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SEEDS FROM FAVORITES ... UCCE Master Gardeners will offer a free workshop on "Saving Seeds from Your Garden" on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a garden tour until 1 p.m. at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. For information, call Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

NOT JUST FOR EARLY BIRDS? ... The City of Palo Alto is offering a free Worm Composting Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. After attending a workshop, Palo Alto residents are eligible for a voucher for a Biostack compost bin at reduced cost. To pre-register (and find out the location), call the Recycling Program at 650-496-5910, or e-mail recycling@cityofpaloalto.org.

BASIC GARDEN DESIGN ... Patricia Evans will teach a class on "Garden Design for Homeowners" on Tuesdays, Sept. 9-Nov. 18, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Palo Alto High School, Room 1708, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. The class covers basics from color and texture to materials and installation. Class includes a Saturday field trip to reinforce concepts and plant-selection criteria. The Sunset Western Garden Book (2007 edition) is a required text, and a list of tools and supplies will be provided to students who wish to draft a plan. Cost is $135. For information, call 650-329-3752 or visit http://www.paadultschool.org .

COOKING WITH ROSES ... Laura Denktash will discuss "Cooking with Roses" for the Peninsula Rose Society on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. For information, call 650-591-6988 or visit http://www.peninsularosesociety.org .

SAN MATEO GARDEN TOUR ... Four gardens in the Hillsborough-San Mateo area, including the seldom-open Carolands estate, will be on display during the San Mateo Arboretum Society's 33rd annual Fall Garden Tour on Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 same day, with children under 14 free. (Tickets include map of gardens.) Closest ticket sales are at Smith & Hawken, Stanford Shopping Center. For information, visit http://www.sanmateoarboretum.org or call 650-579-0536.

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