Calendar

Mar
21
Thu
T’ai Chi in the Garden with Iren Jensen | Thursdays, beginning March 7 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Classes will be held on Thursdays, March 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.

Mar
23
Sat
Poppy Day Spring Plant Sale @ Theodore Payne Foundation
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, Mar 23, 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 spring 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!

Mar
27
Wed
Right Plant, Right Place @ Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Knowing native habitats can help you choose the right plants for your place. This workshop 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 Theodore Payne Foundation’s Three-Part Native Garden Design Course.

The workshop begins with a presentation and is followed by a walk through the Museum’s Nature Gardens. It will be held during the Museum’s free hours and does not require paid admission. Parking in the NHM Parking Lot is waived for registered participants.

Learn more about the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County at nhm.org.

Mar
28
Thu
T’ai Chi in the Garden with Iren Jensen | Thursdays, beginning March 7 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Classes will be held on Thursdays, March 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.

Mar
30
Sat
[FULL] Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Andreas Hessing beginning Saturday, March 16 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, March 16, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 9:00am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, March 8

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
Mar 30 @ 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.

Apr
6
Sat
Native Plant Garden Tour
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

16th ANNUAL THEODORE PAYNE
NATIVE PLANT GARDEN TOUR

Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, 10:00am-5:00pm

A self-guided journey through more than 30 of the region’s most beautiful and inspiring private and public landscapes, including many new to the tour. Check back for details!

Apr
7
Sun
Native Plant Garden Tour
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

16th ANNUAL THEODORE PAYNE
NATIVE PLANT GARDEN TOUR

Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, 10:00am-5:00pm

A self-guided journey through more than 30 of the region’s most beautiful and inspiring private and public landscapes, including many new to the tour. Check back for details!

Apr
12
Fri
In Defense of Plants: Growing for the Future @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Matt from In Defense of Plants for a look at the kinds of plants that we value in horticulture and why a diverse selection of natives—not just rare or pretty species—is important in the face of plant extinctions. A can’t-miss event for anyone interested in ecosystem resilience and conservation!

Matt Candeias is host of In Defense of Plants. He was raised in the forests of northeastern North America and is obsessed with botany. He earned a master’s degree in community ecology from SUNY Buffalo State and is currently working on a PhD in community ecology with the University of Illinois. When he is not reading, writing, or talking about plants, he is usually hiking and photographing them or trying to grow them in and around his home.

Apr
13
Sat
[FULL] Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Andreas Hessing beginning Saturday, March 16 @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, March 16, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 9:00am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, March 8

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
Apr 13 @ 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

Wild Flower Photography Workshop with Spencer Westbrook @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

With talk of a super bloom this year, now is a great time to hone your wildflower photography skills! This workshop covers where and when to find wildflowers, methods and equipment for taking excellent photographs, and tips for editing and sharing. A demonstration in TPF’s gardens is included! Students may bring their own camera equipment, but it is not required. Limit: 20