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May 21, 2004

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Palo Alto Online

Publication Date: Friday, May 21, 2004

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ONE DROP AT A TIME . . . Frank Niccoli will teach a hands-on class on how to install and maintain "Drip Irrigation" tomorrow from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Cost is $19. For information, call (650) 493-6072 or visit

LANDSCAPE HELP . . . Foothill College horticulture instructor Dave Sauter will lecture on "Softening Your Thoughts on Hardscape" tomorrow from 9 to 11 a.m. Mother-daughter landscape team Debby Ruskin and Amy Palmer will discuss "Backyard Makeover" on Thursday, May 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost for each is $25 for non-members, $20 for members. Both talks are at the Gamble Garden Center Carriage House, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. For information, call (650) 329-1356 or visit

LOVE TO PUTTER? . . . Palo Alto Weekly columnist Kit Davey, Allied Member ASID, will teach a class on "Backyard Decorating: How to Create an Enchanting Garden" on Wednesday, June 2, 7 to 9 p.m., at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Davey will offer information on using unusual objects to decorate the garden, giving extra curb appeal, creating zones for outdoor living, making mosaic orbs and stepping stones, as well as offering resources for outdoor accessories. Fee is $45. For information, call (408) 864-8817 or visit

COMPOST GIVEAWAY. . . The city of Palo Alto will offer a Compost Workshop tomorrow from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Eleanor Pardee Park, 851 Center St., Palo Alto. Anyone who attends a workshop receives a voucher to purchase the Smith & Hawken Biostack at the reduced rate of $27. Call (650) 496-5910 to reserve a spot.

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