Weather Happens Everyday: Investigating the Science Behind the Sky
Wild about Wind,
Time: 1:30 – 3 pm
Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members per class
For more information, click here.
Winter Dormant Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
Saturday, January 19th
9:30 – 11:30 am
Winter is the perfect time to sign up for a pruning workshop with professional landscaper, Sean McGrail! Sean will teach you how to prune fruit trees and then let you gain hands-on experience by practicing your newly learned techniques on Guadalupe River Park & Garden’s Historic Orchard. The orchard contains over 220 fruit and nut trees, including cherries, apricots, prunes, apples, and more. Sign up.
Greywater Basics: Reusing Household Water In Your Landscape
Saturday February 9th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Age 18 and up
Certified greywater installer Alan Hackler covers the basics of how to safely and easily reuse your laundry, sink or shower water in your home garden. In addition to being a certified greywater installer, Alan is a talented landscape designer and the owner of Bay Maples landscaping. Sign up.
2013 Compost Workshops
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, Free!
- March 27
- June 19
- July 24
- August 21
We team up the City of San Jose and the Santa Clara County Home Composting Education Program to offer four basic composting classes each year. More details along with a link to register can be found on our web site in the coming weeks.
As part of the fiscal cliff resolution, Congress extended the IRA charitable rollover for 2012 and 2013, creating a unique circumstance for individuals older than 70.5+. If you took a taxable distribution from your IRA in December 2012, you can avoid taxes on the distribution by making a gift to a charity by January 31st.
For the rest of the year, you must ask the custodian of your account to send funds directly to your chosen charity. For more information click here.