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Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - July 13, 2012

Home Front for July 13:

SUMMER PLANT CLINIC ... UC Master Gardeners will hold a Walk-in Summer Plant Clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The free clinic offers one-on-one consultations on anything from hot-weather watering to dealing with veggies. Bring plant samples in sealed plastic bags. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org

TREE WALK ... Arborist Jeff Newborn will lead a free tree walk through the College Terrace neighborhood from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 14. Information: Canopy at 650-964-6110 for meeting place; www.canopy.org

WEEKLY PLANT CLINIC ... UC Master Gardeners staff a walk-in plant clinic at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto, from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. They will also answer gardening questions every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org or Palo Alto Gardening Hotline: 650-329-1356, ext. 205

TREE SURVEY ... Volunteers are needed for the annual survey of Palo Alto's youngest street trees. Canopy will conduct the 2012 Young Tree Care Survey from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 14, beginning at Hoover Park, 2901 Cowper St., Palo Alto, and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at Heritage Park, 300 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Canopy will provide training and refreshments. Information: Canopy at 650-964-6110 or www.canopy.org

HOUSECALL VOLUNTEERS ... Green@Home HouseCall volunteers help local residents reduce energy use by providing free home energy audits and installing energy-saving devices. The next two-part training program will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 17 and 24, in Mountain View. A $30 deposit is required at the start of training, but will be refunded after doing at least two HouseCalls within two months of the training. Volunteers work in teams and are expected to perform two calls per month. Information: www.acterra.org

FREE FABRIC ... The next FabMo free fabric distribution event is Friday, July 13, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 14, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required, to help manage the crowds (Email gather.fabrix@me.com with preferred date and time), but some drop-in hours are included. The distribution, with a requested donation, takes place at 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Volunteer greeters and sorters are also needed. Information: www.fabmo.org

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