Home FrontBEYOND TULIPS ... UC Master Gardeners will offer a free workshop, "Beyond Tulips: Bulbs for Beauty and Food," on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. The gardeners will focus on bulbs that thrive in this Mediterranean climate, including garlic, onions and shallots. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or mastergardeners.org.
MINI-FARMING ... Ed Fernandez, who is in his second year of Grow Biointensive work/study, will teach a class on "Complete-Diet Mini-Farming" on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Natasha Fernandez, also in her second year, will offer "Bed Preparation and Doubledigging" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Each class is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org or completedietminifarming.eventbrite.com or bedpreparationanddoubledigging.eventbrite.com
PLANT SALE ... Gamble Garden will hold its annual Plant Sale on Sunday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The free Community Day will offer children's activities, garden demonstrations, horticultural resources and displays, food and entertainment. The plant sale includes succulents, salvias and container gardens, all propagated by Gamble Garden volunteers. Information: 650-329-1356 or www.gamblegarden.org.
NO MORE CHAOS ... Christine Palen, who consults, coaches and teaches classes on priorities and productivity, will teach a class called "Organize Your Office: From Chaos to Control" on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 305, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. The class will deal with creating simple paper-flow systems, streamlining e-mails and productivity tools. Fee is $35, plus a $5 materials fee payable to the instructor. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org.
VERTICAL GARDENING ... Robin Stockwell will offer an elective class in Filoli's Floral Design Program called "Vertical Gardening: The Living Mural" on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. The fee ($125 for nonmembers, $105 for members) includes a redwood frame, succulent potting mix, succulent plants and instruction on plant selection, design and maintenance of a vertical garden. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org.
SEEDLINGS GALORE ... UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County will offer a Fall Vegetable Seedling Sale on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Prusch Harvest Fair, 647 S. King Road, San Jose. Seedlings on sale include lettuce, spinach, arugula, mustard greens, chicory, escarole, frisee, cress, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, peas, chard, kale, beets and fennel. Info: mastergardeners.org or call the hotline, 408-282-3105, with questions about vegetable gardening.
BACKYARD CHICKENS ... Jody Main, garden writer and educator, will teach a class on raising "Backyard Chickens" on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The class covers hen house and yard set-up, nesting boxes, caring for hens and chicks and crops to grow to feed them. The class meets at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto, and then carpools to Main's garden and hen house in Woodside. Cost is $39 plus $7 materials fee. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org or backyardchicken.eventbrite.com