Calendar

Dec
15
Sat
[FULL] Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Steve Gerischer beginning Saturday, November 10 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Dec 15 @ 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.

Irrigation Basics for the Native Garden, a Walk and Talk with Tim Becker @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Curious about the best ways to water your native garden? This focused walk on TPF grounds covers how, when and where to irrigate, as well as the benefits and drawbacks for overhead, drip and hand-watering equipment. Bring your hat and water bottle.

Tim is TPF’s Director of Horticulture.

Dec
20
Thu
T’ai Chi in the Garden with Iren Jensen, beginning December 6 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Dec 20 @ 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
25
Tue
CLOSED: Christmas (& Day After) Holiday
Dec 25 – Dec 26 all-day

Sending you and yours good holiday wishes!

Dec
26
Wed
CLOSED: Christmas (& Day After) Holiday
Dec 26 – Dec 27 all-day

Sending you and yours good holiday wishes!

Dec
27
Thu
T’ai Chi in the Garden with Iren Jensen, beginning December 6 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Dec 27 @ 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
29
Sat
[FULL] Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carol Armour Aronson, beginning December 29 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Dec 29 @ 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

Look, Ma, No Lawn! with Lili Singer @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Dec 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Are you ready to lose the lawn? Have you applied for a cash for grass rebate? We’ll explain how to take the turf out and offer alternatives for the space-specifically low-care native plants that need no fertilizer and use a fraction of the water required for turf.

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

Jan
1
Tue
CLOSED: New Year’s Day
Jan 1 all-day

Happy 2019!

Jan
3
Thu
T’ai Chi in the Garden with Iren Jensen | Thursdays, beginning January 3 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Jan 3 @ 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
4
Fri
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Orchid Black beginning Friday, January 4 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Jan 4 @ 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)

Jan
5
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carlos Flores beginning Saturday, January 5 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Jan 5 @ 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.