Calendar

Aug
14
Fri
Ask a Horticulturist @ Online
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

We miss you in the nursery! Join TPF horticulturists online for weekly native garden Q&A.

Have questions about native plant selection for your garden, watering, pruning, troubleshooting, or other landscape topics? We know many of our supporters count on our nursery team to help find answers. These regular sessions are being offered so you can bring us your questions via Zoom while we continue to socially distance. Photos and live streaming of your garden are welcome!

Class size is restricted so we can help all attendees. Ask a Horticulturist is held weekly with different members of TPF’s horticulture team.

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.

Aug
15
Sat
Saving Southern California’s Native Plant Seed @ Online
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am

Hosted by Riverside-San Bernardino Chapter of the California Native Plant Society

How can seed banking benefit southern California residents? What is the role of seed banking in native plant conservation, and how will it grow into the future? This introduction to current regional seed banking efforts will be followed by tips for the home gardener in effectively collecting, cleaning and storing seeds of native plants.

Presentation by Genevieve Arnold, TPF Seed Program Manager

Aug
21
Fri
Ask a Horticulturist @ Online
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

We miss you in the nursery! Join TPF horticulturists online for weekly native garden Q&A.

Have questions about native plant selection for your garden, watering, pruning, troubleshooting, or other landscape topics? We know many of our supporters count on our nursery team to help find answers. These regular sessions are being offered so you can bring us your questions via Zoom while we continue to socially distance. Photos and live streaming of your garden are welcome!

Class size is restricted so we can help all attendees. Ask a Horticulturist is held weekly with different members of TPF’s horticulture team.

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.

Aug
22
Sat
Native Plant Garden Maintenance with Tim Becker @ Online
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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.

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.

Aug
29
Sat
Ikebana in the Garden with Mark Roeder, 2020 TPF Artist-in-Residence, and Tory J. Lowitz @ Online
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

True ikebana is not isolated from the times or our lives. – Sofu Teshigahara

During this time of our quarantined, closed-down, and physically-distanced everyday lives, sometimes the ordinary-ness of our day-to-day can seem overwhelming. TPF 2020 Artist-in-Residence Mark Roeder and artist Tory J. Lowitz turn plant-care into self-care through a demonstration of Lowitz’s ikebana practice informed by Roeder’s work as artist in residence. Working with materials from Roeder’s garden and their ongoing conversation about painting and sculpture, Lowitz will create an arrangement from Sogetsu Ikebana, a school rooted in Japanese tradition, while embracing the evolving realities of the times in which we live.

Mark Roeder (b. 1974, lives and works in Los Angeles) received his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2000. An artist, teacher, and amateur gardener and birdwatcher, Roeder lives and works in Los Angeles. In 2019, he mounted his third exhibition with Michael Benevento gallery in Los Angeles. He’s exhibited widely in solo and group presentations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Minneapolis, Toronto, and Tokyo. Roeder was an Artist-in-Residence for the National Park Service in 2014 at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.

Tory L. Lowitz (b. 1971, lives and works in Los Angeles) received his BFA from Otis Parsons Art Institute in 1993. In 2019 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Los Angeles branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, Tokyo, Japan after completing his Sankyu Shihan degree from the same school in 2014. He has held solo and two person exhibitions at Hernando’s Hideaway, Miami in 2019, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles in 2017 and TARP, Pasadena in 2014. He has participated in several group exhibitions including: Group Yokou Exhibition, Cherry Blossom Festival, Monterey Park (2019); pile up, curated by Ravi Gune Wardena, Woodbury School of Architecture, Hollywood (2018); Sogetsu Los Angeles Katen, JACCC, George J. Doizaki Gallery (2017); GROUP SHOW curated by Brian Mann and Jesse Benson, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles (2011).

Image
Left: Mark Roeder, Salvia Clevelandii, 2020, acrylic and graphite on polyflax, 40 x 60 inches
Right: Tory J. Lowitz, c_braisened_two pieces, 2019, perforated metal sheeting, sand, crack filler, enamel paint, juniper, dried flowers, stucco, and polymers

Irrigation Practices for Native Plant Gardens with Tim Becker @ Online
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.

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.

Sep
12
Sat
Right Plant, Right Place with Scott Cher @ Online
Sep 12 @ 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.