We give back to the community by creating, caring for and maintaining sustainable public butterfly gardens for all to enjoy.

We help people and plants thrive together through our weekly park programs:

Los Rios Park Garden Angels- caring for the certified butterfly garden while educating, equipping and encouraging all people to connect in nature, promoting well-being.

Helping Create Vocational Opportunities: Assisting the adult developmentally disabled garden angels find meaningful vocational opportunities.

Your generosity keeps us going and growing. As a garden is forever changing so are our seasonal needs. Here is a list to help us on our way. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

  • Host and Nectar Plants

  • Garden Tools

  • Mulch

  • Aprons and Gloves

  • General operational support


Board Members

ANALEE KREDEL-SPEER, Advisory Board Member -Chief of Special Education, Orange Country Department of Education

MARY CRAWFORD, Co Chair- SJC Garden Club President

PAT KENNER, Board Treasurer- Accountant

SUE GARDINER, Workshops- Artist

PAUL KING, Volunteer Coordinator- Retired LA Department of Sanitation

RICHARD BEAS, Board Member- Restaurant Owner, Ricardo’s Place

YVONNE MURAI, Membership & Events- Farmer

BENAFSHA ABASSI, Board Member- CEO Breeze

MARCOS REYES, Membership & Events- Vice President & Branch Manager, Farmers and Merchant Bank

DR.MOZELLE SUKUT, Research & Development- Author, Artist, Historian

MARIANNE TAYLOR, Founder of Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens

Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens Board Members are dedicated professionals. Our personal goals and collaborative efforts together keep us striving and thriving to connect community to nature and personal wellbeing.


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