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Home&Real Estate Home Front FARMERS MARKET ... The Downtown Farmers Market opens for the season at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. The open market, which is set up in the parking lot on Gilman Street (behind the Hamilton Avenue Post Office), is open until noon. The market will continue every Saturday through mid-December. OPEN HOME GUIDE 60 Also online at DINING AL FRESCO Five Palo Alto kitchens inspire a range of ideas, from adding space to incorporating outdoors SNAP THE GARDEN ... UC Master Gardener Judith Cody will offer a free horticultural photography workshop, “Photographing the Garden: Roses, Flowers & Veggies!,” from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Emphasis will be on close-ups shot under natural light. Information: E-WASTE COLLECTION ... Ohlone PTA and the Green Team will be accepting all kinds of electronic waste from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Ohlone Elementary School, 950 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto. Information: TREE WALK ... Arborist James Allen will lead a free tree walk through the Community Center neighborhood from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, meeting at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Information: www. BACKYARD CHICKENS ... Jody Main, food and garden writer, will offer two classes on “Backyard Chickens” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Class meets at Common Ground then carpools to Main’s garden in Woodside to see the hen house and yard set-up, nesting boxes, water, feed, etc. Cost is $39. Information: 650-493-6072 or www. story by Carol Blitzer photographs by Veronica Weber N ULTIMATE SHARE ... Neighbors will come together from 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 13, for a Mother’s Day Garden-Craft-Bike-Music Share at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Participants are asked to bring homegrown fruit and vegetables, eggs, herbs, honey or flowers; crafts to swap (and demos on rose beads, packaging and more), bikes that need minor maintenance; and a Scrapaphony — a workshop on making musical instruments. The sharefest is free, and people are asked to bring a bag to take home goodies. The event is sponsored by Acterra, Barron Park Green Team, Midtown Green Team, Barron Park Garden Network, Barron Park Association, Common Ground, City of Palo Alto Community Gardens, Slow Food South Bay, Transition Palo Alto and Transition Silicon Valley. Information: or 650-493-6072 or GREEN, NOT BROKE ... At the Mid(continued on page 50) The indoor kitchen/family room, with the NanaWall opening out to the terrace, will also be on tour. orma and Steve Grimes had 40 people at their Cape Cod Revival home for Thanksgiving, debuting their almost-complete yet fully functional outdoor kitchen. They even dined outside — in front of the fire pit, which is flanked by two outdoor heaters. Their guests easily navigated the space between their indoor, very up-to-date kitchen and the terraced patio where the new outdoor kitchen resides. Like at their holiday party, guests on the Palo Alto Woman’s Club 2012 Kitchen Tour on May 19 will be able to pick up a snack (this time prepared by LYFE Kitchen), then take a close look at the Viking gas barbecue grill with two gas burners, a Perlick refrigerator and ice maker, huge ice bin for storing drinks, a recycle center and plenty of space for stashing covers to protect the kitchen from the elements. The key to the whole remodel was replacing a bay window with a custom-designed NanaWall, an accordion-shaped wall that folds back to open the family room di- Top: Norma and Steve Grimes’ outdoor kitchen was constructed on a new outdoor terrace. Above: Honed granite provides an “indestructible” countertop outside. (continued on page 47) ÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ>ÞÊ££]ÊÓä£ÓÊU Page 45

Palo Alto Weekly 05.11.2012 - Section 2

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