Learn about Native Plants

Learn at TPFInspiring and educating Southern Californians about native plants is our mission. Program are held year round at our Sun Valley Headquarters and at satellite locations in the community.

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.