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Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about
the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes.


Three open positions: two at Theodore Payne Foundation and one with our Seed LA partner Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont.

Last two weeks of the 2019 WILD FLOWER HOTLINEonline and at 818.768.1802 ext 7. Or or follow the podcast on Podbean, iTunes or Spotify. Weekly reports posted each Friday through the end of May.


May 17, 2019 – Atlas Obscura covers the Wild Flower Hotline!

Apr 25, 2019 – Michel Palecki, of Wrightwood’s Mountaineer Progress, praised TPF’s City of Butterflies proposal to LA2050

Apr 22, 2019 – Kathie Bozanich wrote an Earth Day feature on TPF and California native plants, including a list of recommended natives.

Apr 17, 2019 – Josh Siskin, The Orange County Register, reflects on his Native Plant Garden Tour experience.

Apr 4, 2019 – The Native Plant Garden Tour made the Cool List on LAist!

Mar 31, 2019 – Tina Malave of ABC7 Eye on LA visits TPF!

Mar 27, 2019 – Can’t get to the super bloom? These 3 tips can help you create one at home, tips from TPF in Los Angeles Daily News

Mar 26, 2019 – Grow a Super Bloom at Home press advisory

Mar 20, 2019 – Join TPF in advocating for a native oak in El Pueblo plaza!


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City of Butterflies / Ciudad de Mariposas

TPF’s City of Butterflies / Ciudad de Mariposas initiative empowers children to become eco-activists who make their communities safer, more life sustaining, and more playful! Youth will learn about the essential relationship between native plants and the butterflies they support and become part of a collaborative effort – to increase the presence of butterflies and the plants they thrive on – in neighborhoods across Los Angeles County.