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Foothill College ornamental horticulture students won six gold medals and one silver medal at this month's annual San Francisco Flower and Garden Show at the Cow Palace. The students' design for their

IKB opens on Main Street

Last week, IKB, a new design, construction and interior design firm, opened at 346 Main St., Los Altos, with chamber music on the sidewalk and appetizers in the showroom. IKB is owned by Ilona D. Lindauer, CKD, who has expanded her design and construction business, previously named Ilona Kitchen and Bath Inc.

Wildflower show and native plant sale

At the peak of their blooming period, wildflowers and native plants will be featured at Foothill College from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 29 and 30. Sponsored by the California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, and the Foothill College Ornamental Horticulture Department, the show and sale will also feature seeds, bulbs, posters, photos, books and botanical prints. Admission is free but parking requires two dollars in quarters. Foothill College is located at El Monte Road and Highway 280 in Los Altos Hills.

Successful garden photography

The Western Horticultural Society will present professional garden photographer David Goldberg at 7:30 p.m. April 12. in the multipurpose room at Loyola School, 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos. Goldberg will describe the most common problems encountered in garden photography and how to overcome them. Doors open at 7 p.m.; all are welcome; there will also be a plant discussion and raffle.

Sustainable homes tour

As part of Earth Day 2000, the Hidden Villa Sustainable Home Tour will feature 10 homes and buildings, located in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, San Mateo and at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 15. Guided tours will be conducted on the hour (except noon) at each location.

Features on view will include straw bale walls, photovoltaics, salvaged lumber, passive solar heating, recycled materials, solar water heating and gray water reclamation.

The cost of the tour is $25, $20 for carpools, two or more people. Children 10 and over are welcome and free.

To reserve a space, call the Peninsula Conservation Center Foundation 962-9876 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tickets will also be available at Hidden Villa that day.

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