• The Clatsop County Master Gardeners work in their Demonstration Garden at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds on the third Saturday of each month. The start time is 10 a.m. - if the work day is rained out, plan to attend the following weekend.

• A class, Flower Arranging at Christmas, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at Clatsop Community College. The session covers wreaths, ornaments and arrangements. For more information, call the college at (503) 325-0910.

• Now's the time to register for the 2003 Master Gardener Class. The class size is limited to the first 30 people to sign up for the sessions, which start Jan. 8 at Clatsop Community College. The classes will take place from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two Saturdays, through the winter term. The fee is $50, which includes publications, the MG Sustainable Gardening Handbook and class materials. To register or for more information, call (503) 325-8573.

• You can find answers at the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), which is headquartered at Oregon State University. NPIC provides objective, science-based pesticide information to the public. The center can be contacted by toll-free telephone line (800-858-7378), by mail, via the Internet at npic.orst.edu or by e-mail at npic@ace.orst.edu

About 2,000 phone calls and 80,000 Web hits come into NPIC per month. You can send pesticide-related questions via the U.S. mail to: NPIC, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, OSU, Weniger 333, Corvallis, OR 97331.

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