Recently the Friends of the Japanese Garden and Jay van Arsdale, woodworking artist, were awarded a grant to replace the fence surrounding the garden. Van Arsdale’s Laney College students have been working on the project in their class/shop and some fence post holes were dug yesterday. On Tuesday, Dec 1, the installation will commence. Approximately 20 feet of will be installed. This is no ordinary fence; it is constructed using the ancient, Japanese joinery techniques that van Arsdale has been studying and teaching for over 25 years. The grant was made by the Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation. The material will arrive at the site about 9 a m and work will commence immediately. People who want to come by and watch woodworking artists showing off their skills will be welcome but must keep a safe distance from the activity.