FROM SEEDS TO ... Two classes on Grow Biointensive seed-propagation techniques will be offered by Ecology Action apprentices from the Golden Rule Mini-Farm in Willits, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 9, at Common Ground Educational Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Natasha Fernandez, will teach "Seed Propagation" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Ed Fernandez will teach "Double-digging and Bed Preparation" from 2 to 4 p.m. Each class is $31. For information, call 650-493-6072 or visit www.commongroundinpaloalto.org, http://seedpropagation.eventbrite.com/ or http://doubledigbedprep.eventbrite.com/.
PRUNING ROSES ... Peninsula Rose Society members will talk about pruning roses on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Roger Reynolds Nursery, 133 Encinal Ave., Menlo Park (650-323-5612), and on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City (650-857-9380). Both talks are free. For information, visit www.peninsularosesociety.org.
VEGGIE GARDENING ... Candace Simpson and UCCE master gardeners of Santa Clara County will teach a class on "Vegetable Gardening — Sustainability for the Environment and You" on Tuesdays, Jan. 12 through Feb. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 1707, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. The class will cover soil preparation to management of pests, weeds and diseases. Cost is $96. For information, call 650-329-3752 or visit www.paadultschool.org.
COOL THE PLANET ... Burt Liebert, co-author of "Out of the Cage: Cooling a Warming Planet," will teach a course on "Cooling a Warming Planet: Cooling Overheated Societies" on Wednesdays, Jan. 13 through Feb. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 301, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Cost is $72. For information, call 650-329-3752 or visit www.paadultschool.org.
ARTISTRY OF GARDENS ... Betsy Fryberger, Cantor Arts Center curator emerita, will offer a course on "The Artistry of Gardens" through Stanford Continuing Studies on Thursdays, Jan. 14-Feb. 11, 7 to 8:50 p.m. The course deals with European and American gardens from the Renaissance through the 20th century, including a look at Villa d'Este at Tivoli and Versailles, as well as paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Hubert Robert and John Singer Sargent. Cost is $200. For information, visit http://continuingstudies.stanford.edu.