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Home&Real Estate Home Front 9A6F57=B; 5B CJ9F@CC?98 @9;57M WATER-WISE AND EDIBLE ... Alane Weber will talk about “Water-Wise Edible Gardening” on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. The free class, which deals with starting a spring and summer vegetable garden in a chemical-free, sustainable manner, is offered by the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency. Information: 650-349-3000 for exact location in Menlo Park. MAKER FAIRE ... A Maker Faire will be held Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, at the San Mateo Event Center, 495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo. Discounted tickets are available at Whole Foods. Information: bayarea/2011/tickets/#local D5GHUkUfXg\cbcfWYbhYbb]U`\caYg  dfYgYfjUh]cbdfc^YWhgUbXZYaU`YUfW\]hYWhg OPEN HOME GUIDE 56 Also online at by Kareem Yasin oday, the Peterson Laboratory Building on Panama Mall serves as an effective showcase of Stanford University’s architectural history. The tall, stacked windows that span its textured stucco façade mark the campus’s transition from Richardsonian Romanesque design to Beaux Arts formalism during the inter-war period. Daylight cascades through the windows into an indoor courtyard, providing an open environment for the students of the building’s two resident design programs to meet and collaborate. But four years ago, things were very different. First built in 1889 by the university’s original architects, Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, modifications beginning in 1949 fundamentally altered the build- H (continued on page 43) MANAGE PESTS ... A free workshop, “Bay-Friendly Gardening to Manage Pests Naturally,” will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop will cover attracting beneficial insects and discovering least-toxic methods to manage such garden pests as snails, slugs, aphids and yellow jackets. The program is made possible by the Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition. Information: www. or 650-496-5910 to pre-register and find out location. The former AME Zion Church on Ramona Street will be honored with a Palo Alto Stanford Heritage Preservation Award on May 22. DRIP IRRIGATION ... Frank Niccoli, who teaches at Foothill College and runs The Village Gardener, will teach a class on “Drip Irrigation” on Saturday, May 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Common Ground Demonstration Garden, 559 College Ave., (continued on page 47) Veronica Weber VEGGIE BASICS ... Mimi Clarke, formerly lead horticulturist at Filoli and now owner of Fiddle Fern Landscaping, will teach a class on “Veggie Garden Basics — Fall Harvest” on Saturday, May 21, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. The class will focus on planning and designing for a year-round harvest, soil preparation, amendments, fertilizers and harvesting techniques. Class includes a plant and local resource list. Cost is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members. Information: 650364-8300 or Juliana Lee & Jeff Keller The Experts in Your Local & Global Real Estate Market Call them today 650-857-1000 • *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ>ÞÊÓä]ÊÓ䣣ÊU Page 41

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