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N Classified Marketplace, page 59 N Puzzles, page 60 Home Front SPRING GARDENS ... UC Master Gardener Bekah Dubois will teach a class on “Planting a Spring Vegetable Garden” on Saturday, >ÀV…Ê£Î, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The free demonstration will deal with selecting suitable warm-season vegetables, companion plantings, raised beds, design, French Intensive method, soil, watering and pests. No registration is required. Information: Call Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or visit  , ½-Ê/, Ê7Ê°°°ÊArborist Carole Langston will lead a free neighborhood tree walk on ->ÌÕÀ`>Þ]Ê>ÀV…Ê£Î, at 10 a.m., leaving from the Junior Museum and Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The walk is part of an Arbor Day Celebration, sponsored by Canopy and the City of Palo Alto. Activities include planting a tree, listening to tree stories, singing tree songs and joining in other kids’ tree activities. Information: To sign up, e-mail sharon@canopy. org. A pas INSIDE: Al so on lin E M 54 HO GE EN PA OP DE, I GU HOME & REAL ESTATE PA L O A LT O W E E K LY e at w w w .P al o Al to On lin e. co m n for o i s PLATES PLATTERS DISH UP A SOUPÇON OF HISTORY LÞÊ >ÀœÊ ˆÌâiÀÊUÊ«…œÌœ}À>«…ÃÊLÞÊ6iÀœ˜ˆV>Ê7iLiÀ M ost of us have eaten off those lovely blue-and-white plates, decorated with everything from hunting scenes to floral patterns. The most famous — and most common — is Blue Willow, with its enchanting tea-house setting. But few can match Palo Altan Judie Siddall’s passion for transferware, a style of pottery made by tracing a design — often an original botanical print — directly onto the ceramic. Siddall will be sharing her passion, and her knowledge gleaned over a lifetime, in a class focusing on botanical and floral prints used in transferware at Gamble Garden on March 21. Illustrating her lecture with a PowerPoint presentation, Siddall will also provide hands-on opportunities to see and feel transferware up close and to compare the designs on the platters, bowls and pitchers with the prints. Participants are invited to bring a piece or two of their own to the session, where Siddall will offer her expertise on their origin. An English-literature major, with a minor in history, Siddall was always attracted to blue-and-white ceramics, beginning with her grandmother’s Flow Blue wedding china (her grandmother was married in London in 1903). (continued on page 47) , 7/ ,Ê,6 -/ Ê°°°Ê Acterra will offer a hands-on workshop on “Rainwater Harvesting and Rain Barrel Building” on ->ÌÕÀ`>Þ]Ê>ÀV…Ê£Î, from noon to 3 p.m. at a private home in Menlo Park (address supplied at registration). Topics include building a raised platform, assembling multiple barrels, modifying a downspout, mosquito abatement and earthquake safety. Parts and tools will be provided; be prepared to get dirty. Cost is $30 for nonmembers, $20 for members. Information: Visit http://acterra. org/programs/stewardship/get_involved.html#workshops. /"7, -Ê /‡< ,"Ê -Ê°°°Ê Nick Harris, an energy analyst and retrofitter for Energy Beyond Design, will talk about “Toward NetZero Utility Bills and Comfortable, Healthy and Sustainable Homes” during the Green Dream Team panel discussion on /ÕiÃ`>Þ]Ê >ÀV…Ê£È, at 5 p.m. at Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Information: Call Rich Wingerter at 650-207-8014 or visit (continued on page 49) Transferware is made in a variety of colors, including greens and yellows, top right, blue with a touch of pink, or the classic cobalt blue. Judie Siddall will bring samples of transferware with botanical and floral prints to her class on March 21. *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ>ÀV…Ê£Ó]ÊÓä£äÊU Page 45

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