SATURDAY, March 12

• The Clatsop County Beekeepers Association holds its Beekeeping 101 seminar in Clatsop Community College's Fertig Hall, Room 16. The fee is $12 for adults, $6 for children and $18 for families.

• The Windsor House of Tea, 1004C Marine Drive in Astoria, holds a Garden Tea Party with Linda Brim, who will talk about "Garden Fever: How to Get More Flowers and Blooms from Your Garden." Seatings are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and include a china teacup and saucer. The cost is $29, and prepaid registrations are required. Call (503) 338-6900 for more information.

• The Linn County Master Gardeners hold an educational day in Albany, featuring classes on the plants of Lewis and Clark and more. Call (503) 325-8573 for more information.

• The Berry Botanic Garden holds a class on basic propagation with native plants. Take home the essential skills for growing your own plants and the results of your work. Dress for the outdoors and in your greenhouse grubbies. Bring sharp, clean pruners and a propagation/florist/budding knife if you have one. The fee is $16.50. For information, call (503) 636-4112 or e-mail


• The Healthy Sprouts Award features packages of seeds, tools, garden products and educational resources for growing a vegetable garden for 25 winning garden programs. Five of these programs also receive $500 cash and a $200 gift certificate to the Gardener's Supply Company catalog. In partnership with Mantis, the National Gardening Association will select 12 gardens to receive a Mantis tiller/cultivator, complete with border edger and introductory video. Applications from all nonprofits are welcomed. The deadline for these two grants is March 31. The Kids Growing with Dutch Bulbs Awards gives 225 schools a package of 200 premium Dutch flowering bulbs. The application deadline is April 1. Applications are available online at or by writing National Gardening Association, 1100 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403. For more information, call (888) 538-7476.