Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - January 6, 2012

Home Front for Jan. 6:

GARDEN SERIES ... Drew Harwell, an edible-garden and Permaculture consultant who manages Jesse Cool's Seeds of Change Garden, will teach a class called "Edible Garden Series: From Design to Harvest" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on five Saturdays, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 3, March 24 and April 14, at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The class will include Permaculture and Grow Biointensive methods, use of tools and other resources. Bring a copy of "How to Grow More Vegetables" to each class. Cost is $325. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org

GARDENING IN WINTER ... is not an oxymoron. Sherri Bohan, with 30 years' experience in professional landscaping, will explain why the dormant season is perfect for using non-toxic sprays, as well as for pruning roses, fruit trees and vines. Her class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, Jan. 11 to March 14, at Cubberley A-2, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

FREE FABRIC ... The next FabMo free fabric-distribution event is Thursday, Jan. 12, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required, to help manage the crowds (email gather.fabrix@me.com with preferred date and time), but some drop-in hours are included. The distribution, with a requested donation, takes place at 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Volunteer greeters and sorters are also needed. Information: www.fabmo.org

VEGAN SOUPS ... Ron Kent will teach how to make "Gluten-free, Vegan Soups" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Room 103 of Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Menu includes carrot and ginger with green apple; creamy tomato; wild mushroom; and butternut squash with wild fennel. Students can bring containers for leftovers. Class includes demonstration, participation and tasting. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

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