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Home front: build a table; crop rotation


A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including classes on woodworking, crop rotation and understanding the remodeling process.

LEARN WOODWORKING AND BUILD A TABLE ... The Palo Alto Adult School will offer two sections of Woodworking 1, a prerequisite for all other adult school wood-shop classes. The limited-enrollment class will be held in two sections on Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m., or Thursdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. Instructors Derek Witte and Rayan Ghazal will teach students how to develop woodworking skills while building a table from rough wood using power tools. The class will focus on safety, project planning and understanding the medium of wood. There is a $60 materials fee (payable to the instructor) to cover the cost of wood, plus an enrollment fee. Section A, limited to 15 students, will be taught by Witte from Sept. 13 through Nov. 15. The enrollment fee is $240. Section B, limited to 18 students, will be taught by Ghazal from Sept. 14 through Nov. 16. The enrollment fee is $230. To register, go to paadultschool.org.

CROP ROTATION ... Die-hard farmers know that to keep soil fertile you need to rotate crops. Lyngso Garden Materials will offer a workshop for those who want to plant fruits and vegetables and maximize their gardens. "Crop Rotation, Cover Crops and Plant Selection" will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 16, 1-3 p.m. Participants will learn why crop rotation is important and options for limited garden spaces. The instructor also will explain the importance of cover crops, heat/shade gardening, and how to choose the right plant for your garden. Master Gardener Jonathan Propp, who lives in Menlo Park, specializes in organic gardening of fruits and vegetables. To register, go to lyngsogarden.com. Lyngso Garden Materials, Inc. is located at 345 Shoreway Road, San Carlos.

LEARN TO MANAGE YOUR REMODEL ... The Palo Alto Adult School is offering "Managing your Remodel," a fall class taught by Mollyanne Sherman of MAC Design Studio in Palo Alto. The class will be held on Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. from Sept. 26 to Oct. 24. Participants will learn how to navigate through the remodeling process. To register, go to paadultschool.org. The course is $100 plus a $30 supply fee payable to the instructor.

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