Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - March 21, 2014

Home Front for March 21:

LEFTOVER MAKEOVER ... The City of Palo Alto is offering a free workshop with chef Laura Stec on how to create delicious meals and reduce waste from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 22. The class will include tips on planning and storage, a cooking demo, food samples and a raffle. Information: 650-496-5910, or email zerowaste@cityofpaloalto.org for location.

SEEDS AND MORE ... Rachel Britten, coordinator of the Mini-Farm at the Golden Rule Community in Willits, Calif., will teach a pair of classes on Saturday, March 22, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. "It Takes a Village to Raise a Radish: Companion Planting & Rotation" — which deals with individual plant and family relationships, inter-planting and crop rotation for effective nutrient management and disease control — will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. "A Generous Inheritance: Growing to Seed" — which covers basic methods for seed saving, gathering techniques and processing seeds from common garden plants — will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Each class costs $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org

LEARN TO MAKE CHEESE ... Chef Denise Dill will teach how to make fresh mozzarella, goat milk chevre and yogurt cheese from scratch in "Beginning Cheesemaking: Fresh Cheeses" from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. Participants may pick herbs and wildflowers from the organic garden to add different notes to the cheeses. Cost is $65 (includes class materials and take-home samples). Information: 650-949-8650 or www.hiddenvilla.org

HAVE YOUR LANDSCAPE AND EAT IT ... Master Gardener Betty Ward will offer a free workshop on "Edible Landscaping" at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, March 24, at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Ward will show photos to inspire creation of gardens featuring ornamental vegetables and fruits. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or mastergardeners.org

GARDEN WITH KIDS ... Drew Harwell, an edible garden and Permaculture consultant and manager of Jesse Cool's Seeds for Change garden, will teach a class called "Gardening with Children" from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Focus will be on engaging children in learning about gardening and having fun at the same time. Harwell will include slides and a stroll through the Roots and Shoots garden at Gamble Garden. Cost is $35 for nonmembers, $25 for members, plus $15 per child. Information: 650-329-1356 or www.gamblegarden.org

'TWAS A VERY GOOD YEAR ... for Coldwell Banker RealtorŪ Keri Nicholas, who was ranked first in Northern California and third in the world for sales by an individual Coldwell Banker agent in 2013. Nicholas, who works out of the firm's Santa Cruz Avenue office in Menlo Park, sold close to $155 million in real estate.

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