Video courtesy of Aerial Inspired Reality

Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about
the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes.


Thank you !! to everyone who made the Gathering of Friends such a success. It is always wonderful to see so many good friends!

As fires once again blaze in California, our hearts go out to those effected. TPF has a series of recorded lectures and classes on fire response and preparation on our YouTube channel. Search for “fire.”


November 15, 2018 – Southern California gardeners turn to social media for advice features TPF’s discussion group, in the Daily News.

October 25, 2018 – Go native in your garden with these blooming ornamental grasses includes advice from our own Lili Singer.


January 25-26, 2019 – Winter Plant Sale from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM with discounts for all – Plan your winter planting now!

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La Tuna Fire, One Year Later, Part 2

by Tim Becker It was hard to imagine what would come of the fire that my colleagues and I saw ripping through the Verdugo Mountains in September of 2017. We witnessed the power of fire and wind to transform acres upon acres of thick, decades-old vegetation to ash and...

La Tuna Fire, One Year Later, Part 1

One year ago today, the La Tuna Fire broke out. At first, it was like any nearby fire in Los Angeles. You know the drill: You are paying attention, you see the announcements, and you keep an eye on it. Then the smoke starts rising, you are less certain of the...