NEED A NAP? ... If you're tired but your home is too far away to take a quick nap or shower, or you want to rest up before your commute, there's good news. The online platform Recharge.co, founded in San Francisco in 2016 as a way for people to find rest in unused four- and five-star hotel rooms, has expanded its services to private residences throughout the Bay Area, including the Peninsula. The startup charges customers by the minute for use of these spaces. Landing on the website, you'll see the invitation to "Find a Nap on Every Corner," or share your home to help "Power the Nap" ( recharge.co/#/share-your-home). According to the startup, it's possible to earn as much as $2,500 a month sharing your home with Recharge's "trusted network of residents and travelers." According to spokeswoman Natalia Graham, "It's a solution that works for both parties. We go to work, we come home. During the day, the space where we live is often vacant, creating a prime opportunity to generate revenue." Unlike other short-term rental services, Recharge is used by hosts who live in their homes and apartments. "Our marketplace provides an additional revenue stream that can help tenants stay in their apartment," she added.
GROW THINGS FROM SEED ... Learn how to grow basic seeds to create a garden of color and texture. Summerwinds Nursery garden experts will teach participants about planting seeds for spring and summer in this free class, "Seed Gardening 101," on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 9.a.m. To register, go to summerwindsnursery.com. Summerwinds Nursery is located at 725 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
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