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Biodiversity in the Built Environment

As much as I try to remain optimistic about the state of things, there’s no denying the fact that we are facing serious environmental problems. In addition to the climate crisis, we are living through a punctuated and rapid loss of biodiversity that biologists refer...

A Hopeful New Year

2020 is over, and what a crazy year it was. When I look back to the beginning of the year, and my first days at Theodore Payne Foundation, it’s remarkable how different the world was then. I had never heard of Zoom, worn a face mask, or thought about how many feet...

Wildfire Outreach Continues

If you've been following TPF on social media, you may know that one of our major outreach efforts this year has been in telling the nuanced story of wildfire in Southern California. Our goal with this work is to share clear information to the general public that...

2020 Fall Plant Sale Nov 5-21

Theodore Payne Foundation 2020 Fall Plant Sale November 5-7, 10-14, 17-21 8:30AM-4PM Sign up for a timed shopping slot Just in time for fall planting, Theodore Payne Foundation is offering its widest assortment of the year, including native plants, seeds, and bulbs,...

Poppy Hour Season 2

After almost six months being closed, I am so proud of the work our team has done to get us ready to reopen later this week. Like everybody, we’ve been through a tumultuous spring and summer, and though the pandemic is still upon us, I’ve been reflecting on the year...

We are Re-opening!

We are so excited to welcome you back to our headquarters in early September! We've been hard at work making adjustments so that social distancing can be maintained on site while allowing visitors access to our gardens, natural areas, and our full inventory for...

Seed and Bulb Program Intern

Seed and Bulb Program Internship July 13 2020 POSITION DESCRIPTION This internship, made possible by the support from the Southern California Horticulture Society through the Linda Pomerance Internship Grant, is a unique learning opportunity that will focus on...

New TPF online store coming soon!

We’re excited to announce that we are unveiling our new online store on Tuesday, June 16th! It will integrate all of our offerings (plants, seeds, books, clothing, and TPF merchandise) in one convenient place. The biggest change will be to our plant pickup system,...