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Master Gardeners Speaker Series

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Master Gardeners Speaker Series

“How I grow forty fruit trees, raspberries, marionberries, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and currants on my 60 by 100 foot city lot,” by Glen Andresen, urban gardening expert and educator.

One doesn’t need a lot of space-or time to grow fruit in the city, and this presentation offers proof! Using appropriate rootstock, espaliered apples and pears, summer pruning, efficient trellising, an innovative homemade irrigations system, compost, and remarkably pampered soil, Glen Andresen has managed to cram a lot of garden into his garden (and freezer). His presentation will concentrate on the labor-saving gardening principles and techniques he has pioneered and embraced to ensure he doesn’t burn out as a gardener.

Since 1994, Andresen has been Metro’s lead natural gardening educator. His program offers presentations and information on how to have healthy yards and gardens without the use of synthetic pesticides.

Andresen took the Master Gardener training in 1991 and is an avid beekeeper who has approximately sixty colonies of bees. Last year his city bees produced more than 3,500 pounds of honey.

He teaches backyard organic beekeeping classes through Portland Community College and he co-founded Bridgetown Bees, a project whose goal is to selectively breed and raise honeybee queens in the city to survive our winters without needing treatment for Varroa mites.

He also is the host of the long-running one-hour edible gardening show, The Dirtbag, the second Wednesday of each month at 11 am on community radio KBOO, at 90.7 FM. A fifth generation Oregonian. Andresen has degrees in economics and music, but still would rather play in the dirt. Enter TaborSpace on SE 54th Ave.

Tuesday, February 12, 7 pm

TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St.

503.445.4608, multnomahmastergardeners.org 

Free event  All welcome


February 12
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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