Santa Fe Living Treasures ‚Äď Elder Stories

Bill received his bachelor of science and master's degrees from the University of Washington. He also did advanced graduate studies in botany at the University of Michigan.

Known for his "wild field trips," Bill has trained dozens of area landscapers and gardeners. "It's said that the requirements for my field trips are a pair of binoculars and a fast car," he remarks.

"The thing that motivates it all," he says, "is a consuming interest in how it works. The natural world fascinates me. Even though you don't understand all of it, you get wonderful insights that are like new universes. As you get older, your reach is greater. Suddenly, you're not doing disciplines - you're seeing how things work!"

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