Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - August 27, 2010

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BOUNTIFUL CONTAINERS ... Rose Marie Nichols McGee, co-author of "McGee & Stuckey's Bountiful Container" and president of Nichols Garden Nursery in western Oregon, will teach a class on "Bountiful Containers for Your Fall and Winter Food Garden" on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The focus will be on organic methods, potting soil, light, types of containers and plant selection. The cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org or http://bountifulcontainers.eventbrite.com/

HABITAT FUNDRAISER ... Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation's annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity continues through Aug. 31. The 12th annual campaign has a fundraising goal of $337,400, through the sale of raffle tickets at Northern California CB offices. Last year the campaign raised more than $117,000, which helped build 32 homes for low-income families through Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $2 each, with checks payable to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Foundation. Prizes include $5,000 cash, donated by Princeton Capital, gift certificates, hotel stays and more. Information: www.CaliforniaMoves.com.

NEED TO SHRED? ... Palo Alto residents can bring up to five bankers' boxes filled with confidential documents to shred at the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer (SMaRT) Station, 301 Carl Road, Sunnyvale, on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 8 to 11 a.m. Documents must be removed from binders, but staples, paper clips, spiral notebooks and rubber bands are OK. Proof of residency is required.

EDIBLE GARDENS ... Drew Harwell, manager of Jesse Cool's Seeds of Change Garden, will teach the "Edible Garden Series: From Design to Harvest" on Saturdays, Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Oct. 9 and Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Common Ground Educational Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The class will cover garden design and planning, composting, soil, seeds, watering and nurturing edible crops using permaculture design and Grow Biointensive methods. The cost is $325. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org or http://ediblegardenseries.eventbrite.com/.

THINK LIKE A DESIGNER ... "How to Think Like a Designer" and "Art Collecting in America" are two of the courses offered this fall through Stanford Continuing Studies. New this year is a Stanford Saturday University, similar to Reunion Weekend's CWOQs (classes without quizzes), with a choice of seminars throughout the day (Saturday, Nov. 13). Information: continuingstudies.stanford.edu.

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