Glen Andresen, Metro, natural gardening educator If you do something long enough, you’re bound to learn something. And so it is with the way Glen starts his vegetable seeds. After 25 years of seed starting for the 3/4-acre food garden of a retreat center, Glen’s developed a simple, smart, and practical way to start vegetable seeds.
His presentation will cover all aspects of seed starting: seed selection and ordering, equipment and tools, bottom-heat and lighting options, thinning, transplanting, hardening off, and pest control once everything’s planted outside. Of course there are many ways to start seeds, but there’s only one Glen way! Join us for a light-hearted (but genuine) look at seed starting…you may even learn something! Since 1994, Glen Andresen has been Metro’s natural gardening educator. He has been a Master Gardener since 1991. His home garden includes about 40 fruit trees; a row each of raspberries, Marion berries and strawberries; plus blueberries, grapes, 15 raised vegetable beds, and honey bee colonies—all on a city lot that measures just 60 feet x 100 feet. Glen is an avid hobbyist beekeeper who keeps approximately 30 colonies of bees. He has degrees in economics and music but still would rather play in the dirt.