Facing the house: flower arrangement and carpentry class | News

A list of home and garden news and events on the Central Peninsula, including flower arranging and woodworking classes.

FLORAL DESIGN CLASS … If you’ve always wanted to learn how to arrange flowers, Betting garden in Palo Alto offers a course in floral design on Friday 23 March, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how to buy, condition and organize seasonal flowers through demonstrations and hands-on learning. You will leave the course with an arrangement and your new flower arrangement skills. Instructor Katherine Glazier is a floral organizer for Gamble Garden and she co-leads the floral design program at the Filoli Estate. In her designs, she prefers to use materials grown seasonally and nationally with an emphasis on the beauty of flowers grown in California. The cost is $ 99 for members and $ 129 for non-members. To register, go to gamblegarden.org.

ALL ABOUT TOMATOES … Master Gardener Laura Monczynski will teach beginning gardeners how to grow and care for tomatoes in containers, raised beds or in the ground; the types and varieties that adapt well to our climate; and how to start again from the seed or transplanting during a free speech hosted by UC Santa Clara County Master Gardeners 7-8:30 p.m. March 28 at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

MAKE A CUTTING BOARD … the Palo Alto Adult School offers a new course, “Woodworking 2: The Coolest Cutting Board Ever.” In two Saturday morning sessions, students will build a 12 x 18 inch cutting board with a curved laminate inlay. Students will use a portable router extensively to cut wood using a curved template. The course will take place Saturdays April 28 and May 5 9 a.m. to noon at the Palo Alto High School Carpentry, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. You must have followed or be registered with Woodworking 1 to register. To register, go to paadultschool.org.

Rosalie M. Dehner