Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - May 28, 2010

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MICROCLIMATES ... Pam Peirce, author of "Golden Gate Gardening," will teach a class on "Climate and Microclimate for Gardeners" on Saturday, May 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Peirce will cover successful plant selection, based on variations on heat, cold, sunlight and shadow. Cost is $31. Signed books of the third edition will be available. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org or http://climategarden.eventbrite.com.

YOGA FOR GARDENERS ... Patricia Becker, director, will teach a class on "Yoga for Gardeners" on Saturday, June 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Becker, an Anusara-inspired yoga teacher, will offer yoga techniques, including basic stretches and good alignment principles, to help care for back, shoulders and knees that can get stressed during gardening. Bring your own yoga mat. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org or http://yogagardeners.eventbrite.com.

SUMMER COLOR, CITRUS ... Mimi Clarke will teach a couple of classes at Filoli, including "Planting for Summer Color" on Saturday, June 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ($65 for nonmembers, $50 for members), and "Citrus Care" on Wednesday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon ($40 for nonmembers, $35 for members). Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org.

WHACK INVASIVE PLANTS ... Volunteers are needed every Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon to remove invasive, non-native plants — including yellow starthistle and French broom — at Foothills Park. Friends of Foothill Park volunteers meet at the Orchard Glen picnic area but are advised to check the website, www.fofpark.org, in case the group is heading for more remote areas of the park. Information: Bob Roth at 650-321-7882 or bobroth@mindspring.com.

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