Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - April 11, 2014

Home Front for April 11:

TREE WALK ... Arborist John McClenahan will lead a free tree walk on Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to noon, meeting at the front entrance to the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Expect to see maidenhair, Canary Island date palm, pecan, dawn redwood trees and more. Information: www.canopy.org

NATIVE PLANT SALE ... Common Ground will hold its annual native plant sale, with plants from Native Revival, a specialty grower of California native plants, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Flowering perennials, shrubs and grasses will be available. Information: 650-493-6072 or www.commongroundinpaloalto.org, www.nativerevival.com

WHAT'S COOKIN'? ... Yanette Edwards will teach a cooking class on "Breakfast/Brunch Time" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, covering how to make oatmeal pancakes, bran muffins, sausage and fontina cheese strata, and English scones. Cindy Roberts will offer "Veggie Delight: Awesome Asparagus," which will include recipes for asparagus gratin, asparagus soup and asparagus with sesame mayonnaise, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Both classes offer demonstration, participation and sampling, and take place in Room 103 at Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Each class costs $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www.paadultschool.org

WIGGLY WORMS ... The city of Palo Alto is offering a workshop on "Worm Composting" for children in kindergarten through fifth grade from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at the Children's Library, 1276 Harriet St., Palo Alto. Kids will be able to take a look at a worm bin and learn how to turn food scraps into worm castings. Information: 650-329-2436

COORDINATING RHODIES ... Rebecca Sweet, author and a garden designer with Harmony in the Garden, will talk about how to coordinate rhododendrons with other plants in the garden at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, for the De Anza Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. The group meets in Room 12 of the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Information: deanza-ars.com

GOING NATIVE GARDEN TOUR ... The annual Going Native Garden Tour is slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The self-guided tour, organized by the California Native Plant Society (Santa Clara Valley chapter) in association with UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, includes three gardens in Los Altos, six in Palo Alto, two in Portola Valley and one at Stanford, as well as many more in surrounding cities. The tour is free, but one must register at the website to get the full list of participating gardens. Information: gngt.org/GNGT/HomeRO.php

GOT A QUESTION? ... Filoli Garden information docents and master gardeners will be on hand from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, through the end of October, to answer questions about Filoli's plant collections or one's own garden. Plant samples are not allowed at Filoli, but photos are welcome. The docents will be in the Filoli lath house in the garden shop courtyard, next to the clock tower, at 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Information: Judith Dean at 650-726-9059, ext. 109

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