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Real Estate - May 9, 2014

Home Front for May 9:

PLANT CLINIC ... UCCE Master Gardeners will offer a free "Warm Season Plant Clinic" from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Topics include choosing warm-weather vegetables and ornamentals, care of tomatoes, watering during the drought, soil types, plant nutrition and organic pest control. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or mastergardeners.org

ONE SEED, ONE COMMUNITY ... UCCE Master Gardeners will offer a free workshop, "How to Grow Beans," from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at the Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View. The workshop is the first in the Silicon Valley Grows! One Seed, One Community program sponsored by local seed libraries. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105

TREE WALK ... Arborist Ralph Mize will lead a free tree walk through the Gamble Garden neighborhood on Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to noon, meeting at the the corner of Waverley Street and Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Expect to see California buckeye, cucumber tree, cockspur coral cree, Japanese persimmon hachiya and more. Information: canopy.org

IT'S A SEW-IN ... SewMo, FabMo's version of a sew-in, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13. Participants can bring a project and sewing machine (or borrow one at FabMo) and spend the morning sewing in a group. A $5 donation is suggested to offset facility costs. Information: www.fabmo.org

FOOD WITH FLAVOR ... Ursula Gallichotte, cooking instructor and former head pastry chef for Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park, will teach a class on "Flavoring Your Food," part of the Cooking with Seasonal Foods series, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. The class, which includes teaching and tasting of each recipe, cooking tips and recipe variations, will deal with using brines, rubs and marinades to add interest to food. Cost is $80 for nonmembers, $65 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or filoli.org

SOLAR POWER ... Doug McKenzie of SunWork Renewable Energy Projects will present a free "Solar Power 101" workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 17, in the Lucie Stern Community Room, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The workshop will deal with how photovoltaic systems work and financial alternatives (including rebates and federal solar tax credits). Participants are asked to check their own electric energy use before the workshop. Reservations are required, because of space limitations. Information: 650-329-2241 or tinyurl.com/l3t7lwh

HOMES AND HOPE ... Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage launched its 16th annual Habitat for Humanity fundraising campaign, with a month-long raffle running through May 31 in local Coldwell Banker offices. Raffle tickets are $2; donations will go towards building homes in 2015. More than $2.45 million has been raised in Northern California in the past 15 years, according to a press release, and local Realtors have donated more than 50,000 hours and helped construct 190 Habitat for Humanity homes. Information (and list of raffle prizes): coldwellbankerhabitat.com

FLAGSHIP OFFICE OPENS ... Pacific Union Real Estate, a luxury real estate brokerage named 2013 Affiliate of the Year by Christie's International Real Estate, opened its regional flagship office at 1706 El Camino Real, Suite 200, in Menlo Park on April 24, led by David Barca. Others on the team include Elyse Barca, Katharine Carroll, Kristin Cashin, Nathalie de Saint Andrieu, Ginna Lazar, Tom LeMieux, Carol MacCorkle, Geoffrey Nelson, Slava Polinkova, Jennifer Pollock, Carolyn Rianda, Doyle Rundell, Jason and Maya Sewald, Shane Stent, Amy Sung and Deanna Tarr. Information: www.pacificunion.com


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