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  • “My favorite product that Common Ground offers is their wonderful selection of “Vegetable Seeds”. Common Ground works very hard to have an excellent variety and supply of vegetable seeds that will yield plants that grow extremely well in the Bay Area. I have bought these seeds every year for twenty years and find them to be invaluable.”
    Rick DeGolia, Atherton

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  • 559 College Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    650 493-6072

    Open 7 days a week
    Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:30pm
    Sunday - Monday 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Center Director: Patricia Becker
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Hands-On Farming Class in Palo Alto Weekly

Reaping the benefits of gardening

Local farming enthusiast Pam Scott teaches hands-on class

by Melissa Landeros / Palo Alto Weekly

Growing up as an “army brat,” Pam Scott recalled moving around the country in her youth. While her state of

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An Apothecary At One’s Fingertips: Article in Palo Alto Weekly

Check out this wonderful article in the May 2nd edition of Palo Alto Weekly about our upcoming Top 10 Herbs to Grow Class, on Saturday May 10th.  Space in the class is still available! Click here to register.


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier 
Patricia Becker, above, is manager of the Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center, bottom right, which sells everything gardeners would need to start and maintain their outdoor havens, such as plants and edibles, below left, and seeds, below right.

Planting seeds: Common Ground Manager offers tips for local gardeners

The Town Crier recently conducted an email interview with Patricia Becker, manager of Common Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education Center in Palo Alto. The 42-year-old nonprofit organization’s mission is to provide education and resources to support the local community