Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - June 13, 2014

Home Front for June 13:

TREE WALK ... Arborist Heather Booty-Johnson will lead a walk through Barron Park from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 14. Meet at Cornelis Bol Park at 3590 Laguna Ave., Palo Alto. Expect to see mimosa, California pepper tree, arbutus marina and more. Information: Canopy at 650-964-6110 or canopy.org

CUTTING ENERGY ... The City of Palo Alto is hosting a free workshop on "Net Zero Energy Homes in Palo Alto" from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 14, in the Lucie Stern Community Center, Community Room, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The workshop is designed for anyone thinking about remodeling or interested in green building or reducing home energy use. Registration is required. Information: 650-329-2241 or cityofpaloalto.org

ARBORETUM ALL-STARS ... UCCE Master Gardener Marianne Mueller will talk about "Adding Arboretum All-Stars Plants to Your Garden" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, at the Mountain View Public Library, Community Room, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. The free talk will cover 100-plus water-wise plants recommended for this area by the UC Davis Arboretum and the Master Gardener program. Suggested plants include perennials, shrubs, vines, ground covers and trees. Information: 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or mastergardeners.org

SUMMER SHARING EXPO ... The expo returns to Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 15. Participants should bring produce, goods and skills to share. Demonstrations and talks will include making and cooking in solar ovens; permaculture, composting and gardening; saving water at home; and reusing salvaged fabrics and materials. Information: transitionpaloalto.org/sharing-expos/

DISCOVER NATURE ... Informative walks, demonstrations, hikes in the nature preserve, discoveries in the garden and hands-on learning for all ages are planned for "Discover Nature at Filoli!" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21. Guided nature hikes or shuttle rides will take visitors into the Nature Preserve; docent-guided walks will explore the Gentleman's Orchard, which has close to 300 fruit trees, and other spots. A beekeeper will talk about bees' role in the garden. Admission to Filoli, at 86 Canada Road, Woodside, is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $8 for students (ages 5-17) and free for children 4 and under. Information: 650-364-8300 or filoli.org

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