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Job (posted 10/11/17)
Head Gardener for the Nature Gardens at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Reporting to the Director of the Nature Gardens, the Head Gardener leads a team responsible for maintenance of the living displays, insuring high-quality care using sustainable landscape practices. This is a creative position which has the primary responsibility for all gardening activities, setting a welcoming tone for our visitors and providing service in the public areas of the Museum with a focus on the Museum’s mission and visitor experience. To read the entire job announcement, interested candidates can go directly to the online application by clicking:

Job (posted 10/11/17)
Landscape/Garden Designer for Armstrong Garden Centers' Landscape Design Division. This is an exciting opportunity that includes competitive base pay plus generous commission and full benefits. For more information, apply to this link:

News (posted 4/23/17)
Elizabeth C. Schwartz Fund at the California Native Plant Society. Many people knew past SCHS board president, Elizabeth Schwartz. Elizabeth was an avid supporter of California native plant conservation and education. She named the California Native Plant Society as one of her beneficiaries and they are in the process of setting up a fund. The Elizabeth C. Schwartz Fund will support a staff position at CNPS dedicated to native plant conservation in southern California. If you would like to honor Elizabeth’s memory by contributing to this fund, please contact the CNPS through their website:

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