Theodore Payne Manager to Speak at Garden Club Zoom Meeting  Next Monday

Poppies and lupines grow naturally on Figueroa Mountain.
Photo: Theodore Payne Foundation

The Theodore Payne Foundation’s Seed Program Manager Genevieve Arnold will be the guest speaker at the Palisades Garden Club meeting on on Monday, April 5 at p.m. Her topic will be “Local Source: Life Linked to Land, a Coastal Perspective.”

Arnold has worked with California native plants and seeds for more than a decade. Prior to her position at the TPF, she served as seed conservation program technician at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

She will discuss how California native plant gardens and landscapes can restore habitat in urban environments. On the regional scale, Arnold will discuss how residents can further respond to the urgent need for efforts to build habitat and preserve biodiversity more effectively. This includes using ethically sourced plants from surrounding wild habits in urban and wildland interface landscapes.

Arnold will speak about the benefits of native habitat gardens and locally sourced plants with an overview of Theodore Payne Foundation’s Local Source Initiative and Long Live LA Conservation Seed Bank.

The presentation will include profiles of some locally occurring coastal native plant species and how they can be incorporated into landscapes.

The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding, preservation and use of California native wildflowers and plants and is located in Sun Valley. (Visit: or call 818-768-1802).

To attend this Zoom meeting, visit: and send an email through the “Contact Us” tab on the website.

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