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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

October 19, 2018 – Theodore Payne Foundation is pleased to participate in the Very Special Arts Festival at the Music Center again this year!

October 24, 2018 – Special FALL PLANT SALE Preview on Wednesday, October 24, from noon to 6:00 PM for members at the Contributor level and above.

October 25 – 27, 2018 – FALL PLANT SALE with discounts for all, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM all three days.

November 11, 2018 – Gathering of Friends and Silent Auction Fundraising Brunch, from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Theodore Payne Foundation

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

September 29, 2018 – Half-time Manager of Outreach position open for outgoing, energetic native plant enthusiast!

TPF IN THE NEWS

August 22, 2018 – A Frontier for Native Plant Landscapes: Public Housing, an article about TPF’s work in California Native Plant Society’s Flora magazine. Interview with Tim Becker and Kitty Connolly.


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