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Theodore Payne Foundation

The Theodore Payne Foundation, established 1960, operates a year-round,
retail nursery offering the region’s largest and most interesting selection of California
native plant – hundreds of different species and cultivars, many of which are
drought tolerant and low maintenance. Our Education Center and
Outreach programs offer classes and field trips for adults and children.


Los Angeles County Parks

Our purpose is to improve the quality of life in Los Angeles County by providing

responsive, efficient and high-quality public services that promote the self-sufficiency,

well-being and prosperity of individuals, families, businesses and communities.


California State Parks

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping

to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.


Griffith Park

With over 4,210 acres of both natural chapparal-covered terrain and landscaped

parkland and picnic areas, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park

with urban wilderness area in the United States.


Machine Project

Machine Project is a storefront space in the echo park neighborhood of Los Angeles that hosts events about all kinds of things we find interesting – scientific talks, poetry readings, musical performances, competitions, group naps, cheese tastings and so forth.


The Arroyo Seco Foundation

ASF is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We advocate an integrated, harmonious approach to watershed and flood management, water conservation,

habitat enhancement, and the expansion of recreational opportunities.







If you are looking for books to inspire you to
create a wildlife habitat garden, these are the ones!


"Reimagining the California Lawn"


"Bringing Nature Home: How You Can
Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants"


"Designing California Native Gardens"


"An Introduction to Southern California Butterflies"





Butterflies and Moths of North America





Tree of Life Nursery





Emily Lacy, Musician



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