-mail to the Regional Director is the best place to start.

President NABF

NABF President: Solita D.T. Rosade - nawbff@gmail.com


CANADA EASTERN REGION

Ontario - Quebec - New Brunswick - Nova Scotia - Prince Edward Island

Regional Director: Jean Dumaine - jdumaine@hotmail.com


CANADA WEST REGION

Manitoba - Saskatchewan - Alberta - British Columbia

Regional Director: Les Dowdell - hokkoku@telusplanet.net


US NORTH EAST REGION

Maine - Massachusetts - Rhode Island - Connecticut - New York - Delaware - Pennsylvania- New Hampshire - Maryland - Vermont - New Jersey

Regional Director: William Valavanis - wnv@internationalbonsai.com


US SOUTH EAST REGION

Kentucky - West Virginia - Tennessee - Virginia - Mississippi - Alabama - North Carolina - South Carolina - Georgia - Florida

Regional Director: Ed Trout - ficus@aol.com


US NORTH CENTRAL REGION

Michigan - Nebraska - North Dakota - South Dakota - Minnesota - Wisconsin - Iowa - Missouri - Illinois - Indiana - Ohio

Regional Director: Dean Bull - bullclox@charter.net


US SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

Colorado - Kansas - New Mexico - Texas - Arkansas - Oklahoma - Louisiana

Regional Director: Alan Walker - awbonsai@bellsouth.net


US NORTH WESTERN REGION

Washington - Oregon - Idaho - Montana - Wyoming - Utah

Regional Director: Roger Case - rcase@swcp.com


US SOUTH WESTERN REGION

California - Nevada - Utah - Arizona

Regional Director: Carl Morimoto - morimotoc@sbcglobal.net


US PACIFIC REGION

Hawaii - Alaska

Regional Director: Jane Yamashiroya - janeyaloha@hawaii.rr.com



Solita D.T. Rosade