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Home front: Learn to grow the best citrus, shop Gamble Garden's pop-up

Also, a workshop on staying safe in mountain lion habitat

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A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including a workshop on growing citrus fruit and a pop-up shop featuring local handmade goods.

GROWING CITRUS ... Learn how to get the best harvest from your citrus trees at a workshop on Saturday, March 7, 10-11 a.m. at the UC Master Gardeners' Palo Alto Demonstration Garden. Get tips on pruning, fertilizing and watering, frost protection, identifying and managing pests and diseases from Master Gardener Candace Simpson. Bring samples or photos to get help diagnosing citrus problems. The Palo Alto Demonstration Garden is located at 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. For more information, call 408-282-3105 or visit mgsantaclara.ucanr.edu/events.

GAMBLE GARDEN POP-UP SHOP ... Find garden items and accessories, spring decor, linens, jewelry and clothing, gourmet jams and other local handmade items at Gamble Garden's first pop-up shop of the year, which takes place Wednesday, March 11, and Thursday, March 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Gamble Garden is located at 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. For more information, call 650-329-1356 or visit gamblegarden.org.

CO-EXISTING WITH COUGARS ... Mountain lions are a part of life in this area, especially on hiking trails and in neighborhoods close to the hills. Learn how to stay safe in mountain lion habitat in this presentation on Thursday, March 12, 5:30 p.m. at Hidden Villa featuring Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District's Resource Management Specialist, Matt Sharp Chaney. His talk will cover mountain lion biology and habitat and what the current research says. The event includes interactive displays and a question-and-answer period. Hidden Villa is located at 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. For more information, call 650-949-8650 or visit hiddenvilla.org.

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