The members of TFI are Carl Leopold (Chairman), Lynn Leopold, Arno Finkeldey (Project Manager), Jennifer Van Alstine, Dick Andrus, Jane Stuart-Andrus, and David Knowles.
and I were traveling when we got news of the fire at Los Arboles.The house near the river and the adjoining student dormitory had burned to the ground.Considering the July session of our Intern- ship was only a month away, with ten students and three professors due to arriVe, that our farm manager and his
family had lost everything they had, that all our research equipment and library of reference books were destroyed, and that one of our two pickup trucks was burned out, the word "crisis" came to mind.
Meanwhile, back up north, Jennifer
and Lynn sent out an appeal for disaster relief to our newsletter readers, who responded so generously that we all but covered the cost of rebuilding the house and dormitory.
...Jennifer Van Alstine
...From left: Jane Stuart-Andrus, Lynn Leopold, Jennifer Van Alstine, Dick Andrus,