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ALL ABOUT COMPOSTING ... UC Master Gardeners will teach a free workshop, “All About Composting!,” on Saturday, March 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. The workshop will cover starting a home-composting system, including how to build a compost pile. Information: Call Master Gardeners at 408-2823105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or visit http://mastergardeners.org.
CAMELLIA TOURS ... Every Thursday and Saturday in March (except March 20 during Spring Fling) visitors may explore Filoli’s extensive camellia gardens on a docent-led tour from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Admission to Filoli, at 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 years and older), $5 for students, free for children 4 and younger. Information: Call 650-364-8300 or visit www.filoli.org.
TEACHING TOLERANCE ... Deva Luna, who works for Earth Care Landscape and specializes in water-wise gardens, will teach a class on the “Secrets of Drought-Tolerant Landscaping” on Saturday, March 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center, 599 College Ave., Palo Alto. Topics include plants, soils, compost, irrigation and mulch. Cost is $31. Information: Call 650-4936072 or visit www.commongroundinpaloalto.org or http:// droughttolerant.eventbrite.com/.
Three generations of this family live in the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood: Laura Wolfe, left, is shown with her daughters Clara and Emma Cher Wolfe, and her mother, Barbara Wolfe.
Duveneck / St. Francis
A WELCOMING COMMUNITY, SAFE STREETS AND ‘SMALL-TOWN ENVIRONMENT’ by Martin Sanchez arbara Wolfe and her husband Elliott wanted to settle down after moving around the country for many years, and after one visit to Palo Alto in 1970, she remembers thinking, “This is it. ... This is home.” Forty years, three re-models and many memories later, they still live in their home on Madison Avenue. Margot Lockwood-Stein and her husband
NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT Tom Stein came to Duveneck in 2007 in search of a neighborhood where their children Ben and Katherine could safely play outside. They were attracted to the canopy of trees that surrounded their eventual home on Walter Hays Drive and appreciate how the neighborhood gives their children access to “great schools all the way ’til
high school,” Lockwood-Stein said. “We had bid on a similar (house) a year before, so I knew Margot would love it,” Stein said. These two families’ experiences provide insight into daily life in Duveneck and the shared experiences that bring its residents together. Socializing on Duveneck’s streets and sidewalks is very important to both families. The (continued on page 43)
GROWING GOOD ROSES ... Cynthia Chuang will offer “Tips for Growing Good Roses, Month by Month” at the next meeting of the Peninsula Rose Society on Wednesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. The group meets at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City. Information: Call 650-857-9380 or visit www.peninsularosesociety.org.
Duveneck/St. Francis homes include Eichlers, such as this one on Edgewood Drive.
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PLAN AHEAD ... By the time many of Filoli’s classes are listed, they’ve already sold out. So here are a couple of upcoming classes: “Herbaceous Land-
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