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Home&Real Estate OPEN HOME GUIDE 48 Also online at Home Front YEAH, TEAMS ... Kudos to several local real estate teams, who made the list of top performing teams (by volume) for 2011, noted by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends. Ranked #53 nationally were Carol Carnevale and Nicole Aron, Alain Pinel Realtors, Menlo Park, with $95 million in sales; Susie Dews, of Coldwell Banker, Palo Alto, was #64 with $90 million; Royce Cablayan, of Coldwell Banker, Los Altos, was #109 with $70 million; and the McCormick Team, of Keller Williams Realty, Palo Alto, ranked #132 with $64 million. ART IN THE GARDEN ... “Bountiful Inspirationsâ€? is this year’s theme for Gamble Garden’s annual Art in the Garden event, beginning with a preview party and artists reception on Friday, July 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Tickets are $35 for nonmembers, $30 for members. Twenty-seven artists will be participating, including new art forms (floral images with colored pencil, glass plaques, marble sculpture, metal and ceramic fountains, acrylic images of vegetables and roses on redwood fencing). On Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the exhibition and sale is free and open to the public. Information: 650-329-1356 or www. a neat line of trees bursting with lemons, limes and oranges shades a stony pathway leading past a bubbling fountain and into a maze of garden beds filled with thriving fruits and vegetables. Ripe tomatoes and pale mushrooms join juicy blackberries and a tangle of fragrant herbs in this lush garden. The overall beauty in this Palo Alto garden is all thanks to Drew Harwell, the expert gardener who manages the space. Harwell is a professional garden consultant who helps clients plan and maintain their gardens for the purpose of growing food. Though this garden belongs to local chef FRUIT TREE PRUNING ... Kate Nowell, horticulturist, will teach a class on pruning fruit trees on Saturday, July 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Filoli, 86 CaĂąada Road, Woodside. The workshop begins with a demonstration and ends with hands-on practice; bring garden gloves and clean, sharp shears. Cost is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or FOR CONNOISSEURS ... Menlo Park’s annual street fair, Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, takes place Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., along Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street. More than 200 artists will show their works in ceramics, glass, art, jewelry, leather, textiles and more, with live music, chefs’ demos, green products showcase and garden exhibits, food and drink. Information: Call the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce at 650-325-2818 or visit FREE COMPOST, MULCH ... Palo Alto residents may pick up free compost and mulch at the Sunnyvale Material and Recovery Transfer (SMaRT) Station in Sunnyvale, 301 Carl Road. The facility is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 408-752-8530 or http://sunnyvale., search for “SMaRT staionâ€? N Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or email Deadline is one week before publication. (continued on page 35) EDIBLE LANDSCAPING TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 10 LOCAL GARDENS by Helen Carefoot photographs by Veronica Weber Clockwise, from top: A basket of freshly picked summer squash sits beside tomato plants at Jesse Cool’s garden, which Drew Harwell manages; peaches ripen on a peach tree beside the chicken coop; Hungarian hot wax peppers grow in Drew Harwell’s garden in Palo Alto. ĂœĂœĂœÂ°*>Â?ÂœÂ?ĂŒÂœ"˜Â?ˆ˜i°VÂœÂ“ĂŠUĂŠ*>Â?ÂœĂŠÂ?ĂŒÂœĂŠ7iiÂŽÂ?ÞÊUĂŠĂ•Â?ÞÊÓä]ÊÓä£ÓÊU Page 33

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