Calendar

Apr
4
Sat
[CANCELLED] Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carol Armour Aronson, beginning March 14 @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
Apr 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, March 14, 8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday, April 4, 8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, March 6, 2019

This comprehensive three-session course for home gardeners offers a sound foundation in design styles and process, the importance of sustainability and how to model a garden after patterns in nature. Students will devise a base/plot plan, implementing knowledge of hardscape materials, irrigation, soils and more. Prior to the class, students will complete a preliminary questionnaire and warm-up exercise for their site. In addition, students are asked to bring photos of their site and a baggie of the site’s soil to the first day of class.

COURSE PREREQUISITE: Our Right Place, Right Plant class. This must be taken before the first session of the design class

Right Plant, Right Place with Lili Singer @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Knowing native habitats can help you choose the right plants for your place. This course discusses local plant communities and their conditions, as well as how to assess the conditions of your garden site, including climate, soil, sunlight and space. A valuable class for beginners and the prerequisite for our Three-Part Native Garden Design Course.

Class repeats monthly.

Lili Singer is an award-winning horticulturist, educator and garden writer, and TPF’s Director of Special Projects.

Apr
11
Sat
[FULL] Propagating Native Plants from Cuttings with Miranda Hernandez and Tim Switzer @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Propagation Shed
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn basic skills of vegetative propagation with TPF’s Production Manager! Various species of native plants will be discussed and started from cuttings in this hands-on session, and you’ll leave with a flat of starts for your own garden! Please note that this workshop is held in our propagation shed and gardens; students should come prepared for three hours of standing with up to one mile of walking in the sun. Limited to 10 students.

Class repeats May 9, 2020.

Miranda Hernandez and Tim Switzer are TPF’s Apprentices of Native Plant Horticulture.

Apr
18
Sat
[CANCELLED] Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carol Armour Aronson, beginning March 14 @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, March 14, 8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday, April 4, 8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, March 6, 2019

This comprehensive three-session course for home gardeners offers a sound foundation in design styles and process, the importance of sustainability and how to model a garden after patterns in nature. Students will devise a base/plot plan, implementing knowledge of hardscape materials, irrigation, soils and more. Prior to the class, students will complete a preliminary questionnaire and warm-up exercise for their site. In addition, students are asked to bring photos of their site and a baggie of the site’s soil to the first day of class.

COURSE PREREQUISITE: Our Right Place, Right Plant class. This must be taken before the first session of the design class

Apr
25
Sat
Native Seed-Starting Workshop with Miranda Hernandez and Tim Switzer @ Theodore Payne Foundation Propagation Shed
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn the ins and outs (and ups and downs) of propagating native plants from seed. This hands-on workshop covers basic seed physiology, seed viability, germination cues and pretreatments, and sowing and aftercare. Each student will take home a flat of seeds they’ve sown! All materials provided. Limited to 10 students.

Miranda Hernandez and Tim Switzer are TPF’s Apprentices of Native Plant Horticulture.

May
2
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carlos Flores, beginning May 2 @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, May 2, 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 16, 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am-12:30pm
Last day to register: Friday, April 24

This comprehensive three-session course for home gardeners offers a sound foundation in design styles and process, the importance of sustainability and how to model a garden after patterns in nature. Students will devise a base/plot plan, implementing knowledge of hardscape materials, irrigation, soils and more. Prior to the class, students will complete a preliminary questionnaire and warm-up exercise for their site. In addition, students are asked to bring photos of their site and a baggie of the site’s soil to the first day of class.

COURSE PREREQUISITE: Our Right Place, Right Plant class. This must be taken before the first session of the design class

Hypertufa Container Workshop with Steve Gerischer @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Pergola
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

A super-fun, hands-on messy activity for grown-ups and families alike! Using cement, perlite and coir, each attendee will make a relatively lightweight container that resembles a time-weathered stone trough. Wear old clothes and shoes. All materials provided.

May
8
Fri
Native Plant Maintenance Basics, a Walk and Talk with Miranda Hernandez and Tim Switzer @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Back Porch
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

A quick overview of maintenance practices for the California native garden—held outdoors on TPF grounds. Wear comfortable shoes, and bring your hat and water bottle.

Class repeats quarterly.

Miranda Hernandez and Tim Switzer are TPF’s Apprentices of Native Plant Horticulture.

May
9
Sat
Propagating Native Plants from Cuttings with Miranda Hernandez and Tim Switzer @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Propagation Shed
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn basic skills of vegetative propagation with TPF’s Production Manager! Various species of native plants will be discussed and started from cuttings in this hands-on session, and you’ll leave with a flat of starts for your own garden! Please note that this workshop is held in our propagation shed and gardens; students should come prepared for three hours of standing with up to one mile of walking in the sun. Limited to 10 students.

Miranda Hernandez and Tim Switzer are TPF’s Apprentices of Native Plant Horticulture.

Right Plant, Right Place with Scott Cher @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Knowing native habitats can help you choose the right plants for your place. This course discusses local plant communities and their conditions, as well as how to assess the conditions of your garden site, including climate, soil, sunlight and space. A valuable class for beginners and the prerequisite for our Three-Part Native Garden Design Course.

Class repeats monthly.

Scott Cher is TPF’s Adult Education Manager.

May
16
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carlos Flores, beginning May 2 @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, May 2, 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 16, 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am-12:30pm
Last day to register: Friday, April 24

This comprehensive three-session course for home gardeners offers a sound foundation in design styles and process, the importance of sustainability and how to model a garden after patterns in nature. Students will devise a base/plot plan, implementing knowledge of hardscape materials, irrigation, soils and more. Prior to the class, students will complete a preliminary questionnaire and warm-up exercise for their site. In addition, students are asked to bring photos of their site and a baggie of the site’s soil to the first day of class.

COURSE PREREQUISITE: Our Right Place, Right Plant class. This must be taken before the first session of the design class

Propagating California Native Plants from Divisions with Miranda Hernandez and Tim Switzer @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Propagation Shed
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn about propagation from root divisions with TPF horticultural staff. Various native plants will be started in this hands-on session, and you’ll leave with a collection of new plants for your own garden! Limited to 10 students.

Miranda Hernandez and Tim Switzer are TPF’s Apprentices of Native Plant Horticulture.