Tim Becker

Tim Becker

Director of Horticulture-TPF, CNPLC Program Director




Tim received his BA in Environmental Studies and Agroecology and a Certificate in Ecological Horticulture from UC Santa Cruz. Although his passion for horticulture was founded in agriculture and growing food crops, he quickly recognized the importance and beauty of CA native plants and their role in a sustainable future for Los Angeles and the region at large.

In his eleven years with the Theodore Payne Foundation, Tim’s focus has ranged from providing the best plant possible to our customers to curating and cultivating the plants in TPF’s gardens and nursery at their headquarters in Sun Valley, CA. Looking to the future, Tim is committed to expanding opportunities in the world of native horticulture and helping train the next generation of gardeners and horticulture professionals in our community.