Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - August 12, 2011

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A ROSE IS A ... UC Master gardener Judith Cody will offer a free workshop on "Sustainable Organic Roses" on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Topics range from rose history and anatomy to nasty pests and diseases and how to use the latest organic sprays to control them. Handouts are included. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org

IRRIGATION BASICS ... The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department is offering a free workshop on "Residential Irrigation Basics," focusing on installation and maintenance, on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lucie Stern Center Community Room, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The workshop will include how to irrigate trees while maintaining a landscape that uses minimal water. Information: www.xioweb.com/host/cpaureg/ or 650-329-2241.

TREE WALK ... An arborist will lead a free tree walk through the Community Center neighborhood on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. Can't make it that day? A self-guided tour, which lists the names of trees and their location, can be found online. Information (and to register): www.canopy.org/pages/about-trees/canopy-tree-walks.php or call 650-964-6110 x2

SUCCULENT WREATHS? ... Robin Stockwell will teach a class on "Succulent Wreath Making" on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Students will go home with plant materials and the know-how to complete one 12-inch wreath. The fee, which includes materials, is $125 for nonmembers, $105 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org

FABMO WORKSHOPS ... In addition to the monthly free fabric distribution, FabMo is offering a series of new workshops this month, including: Baby Girl Clothing (Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to noon, $35); Decorative Pillow Covers (Aug. 15, 1 to 4 p.m., $35); What Can I Do With That? (Aug. 16 and Sept. 13, 7 to 9 p.m., $12); Flower Power! (Aug. 20, 1 to 4 p.m., $30), at which flowers will be made using fabric, wallpaper and other repurposed materials; and Reversible Summer Hat (Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $50). The workshops are held at FabMo's Creativity Center, 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Information: www.fabmo.org/workshops/workshops.html.

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