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GAMBLE GARDEN SPRING TOUR ... Tickets are on sale for Palo Alto's Gamble Garden Spring Garden Tour, Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will feature gardens of homes in the area. This year's tour offers inviting areas to share with a friend, gather family and friends to share a meal, or simply be outside surrounded by nature's beauty.

Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Boxed lunches will be served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Tea House Patio for an additional $15. Go to gamblegarden.org to buy tickets.

HOUSED ON HOUZZ ... The City of Palo Alto Development Services Department has teamed up with remodeling, design and resource website Houzz (houzz.com), to expend its reach to would-be permit applicants early in the design process. Through the partnership, the Development Services Department will be able to provide code and ordinance updates as well as other important information about the building permit process to residents and home professionals using the Houzz website. Houzz, located in the same building as the city's Development Services Department at 285 Hamilton Ave., provides a place for people to find inspiration and manage home projects from start to finish. Houzz users can follow Palo Alto Development Services at houzz.com/city/palo-alto.

LESSONS FROM THE GARDEN ... Common Ground Garden in Palo Alto has created a middle-school garden curriculum, "Edible Education." The lesson plans aim to introduce children to the principles of sustainable farming methods while engaging them in science lessons. The curriculum takes students through a variety of garden activities, including planting, soil cultivation, digging, composting, harvesting, and investigating material decomposition. The garden lesson plans can be accessed online at http://bit.ly/GB6thGradeCurriculum.

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