MANAGING PESKY PESTS ... UC Master Gardeners David Peterson and Judith Cody will talk about "Integrated Pest Management" on Saturday, April 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Gamble Garden Center, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The free workshop will deal with eco-friendly ways to control pests without using toxic petrochemicals. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or mastergardeners.org
TREE WALK ... Arborist Ruben Green will lead a free tree walk near the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo on Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to noon, meeting at 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Information: www.canopy.org
FOOD FOR THE FUTURE ... Damon P. Miller II, Carol Cox and Robin Mankey will teach a class called "Food for the Future, Now" on Saturday, April 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Educational Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The class will focus on 13 crops that can be grown from seed, which sustain people and soil. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org or foodforthefuturenow.eventbrite.com/
EXTRA FRUIT? ... Village Harvest will come and pick your fruit-laden trees and then distribute the bounty to local food closets. Although mostly booked for this season, they could be persuaded to come if several neighbors sign up; or you can ask them to come in the summer. Information: www.villageharvest.org
REMODELING WORKSHOPS ... Designers from Harrell Remodeling will offer free workshops — "Low Maintenance" on Thursday, April 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and "Kitchen & Bath" on Saturday, April 23, from 9:30 a.m. to noon — at 1954 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Information: 650-230-2900 or www.harrell-remodeling.com
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