Calendar

Nov
17
Sat
Native Plant Garden Maintenance with Steve Singer @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Subjects covered include watering, fertilizing (or not), grooming, mulching, pest management and other aspects of garden maintenance. You’ll also discover how native plants respond to pruning cuts (good and bad), what we trigger with our gardening activities, and how to develop good maintenance goals. Part of the class with be held outdoors; bring your hat and water bottle.

Nov
22
Thu
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day
Nov 22 all-day
Nov
29
Thu
T’ai Chi in the Garden with Iren Jensen, beginning November 1 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Nov 29 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Classes will be held on Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15 and 25, 8:30-9:30am (no class 11/22)
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.

Dec
1
Sat
[FULL] Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carlos Flores, beginning October 20 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Library
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, October 20, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, November 10, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 9:00am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, October 12

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. Limit: 5.

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

[FULL] Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Steve Gerischer beginning Saturday, November 10 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, November 10, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 9:00am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, November 2

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. This class must be taken before the start of the design course.

Right Plant, Right Place with Lili Singer @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Dec 1 @ 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 and Adult Education.

Dec
6
Thu
T’ai Chi in the Garden with Iren Jensen, beginning December 6 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Classes will be held on Thursdays, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 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.

Dec
7
Fri
Native Plant Maintenance Basics, a Walk and Talk with Steve Singer @ Theodore Payne Foundation Front Porch
Dec 7 @ 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 is TPF’s Horticulturist. He maintains the gardens at the Foundation.

 

Right Plant, Right Place with Lili Singer @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Dec 7 @ 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.

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

Dec
8
Sat
Propagating California Native Plants with Jordan Isken @ Theodore Payne Foundation Propagation Shed
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn basic skills of vegetative propagation with TPF’s Propagation Manager! Visit TPF production areas and see how our crew grows plants for the sales yard. 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.

Your Native Garden’s First Year with Lili Singer @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Get your beautiful native garden off to a good start! This overview of the first 12 months in a newly installed native landscape provides practical tips on getting plants established, including what to do and what to expect from your developing landscape. Especially valuable for beginning native plant gardeners.

Lili is TPF Director of Special Projects, an L.A. native, and an award-winning horticulturist, educator and garden writer.

Dec
13
Thu
T’ai Chi in the Garden with Iren Jensen, beginning December 6 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Dec 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Classes will be held on Thursdays, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 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.