Calendar

Oct
3
Sat
Native Plant Garden Maintenance with Tim Becker @ Online
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To maintain social distancing, this class will be held online. See below for more details.

Subjects covered in this online class 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.

This class will be held online via Zoom. An access code will be sent to attendees in advance of the class. A Zoom account is not required to attend.

Tim Becker is TPF Director of Horticulture.

Right Plant, Right Place with Scott Cher @ Online
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

To maintain social distancing, this class will be held online. See below for more details.

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.

This class will be held online via Zoom. An access code will be sent to attendees in advance of the class. A Zoom account is not required to attend.

Class repeats monthly.

Scott Cher is TPF’s Adult Education Manager.

Oct
8
Thu
Fire-wise Landscaping in Rancho Cucamonga @ Online
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wildfire is an inherent part of life in southern California. Learn how garden design and maintenance can help protect homes in high-risk fire areas. This program will introduce you to the basics of wildfire in southern California through the lens of California native plants and offer easy actions you can take at home to create and maintain a beautiful landscape that is both fire-wise and habitat rich.

This an introductory level program for audiences living in Rancho Cucamonga and surrounding areas that will address the region’s native habitats and fire history. It will be held online via Zoom. An access code will be sent to attendees in advance of the class. A Zoom account is not required to attend.

This program was made possible in part by Edison International.

Oct
10
Sat
Irrigation Practices for Native Plant Gardens with Miranda Hernandez @ Online
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

To maintain social distancing, this class will be held online. See below for more details.

Curious about the best ways to water your native garden? This focused one hour online class covers how, when and where to irrigate, as well as the benefits and drawbacks for overhead, drip and hand-watering equipment.

This class will be held online via Zoom. An access code will be sent to attendees in advance of the class. A Zoom account is not required to attend.

Miranda Hernandez is a TPF Horticultural Apprentice.

Fire-wise Landscaping in Rancho Cucamonga @ Online
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wildfire is an inherent part of life in southern California. Learn how garden design and maintenance can help protect homes in high-risk fire areas. This program will introduce you to the basics of wildfire in southern California through the lens of California native plants and offer easy actions you can take at home to create and maintain a beautiful landscape that is both fire-wise and habitat rich.

This an introductory level program for audiences living in Rancho Cucamonga and surrounding areas that will address the region’s native habitats and fire history. It will be held online via Zoom. An access code will be sent to attendees in advance of the class. A Zoom account is not required to attend.

This program was made possible in part by Edison International.

Oct
13
Tue
The Botany of Intoxication with Nick Jensen and Sandy Namoff @ Online
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Many seeds, leaves, roots, and stems contain chemical compounds that may help plants avoid being eaten by animals, including humans. In some cases, we have co-opted these plant defenses for the sake of recreational enjoyment, and there is often a fine line between poison and pleasure. This unique class explores plants as intoxicants from two perspectives: how past and present-day humans have used them and what role this use plays in our society; and why plants produce these chemicals, and what roles these compounds play in their evolutionary history.

Sandy Namoff received her PhD from California Botanic Garden where she studied evolutionary processes in Calystegia (morning glories). Most recently she taught biology at Chaffey College.

Nick Jensen received his PhD from California Botanic Garden where he studied the flora of Tejon Ranch and evolutionary patterns in Streptanthus (jewelflowers). Nick is currently employed as Lad Conservation Scientist for the California Native Plant Society.

Oct
15
Thu
Paisajismo resistente a los incendios en Rancho Cucamonga @ en línea
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fuego incontrolado es una parte inherente de la vida en el sur de California. Aprende cómo el diseño y el mantenimiento del jardín pueden ayudar a proteger las viviendas situadas en áreas de alto riesgo de incendio. Este programa le presentará los conceptos básicos de los incendios forestales en el sur de California a través del lente de las plantas nativas de California y te ofrecerá acciones sencillas que puedes realizar en tu hogar para crear y mantener un hermoso paisaje que sea resistente y rico en hábitat.

Este es un programa de nivel introductorio para los residentes de Rancho Cucamonga y sus alrededores. Discutiremos los hábitats nativos de la región y la historia del fuego. Se llevará a cabo en línea a través de Zoom. Se enviará un código de acceso a los asistentes antes de la clase. No se requiere una cuenta de Zoom para asistir.

Este programa es posible en parte por Edison International.

Oct
17
Sat
Paisajismo resistente a los incendios en Rancho Cucamonga @ en línea
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fuego incontrolado es una parte inherente de la vida en el sur de California. Aprende cómo el diseño y el mantenimiento del jardín pueden ayudar a proteger las viviendas situadas en áreas de alto riesgo de incendio. Este programa le presentará los conceptos básicos de los incendios forestales en el sur de California a través del lente de las plantas nativas de California y te ofrecerá acciones sencillas que puedes realizar en tu hogar para crear y mantener un hermoso paisaje que sea resistente y rico en hábitat.

Este es un programa de nivel introductorio para los residentes de Rancho Cucamonga y sus alrededores. Discutiremos los hábitats nativos de la región y la historia del fuego. Se llevará a cabo en línea a través de Zoom. Se enviará un código de acceso a los asistentes antes de la clase. No se requiere una cuenta de Zoom para asistir.

Este programa es posible en parte por Edison International.

Oct
18
Sun
Sunday in the Garden: Peterson/Nadeau @ Private garden, Historic Filipinotown
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Spend the morning with TPF Board President DJ Peterson in the Peterson/Nadeau garden! Learn about the goals, design, and upkeep of the garden, share fall gardening plans, and get the latest TPF news.

Sunday in the Garden extends TPF’s Native Plant Garden Tour to spotlight exceptional native plant gardens year round. Each visit includes conversations with homeowners and/or designers, and plenty of time for exploration and socializing.

About the Garden:

A former medical building near downtown is now a private residence with a landscape designed to restore urban habitat in a modernist style. A streetside garden with native shrubs and non-native foxtail agave stands up to car and pedestrian traffic. Sages surround a sun-drenched upper terrace with clusters of cacti and succulents. The back patio leads to an asphalt parking lot where white sage, lemonadeberry, and deergrass thrive. Uncommon natives include saffron buckwheat, Ken Taylor flannel bush, and pink-flowering sumac (from Baja California).

Safety Guidelines:

To help protect our hosts and community, we respectfully ask that you read and follow these safety protocols:

  • Wear a mask that securely covers your nose and mouth. Masks are mandatory at all times in the garden.
  • Maintain a distance of at least six feet from other attendees.
  • Do not attend if you or someone from your household is feeling sick.
  • Wash/Sanitize your hands before you visit.
  • Restrooms will be unavailable.
  • To minimize shared food handling, attendees are welcome to bring snacks or drinks for personal consumption.

Registration is limited to 15 guests. The program will be held outdoors.

The address will be sent to attendees two days before the event. Parking is available in the homeowners’ lot or nearby on Beverly Blvd.

Oct
24
Sat
Wild by Nature: Sowing Seeds for Spring Wild Flowers with Genevieve Arnold @ Online
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In Southern California, fall is prime time for sowing wildflower seed in the garden, and our famous spring annuals provide an array of colors and forms – and perform well in many garden spaces from meadows to mixed beds and borders to containers. You’ll gather tips and tricks on soil preparation, design concepts and sowing techniques, watering and cultivation, and enjoy an illustrated overview of the instructor’s most-beloved species.

This class will be held online via Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to attend. Students will be sent reminder emails with login information starting two days before the class.

Genevieve Arnold is TPF’s Seed Program Manager and an aficionado of local wildflower species in her own garden and in their natural wild habitats.

Oct
28
Wed
Introducción a Plantas Nativas con Brenda Kyle @ Online
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
¿Por qué las plantas nativas son especiales?

Daremos la definición de qué es una planta nativa. Hablaremos sobre cómo la geografía del estado afecta la diversidad de nuestra provincia florística. También daremos ejemplos de relaciones especializadas entre plantas y animales y por fin, los beneficios de las plantas nativas de California. Esta presentación será en Español, pero los hablantes de Espainglés también son bienvenidos.

Esta clase se reunirá en Zoom. (Si el sitio está en inglés, se puede traducir al pie de la página bajo “Language”.). No hace falta una cuenta. Estudiantes recibirán un correo electrónico con information para acceder la clase antes.

Brenda Kyle es la Coordinadora de Participación Comunitaria en Theodore Payne Foundation y Naturalista Certificada de California. Ha trabajado en el área de ambientalismo casi una década. Desde dar testimonio en el Council for Environmental Quality en DC, hasta plantar árboles en las calles del este de Los Ángeles y el valle de San Gabriel, su trabajo se enfoca en enverdecer el paisaje urbano. En su tiempo libre, conduce caminatas bilingües por la naturaleza.