Learn about Native Plants
In November of 2015, Theodore Payne Foundation opened the La Fetra Nature Education Center. The Center complements the Foundation’s nursery and serves as a headquarters for educators and horticulturists who will teach throughout Los Angeles County, giving residents access to the tools and resources they need to contribute to a more drought-tolerant and sustainable city.
The Foundation brings vital information on sustainable gardening into local neighborhoods through:
• Classes and workshops for adults and families, taught by engaging and knowledgeable instructors
• School programs for K-12 students, including field trips to TPF, school-site programs, and school garden design assistance
• Landscaper Certification
• The Speakers Bureau for community organizations
• Resources for new and experience native plant gardeners, including our online Native Plant Database, plant guides, blog, world-famous Wild Flower Hotline, and annual Native Plant Garden Tour.