HOME COMPOSTING ... The City of Palo Alto will offer a Home Composting Workshop on Saturday, June 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. After completing a workshop, Palo Alto residents will receive a voucher for a reduced-price Biostack compost bin. To register (and check the location), call the Recycling Program at 650-496-5910 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NO MORE GOPHERS ... Thomas Wittman, owner of Gophers Limited, will teach a class on "Gopher and Mole Control" on Saturday, June 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Educational Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Humane tools/barriers include creating barriers such as gopher baskets or underground fences. Class will include tracking and animal identification. Cost is $27. For information, call 650-493-6072 or visit www.commongroundinpaloalto.org.
GARDEN CLUB GRANTS ... The Garden Club of Palo Alto distributed $14,050 in grants to local organizations, including Avenidas for Planting Hope senior garden project; Abilities United for horticulture therapy program; Canopy for tree-care and tree-survey tools; Foothill College Beautification Project to purchase daffodil bulbs; Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden to purchase plants for the Heritage Plant Project; and Save San Francisco Bay Association for habitat restoration in the Palo Alto Baylands.
PLAN AHEAD ... Filoli is offering afternoon tea every fourth Wednesday, through October. All are sold out except Aug. 27 ($40 non-members, $30 members) and Oct. 22, a special tea with Champagne ($50 non-members, $40 members). Seating is at 1 p.m. Tea reservations include general admission to the house and gardens. For information, visit www.filoli.org or call 650-364-8300, ext. 288.
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