Calendar

Jan
24
Thu
T’ai Chi in the Garden with Iren Jensen | Thursdays, beginning January 3 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Classes will be held on Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 8:30-9:30am
Class fee is for the month and covers all Thursdays in the month. No drop-ins.

Experience and enjoy the ancient art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan with slow-motion, low-impact movements that promote peace, inner calm and improved health. Classes will be held Thursday mornings outdoors at TPF, under the pergola in the beautiful La Fetra Nature Education Center and Gardens. (Aromatherapy from nearby native plants is on the house!) Limit: 15.

Iren has practiced Tai Chi under the tutelage of Grand Master Kai Ying Tung and his son, Master Chen Wei Tung, for 20 years, continues her practice and intensive study on a daily basis, and has been teaching for almost 15 years. Sharing her love of Tai Chi is Iren’s greatest joy and passion. Current clients include Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Google, the Menorah Housing Foundation, the City of Burbank, and the City of Los Angeles, to name a few. She is also a native plant gardener and longtime TPF member.

Jan
25
Fri
Winter Plant Sale @ Theodore Payne Foundation
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday & Saturday, Jan 25-26, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Members: 15% off plants, seed, bulbs, and TPF gear
Non-members: 10% off plants, seed, bulbs and TPF gear

Join at the door to support Theodore Payne Foundation and get a great deal in time for winter planting!

The region’s largest and most interesting selection of California flora. Look for many plants in large sizes, plus a wide array of native seed and bulbs. Shop early for best selection. Bring your own boxes and wagons!

Jan
26
Sat
Winter Plant Sale @ Theodore Payne Foundation
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday & Saturday, Jan 25-26, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Members: 15% off plants, seed, bulbs, and TPF gear
Non-members: 10% off plants, seed, bulbs and TPF gear

Join at the door to support Theodore Payne Foundation and get a great deal in time for winter planting!

The region’s largest and most interesting selection of California flora. Look for many plants in large sizes, plus a wide array of native seed and bulbs. Shop early for best selection. Bring your own boxes and wagons!

[FULL] Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carol Armour Aronson, beginning December 29 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, December 29, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, January 12, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, Janaury 26, 9:00am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, Decenber 21

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

Jan
31
Thu
T’ai Chi in the Garden with Iren Jensen | Thursdays, beginning January 3 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Classes will be held on Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 8:30-9:30am
Class fee is for the month and covers all Thursdays in the month. No drop-ins.

Experience and enjoy the ancient art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan with slow-motion, low-impact movements that promote peace, inner calm and improved health. Classes will be held Thursday mornings outdoors at TPF, under the pergola in the beautiful La Fetra Nature Education Center and Gardens. (Aromatherapy from nearby native plants is on the house!) Limit: 15.

Iren has practiced Tai Chi under the tutelage of Grand Master Kai Ying Tung and his son, Master Chen Wei Tung, for 20 years, continues her practice and intensive study on a daily basis, and has been teaching for almost 15 years. Sharing her love of Tai Chi is Iren’s greatest joy and passion. Current clients include Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Google, the Menorah Housing Foundation, the City of Burbank, and the City of Los Angeles, to name a few. She is also a native plant gardener and longtime TPF member.

Feb
1
Fri
[FULL] Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Orchid Black beginning Friday, January 4 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Feb 1 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Friday, January 4, 11:30am-3:30pm
Friday, January 18, 11:30am-3:30pm
Friday, February 1, 11:30am-3:30pm
Last day to register: Friday, December 28

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 Plant, Right Place class (must be taken before the start of the design course)

Feb
2
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carlos Flores beginning Saturday, January 5 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, January 5, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, January 19, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, February 2, 9:00am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, December 28

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 California Native Plant Horticulture class.

Right Plant, Right Place with Lili Singer @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 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.

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

Feb
6
Wed
Native Plant Maintenance Basics, a Walk and Talk with Steve Singer @ Theodore Payne Foundation Front Porch
Feb 6 @ 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.

Steve Singer is TPF’s Horticulturist. He maintains the gardens at the Foundation.

Feb
7
Thu
T’ai Chi in the Garden with Iren Jensen | Thursdays, beginning February 7 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Classes will be held on Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 8:30-9:30am.
Class fee is for the month and covers all Thursdays in the month. No drop-ins.

Experience and enjoy the ancient art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan with slow-motion, low-impact movements that promote peace, inner calm and improved health. Classes will be held Thursday mornings outdoors at TPF, under the pergola in the beautiful La Fetra Nature Education Center and Gardens. (Aromatherapy from nearby native plants is on the house!) Limit: 15.

Iren has practiced Tai Chi under the tutelage of Grand Master Kai Ying Tung and his son, Master Chen Wei Tung, for 20 years, continues her practice and intensive study on a daily basis, and has been teaching for almost 15 years. Sharing her love of Tai Chi is Iren’s greatest joy and passion. Current clients include Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Google, the Menorah Housing Foundation, the City of Burbank, and the City of Los Angeles, to name a few. She is also a native plant gardener and longtime TPF member.

Feb
9
Sat
[FULL] Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Shawn Maestretti beginning Saturday, February 9 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, February 9, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, February 23, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 9:00am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, February 1

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 Plant, Right Place class (must be taken before the start of the design course)

Shawn Maestretti is a landscape architect, plantsman, certified arborist and licensed landscape contractor who has been creating gardens in the greater Los Angeles area since 2006 (smgarchitecture.com). He’s a 2014 graduate of the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program.

Propagating California Native Plants with Jordan Isken @ Theodore Payne Foundation Propagation Shed
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn basic skills of vegetative propagation with TPF’s Propagation 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! Limit: 10.

Jordan holds a combined BA in Environmental Studies & Biology and a certificate in Natural History from UC Santa Cruz.