Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - May 23, 2014

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SAVE MORE WATER ... UCCE Master Gardener Roberta Barnes will offer a free workshop on "Making the Most of Your Irrigation System" from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Barnes will offer tips, information on component upgrades and talk about mulching and composting. The talk is sponsored by the Santa Clara County Library District. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or mastergardeners.org

GOING WILD ... Drew Harwell, an edible-garden and permaculture consultant, will teach a class on "Wild Plants as Food, Medicine and Soil Indicators" from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Weeds can tell a lot about health of the soil and can be harvested and processed for food and medicine. The class, which begins with a slide show and then ventures out to a local garden for hands-on learning, will deal with discouraging unwanted weeds and encouraging the ones you want. Cost is $44. Information: 650-493-6072 or commongroundinpaloalto.org

CONTAINER GARDENING ... Sarah Easley, who has worked as a floral designer at Filoli and a display and container designer at Roger Reynolds Nursery and Carriage Stop, will give a demonstration and talk called "Create a Container Garden" from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. After the demonstration, participants will create their own designs using their containers and supplied materials. Cost is $55 for nonmembers and $45 for members. Information: 650-329-1356 or gamblegarden.org

WHAT'S COOKING? ... Hands-on cooking classes at Sur La Table in Town & Country Village, #57, Palo Alto, include "Exploring Italy: Classic Desserts" (Nicole Henri, Saturday, May 24, 10 a.m., $69); "Seafood Grilling Workshop" (Scott Tomelloso, Saturday, May 24, 2:30 p.m., $79); "Date Night: Great Food on the Grill" (Christy Wolf, Saturday, May 24, 6:30 p.m., $79); "The Quintessential Croissant" (Samantha Miotke, Sunday, May 25, 9 a.m., $69); "Dinner in 20 Minutes" (Christy Wolf, Sunday, May 25, 4 p.m., $69); "Spring Macarons" (Angela Gonzalez, Monday, May 26, 11 a.m., $69); "Date Night: French Favorites at Home" (Katherine Bowman, Monday, May 26, 11 a.m., $79); "One Dish Dinners" (Samantha Miotke, Tuesday, May 27, 11 a.m., $69); "Pizza on the Grill" (Christy Wolf, Tuesday, May 27, 6:30 p.m., $69); "Delicious Mediterranean Cooking" (Christy Wolf, Wednesday, May 28, 11 a.m., $69, and Katherine Bowman, Wednesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m., $69); and "Easy Spring Appetizers" (Nicole Henry, Thursday, May 29, 11 a.m., $69). Information: 650-289-0438 or email Cooking073@surlatable.com

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