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INSIDE: N Classified Marketplace, page 51 N Puzzles, page 52 Home Front PLANT PROBLEMS? ... UC Master Gardeners are offering a free, walk-in Summer Plant Clinic on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about anything from soil and watering to pests and plant nutrition. Ideas about creating healthy roses or tomatoes will also be offered. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or Al so on lin E M 48 HO GE EN PA OP IDE, 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 GOING GREEN WITHOUT HAVING GREEN With today’s expensive, but energy-efficient technology, how can lower-income residents do their part? TREE WALK ... An arborist will lead a free tree walk through the Crescent Park neighborhood on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Register at www. or by emailing WALK IT YOURSELF ... Can’t make it to the scheduled arborist-led tree walk? Canopy lists 14 neighborhood walks, complete with maps and identified trees of interest. Information: (scroll over “Programs” and click on “Tree Walk Program”) Galen Stolee (continued on page 43) by Ryan Deto itting the average house in California with solar panels costs $15,000 after rebates, according to Castro Valley’s The Solar Company. To plant an edible garden in a backyard costs around $1,000, according to Don Larson, assistant manager at Common Ground Education Center and Organic Garden Supply of Palo Alto. A 2011 hybrid Toyota Camry costs $26,400 compared to the standard 2011 Camry, which costs $19,595. These things, along with other eco-friendly appliances and practices, are becoming mainstays in households throughout Palo Alto. And while these energy-efficient components save money in the long run, their high initial costs means that only people with larger incomes can afford them. Where does that leave the F (continued on page 43) Galen Stolee HAPPY CACTI ... Mimi Clarke will teach a class on “Succulent Success” on Tuesday, Aug. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. Focus is on care and propagation, as well as how to incorporate them into your landscape. Fee, which is $65 for nonmembers, $50 for members, includes cuttings and/or plants to take home. Information: 650364-8300 or Galen Stolee STRETCH AND PLANT ... Patricia Becker, manager of Common Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education Center in Palo Alto, will teach a class on “Yoga for Gardeners” on Sunday, Aug. 15, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Avalon Art and Yoga Studio, 370 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome to learn how to care for back and body, with the best poses for gardeners. Fee is $45 in advance, $55 day of the event, if any openings remain. Information: 650-324-2517 or Rita Morgin (above and left), who lives in an apartment, produces all the greens she needs on two plots at Palo Alto’s Community Garden. In addition to berries, artichokes and cherry tomatoes, she grows flowers. *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊÕ}ÕÃÌÊ£Î]ÊÓä£äÊU Page 41

Palo Alto Weekly 08.13.2010 - Section 2

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