So many ways to give:
Adopt A Rose, General Donations, The Donor Walkway, Memberships, Endowment, Critter Donations
Mail checks to:
438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110
Geography: The Why of Where
This month we turn our focus to geography--the science that studies the Earth and how it has changed over time. We'll explore the physical, human, and biological systems that define a place like the Guadalupe River Park.
December has three Weds/Thurs sessions, the price is: $25 per student per three-class series for members, $40 per student per three-class series for non-members.
The World Next Door
Making Sense of Maps
Annual Holiday Wreath Workshop
Saturday, December 14th
10:00 am to 12:00 FULL! or
1:30 to 3:30 pm
only 5 spots left!
Get ready for the holidays the old-fashioned way by making your own wreath! Master Gardeners, led by Milli Wright, will show you how to create one. All basic materials will be provided, but if you have some special greenery, lights or ornaments that you would like to incorporate into your wreath, feel free to bring them along. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. More info.
Rose Pruning Classes
Wednesdays & Saturdays
January 4th through February
8:30 to 11:30 am
Hands-on rose pruning lessons will be offered at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden every Wednesday and Saturday, beginning Saturday, January 4th and ending February 26th. Lessons begin promptly at 8:30 am.
Come to learn, engage with community members, and have fun! Please bring leather gloves and bypass shears, if you have them; loaners are available if needed. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a full water bottle. Meet in the center of the garden. More info.
Dormant Fruit Tree Pruning
Saturday, January 18th
9:30 -- 11:30 am
Learn how to prune your fruit trees with professional landscaper Sean McGrail. Gain hands-on experience by practicing your newly learned techniques on Guadalupe River Park & Garden's Historic Orchard, a 3.3-acre site planted in 1994 to showcase the varieties of fruit trees such as cherries, apricots and prunes that once made the Santa Clara Valley famous as the "Valley of Heart's Delight." More info.
Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 15
8:00 am to noon
Join us for the Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count, a census of early winter bird populations. More than 50,000 volunteer observers across the Americas take part in counting birds in their particular area. The result is over a century of data that is used by scientists to monitor changes in the bird population over time. Please join us to complete the census of birds in Guadalupe River Park & Gardens from Coleman Ave to Hwy 880. No experience is necessary. Click here to sign up.
If you are over 70 1/2 years old and have an IRA account, you can make a tax-free charitable donation of up to $100,000 until December 31, 2013.
The advantage is that the transferred amount does not count as taxable income but does count toward your required minimum distribution. Please note, to qualify as an IRA Charitable Rollover, the distribution must go directly from your IRA custodian to the charity.