Home FrontSAVE WATER ... Chris Todd will teach a free class on the "New Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance Elements — Calculations and Standards" on Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at Cubberley Community Center, Room H-6, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Information: www.cityofpaloalto.org/utilities or 650-329-2241 to register.
MANAGING PESTS ... A Bay-Friendly Gardening workshop, "Gardening to Manage Pests Naturally," will be offered Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Topics include controlling pests without pesticides and attracting insects to the garden. A $20 fee includes a Bay-Friendly Gardening book. Information: www.ReduceWaste.org or 408-918-4640 to pre-register.
SUMMER GARDENING ... Drew Harwell, Common Ground Demonstration Garden manager, will teach a class on "Starting Your Summer Garden" on Saturday, May 22, 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 what plants thrive now, including basil, chard, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, lettuce, beans and carrots, and how to grow them. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org or summergarden.eventbrite.com.
SUMMER SALADS ... Lou Pappas will teach a class on "Summer Entree Salads at Gamble Garden" on Sunday, May 23, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gamble Garden Carriage House, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The participation-style cooking class will feature healthy, hearty entree salads, and wine. Cost is $55 for nonmembers, $45 for members. Information: 650-329-1356 or www.gamblegarden.org.
ALL ABOUT LILIES ... Judith Freeman, of The Lily Garden and Columbia-Platte Lilies, will speak to the Garden Club of Los Altos on "A New Frontier — Lilies in Bolivia" on Tuesday, May 25, at 1:30 p.m. Freeman recently returned from Bolivia where she helped train farmers in cost-effective, green nursery practices. The group meets at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos. Information: 650-964-7614.
VEGGIES 2.0 ... Master Gardeners will do a free talk on "Veggies 2.0: Part Two — "Now what do I put in my summer vegetable garden?" on Tuesday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or mastergardeners.org.