Calendar

Feb
29
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Andreas Hessing beginning Saturday, January 25 @ Theodore Payne Foundation
Feb 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, January 25, 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, February 8, 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, February 29, 8:30am-12:30pm
Last day to register: Friday, January 17

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.

Andreas Hessing is an artist and landscape designer and contractor (scrubjaystudios.com). For more than 20 years, his site-specific installations have celebrated regional biodiversity while focusing on the philosophical, political and social implications of California’s indigenous flora.

$235 members, $285 nonmembers; $295 member couples, $345 nonmember couples.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be given if the cancellation is made more than 7 days before the first class. If a cancellation is requested 7 days or less before the first class, only a postponement will be given, with the following fees attached: $135 for members, $180 for non-members, $190 for member couples, $250 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.

Theodore Payne and Ralph Cornell: Champions of California’s Native Plants @ Theodore Payne Foundation
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:45 pm

A special presentation for members of Rancho Los Cerritos and Theodore Payne Foundation! Delve into the vision and legacy of two pioneers and their partnership in promoting California native plants.

Mar
7
Sat
Right Plant, Right Place with Lili Singer @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 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. Limited to 12 students.

Lili Singer is an award-winning horticulturist, educator and garden writer, and TPF’s Director of Special Projects.

Mar
14
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carol Armour Aronson, beginning March 14 @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, March 14, 8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday, April 4, 8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, March 6, 2019

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 Place, Right Plant class. This must be taken before the first session of the design class

[FULL] Propagating Native Plants from Cuttings with Tim Becker @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Propagation Shed
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn basic skills of vegetative propagation with TPF’s Production 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! Please note that this workshop is held in our propagation shed and gardens; students should come prepared for three hours of standing with up to one mile of walking in the sun. Limited to 10 students.

This is the same class as Propagating California Native Plants. It has been renamed to distinguish it from our seed-starting and root division workshops.

Tim Becker is TPF’s Director of Horticulture and a seasoned landscaper.

Native Plant Garden Maintenance with Tim Becker @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
Mar 14 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Subjects covered 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. Part of the class with be held outdoors; bring your hat and water bottle.

Tim Becker is TPF’s Director of Horticulture and a seasoned landscaper.

Apr
4
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carol Armour Aronson, beginning March 14 @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
Apr 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, March 14, 8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday, April 4, 8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, March 6, 2019

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 Place, Right Plant class. This must be taken before the first session of the design class

Apr
18
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carol Armour Aronson, beginning March 14 @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, March 14, 8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday, April 4, 8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am-1:00pm
Last day to register: Friday, March 6, 2019

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 Place, Right Plant class. This must be taken before the first session of the design class

May
2
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carlos Flores, beginning May 2 @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, May 2, 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 16, 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am-12:30pm
Last day to register: Friday, April 24

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 Place, Right Plant class. This must be taken before the first session of the design class

May
16
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carlos Flores, beginning May 2 @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, May 2, 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 16, 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am-12:30pm
Last day to register: Friday, April 24

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 Place, Right Plant class. This must be taken before the first session of the design class

May
30
Sat
Three-Part California Native Garden Design with Carlos Flores, beginning May 2 @ Theodore Payne Foundation - Classroom
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, May 2, 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 16, 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am-12:30pm
Last day to register: Friday, April 24

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 Place, Right Plant class. This must be taken before the first session of the design class