Instructor Spotlight: Russell Kirchner

Russell Spotlight PictRussell Kirchner has been a longtime instructor with NCE, and we are proud to recognize him in the Instructor Spotlight Russell teaches Pickles 101 and Advanced Canning. He is also teaching the Starting Seeds class starting on Thursday night. Russell is an eight year transplant from Texas with two green thumbs, and we are happy to have him as one of our instructors.

Get to know Russell:

I have been working with NCE for four years.  I currently work at Holtkamp Greenhouses so I get a lot my green thumb experience from here.  My wife and I help support the East Nashville Farmers market (on Wednesdays at Shelby Park ) with “Slocal,” our booth where we sell culinary herbs, peppers and tomatoes plants and teas and our chicken’s eggs.

Awards and Honors:

Russell currently holds a volunteer position of beautification commissioner for District 5,and is the 2015 Chair for the Tennessee State Fair Canning Division.In addition, he is the Davidson County Master Gardener for six years running.

Be sure to register for the Starting Seeds class on Thursday March 19th at

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