Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - August 13, 2010

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PLANT PROBLEMS? ... UC Master Gardeners are offering a free, walk-in Summer Plant Clinic on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about anything from soil and watering to pests and plant nutrition. Ideas about creating healthy roses or tomatoes will also be offered. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org.

TREE WALK ... An arborist will lead a free tree walk through the Crescent Park neighborhood on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Register at www.canopy.org or by emailing sharon@canopy.org.

WALK IT YOURSELF ... Can't make it to the scheduled arborist-led tree walk? Canopy lists 14 neighborhood walks, complete with maps and identified trees of interest. Information: www.canopy.org (scroll over "Programs" and click on "Tree Walk Program")

STRETCH AND PLANT ... Patricia Becker, manager of Common Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education Center in Palo Alto, will teach a class on "Yoga for Gardeners" on Sunday, Aug. 15, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Avalon Art and Yoga Studio, 370 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome to learn how to care for back and body, with the best poses for gardeners. Fee is $45 in advance, $55 day of the event, if any openings remain. Information: 650-324-2517 or info@avalonyoga.com.

HAPPY CACTI ... Mimi Clarke will teach a class on "Succulent Success" on Tuesday, Aug. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Focus is on care and propagation, as well as how to incorporate them into your landscape. Fee, which is $65 for nonmembers, $50 for members, includes cuttings and/or plants to take home. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org.

DO IT YOURSELF ... Twana Karney, Green@Home program director, will offer a Green Dream Team Panel presentation on "Do It Yourself from Acterra Green@Home" on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m. at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. The first 20 participants will receive a free low-flow showerhead and an 80-point checklist for completing a do-it-yourself assessment. Information: Rich Wingerter at 650-207-8014 or www.meetup.com/Green-Making-for-the-Silicon-Valley-Area/calendar/13974324/.

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