Calendar

Nov
10
Sat
FULL Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carlos Flores, beginning October 20 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Library
Nov 10 @ 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
Nov 10 @ 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.

Propagating California Native Plants with Jordan Isken @ Theodore Payne Foundation Propagation Shed
Nov 10 @ 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.

Irrigation Practices for Native Plant Gardens with Tim Becker @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Nov 10 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This class for home gardeners discusses irrigation principles, techniques and equipment for native plant landscapes – with practical examples, a demonstration of TPF’s irrigation system, and plenty of time for questions. Bring your hat and water bottle. Tim is TPF’s Director of Horticulture and a seasoned landscaper.

FULL Right Plant, Right Place with Steve Singer @ Theodore Payne Foundation Library
Nov 10 @ 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.

Nov
11
Sun
Gathering of Friends & Silent Auction Fundraising Brunch @ Theodore Payne Foundation
Nov 11 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Gathering of Friends and Silent Auction Fundraising Brunch

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM Sunday, November 11, 2018

Please join us for our semi-annual Gathering of Friends, a time when we join together as partners to celebrate and support the work of Theodore Payne Foundation. We will gather in the heart of the Foundation’s La Fetra Nature Education Center and Gardens for a lively brunch, festive beverages, and a silent auction, including original works of art and vacation experiences.

As a particular focus of this year’s event, we will be celebrating the many accomplishments of Lisa Novick. During her eleven years with Theodore Payne Foundation, Lisa has opened the eyes of thousands to the beauty and benefits of California native plants. Lisa and her husband are taking an amazing opportunity to move to France to pursue his research and her writing. In honor of their move, we will be enjoying a French menu, including crêpe stations!

Nov
15
Thu
T’ai Chi in the Garden with Iren Jensen, beginning November 1 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Nov 15 @ 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.

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.

Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm