TREE WALK ... Arborists Ted Kipping and Walt Fuji will lead a free tree walk from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 11 — including pecan, water gum, sugar maple, London plane, cork oak and incense cedar. Meet outside the front entrance to the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Information: www.canopy.org.
SUCCULENTS IN THE GARDEN ... UCCE Master Gardener Roberta Barnes will offer a free program on succulents in the garden at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the City of Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Focus will be on teaching about successful varieties of the low-water-use plants and how to care for them. Information (and to register): www.mountainview.gov/library or 650-903-6877
RESKILLING EXPO ... Neighbors will be sharing food, crafts, skills and goods, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Also a "free" backyard farmers market will be held: Bring garden bounty — vegetables, fruit, eggs, herbs, honey or flowers — to share and swap. Demos include kitchen skills and craft techniques on the half hour, as well as instruction in making musical instruments and a bike tune-up. Bring a bag. The swap is supported by a variety of groups including Acterra, Barron Park Green Team, Barron Park Garden Network, Barron Park Association, Common Ground, City of Palo Alto Community Gardens, Transition Palo Alto, and Transition Silicon Valley. Information: www.transitionpaloalto.org
FALL VEGGIES ... Mimi Clarke will teach a class on "Veggie Garden Basics — Fall Veggies" on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. The class will cover container gardening, as well as designing a garden for year-round harvest. Topics include soil, fertilizers and harvesting techniques. Cost is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org