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June 1, 2007
Theodore Payne Foundation is pleased to present Carol Bornstein, co-author of the beautiful book, "California Native Plants for the Garden" and Director of Living Collections and Nursery at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, as our guest instructor for California Native Plant Horticulture on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class will cover the true definition of "native plant," why natives are valuable, plant communities, plant requirements, the...
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By Michael J. Arvizu | September 6, 2009
Joanne Burger and Paul Jacobson’s home looks pretty much like every other home on their street in Glendale. Their front yard, they hope, does not. That’s because the couple are going all natural — all natural, California-native plants, that is. Burger and Jacobson are the owners of Tarweed Native Plants in Glendale at 1307 Graynold Ave. The couple recently moved their business from Los Feliz, where since 2003 they...
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By Riley Hooper | May 19, 2010
Karen and Peter Veloz are living in sustainable luxury in the hills of Glendale. About two years ago, with the help of FormLA, a Los Angeles landscape design company that focuses on sustainability, they ripped out their back lawn and put in hardscapes amid a landscape of California-native plants. The concept behind the design was to create outdoor living spaces, Karen Veloz said, and so the backyard features outdoor seating areas, a fire pit, barbecue and bar, wine cellar and infinity spa pool, or “spool.
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May 15, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Bob Perry will speak about sustainable urban landscapes and use of California native plants in a seminar at Descanso Gardens. The seminar will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge Perry is professor emeritus in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, and author of two books on water-conserving plants for California. Perry has combined academic instruction, research and consulting to achieve a balanced approach to landscape design.
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April 27, 2007
The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants is offering classes about California native plants "from the ground up." The foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and preservation of California native flora. California Native Plant Horticulture is on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will cover information about California native plants from the ground up. This valuable introductory class covers the following topics: the true definition of a native plant, why natives are valuable, plant communities, plan requirements, the time it takes to get a plant established in a garden, planting details, pruning, irrigation, maintenance and where to see and buy native plants.
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By Melanie Hicken | August 24, 2009
More than 30 volunteers donned work gloves and grabbed shovels Saturday morning to fill a barren strip of dirt on Rosemont Avenue in front of the Rosemont Reservoir with a variety of drought-tolerant plants. The volunteers were led by 13-year-old Johnny Blood, who organized the planting for his Eagle Project, a community service project meant to help Boy Scouts develop leadership skills. “My school’s right there,” he said, pointing to nearby Rosemont Middle School.
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May 18, 2007
  May is water awareness month and, to celebrate, Crescenta Valley Water District is hosting a Water Awareness Day with a free barbecue and open house for the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at 3730 Glenwood Ave., La Crescenta. The National Weather Service warns that this summer will be one of the hottest on record. Southern California has already seen several brush fires, some very close to home as with the Griffith Park fire where smoke and ash rained down on La Cañada.
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December 5, 2008
Girl Scouts’ ‘Green Saturday’ is Dec. 6 This Saturday, Dec. 6, hundreds of Girl Scouts from the greater Los Angeles area will be participating in “Green Saturday,” a service opportunity that will include numerous environmentally-themed community service projects and activities. Local scouts will be focusing on plant beautification of the Montrose Program Center, also known as the “Scout House,” at 2732 Montrose Ave. Crescenta Valley Girl Scout Troop 9261 is organizing the activity as part of their Silver Award Project.
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By: | August 27, 2005
Free lunch offered at retired teachers meeting The local division of the California Retired Teachers Assn., Harbor Division No. 77, will hold a general meeting for members and prospective members. The statewide nonpartisan organization is comprised of more than 52,000 members in 89 divisions. Members of the group work to ensure that the state honors its commitment to teachers. They also develop and support measures to improve the financial security of retired educators.
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By Riley Hooper | May 19, 2010
Karen and Peter Veloz are living in sustainable luxury in the hills of Glendale. About two years ago, with the help of FormLA, a Los Angeles landscape design company that focuses on sustainability, they ripped out their back lawn and put in hardscapes amid a landscape of California-native plants. The concept behind the design was to create outdoor living spaces, Karen Veloz said, and so the backyard features outdoor seating areas, a fire pit, barbecue and bar, wine cellar and infinity spa pool, or “spool.
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BUSINESS
By Michael J. Arvizu | September 6, 2009
Joanne Burger and Paul Jacobson’s home looks pretty much like every other home on their street in Glendale. Their front yard, they hope, does not. That’s because the couple are going all natural — all natural, California-native plants, that is. Burger and Jacobson are the owners of Tarweed Native Plants in Glendale at 1307 Graynold Ave. The couple recently moved their business from Los Feliz, where since 2003 they...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2007
Theodore Payne Foundation is pleased to present Carol Bornstein, co-author of the beautiful book, "California Native Plants for the Garden" and Director of Living Collections and Nursery at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, as our guest instructor for California Native Plant Horticulture on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class will cover the true definition of "native plant," why natives are valuable, plant communities, plant requirements, the...
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