Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County
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The Master Gardener Foundation holds monthly educational meetings, the first Tuesday of each month, except January, July and August. These are held at 7:00 PM at the CASEE Center, Bldg B, Room 202/205, 11104 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA. A volunteer appreciation picnic is held in July. Meetings are free to the public and members, and are held in an ADA compatible meeting room. Upcoming programs are advertised in The Columbian, The Reflector, The Oregonian, and other publications, as well as on this site and on our Facebook page.

October 6th Program:

MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
7:00 PM
CASEE Center, Bldg B, Rm 202/205, 
11104 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA

The OTHER Beneficial Insects 
with Glen Andresen, Gardening Educator

We always hear about the charismatic beneficial insects such as ladybugs and honey bees. But what about the hundreds of thousands of OTHER insects, some of which also are beneficial to gardeners? Join Glen Andresen for this a light-hearted look at neglected insects he considers beneficial. His selections might surprise you!

Since 1994, Glen Andresen has been Metro’s lead natural gardening educator. The program offers presentations and information on how to have healthy yards and gardens without using pesticides. Glen has been a Master Gardener since 1991. His home garden includes about 40 fruit trees; a row each of raspberries, Marionberries 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…and that lot also includes his house and garage!

Glen is an avid beekeeper who keeps approximately 80 colonies of bees. This year his city bees produced about 3,000 pounds of honey. He teaches backyard organic beekeeping classes through Portland Community College, Garden Fever nursery in Northeast Portland, and others.

In 2013, Glen co-founded Bridgetown Bees, a project whose goal is to selectively breed and raise honey bee queens in the city of Portland that can survive our winters without needing treatment.

He also is the host of the long-running hour-long edible gardening show, "The Dirt Bag," heard the second Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. on community radio station KBOO, at 90.7 FM in Portland. 

Glen has degrees in economics and music but still would rather play in the dirt.

Watch for more information on future meetings:

November 3rd: 
Clay Pot Irrigation (Watering with Ollas) with Luisa Simone

December 1st: 
Urban Forestry with Dave Barmon

WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference

The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County planned and hosted the 2015 WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference right here in downtown Vancouver WA. For post event questions contact us at