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Home&Real Estate OPEN HOME GUIDE 73 Also online at Home Front COMPOSTING ... Robin Mankey, coauthor of Ecology Action’s “Booklet 34 - Food for the Future Now” and owner of a local company, Take Root, will teach about “Composting” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Bring a 5-gallon bucket of green material, which can include grass clippings, weeds or non-meat kitchen scraps. Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www. HARVEST FESTIVAL ... The annual harvest festival, with a bake sale, entertainment, books, jellies and jams, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Friends Meeting House, 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. Information: 650-856-0744 or INDIAN SUMMER DINNER ... Author of more than 50 cookbooks and Palo Alto resident Lou Seibert Pappas will offer “An Indian Summer Dinner” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Gamble Garden Carriage House, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The class includes cooking with guidance from Pappas, followed by enjoying the meal. Cost is $55 for nonmembers, $45 for members. Information: 650-329-1356 or www. EDIBLE DESIGNS ... Landscape Designer Maureen Decombe will teach a class on “Edible Designs for Peninsula Gardens” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Gamble Garden Carriage House, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The class includes a walk to visit some local edible gardens. Cost is $35 for nonmembers, $25 for members. Information: 650329-1356 or www.gamblegarden. org 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. Courtesy of Filoli MODERNISM DEFINED ... The 201213 Architecture + Design Speaker Series kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Los Altos Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. The first talk in the “Modernism — Defined and Refined” series, sponsored by the Los Altos Neutra House, will be by Gregory Mottola and Karl Backus, principals in Bohlin Cywinski Jackson San Francisco, whose recent buildings include Pixar Animation Studios, Adobe Systems headquarters and Apple’s flagship stores. Cost is $20 or $100 for the six-part series, $10 for students, plus $20 for a catered reception following at the Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Information (and the complete speaker schedule): or King Lear at 650-941-4164 or neutra@ Anne Patrick has been teaching floral design at Filoli for 16 years. Her next lecture/demonstration will be on Oct. 11. by Jane Knoerle W hen Anne Patrick presents her popular floral-design lecture and demonstration Thursday, Oct. 11, at Filoli in Woodside, don’t expect spare arrangements featuring a single bloom or branch. “I like arrangements to look as if they were just picked in a garden. I try to make a real mixture and hope to be able to use flowers from Filoli’s gardens,” Patrick said. For 16 years Patrick has taught advanced floral design at Filoli, with certificates awarded to 265 graduates after an intense three-week session. She teaches classes at Filoli each spring and fall, commuting from her home in Carmel. She will also teach a fall wreath-making class on Oct. 16. When first approached about teaching at Filoli, she asked her husband, the late Robert Reinkens, if it was a good idea. “Of course. It will probably only last a year,” he said. “When I’m up at 4 a.m. getting ready to go (to Woodside) I think you’ve got a lot to answer for,” she said with a laugh. When asked if it wouldn’t be simpler to stay overnight on the Peninsula (the class is held on Monday and Tuesday mornings), she answered, “Oh, no, I have to collect more flowers.” She relies on a good source in Carmel. Patrick was truly born into the world of flowers. A native of Yorkshire, she was the daughter of a famous horticulturist, Tom Patrick. “He was an incredible man. There wasn’t a plant it Saying with flowers Noted English-trained floral designer Anne Patrick lectures at Filoli (continued on page 47) ÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ-i«Ìi“LiÀÊÓn]ÊÓä£ÓÊU Page 45

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