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Home Front: garden tour, middle school program

A round-up of local home and garden news and events.

GAMBLE GARDEN SPRING TOUR ... Tickets are on sale for Palo Alto's Gamble Garden Spring Garden Tour, Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will feature gardens of homes in the area. This year's tour offers inviting areas to share with a friend, gather family and friends to share a meal, or simply be outside surrounded by nature's beauty.

Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Boxed lunches will be served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Tea House Patio for an additional $15. Go to to buy tickets.

LESSONS FROM THE GARDEN ... Common Ground Garden in Palo Alto has created a middle-school garden curriculum, "Edible Education." The lesson plans aim to introduce children to the principles of sustainable farming methods while engaging them in science lessons. The curriculum takes students through a variety of garden activities, including planting, soil cultivation, digging, composting, harvesting, and investigating material decomposition. The garden lesson plans can be accessed online at


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