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
Aprons and Gloves
General operational support
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 Funding.com
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.