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Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - April 8, 2011

Home Front

GARDEN SUCCESS ... Patricia Evans, Natural Landscape Design, will teach a free workshop on "California Plants for Every Garden," on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The workshop, offered by City of Palo Alto Utilities and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, includes information on selecting plants that need little water, as well as soil preparation and garden maintenance. Information: 650-329-2241 or www.cityofpaloalto.org/workshops

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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