Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - August 8, 2014

Home Front for Aug. 8:

MID-SUMMER PLANT CLINIC ... UCCE Master Gardeners will offer one-on-one consultations on mid-summer garden and landscape planting from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Topics include pest problems, tomato care, managing water during the drought, soil types and plant nutrition. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or

TREE WALK ... Arborist Ellyn Shea will lead a free tree walk through the Downtown North neighborhood from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, meeting at Johnson Park, corner of Hawthorne Avenue and Kipling Street, Palo Alto. Expect to see incense cedar, Norway maple, liquidambar, Hollywood juniper and more. Information:

VEGGIE GARDEN BASICS ... Mimi Clarke of Fiddle Fern Landscaping will teach two sessions of "Veggie Garden Basics" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, or Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. The class, designed for the novice or just someone looking for extra tips, will cover planning and designing for a year-round harvest. Clarke will also teach a class on "Dividing Garden Perennials" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. Cost for each class is $45 for nonmembers, $37 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or

GROWING GARLIC ... UCCE Master Gardener Marcia Fein will offer a free workshop on "Growing Gourmet Garlic (and a Few Relatives)" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or

GARDEN SHARE ... Anyone with extra goodies from their garden, home-cooked food, books or recipes may participate in a free Garden Share event from 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Aug. 10, in the parking lot at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. The event is co-sponsored by Common Ground and Transition Palo Alto. Information: 650-493-6072 or

DROP-IN SEWING ... FabMo is holding a "SewMo," a drop-in sewing event, from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the FabMo Workshop Center, 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Participants should bring their own machines and projects to work on, in the company of other sewers. Cost is $5. Information:

PRESERVING THE HARVEST ... Master Gardener Nancy Grove, who learned canning techniques from her mother, will teach how to preserve the harvest — and make possible holiday and hostess gifts — through water bath and pressure canning, drying, freezing and cold storage. The free workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Lyngso, 19 Seaport Blvd., Redwood City.

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