CA ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING - Each year members of our Club plant a tree in our community. June 2012 brought a beautiful Crape Myrtle tree to the RB Winery near the Winery's office just up the hill. Pictured below is our donated tree with Maxine and one of the owners of the RB Winery, Veronica Rizzo. A beautiful sign denotes our gift.
Photos taken by Audrey Koble. Stay tuned for our 2014 donation!!! Maxine Schimmel - Chairlady.
GARDEN THERAPY WORKSHOP - Members facilitate bi/monthly garden-related projects for approximately 20 senior citizens at the Gateway Gardens Assisted Living. Months this year will include Sept., Nov., Jan., March & May on the 2nd Monday at 10:30 am. Volunteers are appreciated. Contact Judy Krupski or Diane Scharar for more information.
HORTICULTURAL TABLE - Members share information, ideas and recommendations about various methods of plant management at General Meetings. Sharon Tooley - Chairlady.
PENNY PINES - Members participate in this worthy conservation project by donating money at our monthly meetings towards the cost of Penny Pines Plantations - A plantation consists of approximately 350 trees on a little less than one acre. Our club has donated monies to fund 80 plantations to date for the Cleveland National Forest! Well done, indeed. For more information, go to the Penny Pines Website. Think about honoring someone or an event by making a contribution. Please contact Marion Grant - Chairlady.
POST OFFICE GARDEN (NEW) - A team of about 20 members were involved in planting a drought-tolerant garden in front of the old Rancho Bernardo Post Office (550 sq. ft). We donated several truckloads of compost & mulch, which we collected from the city compost center. River rocks and new plants were also added. The garden has been named "Chelsea's Garden" in honor of Poway's Chelsea King. The garden is located at 16960 Bernardo Center Drive next to the Firestation and has been greatly appreciated by the community. Members provide regular maintenance. To volunteer, email Diane Scharar, chairlady.
As a bonus, your Bernardo Gardeners Club won FIRST PRIZE from the California Garden Clubs, Inc. (See below). First prize out of ALL the clubs in our state! This accomplishment held so many emotions on so many levels. Enjoy viewing the Award Certificate & Ribbon. A special thank you to the people who created & worked so hard on this project.
RANCHO BERNARDO LIBRARY INDOOR GARDEN (NEW) - A group of members overhauled the small indoor garden & provide monthly maintenance. Old plants were replaced, the fountain was cleaned, fresh soil and river stones were donated. Member Linda Freithaler (and other busy bees) cleared the area and began implementing their design. Seeing is believing - just look what they did! To help with the maintenance of this lovely area that they created, please contact Maxine Schimmel - Chairlady.
AND FOR THE 2012 Holiday display, our busy workers (Liliane Dickinson, Freddie
Cusack, Virginia Esmond, Linda Freithaler, Judith Krupski and President Diane
All photos courtesy of Linda Freithaler
RANCHO BERNARDO LIBRARY FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS - Our club has provided plants for the RB library for 16 years & we continue to contribute on a weekly basis. Club members provide a fresh flower arrangement for the entrance niche weekly. Please enjoy the below arrangements donated from Jan. into March 2013. To volunteer, please email Maxine Schimmel, Chairlady.
Jan. - Adele Kelly Jan. - Phyllis Sullivan
Jan. - Gina Woodward & Feb. - Jeanne Espinoza
Feb. - Marjorie Miller Mar. - Maxine Schimmel
Mar. - Hazel Burns
SCHOLARSHIPS - The Bernardo Gardeners Club donated $4,500.00 for the 2012-2013 year Scholarship/Internship Program. We donated $1,500.00 to a MiraCosta college student graduating in the 2 year Horticulture major who will be transferring to a 4 year year college. We donated $3,000.00 to the Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture Internship Program. Contact: Sharon Swildens - Chairlady.
SERENITY HOUSE - A women's crisis intervention facility located in Escondido, CA. Members donate new toys and toiletries at our annual Happy Holiday Luncheon in Dec-
ember. Please click PHOTO GALLERY 2 to view the pictures of the luncheon. It will direct you to the photo album where you will see representatives from Serenity House and view all the fun that was had at a very special event. Contact: Lucille Rabinowitz, chairlady for the December 2012 Happy Holiday Luncheon.
Additionally, our Club presents a cash donation to the Director of Serenity House at this event. Click here to learn more about Serenity House.