Calendar

Jan
27
Wed
Introducción a Plantas Nativas con Brenda Kyle @ Online
Jan 27 @ 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.

Jan
28
Thu
Poppy Hour: A Conversation with Charles Thomas @ Online
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Charles Thomas, Executive Director of Outward Bound Adventures (OBA) talks about OBA and the native garden being installed at their headquarters.

OBA is the oldest non-profit in the nation created and dedicated to providing outdoor education, conservation and environmental learning expeditions for primarily low income, urban and rural youth and their families who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience time spent in wild places and open spaces.

Throughout Charles’ life his work has revolved around OBA, where he worked seasonally and part-time for nearly 20 years, and worked full-time as Executive Director for 16 years. During that time he created several award-winning programs dedicated to enriching the lives of underserved urban populations, especially high-risk youth and their families, by introducing them to the therapeutic value of spending time in wild places and open spaces.

Currently, OBA is installing a California native plant garden at their Pasadena headquarters. Tune in to find out how this small grassroots club has grown to serve over 1,000 youth and their families per year, how they incorporate native plants and plant ID into their culturally relevant programming, and how the garden came to be!

Connect with OBA on FacebookInstagram, or through their website!

Poppy Hour is our California native plant internet mashup. Part interviews, part garden tour, part happy hour, we explore the amazing diversity of people and ideas that connect to Southern California plants and landscapes. Join us!

All previous episodes are archived on our YouTube channel.

Thank you to an anonymous donor for making Poppy Hour Season 2 possible.

Jan
30
Sat
Beads, Plants, and the Land with Kimberly Robertson @ Online
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This two-part workshop meets January 30 and February 6, 1:00-2:30 PM

Facilitated by Muscogee Creek artist Kimberly Robertson, participants in this workshop will learn traditional American Indian beadwork techniques to embellish a Theodore Payne Foundation California poppy patch. Robertson will lead the group in a discussion of the relationship between Native plants and land acknowledgement as well as the potential for traditional arts to remember, honor, and heal Indigenous communities.

All materials are included in the ticket price. They can be picked up from TPF during our normal business hours, or they can be shipped domestically for a fee payable with your class registration.

This class will be held online via Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to attend. Login instructions will be included in the registration confirmation, and students will receive reminder emails starting two days before the class.

Kimberly Robertson (Muscogee Creek) is an artivist, scholar, teacher, and mother who works diligently to employ Native feminist theories, practices, and methodologies in her hustle to fulfill the dreams of her ancestors and to build a world in which her daughters can thrive. She is currently an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and the co-creative director for Meztli Projects’ Ready to Rise Initiative.

Feb
5
Fri
Four-Part CA Native Garden Design with Orchid Black @ Online
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please this About section entirely before registering. This program is intended for more advanced students and requires a higher level of preparation and commitment than our usual classes. Last day to register: Friday, January 1

Class meets four times via Zoom:

Friday, January 15, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday, January 22, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday, February 5, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday, February 12, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Description

This comprehensive four-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, compile a locally appropriate plant palette, and create a simple design. Prior to the class, students will complete a preliminary questionnaire, warm-up exercise for their site, and familiarize themselves with drawing software if choosing to produce plans digitally.

Orchid Black is a garden designer and the owner of Native Sanctuary (nativesanctuary.wordpress.com), a firm offering native plant consulting, habitat creation and sustainable design services to the greater Los Angeles area. She writes and lectures about native plants, water-saving strategies, and sustainable landscaping.

Course Requirements

Our Right Plant, Right Place class must be taken before the start of the design course. It is offered monthly, typically on the first Saturday of the month. The next session is January 9.

This class will meet for four three-hour sessions via Zoom. This includes break time. We understand that this might be more Zoom time than some folks are used to, and we encourage you to consider this before registering.

Students will produce a produce a garden plan either digitally or through hand drawing at 1/4″ or 1/8″ scale. For hand-drawn plans, please make sure that you have access to camera that can take legible photos. For digital plans, we recommend using a free program such as OpenOffice Draw or LibreOffice Draw, but you may use other drawing software if you prefer.

Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. There will be a link to the warm-up packet under Additional Information. The warm-up packet will information about software as well as a list of supplies for hand drawing your plans. Due to time limitations, students will be expected to have a basic understanding of the software prior to class.

As this series will meet entirely online, we encourage students to visit public landscapes to the see native plants in person prior to completing your design. We will include a list of recommend parks, wildlife areas, and botanical gardens in the warm-up packet.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given if the cancellation request is made by December 31. The following fees will be attached to cancellations made after December 31: $100 for members, $110 for non-members, $110 for member couples, $120 for non-member couples. No refunds will be given within 7 days of the first class, and postponements will only be given within 7 days of the first class. Please note that Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable.

Feb
6
Sat
Right Plant, Right Place with Scott Cher @ Online
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Knowing native habitats can help you choose the right plants for your place. This course discusses local plant communities—groups of species that naturally occur together—and their growing conditions, as well as how to assess the conditions of your garden, including climate, soil, sunlight and space. A valuable class for beginners!

Class repeats monthly.

This class will be held online via Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to attend. Login instructions will be included in the registration confirmation, and students will receive reminder emails starting two days before the class.

Scott Cher is TPF Adult Eduction Manager.

Beads, Plants, and the Land with Kimberly Robertson @ Online
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This two-part workshop meets January 30 and February 6, 1:00-2:30 PM

Facilitated by Muscogee Creek artist Kimberly Robertson, participants in this workshop will learn traditional American Indian beadwork techniques to embellish a Theodore Payne Foundation California poppy patch. Robertson will lead the group in a discussion of the relationship between Native plants and land acknowledgement as well as the potential for traditional arts to remember, honor, and heal Indigenous communities.

All materials are included in the ticket price. They can be picked up from TPF during our normal business hours, or they can be shipped domestically for a fee payable with your class registration.

This class will be held online via Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to attend. Login instructions will be included in the registration confirmation, and students will receive reminder emails starting two days before the class.

Kimberly Robertson (Muscogee Creek) is an artivist, scholar, teacher, and mother who works diligently to employ Native feminist theories, practices, and methodologies in her hustle to fulfill the dreams of her ancestors and to build a world in which her daughters can thrive. She is currently an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and the co-creative director for Meztli Projects’ Ready to Rise Initiative.

Feb
12
Fri
Four-Part CA Native Garden Design with Orchid Black @ Online
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please this About section entirely before registering. This program is intended for more advanced students and requires a higher level of preparation and commitment than our usual classes. Last day to register: Friday, January 1

Class meets four times via Zoom:

Friday, January 15, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday, January 22, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday, February 5, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday, February 12, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Description

This comprehensive four-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, compile a locally appropriate plant palette, and create a simple design. Prior to the class, students will complete a preliminary questionnaire, warm-up exercise for their site, and familiarize themselves with drawing software if choosing to produce plans digitally.

Orchid Black is a garden designer and the owner of Native Sanctuary (nativesanctuary.wordpress.com), a firm offering native plant consulting, habitat creation and sustainable design services to the greater Los Angeles area. She writes and lectures about native plants, water-saving strategies, and sustainable landscaping.

Course Requirements

Our Right Plant, Right Place class must be taken before the start of the design course. It is offered monthly, typically on the first Saturday of the month. The next session is January 9.

This class will meet for four three-hour sessions via Zoom. This includes break time. We understand that this might be more Zoom time than some folks are used to, and we encourage you to consider this before registering.

Students will produce a produce a garden plan either digitally or through hand drawing at 1/4″ or 1/8″ scale. For hand-drawn plans, please make sure that you have access to camera that can take legible photos. For digital plans, we recommend using a free program such as OpenOffice Draw or LibreOffice Draw, but you may use other drawing software if you prefer.

Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. There will be a link to the warm-up packet under Additional Information. The warm-up packet will information about software as well as a list of supplies for hand drawing your plans. Due to time limitations, students will be expected to have a basic understanding of the software prior to class.

As this series will meet entirely online, we encourage students to visit public landscapes to the see native plants in person prior to completing your design. We will include a list of recommend parks, wildlife areas, and botanical gardens in the warm-up packet.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given if the cancellation request is made by December 31. The following fees will be attached to cancellations made after December 31: $100 for members, $110 for non-members, $110 for member couples, $120 for non-member couples. No refunds will be given within 7 days of the first class, and postponements will only be given within 7 days of the first class. Please note that Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable.

Feb
26
Fri
Gardening for Wildlife with California Native Plants with Erin Johnson @ Online
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

California is home to the most diverse plant life in the United States with more than 7,000 kinds of native plants, one-third of which are endemic, meaning that they occur nowhere else on earth. Together, these plants support an equally rich diversity of wildlife.

Discover how landscape design, plant selection, and maintenance support welcome wildlife and the health of our communities.

This class will be held online via Zoom. A Zoom account is not required to attend. Login instructions will be included in the registration confirmation, and students will receive reminder emails starting two days before the class.

Erin Johnson is TPF Outreach Manager.

Feb
27
Sat
Native Plant Garden Maintenance with Katherine Pakradouni @ Online
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Katherine Pakradouni is a native plant horticulturist and educator who has been growing and maintaining native plants for years through her work with Grown in LA and Theodore Payne Foundation.