Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - July 29, 2011

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LANDSCAPING WITH EDIBLES ... Jody Main, food and garden writer, will offer a class on "Landscaping With Edibles" on Saturday, July 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Focus will be on foundation landscape herbs, climbers, ground covers and edibles that reseed and regenerate every year. Cost is $35 plus $8 materials fee (everyone takes home a six-pack of planted edible landscape plants from seed and cuttings, plus a plant list). Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org

PAPER SHREDDING ... 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, July 30 from 8 a.m. to about noon. Documents must be removed from binders, but staples, paper clips, spiral notebooks and rubber bands are OK. Proof of residency is required.

FLORAL DESIGN ... Anne Patrick will teach a course in "Intermediate Floral Design" on Mondays and Tuesdays, Aug. 8 to Aug. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. The class goes the next step in floral design, including vertical and crescent arrangements, nosegays, living-plant and cut-flower arrangements. Also one-flower arrangements and snazzy containers. Fee, which includes all classroom plant materials and containers, is $475 for nonmembers, $395 for members. Students must supply plant materials for homework assignments. 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@lavabit.com.

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