Episode 8: May 29, 2020

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This Friday from 5:30-7 pm PST is the jam-packed season finale of Poppy Hour. We’ll begin with a visit to the ever-inspiring Gottlieb Native Garden (@gottliebnativegarden). Then we’ll explore indigenous perspectives on cooking with native plants with Abe Sanchez from Chia Café Collective. We’ll end with Casey Schreiner from Modern Hiker (modernhiker) and talk So Cal trail habitat and etiquette in a pandemic culture.

Grab your favorite Friday afternoon beverage and join us in this LIVE, thought provoking conversation, and let’s toast to everyone who has participated and tuned in to this experimental first season of Poppy Hour.

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Episode 7: May 22, 2020 [Watch on YouTube]

This Friday at 5:30 pm, we’ll hear from Theodore Panye Foundation Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Brenda Kyle (@chaparralchick) about upcoming volunteer opportunities with @TheodorePayne. Then we’ll talk with TPF Board President DJ Peterson in his urban habitat haven adjacent to downtown LA. In the second half of the show, Evan speaks with Krista Reger of Metropolitan Water District, Cathleen Chavez-Morris of Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, and Pamela Berstler of Green Gardens Group, about where our water comes from and how we can make our gardens more sustainable and in sync with our environment.

It’s the penultimate episode of the first season of Poppy Hour. Our final show is May 29. Grab your favorite Friday afternoon beverage and join us in this LIVE, thought provoking conversation.

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Episode 6: May 15, 2020 [Watch on YouTube]

This Friday, at 5:30 pm, we’ll begin with Jeff Maloney in his garden. Jeff is Chief Staff Council for Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and Councilmember for District 3 in Alhambra. The second half of the show is dedicated to a discussion of the important issue of equity in the environmental movement, with Marcos Trinidad, Director of Audubon Center at Debs Park.

Grab your favorite Friday afternoon beverage and join us in this LIVE, thought provoking conversation.

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Episode 5: May 8, 2020 [Watch on YouTube]

This Friday, at 5:30 pm, we’ll begin with Genny Arnold, Seed Program Manager at Theodore Payne Foundation, and discuss TPF’s role in preserving genetic plant diversity in the urban environment. The second half of the show is dedicated to the memory of Lewis MacAdams, and explores the urban wild and LA River with Lila Higgins, Senior Manager of Community Science at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and Kat Superfisky, Kat Superfisky, Urban Ecologist with City of Los Angeles .

Grab your favorite Friday afternoon beverage and join us in this LIVE, thought provoking conversation.

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Episode 4: May 1, 2020 [Watch on YouTube]

ADVISORY: This episode might not be suitable for all audiences. Among other topics we will discuss psychoactive properties of plants.
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We’ll begin at Casa Apocalyptica with biophiliac land stewards Chris (@giantcoreopsis) and Kory (@odellkory), who dismantle the nature/culture divide in their urban landscape. The second half of the show will begin with the beautiful and mysterious California native plant, Sacred Datura, and open into a larger discussion of the cultural and academic implications of plant medicine with Dr. David Delgado Shorter (@drdavidshorter), UCLA Professor and Director of the Archive of Healing and, and Hamilton Morris (@hamiltonmorris) creator of the TV show Hamilton's Pharmacopeia.




Episode 3: April 24, 2020 [Watch on YouTube]

We’ll visit with designer Lake Sharp (@array.la) in her chic Highland Park landscape, and discuss her work that merges plants, design, and wellness. Then we’ll talk restoration, land management and the urban wild interface with Dr. Charlie de la Rosa (@tempisquito), Natural Lands Program Manager for San Diego Zoo Global.

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Episode 2: April 17, 2020 [Watch on YouTube]

Celebrate California Native Plant Week with us this Friday, April 17, 2020, on Poppy Hour at 5:30pm PST
The ever-entertaining Tim Becker, Director of Horticulture at Theodore Payne Foundation, shares some of the blooming delights to be found in and around TPF’s nursery. We’ll discuss changing public perceptions of native plants with California Native Plant Society staffers Liv O’Keeffe, Director of Communications and Engagement, and Nick Jensen, Lead Conservation Scientist.

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Episode 1: April 10, 2020 [Watch on YouTube]

Our guest for our first episode on Friday, April 10 is Naomi Fraga, Director of Conservation Programs at California Botanic Garden (formerly Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden)

Join us for a visit to Naomi’s irrigation-free home garden, and a conversation about plant conservation in Southern California. Naomi’s Instagram is @naomibot

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