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Visitor’s Center Auditorium

4730 Crystal Springs Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Monday, March 11, 2024

9:15 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

Life Linked to Land: lmpactful Gardening with Locally-Sourced Plants

Genevieve Arnold

California native plant gardens can help restore habitat in urban environments. On the regional scale, how can we respond to the urgent need for further efforts to support habitat and preserve biodiversity more effectively? One important way is to go local, and propagate ethically sourced plants from surrounding natural habitats for use in urban settings.

Learn about the benefits of locally sourced plants with an overview of Theodore Payne Foundation’s Local Source Initiative and Long Live LA Conservation Seed Bank. This presentation will include information on the 30 x 30 initiative, as well as profiles of some favorite locally occurring native plant species and the ways in which they can be incorporated into Los Angeles gardens.

Genevieve has been working with and studying California’s native flora and its seeds for over two decades. A passion for the preservation and conservation of natural habitats and the creation of beautiful garden sanctuaries to support local ecosystems drive Genevieve’s work leading the Seed Program at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants.

In addition to its in-house conservation seed bank, TPF’s seed program is involved in regional and state-wide collaborative seed banking and conservation efforts.


Los Angeles Garden Club

COVID-19 Protocols for Meetings

We highly recommend that all members and guests
be vaccinated with the latest booster for COVID-19.
Wearing a mask inside the auditorium is optional.
Anyone not feeling well on the day of the meeting,
   please stay home.

The LAGC Board



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