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Home front: Needle felting, expert tomato-growing tips

Also: Learn how to prioritize your spring garden prep

A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including a workshop where you can create a needle-felted heart-shaped pin cushion and a talk about how to grow top-tier tomatoes.

NEEDLE FELTING … Learn a new craft and make something fun, fuzzy and useful in a workshop on Saturday, Feb. 8, 1-3 p.m. at the Mitchell Park Library. Create a heart-shaped pin cushion out of needle-felted wool. All materials provided. Space is limited and registration is required. The Mitchell Park Library is located at 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For more information, call 650-329-2436 or visit library.cityofpaloalto.org/.

TOMATO MASTERY … It’s never too early to start planning for perfect summer produce. Learn how to get a bounty of beautiful, tasty tomatoes at the next meeting of the Western Horticultural Society on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Los Altos Youth Center. Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farm will discuss her tips and tricks for growing towering tomato plants that bear bushels of fruit. Love Apple Farm teamed with local Michelin-starred restaurant Manresa for over a decade in a true farm-to-table partnership. The meeting is open to the public. Admission is $10 nonmembers and free to society members. The Los Altos Youth Center is located at1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. For more information, visit westernhort.org/speakers-events.

SPRING GARDEN PREP … Don’t know where to start prepping your garden for the spring? UC Master Gardener Mint Pasakdee leads a free workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Los Altos Library that will cover how to prioritize your springtime garden agenda. Found out when to prep soils, sow seeds, fertilize, prune, mulch and more. The Los Altos Library is located at 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. For more information, call 408-282-3105 or visit mgsantaclara.ucanr.edu/events/.

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