Calendar

Aug
17
Fri
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Orchid Black @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Aug 17 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

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.

Aug
18
Sat
Look, Ma, No Lawn! with Steve Gerischer @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Aug 18 @ 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.

Aug
23
Thu
NEW! T’ai Chi Ch’uan with Iren Jensen @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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.

Aug
25
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Anna Armstrong and Richard Walker @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

Aromatic Native Plants for the Garden with Genevieve Arnold @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Aug 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Many California natives are admired and grown for their highly fragrant foliage or flowers. Take an olfactory tour of some of our favorite aromatic natives via beautiful images, scented samples and a walk and talk on TPF grounds.

Aug
30
Thu
NEW! T’ai Chi Ch’uan with Iren Jensen @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Aug 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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.

Aug
31
Fri
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Orchid Black @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Aug 31 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

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.

Sep
1
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Andreas Hessing @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

Sep
6
Thu
T’ai Chi Ch’uan with Iren Jensen @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Sep 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Sep
8
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Anna Armstrong and Richard Walker @ Theodore Payne Foundation Classroom
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

Mitigating LA’s Natural Disasters with Smart Landscape Choices with Kitty Connolly @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
13
Thu
T’ai Chi Ch’uan with Iren Jensen @ Theodore Payne Foundation Pergola
Sep 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am