Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - January 8, 2010

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TREE WALK ... Arborist Ted Kipping will lead a free tree walk through the Palo Verde neighborhood on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the entrance to Palo Verde Elementary School, 3450 Louis Road, Palo Alto. For information, call Canopy at 650-964-6110 or visit www.canopy.org.

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.

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